Gardening programme celebrating Scottish gardens, with horticultural tips and tricks, presented by Jim McColl, Carole Baxter and George Anderson.
There is a veritable feast of summer fruit in the Beechgrove Garden this week. Mouthwatering cherries to munch on, while work goes on to produce a bumper crop of peaches and enough bunches of grapes to make some wine in the fruit house. Jim and George are also in the family orchard, harvesting black and redcurrants with some new devices to make the picking easier.
Carole is allowed to take a sneaky peak at George's continued secret preparations for his hopefully prizewinning veg and see if we have to enter them in a show under 'anon'.
Carole is with Janis Louden in Lumphanan. Janis was raised in a high-rise tower block in Edinburgh and has no garden experience. Janis is however very interested in herbs and aromatherapy so Carole swaps gardening know-how for some how-to make lotions and potions out of the plants from Janis as they create a healing herb garden together.
And Carole is also at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). Carole, along with other visitors flocking to RBGE in the coming weeks, needs only follow her nose to track down the latest flowering spectacle, for there is no mistaking the pungent smell of rotting flesh that will be emitted by the Garden's giant Amorphophallus Titanum (titan arum).
This will be the first time that a titan arum has flowered in Scotland and visitors are expected to make a beeline to the glasshouses to see if the massive flower lives up to its reputation. The plant, already set to make it into the record books for having the heaviest corm ever recorded, now looks like earning another world title for the largest flower. Carole takes a look, and a smell on our behalf at King Pong.