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Conifers and Pelargoniums

Television gardeners try to save the nation's gardening heritage. Carol Klein flies the flag for conifers and Tom Hart Dyke praises pelargoniums.

Carol Klein flies the flag for conifers. On her revival, she visits the pinetum at RHS Garden Wisley to learn how we first became obsessed with conifers. She also drops in on an old friend in the Peak District who has an extraordinary collection of dwarf conifers, and she tries to convince the people of Matlock about the joys of conifers by creating an amazing island installation in a local park. Throughout the show, Carol shares her expertise and passion for these misunderstood plants. She gives us a round-up of her favourite garden conifers and shares her tips on how to keep a conifer hedge in tip-top condition.

Tom Hart Dyke wants to give pelargoniums - often incorrectly called geraniums - their rightful name back. On his campaign, he visits a garden centre in an attempt to re-educate the public about pelargoniums. He also visits the biggest pelargonium collection in the world and spreads the word when he hits the campaign trail for his pelargonium referendum. He demonstrates how easy it is to propagate new plants by taking cuttings and plants up the perfect pelargonium container.

59 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Carol Klein
Presenter Tom Hart Dyke
Series Editor Gary Broadhurst
Executive Producer Bridget Boseley
Production Company Outline Productions Ltd