Carol Klein and Joe Swift are at Gardeners' World Live in Birmingham. Joe casts an expert eye over the spectacular show gardens, while Carol focuses on the delights of the floral marquee.
Meanwhile, Monty Don catches up with various tasks at Longmeadow to ensure that his garden stays in tip-top condition all summer long.
Monty always changes the compost in his containers at this time of the year. This is really important because summer bedding plants are very greedy and will grow vigorously over the season. Providing them with fresh compost will ensure you end up with a stunning display. After about six weeks, it is also worth giving your containers a weekly liquid feed to get the very best from your plants.
This year, Monty has chosen a bright orange and red theme for his big Jewel Garden pots. Here’s a complete list of what he planted on camera:
- Canna 'Wyoming' x 1
- Dahlia 'David Howard' x 3
- Dianthus x 3
- Cosmos sulphureus 'Orange Cosmea' x 6
- Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium) x 7
More ideas for summer containers (www.rhs.org.uk)
Jobs for the weekend: Remove lily beetle
More on lily beetle (www.rhs.org.uk)
Jobs for the weekend: Deadhead roses
What is rose balling? (www.rhs.org.uk)
Jobs for the weekend: Net strawberries
How to grow strawberries (www.rhs.org.uk)
|Series Producer||Christina Nutter|
|Series Editor||Liz Rumbold|