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Episode 6

Episode 6 of 31

This episode provides advice about how to sow different sizes of seed and what aftercare they need. Monty reveals how he stocked the beds in his walled garden with summer colour.

The successes and failures of all our gardens begin with the humble seed. If you have never sown a seed or are looking for some ideas of what you could grow to improve your garden this summer, this episode is packed with know-how and inspiration.

Monty begins by explaining that, by sowing a few simple seeds, he has been able to stock the beds in his walled garden with summer colour. He also carries out some timely pruning of winter flowering shrubs to ensure plenty of flowers next spring.

As a response to a keen gardener's cry for help, Carol gives a masterclass on successful seed sowing and shows what mix of compost to use, how to sow different sizes of seed, how to water them and what aftercare they need.

Rachel returns to her group of novice gardeners as they get going on their cut flower patch and begin sowing the easiest of all seeds to grow - hardy annuals.

And we visit a man who last year set himself the challenge of creating a two-acre meadow in Somerset crammed with a heady mix of annual flowers with such spectacular results that it became known as the field of dreams.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 13 Apr 2012 20:30


Role Contributor
Presenter Monty Don
Presenter Carol Klein
Presenter Rachel de Thame
Producer Louise Hampden
Series Producer Liz Rumbold