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Episode 7

Beechgrove Garden, 2011 Episode 7 of 26

In the Beechgrove Garden there is much going on under glass. Jim is trying out a fancy new pot system to grow his tomatoes and cucumbers in, while Carole starts off a trial of those ugly but fun plants- the gourds- meanwhile Lesley is in the Potting Shed potting on baby peppers and those spicy wee numbers the mini chillies.
Jim also starts off some of what he calls 'funny veg' - celtuce, chicory, claytonia and Chinese Kale will all be tried and tested/tasted this year in Beechgrove.

Do you have a pear or apple, square or hourglass shape? Not women's bodies but gardens. Lesley has chosen four classic shapes of gardens that we are presented with and shares her off the peg design solutions to the typical garden shape. Lesley will 'clothe' a garden each week and inspire us to use what we have rather than try and change and if you have got it flaunt it. This week, square and boring.

Jim is also with Tessa and Bill Knot at their stunning garden at Glenwhan. A garden for all seasons with an incredible diversity of plants. It has taken 20 years of hard work by Tessa and Bill to produce this garden of outstanding character that has been hewn from a hillside covered in bracken and gorse. Two lakes have also been made by damming up bogs to provide a rich habitat for rare species.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 May 2011 17:10
BBC Two Scotland only


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

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