Episode 12

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Beechgrove Garden, 2012 Episode 12 of 26

Duration: 30 minutes

Jim is surrounded by the promise of a bumper crop of tomatoes this year as he takes a look at his favourite variety, Shirley, growing in growbags, as well as starting off a range of bush tomatoes to put a big T in his BLT.

Jim also takes a look at the lawn to see if the early hollow tyning and moss treatment has made the lawn, fairway fair, golf green good or still in the rough. Pests, diseases, problems - the team answer an inbox full of viewers' gardening questions.

Beechgrove helped the coastal community of Johnshaven start their community garden along the disused railway line in 2002 and now, ten years on, the volunteers are a bit overwhelmed by the growth of their garden. Carole rolls up her sleeves with a squad of Johnshaven volunteers and gets to work restoring their lovely garden.

George visits Mertoun Garden in St Boswells, Roxburghshire, widely recognised as a fine example of traditional gardening at its best. It is a three-acre walled vegetable garden with 21 acres of landscaped lawns, herbaceous borders and an arboretum packed with rare species, including trees dating from the mid-1800s.


Gwyneth Hardy


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