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Monty Don gives advice on plants which thrive on shady walls. Joe Swift finds out how an interior designer has transformed her outdoor space.

Monty Don continues work in his courtyard, where he gives advice on plants which thrive on shady walls, sows root crops in the vegetable garden and catches up on work in his cottage garden.

Joe Swift pays a visit to a small-town garden to find out how an interior designer has transformed her outdoor space, and gives tips on how to bring elements of design into back gardens. The team meet Charles Dowding who, since the 1980s, has pioneered the practice of 'no dig' organic gardening. Plus Flo Headlam showcases her golden jubilee plant.

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 4 May 2017 08:00

Joe Swift meets designer Abigail Ahern

Joe Swift meets designer Abigail Ahern

Joe Swift meets interiors designer Abigail Ahern who has managed to introduce her eclectic style into her garden. A glass extension on the back of her house 17 years ago, inspired a complete overhaul of her garden and kick-started a passion for garden design that incorporates her signature rich colours, funky accessories, use of indoor lighting and faux cacti for drama, all blended with a strong variety of plants, trees and shrubs. By deconstructing Abigail's unique take on design, Joe discovers that even plastic plants can have a place in our gardens.

Dalston
London

Abigail Ahern (abigailahern.com)

Charles Dowding

Charles Dowding

Charles has been a pioneer of organic and no dig growing for more than thirty years. His original, weed free growing methods give superb results in both small and large areas. Charles has found that vegetables often grow more strongly and more healthily on no dig beds. The method saves time and effort by promoting natural processes. Undisturbed soil can develop its own aerated structure so vegetables and flowers can thrive, outgrowing those weeds.

Homeacres
Alhampton
Shepton Mallet
Somerset
BA4 6PZ

Tel: 07922 719765

Charles Dowding (www.charlesdowding.co.uk)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Monty Don
Presenter Joe Swift
Presenter Flo Headlam
Production Manager Mandy Knight
Series Producer Sharon Fisher
Executive Producer Paolo Proto

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