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

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 20 2012
Gardeners World episode 20 2012

Gardeners World episode 20 2012

Gardeners World episode 20 2012: By the end of August, gardens are full of colour and produce. With a Bank Holiday to enjoy in his garden, Monty Don is busy showing us how to plan late summer colour in our flowerbeds.     Carol Klein visits East Yorkshire, in search of the harebell, one of her favourite wild flowers. She also visits a fantastic historic garden to appreciate the harebell's cultivated cousin, the campanula. Rachel de Thame celebrates the success…

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Read more about the article Gardeners World episode 19 2012
Gardeners World episode 19 2012

Gardeners World episode 19 2012

Gardeners World episode 19 2012: Our gardens offer so much at this time of year - after all our work earlier in the year it is now rewarding us with beds full of blooms, vegetables and berries.     However, there is still plenty to be getting on with to ensure the beauty continues right through to the autumn and Monty Don has plenty of timely gardening techniques to ensure the garden stays in tip top condition throughout the summer…

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Read more about the article Gardeners World episode 18 2012
Gardeners World episode 18 2012

Gardeners World episode 18 2012

Gardeners World episode 18 2012: As the garden reaches an abundance of growth in August, it is the pond, hedges and edges of the garden which are the focus of attention.     In the pond, the growth of algae is at its height, so Monty recommends some plants which will eventually improve the quality of the water and help to prevent this unwelcome growth. He also gets going on cutting the hedges and mowing areas of the garden where…

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Read more about the article Gardeners World episode 17 2012
Gardeners World episode 17 2012

Gardeners World episode 17 2012

Gardeners World episode 17 2012: It's August, the sunshine month, and Monty will be surrounding himself with summer's sweetest smells when he shows us what to plant for fragrance in his walled garden.     Rachel too will be in search of intoxicating scent on a visit to RHS Harlow Carr, seeing fabulous displays of philadelphus, night scented stocks as well as reveling in the fantastic fragrance of their sweet pea collection. Carol returns to her native Lancashire and discovers…

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