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Wild Flowers and Front Gardens

Television gardeners try to save the nation's rich gardening heritage. Monty Don campaigns for wild flowers and Joe Swift champions front gardens.

Monty Don is on the campaign trail for wild flowers. Ninety-eight per cent of wild flower meadows have been lost since the first part of the 20th century, a shocking statistic which he believes all gardeners can do something about. On his revival, he tries his hand at making hay the old-fashioned way in a coronation meadow, visits the largest biodiversity hotspot in the world - Kew's Millennium Seed Bank - and shows how to grow wild flowers, even without a garden.

Meanwhile, Joe Swift is determined to return the nation's front gardens to their former glory. He bases his campaign at the award-winning Rockcliffe Avenue in Whitley Bay and shares his tips on how to transform front gardens in a few simple steps. He also discovers that greener streets reduce pollution and hits the road to get the message across in his Great British Plant Giveaway.

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Nov 2018 06:45

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:45

    Heinz Kiessling

    On Your Bike

    Performer: Heinz Kiessling Orchestra.


Role Contributor
Presenter Monty Don
Presenter Joe Swift
Series Editor Gary Broadhurst
Executive Producer Bridget Boseley


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