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Gardeners' World, 2012 Episode 1 of 31

Gardeners' World returns for the start of the gardening year with Monty Don in the garden at his Herefordshire home, Longmeadow. As the charge towards spring gathers pace, Monty, along with Carol Klein, Joe Swift and Rachel de Thame, are preparing for the season ahead. They'll have a host of practical tips to help you grow better and will be seeking out the most inspiring gardens in the UK to visit.

This week, as well as revealing the changes to his garden that have taken place over winter, Monty shows us how to plant bare-rooted raspberries in his renovated fruit garden and gets his secateurs out to chop back his buddleja and clematis.

As the soil warms up and activity increases in all our gardens, Monty recommends jobs for the weekend to ensure that all our seeds, seedlings and plants get off to the best possible start.

Carol Klein visits an ancient woodland site in Essex where wild species of hellebores are thriving and meets an enthusiast who is using the native plant's characteristics to help produce the next generation of garden hellebores.

Joe Swift starts his guide to terrific garden design by studying the one thing every garden has in common - boundaries, and Rachel de Thame visits the world-renowned garden of Sir Harold Hillier in Hampshire to luxuriate in the sight and scent of late winter flowering shrubs.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 10 Mar 2012 19:30
BBC Two Wales

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Role Contributor
PresenterMonty Don
PresenterCarol Klein
PresenterJoe Swift
PresenterRachel de Thame
ProducerLouise Hampden
Series ProducerLiz Rumbold