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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 6
The natural garden
Since Alan designed the natural garden in 2002, nature has fought back. On his return he has to get the garden back into shape. If you are inspired by this garden then visit our online topic.

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Programme 6 - notes of interest

When Alan returned to the garden, he added the following plants, Ajuga reptans 'Braunherz' and some more wildflower plugs (Kidney Vetch, Yarrow, Ox-eye Daisy, Red Clover, Cat's Ear) to the swathe of long grass.

Programme notes of interest from 2002

Top ten plants:

Gardens featured:

Woodlands Trust
Autumn Park
Dysart Road
Lincolnshire NG31 6LL
Tel: (01476) 581111

Longthatch Gardens
Hampshire SO32 3LE
Tel: (01730) 829285
Contact: Peter and Vera Short

With thanks to:

The National Garden Scheme
East Clandon
Surrey GU4 7RT
Tel: (01483) 211535

RHS Wisley
Surrey GU23 6QB

Additional information:

Woodland plugs
The British Native Species Centre
Grange Farm Nursery
Grange Road
Widmer End
High Wycombe HP15 6AF
Tel: (01494) 718203

Featured music:

Artist: David Lowe
Track: How To Be A Gardener title music

Artist: Badly Drawn Boy
CD: About a Boy
Track: A Peak You Reach

Artist: Michael Legrand and His Orchestra
CD: In Flight Entertainment
Track: Come Ray, Come Charles

Artist: Bent
CD: Programmed To Love
Track: Exercise

Artist: Mazzy Star
CD: Clubbed Out 2
Track: Fade Into You

Artist: Grove Armada
CD: Another Late Night
Track: Feel the Vibe (Loose Ends)

Artist: Hannah Morris
CD: Hannah Morris Hannah
Track: Fields Of Gold

Artist: Beautex
CD: Happiness is a Hedge Bambi
Track: Happiness Is A Hedge Bambi

Artist: Royksopp
CD: Melody AM
Track: In Space

Artist: Groove Armada
CD: Vertigo
Track: Inside My Mind (Blue Skies)

Artist: Groove Armada
CD: Groove Armada Goodby Country (Hello Nightclub)
Track: Lazy Moon

Artist: Moby
CD: 18
Track: Look Back In

Artist: Beautex
CD: Happiness is a Hedge Bambi
Track: Norseka

Artist: Lemon Jelly
CD: The Midnight EP
Track: Page One

Artist: Tony D
CD: Clubbed Out 2 : CD01
Track: Piano Grand

CD: Editors Construction Kit
Track: Ping Pong

Artist: Travis
CD: The Invisible Band
Track: Sing

Artist: SouthBank Orchestra
CD: This Is Easy
Track: The New Adventures Of Black Beauty


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