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Monty makes plans for a bumper harvest of fruit when he adds raspberries to his fruit garden. Carol tavels to Bodnant Garden to celebrate the delights of the late winter border.

It is the prime time for bare-root plants and Monty makes plans for a bumper harvest of fruit when he adds raspberries to his fruit garden and gives advice on how to plant bare-root trees. He also gives tips on what we should be doing now to get our gardens ready for spring.

Carol Klein travels to Bodnant Garden in Conwy to celebrate the delights of the late winter border. If you are yearning for warmer weather and your garden currently lacks interest, Joe Swift has designs on brightening up dull and uninteresting spaces with pots full of colour that can be planted now.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Mar 2018 07:50

Joe’s spring containers

Joe’s spring containers

If you didn’t get round to planting up any spring containers last autumn, it’s not too late to have a go now. All you need is some multi-purpose compost, a decent sized pot and a good selection of colourful plants. Here’s a list of what Joe used.

Pot 1
Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’
Euphorbia martinii
Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ (Japanese sedge)
Polyanthus (dark red & pale yellow)
Hedera helix ‘Variegata’ (Variegated ivy)           

Pot 2
Drimys lanceolata (Mountain pepper)
Carex howardii ‘Phoenix Green’
Primula denticulata (Drumstick primula)
Polyanthus (mauve)
Cyclamen coum
Anemone blanda ‘White Splendour’

How to plant up a container (www.rhs.org.uk)

Winter garden featured

Winter garden featured

The beautiful winter garden Carol went to visit in North Wales is in its prime right now. Packed full of colourful plants in winning combinations, it is a sight to behold. Here are some of the plants that caught Carol’s attention on the day.

Pinus mugo ‘Winter Gold’
Erica carnea f. alba ‘Springwood White’ (Heather)

Acer x conspicuum ‘Phoenix’
Leucothoe axillaris ‘Curly Red’
Bergenia ‘Helen Dillon’

Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’ (Spindle)
Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’ (Golden-twig dogwood)

Cornus alba ‘Kesselringii’ (White dogwood)
Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ (Siberian dogwood)
Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ (Dogwood)

Arbutus x andrachnoides (Hybrid strawberry tree)
Ribes laurifolium (Laurel-leaved currant)

Bodnant is open year-round and if you’re a member of the National Trust or RHS, you’ll get in for free.

Bodnant Garden
Tal-y-Cafn
nr Colwyn Bay
Conwy
LL28 5RE
Tel. 01492 650460

Bodnant Garden (www.nationaltrust.org.uk)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Monty Don
Presenter Carol Klein
Presenter Joe Swift
Executive Producer Paolo Proto
Production Manager Michael Rogers
Series Producer Sharon Fisher

Broadcasts

  • Fri 16 Mar 2018 20:30
  • Sat 17 Mar 2018 19:30
  • Sat 17 Mar 2018 20:00
  • Sun 18 Mar 2018 07:50