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Herbaceous Borders and Kitchen Gardens

Chris Beardshaw wants everyone to plant herbaceous borders in their gardens. He visits a garden which is a true labour of love, originally designed by one of our most celebrated garden designers, Gertrude Jekyll. He meets a mother and daughter who are championing the must-have plant for any herbaceous border - the aster. Plus Chris tries to teach two non-gardening students the key design elements of this truly iconic British garden feature. Throughout the show he gives his ultimate design tips, shows how to get the best from borders and offers advice on how to deal with the gardeners' enemy, the weed.

Alys Fowler celebrates the glories of the kitchen garden. More than an allotment or a neglected veg patch at the bottom of the garden, she thinks the kitchen garden should be a place of great ornamental beauty that provides food all year round. As well as sharing her top tips and growing advice, she reveals the secrets of one of Britain's oldest kitchen gardens, gets a taste for unusual edible plants that take your breath away and finds out about the communities up and down the country who are turning unused spaces into super-productive kitchen gardens.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Jan 2015 06:15


Role Contributor
PresenterChris Beardshaw
PresenterAlys Fowler
Series EditorGary Broadhurst
Executive ProducerBridget Boseley

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