Read more about the article Great British Garden Revival episode 3
Great British Garden Revival episode 3

Great British Garden Revival episode 3

Great British Garden Revival episode 3: As a passionate plantswoman, Carol Klein wants everyone to embrace one of the most iconic and quintessentially British styles of gardening - the cottage garden. She shares her years of experience with her ultimate guide to the best cottage garden plants, along with money-saving tips on how to grow favourite plants from scratch. In the Lake District, she visits the home of Beatrix Potter and a cottage garden which features in some of the…

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Read more about the article Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Kleine episode 6 – Into Winter
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Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Kleine episode 6 – Into Winter

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Kleine episode 6 - Into Winter: In November and December, the first frosts have struck. It's time to put away tender perennials, begin judicious cutting-back and sweep up the fallen leaves.     The garden is laid bare, but beauty is still found in the skeletal structures of fading plants. Holly, box and yew reveal their evergreen glory and the perfume of viburnum and mahonia tempt insects still bravely on the wing. In…

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Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Kleine episode 5 – Autumn

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Kleine episode 5 - Autumn: With the onset of September and October, the atmosphere in the garden is rich with the smell of ripening fruit and wood smoke.     It's harvest time so there are seeds to collect, pricking out to be completed and tidying to be done. Carol's daughters, Annie and Alice, are home to help decide the fate of the cankered apple tree. And Carol has to prepare the garden…

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Read more about the article Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Kleine episode 4 – High Summer
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Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Kleine episode 4 – High Summer

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Kleine episode 4 - High Summer: In July and August the garden is building to a peak. Flowers are at their very brightest and most beautiful with geraniums abounding and the fragrance of lilies pervading the garden. To keep the garden looking glorious, there is staking to be done, roses to deadhead and cuttings of asters to take.     Carol sets to work in her hot borders. She plants out the castor…

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Read more about the article Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Kleine episode 3 – Spring into Summer
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Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Kleine episode 3 – Spring into Summer

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Kleine episode 3 - Spring into Summer: In May and June, everything in the garden is surging forwards, full of exuberance. Rather than sitting back to enjoy it all, Carol is planting out sweet peas, picking the first salad leaves and staking perennials.     Blossom drips from the trees, the woodland garden is carpeted with bluebells, and primal ferns begin to unfold. Carol's opulent oriental poppies pop their hats in the early…

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