Episode 2

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Duration: 1 hour

Joe Swift and Rachel de Thame celebrate the 20th RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Shakespeare's comedies are reflected throughout the show - from small show gardens to the Bard in Bloom in the annual Festival of Roses. Plus Chris Beardshaw takes a look at the gardens promoting sustainability, and Alys Fowler enjoys a taste of the exotic when she visits one of the allotment features.

  • New and unusual plants

    Here's a list of the plants mentioned in this episode.

    NEW ROSES:
    Rosa 'Pure Bliss'
    Rosa 'Liliana'
    Rosa 'Golden Moment'
    Rosa 'Precious Love'
    Rosa 'Alexander's Issie'
    Rosa 'Togmeister'
    Rosa 'Team England'
    Rosa 'Drama Queen'
    Rosa 'Joie de Vivre'

    INTRODUCED BY ALYS FOWLER
    Brassica oleracea palmifolia
    Jersey Walking Stick Kale
    Sium sisarum
    Skirret
    Latuca sativa var. asparagina
    Chinese lettuce
    Chenopodium capitatum
    Strawberry spinach
    Valeriana edulis
    Valerian

    FROM THE BANGLADESHI ALLOTMENT
    Tricosanthus cucumerina cf.
    Serpent Gourd
    Amaranthus sp.
    Bangladeshi spinach

Credits

Presenter
Joe Swift
Presenter
Rachel de Thame
Presenter
Chris Beardshaw
Presenter
Alys Fowler
Producer
Rosemary Edwards
Executive Producer
Gill Tierney

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