Read more about the article How to Be a Gardener episode 5
How to Be a Gardener episode 5

How to Be a Gardener episode 5

How to Be a Gardener episode 5: Once your plants are growing you will need to keep them happy. How do you do this, and what sort of tools will you need? Plants need water and food, but when and in what sort of quantities? This module explains the cultivation techniques necessary to keep your plants in fine fettle. Don’t worry; you won’t have to be a slave to them, just a good mother. And when it comes to pruning…

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Read more about the article Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens episode 2
Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens episode 2

Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens episode 2

Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens episode 2: Monty begins in the city of Trieste, close to Italy’s border with Croatia, to visit a public garden first created by an obsessive royal plantsman more than 150 years ago, which is now being carefully restored. He then heads down the Adriatic coast through Croatia to pick up the trail that the Venetians followed, ending his journey on the beautiful island of Lopud, near Dubrovnik.       Along the way, he discovers spectacular…

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Read more about the article How to Be a Gardener episode 4
How to Be a Gardener episode 4

How to Be a Gardener episode 4

How to Be a Gardener episode 4: When you know what plants you want, and which of them will be happy growing together, it’s tempting to rush off to the garden centre, go mad with the plastic, then come back and chuck them all in. Not a good idea, is it? You’ve done it before and half of them have died. So before you take the plunge, make sure that your soil is well cultivated and enriched. This module will…

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Read more about the article How to Be a Gardener episode 3
How to Be a Gardener episode 3

How to Be a Gardener episode 3

How to Be a Gardener episode 3: Once you’ve understood the different types of plant and what they can do, you can tackle the job of putting them all together in a garden - working out which ones will look best where, and how they will complement each other. There are lots of different planting styles, from cottage gardens to prairie gardens, tropical borders to bog gardens. And there are ways to use shapes, textures and colours to create different…

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Read more about the article How to Be a Gardener episode 2
How to Be a Gardener episode 2

How to Be a Gardener episode 2

How to Be a Gardener episode 2: Think of your garden as a theatrical production. It's all right - you don't need any artistic training. You are aiming for a variety show that lasts a long time, offers year-round interest and alleviates boredom. The way to achieve this is to use a wide range of plants: from trees and shrubs to climbers, perennials, annuals and bulbs. What's the difference between them, and what can each of them bring to your…

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