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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 4
The pond garden
Explore the pond garden which Alan Titchmarsh created in 2002. He returns to show how to keep a mature pond looking good. If you would like to make you're own pond then visit our online topic.

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Programme 4 - notes of interest

When Alan returned to the garden, he added the following plants to the new 'eyebrow' section:

Programme notes of interest from 2002

Top ten plants:
The pond featured in this garden was created by:

Sandy Worth at Water Meadow Design & Landscape
nr Alresford
Hants SO24 0QB

Tel: (01962) 771 895

Gardens featured:

Longstock Park Water Garden and nursery
Hampshire SO20 6JF

Longthatch Gardens
Hants SO32 3LE

Forest Lodge Garden Centre
Holt Pound
Surrey GU10 4LD

Garden Style (specialist tree nursery)
Wrecclesham Hill
Surrey GU10 4JX

With thanks to:

The National Garden Scheme
East Clandon
Surrey GU4 7RT

RHS Wisley
Surrey GU23 6QB

Additional information:

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

The plug hole water feature was by Mark Hall Sculpture.
Crumble Cottage
Dorset BH21 8LP

The stainless steel water, a wave in a small arc, was by Alan Wilson.
The Sculpture Workshop
Greys Court Farm
Rotherfield Grey
Henley on thames
Oxon RG9 4PG
Tel: (01491) 629990

The vortex water was featured in the Elevation show garden designed by Erik de Maeijer and Jane Hudson, and sponsored and built by Thompson Landscapes.

The chequers board was designed by Geoffrey Whitten in the Stonemarket Garden, sponsored and built by Stonemarket Ltd.

The seeds, perennials and lupins were provided by Suttons Seeds
Suttons Seeds
Woodview Road
Devon TQ4 7NG

Compost Bins by Larch-lap Forest Fencing Plc
Stanford Court
Stanford Bridge
Nr Worcester WR6 6SR
Tel: (01886) 812 451

Featured music:

Artist: Mandalay
CD: Empathy
Track: Another

Artist: Groove Armada
CD: Another Late Night
Track: Fly me to the Moon

Artist: Morrissey
CD: Kill Uncle
Track: King Leer

Artist: Aim
CD: Hinterland
Track: Linctus

Artist: Bent
CD: Programmed to Love
Track: Private Road

Artist: Everything but the Girl
CD: Amplified Heart
Track: Rollercoaster

Artist: Royksopp
CD: Melody
Track: She's So

Artist: Heinz Kiessling
CD: Cafe Romantique XEL
Track: Take the Plunge

Artist: Johnie Spence & His Orchestra
CD: Television's greatest Hits 4
Track: The Dr Kildare Theme

Artist: Jarkatta
CD: Visions
Track: The Other World

Artist: Barry Gray
CD: The Cult Files Reopened CD1
Track: Thunderbirds March

Artist: Everything
CD: Amplified Heart
Track: Troubled Mind

Artist: Ultra Nate
CD: The Late Lounge 2 CD1
Track: Twisted

Artist: Trulife
CD: Chill Out 2
Track: Ulterior Motif

Artist: Craig Armstrong
CD: The Late Lounge
Track: Weather storm


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