Read more about the article The Secret History of the British Garden episode 2
The Secret History of the British Garden episode 2

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 2

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 2: On his journey through four hundred years of Britain's garden history, Monty Don arrives in the 18th century, an age that gave rise to the landscape garden, created on a scale that had never been seen before. Using Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's first commission - Croome Court in Worcestershire - as his base, Monty sets out to investigate what inspired and influenced this gardening revolution.     Along the way, he visits…

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Read more about the article The Edible Garden episode 1 – Peas and Beans
The Edible Garden episode 1 - Peas and Beans

The Edible Garden episode 1 – Peas and Beans

The Edible Garden episode 1 - Peas and Beans: Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own home-grown produce. It's no easy task because Alys doesn't want to turn her garden into an allotment, so she's growing her fruit and vegetables among her flowers.     Alys will focus on different foods and show how anyone can grow, cook and eat from their own garden - even if they live in a city. Peas…

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Read more about the article The Secret History of the British Garden episode 1
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The Secret History of the British Garden episode 1

The Secret History of the British Garden - 17th Century episode 1: Monty Don uncovers the extraordinary stories behind Britain's 17th-century gardens. Starting his journey at the sole surviving garden of the 1600s - Levens Hall in Cumbria - Monty sets out to investigate what the gardens of this age would have looked like and what influenced and inspired their creation.     Along the way, he sees a long-lost garden that - through archaeology and a German Luftwaffe photograph…

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Read more about the article Gardeners World episode 31 2012
Gardeners World episode 31 2012

Gardeners World episode 31 2012

Gardeners World episode 31 2012: In the last of this year's series of Gardeners' World, Monty has plenty of advice on the jobs we can be doing now and over the winter in the garden. He also reviews some of the plants which have thrived and those which have not during this extraordinary summer.     On Walney Island in Cumbria, Carol explores the diversity of wild plants which thrive in its maritime climate and discovers a very special hardy…

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Read more about the article Gardeners World episode 30 2012
Gardeners World episode 30 2012

Gardeners World episode 30 2012

Gardeners World episode 30 2012: Now we are truly in the throes of autumn, Monty Don turns his attention to collecting fallen leaves. Monty regards these as a free harvest with which to make leafmould; he also shows what to plant now under the shade of trees for colour next year.     We meet a gardener in Essex who fills her beds and borders with over 9,000 tulips which are all carefully colour co-ordinated and we find out her…

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