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Episode 6

The Beechgrove Garden, 2011 Episode 6 of 26

In the Beechgrove Garden, Carole and Lesley are in a soon to be fuchsia frenzy as they plant up all sorts of baskets and containers with new collections of baby fuchsias. They also take a look at their BIG bulb pot experiment and how it has performed after being given a recipe for success with layering dozens of bulbs in the one pot last year.

Carole also visits George on his allotment in Joppa. George suffers from leek rust and white onion rot, poor man, on his allotment, and Carole and George together try all methods of getting round the problem. We will catch up with progress later in the series.

Lesley also visits Anne Duncan in her small Edinburgh garden. Anne has a love affair with tulips and she blames her husband. The lucky man's birthday is in May and generous Anne always gives him tulips for his birthday and now her garden is brimful to overflowing with a torrent of tulips.

And back at the garden, something Anne would approve of, Lesley takes another look at how her tulip trial is faring in the cutting garden, where she is trying to see how long a window of flowering tulips she can have in one season. In the cutting garden, the first early tulips started flowering in the beginning of April, but how long will the tulip season be in Beechgrove?

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 14 May 2011 16:45
BBC Two Scotland


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

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