Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler was born in Silchester Hampshire, daughter of a Doctor and her mother ran a small holding with 200 chickens and also trained gun dogs. 

Her mother was a keen gardener and the whole family tried to be as self sufficient as possible. 

Alys was the youngest of 3 children, she has an older sister and brother. 

The Edible Garden

The Edible Garden


The Edible Garden first aired in 2010. Alys Fowler hopes to avoid all shop brought food and vegetables and produce everything she needs from her small Birmingham back garden.


Alys grows her seasonal produce amongst her flowers and herbs to still make an attractive garden as well as helping with pest control naturally.

The Edible Garden - Episode 1 - Peas and Beans

The Edible Garden - Episode 1 - Peas and Beans

In this first episode Alys Fowler is growing peas and beans in her Birmingham garden.

Alys introduces herself as a writer and gardener, having grown up in the countryside she now lives in the city with her husband.

Alys gets pleasure from the simple things in life, home made bread, home grown vegetables and making things.


The Edible Garden - Episode 2 - Salads

The Edible Garden - Episode 2 - Salads


In this Episode Alys Fowler is growing Salads.


Alys introduces herself as a writer and gardener, having grown up in the countryside she now lives in the city with her husband.

Alys gets pleasure from the simple things in life, home made bread, home grown vegetables, making things and looking after her much loved chickens.


The Edible Garden - Episode 3 - Roots and Leafy Greens

The Edible Garden - Episode 3 - Roots and Leafy Greens

In this episode of The Edible Garden, Alys Fowler is telling us about her root vegetables and leafy greens.


Alys introduces herself as a writer and gardener, having grown up in the countryside she now lives in the city with her husband.

Alys gets pleasure from the simple things in life, home made bread, home grown vegetables, making things and looking after her much loved chickens.



The Edible Garden - Episode 4 - Juicy Fruits

The Edible Garden - Episode 4 - Juicy Fruits


In The Edible Garden Episode 4, Alys Fowler talks about the 'juicy fruits' from her garden.



Alys introduces herself as a writer and gardener, having grown up in the countryside she now lives in the city with her husband.

Alys gets pleasure from the simple things in life, home made bread, home grown vegetables, making things and looking after her much loved chickens.


The Edible Garden - Episode 5 - Flowers and Herbs

The Edible Garden - Episode 5 - Flowers and Herbs


In this Episode Alys Fowler looks at Flowers and Herbs in her Birmingham garden.



Alys introduces herself as a writer and gardener, having grown up in the countryside she now lives in the city with her husband.

Alys gets pleasure from the simple things in life, home made bread, home grown vegetables, making things and looking after her much loved chickens.


The Edible Garden Episode 6: The Winter Larder



In this episode Alys Fowler is looking at the Winter Larder.


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Alys introduces herself as a writer and gardener, having grown up in the countryside she now lives in the city with her husband.

Alys gets pleasure from the simple things in life, home made bread, home grown vegetables, making things and looking after her much loved chickens.


Monty Don's Japanese Gardens

Monty Don's Japanese Gardens


Monty Don's Japanese Gardens is a BBC gardening show where Monty Don travels to Japan, in the first episode travelling in Spring and in the second episode travelling in Autumn.

In Monty Don's Japanese Gardens episode 1, we see the cherry blossom and the Hanami festivals where they celebrate the brief and dramatic appearance of the blossom.

Monty Don's Japanese Gardens - Episode 1 - Spring

Monty Don's Japanese Gardens - Episode 1 - Spring
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In Monty Don's Japanese Gardens episode 1, Monty Don starts the programme in front of the snow clad Mount Fuji as our introduction to Japan.

Monty tells us that although a lot of us may have Japanese Gardens or at least Japanese plants like Maple, cherries and Hosta. 

Not a lot of us really know that much about them, it is an enigma.

Monty Don's Japanese Gardens - Episode 2 - Autumn

Monty Don's Japanese Gardens - Episode 2 - Autumn

Monty Don starts the programme in front of the snow clad Mount Fuji as our introduction to Japan.

Monty tells us that although a lot of us may have Japanese Gardens or at least Japanese plants like Maple, cherries and Hosta. 

Not a lot of us really know them, its an enigma.