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Video: Beechgrove Garden - 2012

18 July 2012
Video: Beechgrove Garden - 2012

In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim takes a look at the triffid tomatoes that are taking over in the greenhouse and later in the main veg plot has a look at why our french beans are so poor this year.

Carole is in the decking garden where all the produce is in pots and containers and demonstrates just how much can be grown to eat in a very small space. Carole tops up her tatties in bags and will be adding some colour with a new range of trailing clematis for hanging baskets.

George is solving a few problems with Rosie Creyke in North Berwick. Rosie is an aspiring gardener who moved to her cottage two years ago. The problem is that an area of her garden is pretty much all builder's rubble, and to add to that a large damson tree creates shade over the entire area. Rosie wants to make this area look good as she can see it from the house but it's a daunting task for a relatively new gardener. George and Rosie will clear area, rebuild drystane walls and plant selected plants for all year round colour and for dry shade as well as prune back that big old damson. All in time for tea!

Jim visits the picturesque, award-winning conservation village of Fordyce. It's a village of only 150 people and yet on the 22nd July the village opens no fewer than 12 of its gardens to the public. Jim visits the village in preparation for the event and sees as many beautiful gardens as he can in a day.

Watch the video here