Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 2

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 2

Carol Klein welcomes us to Life in a Cottage Garden at her home Glebe Cottage, Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh Devon, 15 miles from the coast.

For over 30 years Carol has looked after the garden which is loved not only by herself but her family too and she knows every part of the soil and the plants.

She loves spending time in the garden and enjoying the peace of the surrounding countryside.

Every season brings delight, challenges and problems 'but that's the thing about gardening, it's ever-changing and its's always exhilarating.

Over the 6 episodes Carol is going to show a whole year in the garden 'how it grows, flourishes, dies and is reborn.

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 1

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 1 Winter

Carol Klein welcomes us to Life in a Cottage Garden at her home Glebe Cottage, Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh Devon 15 miles from the coast.

For over 30 years Carol has looked after the garden which is loved not only by herself but her family too and she knows every part of the soil and the plants.

She loves spending time in the garden and enjoying the peace of the surrounding countryside.

Every season brings delight, challenges and problems 'but that's the thing about gardening, it's ever-changing and its's always exhilarating.

Over the 6 episodes Carol is going to show a whole year in the garden 'how it grows, flourishes, dies and is reborn'.

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein

 Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein

Carol Klein in this Series, Life in a Cottage Garden, welcomes us into her amazing garden at her home Glebe Cottage, Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh Devon.

The programme ran for 2 series with a total of 10 episodes with the second series being a reversion each covering a season in the garden.

Series 1 was a 6 part series first shown on 07 January 2011.

Series 2 was a 4 part series first shown on 11 January 2013 and was a reversion of the original series.

The series showed an insight into life within the family garden at the cottage where they have lived for over 30 years and features her husband Neil and daughters Annie and Alice.

Her daughters both have their own part of the garden, Annie is her eldest daughter she is 29 years old and in South America and Alice is 28 years old and lives in Brighton. (as of when the series was first shown)

Husband Neil helps her around the garden, holding ladders, with heavy lifting and the most important part making the cuppas.

Carol Klein

Carol shows us her garden throughout each season, what we should be doing in the garden for general maintenance, soil preparation, planting and sowing seeds.

With the series covering a whole year in the garden we get to see the successes as well as the failures and gives us the inspiration to get out in the garden whatever the season and you too will soon have a garden to be proud of all year round.


Presenter



Series 1
Original Series
January 2011








Series 2
Reversion of Series 1
January 2013

Episode 1: Summer

Episode 2: Autumn

Episode 3: Winter

Episode 4: Spring


Book

2011
Life in a Cottage Garden
Carol Klein Jonathon Buckley 

Glorious Gardens From Above Episode 1 Cornwall

Glorious Gardens From Above Episode 1 Cornwall

Christine Walkden introduces us to Glorious Gardens From Above

She tells us the Great Britain has some of the best gardens in the world and this programme is about the wonderful plants and the wonderful people that tend to them.

Christine has found another way to enjoy a garden and that is from above!

She says you get to see a garden in a whole different light, how it sits in the landscape, the effects of the climate and she also loves ballooning. All of which she wants to share with us.

Glorious Gardens From Above

Glorious Gardens From Above

Glorious Gardens From Above was first aired on BBC on 10 November 2014.

The programme ran for 15 Episodes and starred Horticulturist Christine Walkden.

Christine Walkden

Travelling in a hot air balloon Christine visited some of Britain's best Gardens and the surrounding countryside.

From the Scottish Borders to Cornwall and from Wales to Norfolk.

Glorious Gardens from Above

Christine explores the gardens from a whole new perspective flying over them in the balloon as well as on the ground and exploring the story of the gardens.

The show also featured the people and their relationship with the garden and Christine vast horticultural knowledge.


Presenter

Christine Walkden


TV Programme


Episode 1 Cornwall

Episode 2 Essex

Episode 3 Mid Wales

Episode 4 Yorkshire

Episode 5 Sussex

Episode 6 Oxfordshire

Episode 7 Northumberland

Episode 8 North Wales

Episode 9 Scottish Borders

Episode 10 Gloucestershire

Episode 11 Cumbria

Episode 12 Staffordshire

Episode 13 Norfolk

Episode 14 Hampshire

Episode 15 Aberdeenshire


Love Your City Garden

Love Your City Garden

Alan Titchmarsh tells us there are millions of ways to transform a garden as he introduces us to this weeks Love Your Garden Themed Special 2020.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

Alan says 80% of us live in Cities with overlooked and noisy back gardens and yards, often with limited space.

Using clever tips and tricks any garden can become your own bit of Paradise and this episode he is showing us a Cottage Garden in Salford, a Family Garden in Manchester and Caribbean Style Garden in Nottingham.

Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden is a gardener who was born on 07 April 1955 in Rishton, Lancashire. 

Her parents ran a Sports Outfitter shop and had no interest in gardening.

A School lesson where she was given a Crocus in a yogurt pot was to get her interested in gardening.

They had a small front garden at home and soon Christine was looking after this as well as several neighbouring gardens. 

Christine got her first allotment at 10 years old where she grew flowers and vegetables that she sold locally.

Love Your Coastal Garden

Love Your Coastal Garden

Alan Titchmarsh tells us there are millions of ways to transform a garden as he introduces us to this weeks Love Your Garden Themed Special 2020.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

In this episode it is seaside paradises. Whether you are by the coast or even inland Alan is showing us a Classic Seaside Garden in Devon, a Mediterranean Garden in Cambridge and  the Adriatic Coast in Hull.

Love Your Exotic Garden

Love Your Exotic Garden

Alan Titchmarsh tells us there are millions of ways to transform a garden as he introduces us to this weeks Love Your Garden Themed Special 2020.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

In this episode it is Exotic Gardens and Alan will be revealing 3 different designs from a tranquil Japanese style garden to the bold colours of Morocco and an Italian inspired garden.

Love Your Wildlife Garden

Love Your Wildlife Garden

Alan Titchmarsh tells us there are millions of ways to transform a garden as he introduces us to this weeks Love Your Garden Themed Special 2020.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

In this week episode it is Wildlife Gardens and they are creating 3 different Wildlife Wonderlands.

Sophie McKilligan

Sophie McKilligan

Sophie McKilligan is a gardener and Alotmenteer. 

Sophie in 2019 started studying for RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture via online learning.

Sophie has been sharing her Plot at Garthdee Allotments in Aberdeen with Beechgrove viewers since June 2019 but has been gardening on the allotment site for 6 years.

She is the youngest plot holder on her site.

Her early appearances featured Carole Baxter visiting Sophie to give her advice on Carrot Fly and varieties of sweetcorn and featured in 3 episodes in 2019.

In 2020 Beechgrove was filmed and shown under the Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions and Sophie became a regular presenter alongside Carole BaxterGeorge AndersonChris Beardshaw, Brian Cunningham and Kirsty Wilson.

At a time when more people were inspired to grow their own produce, Sophie's regular allotment based slot proved a popular addition to the long running gardening programme, during these unusual times.

Beechgrove during 2020 became increasing popular throughout the United Kingdom with more people tuning in to the repeated showings and the fresh approach to the gardening show. 

The inclusion of younger gardeners like the addition of Sophie had us all reaching for the seed packets and I hope they continue to feature Sophie and her allotment.

For Beechgrove in 2021 we will be following Sophie on her new role as part of the gardening team at Culzean Castle.

Also new for Beechgrove 2021 are 2 new fellow Presenters Mairi Rattray and Calum Clunie.

Sophie lives in the North East of Scotland with her very cute pug Mavis.


TV programme

2020
Beechgrove

2021

The Instant Gardener Series 1: Episode 5

The Instant Gardener Series 1 Episode 5

The Instant Gardener is Danny Clarke Garden Designer, who with the help of Helen Skelton and the Team, show us how to transform a problem garden, on a budget in just 1 day.

This week they are in Bradford, West Yorkshire to see Beverley Finch who lives with her 18 year old son Dale and her elderly Mother Brenda.

When Beverley became a single parent she moved back in with her family when Dale was just 1 years old and Brenda has helped her bring him up.

Love Your Family Garden

Love your Family Garden

Alan Titchmarsh tells us there are millions of ways to transform a garden as he introduces us to this weeks Love Your Garden Themed Special 2020.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

In this weeks episode it is the Family Garden with 3 very different styles.


Love Your English Country Garden

Love your English Country Garden

Alan Titchmarsh introduces us to this series of Love Your Garden Themed Specials 2020.

He starts by saying there are millions of ways to transform your garden whether its a 'wildlife wonderland' a 'family garden'  a 'coastal haven' or 'small but perfectly formed'.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

This week its the English Country Garden and he is showing us 3 very different takes on the theme.

Love Your Garden: Themed Specials 2020

love your garden themed specials

On 1 September 2020 Love Your Garden returned to ITV with a new show and format.

The series consists of some of their favourite gardens from previous series, with each week covering a specific theme.

Alan Titchmarsh introduces us to 3 gardens from previous Series as well as visits to gardens that inspired the design.

Mark Lane

Mark Lane


Mark Lane was born in 1969 in Hertfordshire but he was brought up in Hove near Brighton.

His grandparents had a large garden and he used to help them in the vegetable patch. 

Mark was interested in nature, plants, art and wildlife growing up surrounded by the countryside and the sea.

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 6

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 6

Diarmuid Gavin is inviting us to his home in Bray Co Wicklow to 'Garden Together'.

The LP is playing something Jazzy, the coffee is brewing and we are ready to join Diarmuid in his stunning garden with its double storey verandah around his home.

In episode 6, the final episode of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Diarmuid starts by saying that most of us this year have needed our garden more than ever.


Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 5

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 5

Diarmuid Gavin is inviting us to his home in Bray Co Wicklow to 'Garden Together'.

In episode 5 of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Diarmuid starts by saying that most of us this year have needed our garden more than ever.

The LP is playing something Jazzy, the coffee is brewing and we are ready to join Diarmuid in his stunning garden with its double storey verandah around his home.


Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 4

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin episode 4

Diarmuid  Gavin is inviting us to his home in Bray Co Wicklow to 'Garden Together'.

In episode 4 of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Diarmuid starts by saying that most of us this year have needed our garden more than ever.


The LP is playing something Jazzy, the coffee is brewing and we are ready to join Diarmuid in his stunning garden with its double storey verandah around his home.

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 3

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin episode 3

Diarmuid Gavin starts episode 3 of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin by telling us that most of us this year have needed our garden more than ever.

Diarmuid is inviting us to his home in Bray Co Wicklow to 'Garden Together'.

The LP is playing something Jazzy, the coffee is brewing and we are ready to join Diarmuid in his stunning garden with its double storey verandah around his home.

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 2

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin

Diarmuid Gavin starts episode 2 of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin by telling us that most of us this year have needed our garden more than ever.

Diarmuid is inviting us to his home in Bray Co Wicklow to 'Garden Together'.

The LP is playing something Jazzy, the coffee is brewing and we are ready to join Diarmuid in his stunning garden with its double storey verandah around his home.

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 1

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin

In this first Episode of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin we are welcomed into Diarmuid Gavin garden in Bray, Co Wicklow.

What a great start to a programme, LP on the stereo, 'here comes the sun' plays,  Pot of coffee brewing and Diarmuid heading out into the garden to enjoy it all.

He tells us about how important the garden has been to so many this year and this programme will get us all 'Gardening Together'.


Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin was first shown on RTE One and BBC One Northern Ireland on 17 July 2020.

Diarmuid Gavin has been missing from our screens as a gardener for too long and his new programme invites us into his own garden.

His garden in Bray Co Wicklow will undergo a lockdown transformation during this 6 part series.

The Instant Gardener Series 1: Episode 4

The Instant Gardener Series 1 Episode 4

The Instant Gardener is Danny Clarke Garden Designer, who with the help of Helen Skelton and the Team, show us how to transform a problem garden, on a budget in just 1 day.

Today they are in Earls Barton near Northampton to help transform the garden of Lydia, Aydin Guclo and their sons Finlay and  Mavi 

6 Year old Mavi suffers from terrible hayfever and allergies so they want a low pollen, low allergy garden for the whole family to be safe in together.

Diarmuid Gavin

Diarmuid Gavin

Diarmuid Gavin is a Garden Designer who was born on 10 May 1964 in London.

Born to Irish parents Joan and Jack he was brought up in Dublin, Ireland from one month old. His father John died in 2011. Diarmuid was the second oldest of 5 children, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Tragedy struck at a young age in his family in 1971, when aged just 6 he witnessed  his younger 5 year old brother Conor being killed by a car on the way to school.

The Instant Gardener Series 1: Episode 3

The Instant Gardener Series 1 Episode 3

The Instant Gardener is Danny Clarke Garden Designer, who with the help of Helen Skelton and the Team, show us how to transform a problem garden, on a budget in just 1 day.

Today they are in  Basingstoke to help mother of 5, Tania Reid who wants a safe, accident proof, child friendly space for the whole family to relax in and enjoy.

Tania is a single mum with children ranging in age from 17 years old to 7 months who used to work as a carer but is now retraining to run her own care agency. So the busy mum has had little time for the garden.

Grow Your Own At Home With Alan Titchmarsh Episode 6

Grow your own at home with Alan Titchmarsh Episode 6

In the final episode of Grow Your Own At Home it is time to see all the hard work of the previous 5 episodes and to add a few finishing touches to the gardens.

Alan Titchmarsh has been sharing his garden in Hampshire with us, aided by his wife Alison AKA  Mrs T, chief Camera Operator.

The Love Your Garden Team of David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill have also been letting us join them in their homes and gardens to see how they can grow more at home during the Covid-19 Lockdown.

Alan Titchmarsh

Alan says its been 8 weeks since he and Alison started working on the Veg Patch and everything is just flourishing.

He has carrots ready to pull, he is picking them small so they are more tender and that's how they prefer them.

Its still not too late to sow carrots even in July and you can eat them in September (or over Winter them).

carrots

Alan likes his carrots buttered with Basil.

Progress on the Runner Bean wigwam they are winding up it nicely now and the variety is Scarlet Runner which now has some scarlet flowers.

Runner Bean

The beans will grow in clusters and again pick them young and this will encourage more to grow.

The Stepover Apple Trees he planted in Episode 4 have plenty of fruit growing already but you need to thin the fruit if they have not naturally dropped off with the 'June drop' 

Stepover Apple Trees

Alan pinches out the leaf shoots after 3 to 4 leaves to encourage flowering next year.

You can still add some fruit trees to the garden at this time of year but will need to be container grown.

One of his favourites is Dwarf Apricots who can even be grown on your doorstep.

Alan Titchmarsh

Adding Crocks to the bottom of a large pot, he fills it with peat free multi-purpose compost and will need to be situated in a sunny spot.

After soaking the pot, Alan teases out the roots and plants it to the same level and prunes off any stray branches. Apricots should be pruned in the Summer.


In Folkestone, Kent, Frances Tophill has been making an amazing makeover to her small, narrow backyard in the terraced house she shares with her partner.

Frances Tophill

She is also reaping the rewards with her first harvest and her Chilli farm is producing Chillies.

Strawberries are ripening, the fig tree has figs but her vegetables leftovers she was growing in her window box from Episode 5, are not doing so well.

Today she is trying to get even more in the garden by adding some hanging baskets.

Frances Tophill

She puts up the brackets using a drill but she is not planning on using the usual annual flowers seen in most displays.

Frances is doing hers with brightly coloured vegetables.

If you have a full basket it will need lots of feeding and watering.

Beetroot

First in the basket is Beetroot, you can also eat the leaves which are rich in Iron and Calcium.

They need spacing for the beets to grow but the leaves make attractive foliage.

She adds Chard to use a cut and come again leaves.

Several varieties of Kale is added to fill any gaps in the planting, all with different leaves.

hanging basket

To hang over the side she adds Nasturtiums as both the flower and leaves are very tasty.

Frances still manages to squeeze some more plants in by using 'Forest Gardening' with French Climbing Beans up the Fig tree to mimic what happens in a natural forest.

French Beans can be planted at the latest in July and can grow up to 2.5 metres so need the support of a tree or a cane wigwam like Alans.

French Beans

The Beans will not harm the Fig Tree as its an annual and will actually enrich the soil with Nitrogen.

Her final touch to the edible garden is for her dog! A pot of Couch grass will help the dog with their digestion in this grass free space.

Frances Tophill

She adds fairy lights to the garden which in just 8 weeks has been transformed from an empty back yard.

A Chilli Farm, Veg Garden, Orchard all in a small 5 metre long yard. 

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Frances Tophill gardenFrances Tophill garden


Frances Tophill

Frances ends with saying that  'It's the garden that I always wanted '.


Alan veg patch is full so he is using wooden planters to add some Pollinators to make a new border to frame it.

Alan Titchmarsh planters

He has bought some wooden troughs that already have drainage holes and lining.

To add some structure as well as scent, he is adding Topiarised Bay Trees which are good to have in a kitchen garden for culinary purposes.

As an evergreen plant they keep the garden looking green throughout the Winter months.

Alan Titchmarsh planters

The troughs are only 30cm wide but the Bay has shallow roots so will be happy in them.

Alan adds 1 to each end trough and then 2 either end of the middle trough.

The last clipping should be in September but can be trimmed throughout the growing season up until then.

planters

For colour to the beds Alan adds pastel coloured Perennials like Scabious 'Butterfly Blue', Salvia 'Velocity Blue' which will all attract pollinators to the Veg Patch.


In Stratford Upon Avon David Domoney is at home with his partner Adele Holdsworth and their 3 children Alice, Abigail and Lance and are expanding their vegetable growing.

The Vegetable patch in their huge garden is already producing lots to feed the growing family.
David Domoney and Family

David has always wanted to have a go at growing Giant Vegetables and today is the day he gets his dream.

Competitive Giant Vegetable growers spend months nurturing and caring for their scale busting Vegetables all ready for that all important Show.

David Domoney and Kevin Fortey

David video calls Kevin Fortey a grower of Giant Veg who last year grew a record 53lb beetroot.

First tip is to get some good specialist seeds that have been bred to grow to gigantic proportions.

Giant veg growers

Second tip is to give the plant plenty of space including the roots.

Third tip is add Chicken Manure as it is high in Nitrogen.

David Domoney

David has prepared his growing beds surrounded by wire mesh and adds Chicken Manure pellets that don't smell!

Cabbages can grow to monstrous sizes and can be planted now to harvest in September.

Cabbage

The variety he is planting is Robinson's Giant and he plants them 30cm apart, fitting 4 into his bed.

His other choice is Leeks and the variety is Mammoth Blanch, he plants these and in 3 weeks will add some pipe around them to ensure they grow nice and tall but also very white.

Cabbage

Finally a giant Cabbage from Kevin that was planted in January has been given to David due to the shows being cancelled. It is already a metre wide!

Now David's extension of his vegetable garden is complete.

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He has added planters outside the greenhouse, raised beds, allotment winter beds, an orchard, cold frames, Barbeque planters and now giant vegetables.

As the children measure themselves against the giant cabbage and pick peas David says how great it has been doing all this as a family.

David Domoney  garden

And the name for the cabbage.... Alan.


In Balidon, Yorkshire Katie Rushworth and her husband Andrew Edwards and family have been adding more planting to their stunning home and garden.

Katie Rushworth

Each week Katie has been squeezing herbs, vegetables and flowers into her home and garden and finding new ways to make it still look attractive and practical.

She still has 1 area of the garden she wants to add vegetables to and that is her small patio.

She has some galvanised off the ground containers to surround the seating area.

Katie Rushworth

She is going to grow salad crops in them. In a low galvanised metal trough she adds Spring Onions and cut and come again salad leaves.

Next she has some American Land Cress that tastes the same as Water Cress but does not need to be grown in running water.

In the galvanised container on legs she plants lemon Thyme in some gritty compost.

Katie Rushworth

In another raised pot she plants Tarragon and Marjoram.

In the final container she plants a member of the mint family called Hyssop which grows to 60cm and has a floral taste.

Next some flowers and to add colour and scent she picks a Rose called Golden Celebration and it smells amazing.

Rose

They will flower all summer with regular deadheading and need the top layer of soil replacing regularly as they need lots of nutrients.

To add even more fragrance to the planter she adds Lavender.

Katie Rushworth Garden

She arranges the planters all around her seating area and it is complete.

Katie Rushworth Garden

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 Katie has added Herb and Gin crates to the kitchen, Corten steel planters with vegetables, Living wall planters, Hydroponic growing system to the house and even more vegetable and flower planters. 

Katie Rushworth and Andrew Edwards

Her favourite are the Corten steel planters and she has been converted to grow her own fruit and veg at home


Alan ends the show talking about the strange Summer due to the Lockdown, especially as Alison has now had to become an experienced Camera Operator, filming Alan growing his own at home.

'There no thrill like it, from this fork to the fork in the kitchen'.

Alan Titchmarsh

Whatever size garden you have or even if its just a window box or container, growing and eating your own vegetables 'not only feeds the body, it feeds the soul as well'.


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