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Bog Gardens and Soft Fruit

Television gardeners try to save the nation's gardening heritage. Joe Swift flies the flag for the bog garden and Alys Fowler praises soft fruit.

Joe Swift campaigns for the return of the bog garden. He visits a Victorian bog garden in Warwickshire which is well adapted to flooding, reveals how fantastic bog gardens are for attracting wildlife and learns about the latest innovation in this style of gardening designed to deal with higher rainfall and reduce the risk of flooding - the rain garden. Joe shows how to plant up a bog garden with a selection of his favourite bog-loving plants and gets to grips with the maintenance of some supersized bog garden specimens.

Alys Fowler believes that soft fruits are ripe for a revival. She uncovers the history of kitchen gardens and the importance of growing berries in the UK, visits a nursery which specialises in rare and interesting soft fruit that can be grown easily at home, and heads to the Kent County Show in search of some prizewinning berries. Alys shows how to build a simple fruit cage to protect precious berries and shares summer pruning tips which will keep soft fruit plants both productive and beautiful.

59 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Joe Swift
Presenter Alys Fowler
Series Editor Gary Broadhurst
Executive Producer Bridget Boseley
Production Company Outline Productions Ltd

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