Next Episode of Gardeners' World is
Season 50 / Episode 22 and airs on 25 August 2017 21:00
Gardening show packed with good ideas, tips, advice from experts and timely reminders to get the most out of your garden, whatever its size or type
At the height of summer, it is time to ensure that fruits and vegetables are given attention to ensure maximum cropping. Monty gives advice on the summer pruning of fruit trees, as well as showing how to get the best from tomatoes and chillies. He also recommends plants which will carry on flowering into autumn.Carol Kleinmeets one of her gardening heroes, Roy Lancaster, and joins him as he reminisces on his life and explains his passion for plants. Nick Bailey is on the trail of some more alien invaders to our gardens, and we travel to Wales to meet a chef who has taken on a field in which to grow vegetables. Monty pays a visit to an extraordinary garden in Berkshire and we continue our 50 year celebrations when Rachel de Thame reflects back on how we used to garden 50 years ago.Joe Swiftand Flo Headlam begin an exciting new project to celebrate our golden anniversary when they help a community create a garden in Wiltshire.
There are plans for propagating and planting at Longmeadow this week when Monty Don plants up a new bed of irises and takes pelargonium cuttings. Nick Bailey brightens up a dull and shady space at the side of a terraced house and gives advice on plants that will thrive, Carol Klein pays the first of two visits to West Yorkshire to meet a couple whose outstanding planting has resulted in a garden full of late summer interest, and Joe Swift takes a close look at a sloping and shady town garden to find out how the owner has designed this difficult space. The programme also meet a gardener in Dorset who took on the challenge of an overgrown coastal garden to create an Italianate idyll, and take an in-depth look at one of the most colourful of summer stalwarts - the pelargonium.
Monty Don gives advice on how to cut and maintain hedges as well as giving ideas on growing fruit in pots. Carol Klein chooses varieties of late-flowering clematis as her plant of the month, Nick Bailey travels to the southern tip of Cornwall to seek out a plant which escaped from our gardens and is now threatening rare and native plants, and Adam Frost uncovers the secrets of successful planting combinations in an Oxfordshire garden. Mark Lane joins the enthusiasts who have lovingly restored a walled garden in Warwick as they open their gates to the public for the first time, and we visit a garden in Yorkshire where foliage and not flowers are of paramount importance.
As Monty starts to bring in the tastiest of the summer harvest, he is planning for the months ahead as he gives advice on what to sow now to keep the crops coming up to the end of autumn. He also plans for next spring when he gives tips on saving money by propagating perennials. Carol Klein visits a lady who is losing her eyesight and helps her organise her confused borders and to give her recommendations of plants which will be a feast for her senses. Joe Swift takes a close look of the design of a contemporary country garden and Nick Bailey travels to an Essex village to meet a bunch of enthusiastic villagers who are using their gardens to help in the revival and preservation of the historic Pemberton roses. Arit Anderson meets a gardener who is looking to the future in the design and planting of his extraordinary garden and we pay a second visit to Wales to catch up with Shaish Alam to find out how his crops have been faring in his newly planted field.
As well as propagating succulent plants, Monty revisits his container vegetable garden, gives advice on how to get a good crop of pumpkins and gets out and about when he meets Jake Hobson, one of the UK's leading cloud pruning and topiary experts. Adam Frost looks at a newly planted garden at RHS Hyde Hall in Essex, which has been designed to display both hardy and exotic vegetables, Rachel de Thame visits a garden in Wiltshire where vibrant colours are the key to the success of its summer borders and we meet two enthusiasts in Manchester who have a passion for air plants. And Flo Headlam returns to Potterne to check on the progress of the new community space and to join the local residents as they get to grips with building and planting the garden.
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