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Episode 13

Episode 13 of 30

Gardening magazine. Although some vegetables do not respond well to a late sowing, there are others that do and Monty gives his tips on late croppers to sow now.

As the longest day of the year approaches, there is more time for everyone to be outside and enjoy the garden, and Monty is no exception.

Although some vegetables do not respond well to a late sowing, there are others that do and Monty gives his tips on late croppers to sow now.

Carol Klein and Joe Swift make a visit to Gardeners' World Live in Birmingham to revel in the hundreds of summer flowering plants on display and to find design tips for small gardens.

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Mon 27 Jun 2016 08:30

Gardeners’ World Live

Gardeners’ World Live

If you fancy going to Gardeners’ World Live this year, tickets are still available for the weekend. It’s open from 9.00am to 6.00pm both days and is easy to get to by train, coach or car. For more details, check out the website below.

Gardeners’ World Live (www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com)

Biennials

Biennials

A biennial takes two years to complete its life cycle. In its first year, it grows and stores energy so that it can flower and set seed in its second. Many are easy to raise from seed – the problem is remembering to sow them in June! Here are 10 you might like to try:

Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Erysimum cheiri (Wallflower)

Hesperis matronalis (Sweet rocket)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Matthiola incana (Brompton stock)

Myosotis sylvatica (Forget-me-not)

Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose)

Onopordum acanthium (Cotton thistle)

Verbascum bombyciferum

What is a biennial?

 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Monty Don
Presenter Carol Klein
Presenter Joe Swift
Executive Producer Paolo Proto
Series Producer Chloe Rawlings

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