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Episode 3

The Beechgrove Garden, 2010 Episode 3 of 25

In the Beechgrove Garden, plastic pots are to gardeners what plastic bags are to shoppers. Carole and Lesley take a look at 'alternative pots' and what else we can do with our plastic pot mountain.

Over the next ten years peat-based composts are due to be phased out, so Jim tries new products in the world of peat-free composts.

Lesley is in the Cutting Garden, which Don and Wendy have redesigned during their garden snow days. Lesley starts the revamp off in the snow when the only thing that could be done in the garden was building snowmen. She ends up filling the garden with promise for the summer. She starts the planting with a range of herbaceous perennials.

The National Trust for Scotland's Greenbank Garden in Clarkston, Glasgow boasts 560 varieties of daffodil. For their daffodil open day in mid-April, they attempt to have one bloom of every variety in flower. In 2009 they had an amazing 360 varieties successfully in flower on that day. George Anderson goes to see how many they achieve this year.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 25 Apr 2010 17:30
BBC Two Scotland


Role Contributor
ProducerGwyneth Hardy
PresenterJim McColl
PresenterCarole Baxter
PresenterLesley Watson
PresenterGeorge Anderson

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