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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 5
The mixed borders garden
Back in 2001 Alan created the mixed borders garden. He returns to find the garden in a poor state. Undaunted he shows how to return it to full, mature glory. To find out how to solve potential gardening problems visit our online topic.

Programme 5 - Notes of interest

When Alan returned to the garden, he added the following plants to the new 'Dodd's border' section:

  • Syringa microphylla, 'Superba'
  • Ajuga reptans, 'Little Court Pink'
  • Euphorbia cyparissias, 'Fens Ruby'
Also potted were:
  • Lilium, 'Puccini' (Pink)
  • Lilium, 'Loreto' (Orange)
  • Lilium, 'Rodelo' (Red)
  • Lilium, 'Coco' (White)
  • Lilium, 'Sole Mio' (Yellow)
Programme notes of interest from 2001

With thanks to:
Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants
Hants RG28 7NJ
Tel: 01256 896533

National Gardens Scheme (Gardens open for Charity)
Head office Tel: 01483 211535. Publicity Officer, Jeanette Simpson
Fax: 01483 0211537

Featured music
Artist: Chicane
CD: Behind the sun
Track: Autumn tactics

Artist: King of woolworths
CD: Ming Star
Track: Bakerloo

Artist: Aim
CD: Coldwater music
Track: Downstate

Artist: Groove Armada
CD: The chill out session
Track: Dusk you and me

Artist: Aim
CD: Coldwater music
Track: From here to fame

Artist: Eden
CD: Everything but the girl
Track: Frost and fire

Artist: Zero 7
CD: Renaissance Ibiza beach life - CD3
Track: Give it away

Artist: Coldplay
CD: Parachutes
Track: High speed

Artist: David Lowe
Track: How to be a gardener theme music

Artist: Dionne Warwick
CD: The look of love
Track: I'll never fall in love again

Artist: Touch and Go
CD: I find you very attractive
Track: Life's a beach

Artist: Stone Roses
CD: The remixes
Track: Mint royale

Artist: Art of Noise
CD: Into the blue - CD2
Track: Moments in love

Artist: Floyd Cramer
CD: More music to watch girls by
Track: On the rebound

Artist: Stone Roses
CD: The remixes
Track: Shoot you down

Artist: King of woolworths
CD: Ming Star
Track: Theydon

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