With the garden growing apace, Monty shows us how we can take advantage of the new growth of all sorts of perennials, and begins by taking cuttings from emerging Delphiniums in his border and also from a pot grown plant. He also demonstrates the best way of planting Clematis against a wall to ensure a profusion of summer flowers, keeps on top of the seasonal seed sowing and explains why, at this time of year when growing space and plant protection is at a premium, a coldframe can be an essential bit of kit for any gardener.
Carol travels to Southern Ireland looking at wild primroses and meets a remarkable man who has spent the last 35 years conserving old 19th century Irish primroses as well as breeding new varieties.
We find the secrets of growing successful Clematis from a woman whose passion for them has led to her collecting and growing over 100 of them in the harsh climate of her Northumberland garden.
And Joe continues his garden design series with an in depth analysis of how the clever use of natural and artificial vertical elements from plants to pergolas can enhance the look of any garden.