Episode 11

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Beechgrove Garden, 2010 Episode 11 of 25

Duration: 30 minutes

In the fruit house at the Beechgrove Garden, Jim is taste testing the first of our large and luscious cherries, and he also tends to the vines. Carole has two new types of runner bean to compare, growing both in borders and in large tubs.

Garden centres have a massive array of bedding plants for gardeners to choose from, and Carolyn highlights what she thinks are the best bedding plants for Scotland. She is also helping new gardeners Susan Hopkins and George Purves in their first ever garden in North Berwick. Susan is very keen on gardening but feels that she has made lots of mistakes, like planting everything in the wrong place, and making the wrong shaped borders. Carolyn reshapes her borders and helps her with the planting.

Jim is at Craigieburn Gardens near Moffat with Janet Wheatcroft and her Nepalese gardener Dawa Sherpa. In part of her garden, where the conditions are remarkably similar to those in Dawa's home territory in the Himalayas, Jim creates a Nepalese gorge, filling it with rhododendrons, meconopsis and cardiocrinums, which grow as luxuriously as if they were in their own home Nepalese turf.


Jim McColl
Carole Baxter
Carolyn Spray
Gwyneth Hardy


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