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Episode 10

The Beechgrove Garden, 2011 Episode 10 of 26

Gardening programme celebrating Scottish gardens, with horticultural tips and tricks, presented by Jim McColl, Carole Baxter, Lesley Watson, George Anderson and Carolyn Spray.

In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim is in among flowers that he has a huge passion for - the dahlias - and this time Jim is concentrating on getting his hands on as many single varieties as he can and on making a huge show of them in the cutting garden.

Lesley is planting bedding with an Olympic theme and she's hoping that it's not about the winning and that it will all be about the taking part to create a bedding display of many nations' colours.

Jim is also with the Hughes family in Linlithgow, who have an area at the back of the garden, which is a steep slope backing onto waste ground. They have difficulty keeping the weeds at bay and maintaining the plants that they have planted on the slope. Jim provides a number of solutions that anyone coping with a slope in their gardens can take away and use.

George visits the NTS garden at Threave. Threave houses the Trust's School of Practical Gardening (a one-year gardening course with a practical emphasis) and there is also a demonstration garden run in conjunction with the school of horticulture. George specifically visits to discuss the planting on their North, South, East and West facing walls to find out what grows well in what orientation.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Jun 2011 17:30
BBC Two Scotland


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

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