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Episode 15

Monty Don catches up with maintaining his pond and gives advice on planting water lilies. Nick Bailey begins his guide to demystifying roses.

Monty catches up with maintaining his pond and gives advice on planting water lilies. He also gives tips on how to grow and plant herbaceous clematis as well as harvesting potatoes.

If you don't know your hybrid teas from your hybrid musks then Nick Bailey begins his guide to demystifying roses. Arit Anderson takes a trip on a canal boat to find out how volunteers are bringing plants and wildlife back into the city of Birmingham, Mark Lane gives his guide on how to get the cottage style look into your garden, and Adam Frost takes a tour of Woburn Abbey to explore the restoration of its Humphrey Repton landscape.

We also meet a woman who, in her 70s, transformed two acres of derelict swamp behind her semi-detached home in Mancheser.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 27 Jul 2018 08:00

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The secret valley

The secret valley
Over the years Sally has almost single-handedly transformed a former coal board dumping ground into an urban paradise known as The Secret Valley. The beautiful garden nestles behind a typical family home in Manchester. The valley has become home to all sorts of wild birds including swans and even kingfishers. 

There are statues, an apple orchard, a rose garden and a vast array of wildflowers alongside streams and winding pathways. The garden includes lots of seating areas so that visitors can relax, take in the views and enjoy watching the wildlife. The garden is occasionally open to the public through the national garden scheme.

The Secret Valley (www.nccpg.com)

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Role Contributor
Presenter Monty Don
Presenter Arit Anderson
Presenter Nick Bailey
Presenter Adam Frost
Presenter Mark Lane
Series Producer Sharon Fisher
Executive Producer Paolo Proto
Production Manager Michael Rogers

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