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How to be a Gardener Revisited

Alan returns for the third series of How to be a Gardener, where he revisits the gardens from series one and two. Click on the links below for programme information and featured music:

Programme 1 - The family garden
Programme 2 - The annuals garden
Programme 3 - The no space garden
Programme 4 - The pond garden
Programme 5 - The mixed borders garden
Programme 6 - The natural garden

Programme 3
The no space garden
Explore the no space garden that Alan designed in 2002. He wanted to make the most out of a tiny courtyard, and returns to see if he succeeded. If you would like to create your own no space garden then visit our online topic.

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Programme 3 - notes of interest

When Alan returned to the garden, he added the following plants:

Programme notes of interest from 2002

Gardens featured:

Barbican Horticultural Society
19 Andrews House
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8AX

Inspiration was taken from some of the show gardens at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2002.

Including the chic Gallery Garden by Judy Wiseman and the courtyard Garden For All Seasons by David Rosewarne and Magie Gray.

With thanks to:

The National Garden Scheme
East Clandon
Surrey GU4 7RT
Tel: (01483) 211353

RHS Wisley
Surrey GU23 6QB
Tel: (01483) 224234

Additional information:

Slate water feature
Pinks Hill Landscape Merchants
Wood Street Village
Nr Guildford
Surrey GU3 3BP
Tel: (01483) 571620

The lighting was from the Keengardener Low Voltage (12v) Self Select range. This enables garden lighting designers to combine any mix of lights together on one cable system and transformer to suit individual requirements.

19 Arden Centre
Arden Road
Warwickshire B49 6HW
Tel: (01789) 763336

Pergola - Cuprinol Garden Shades, colour: Silver Birch.
Fence - Cuprinol Garden Shades, colour: 50:50 mix of willow and lavender.
Wall - An exterior masonary paint was mixed to match the Lavender colour of the Cuprinol.

Wall pots
Ikea plant pots were drilled and hung on the wall.

Heather matting
This was used on the roof of the shed and is available in B&Q, supplied by forest fencing.
Forest Fencing Plc
Stanford Court
Stanford Bridge
Nr Worcester WR6 6SR
Tel: (01886) 812451

Featured music:

Artist: David Lowe
Track: How to be a Gardener title music

Artist: Cinematic Orchestra
CD: Everyday
Track: All That You Give

Artist: Cinematic Orchestra
CD: Motion
Track: And Relax

Artist: Groove Armada
CD: Back to Mine
Track: PLaying Your Garme - Barry White

Artist: Gavin Miller & Mark Russell
CD: Sounds of summer 2002
Track: Blue Dawn

Artist: Morrisey
CD: Kill Uncle
Track: Driving Your Girlfriend Home

Artist: David Mead
CD: Visions
Track: Elodie

Artist: Dirty Vegas
CD: Dirty Vegas
Track: Ghosts

Artist: Moby
CD: 18
Track: Harbour

Artist: Jakarta
CD: Mine and Yours
Track: I Don't Know

Artist: James Taylor Quartet
CD: Blow Up
Track: Mrs Robinson

Artist: Biosphere
CD: Cirque
Track: Nook and Cranny

Artist: Dirty Vegas
CD: Dirty Vegas
Track: Simple Things (Part 2)

Artist: Blue States
CD: Man Mountain
Track: Studio 20

Artist: Creasey
CD: Chill Out 2
Track: Ultra Violet


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