Gardening programme celebrating Scottish gardens, with horticultural tips and tricks, presented by Jim McColl, Carole Baxter, Lesley Watson, George Anderson and Carolyn Spray. The team is on a break from the garden to be at Gardening Scotland. Sometimes called the Chelsea of the north, it is the biggest gardening show north of the border.
Gardening Scotland 2011 will burst into bloom at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, just outside Edinburgh on 3-5 June. With over 150 stands in the Floral Hall, the cream of British growers will be there, including those showing off their gold medals straight from last week's Chelsea, but Beechgrove will be concentrating on the Scottish plants and we'll join them all for a sneak preview as well as sampling the atmosphere of the show itself. Firm show favourites return, alongside a host of new exhibitors, with everything from pansies to pelargoniums, and cacti to clematis in a stunning floral frenzy. Outside, stunning show gardens with inspiration for everyone no matter what your budget.
And with the tiniest of budgets, first timer entries to the show often start off creating small but perfectly formed 'pallet gardens'. Last year there was a record number of these inspirational wee gems. Although the gardens are tiny the enthusiasm is massive.