Beechgrove 2021 Episode 6 6 May 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 6 6 May 2021

Carole Baxter welcomes us to Episode 6 of Beechgrove 2021 and Mairi Rattray and Carole are happy it has rained at last at Beechgrove.

The rain is needed as it has been one of the driest months on record in the UK.

They have had snow but no rain and Carole thinks it is since Mairi put up the new water Butt!

Advolly Richmond

 Advolly Richmond

Advolly Richmond is a Garden Writer, Historian and Garden Television Presenter.

Advolly has a MA in in Garden History from Bristol University and has a RHS level 3 in Practical Horticulture. 

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 5 29 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 5 29 April 2021

Carole Baxter welcomes us to Episode 5 of Beechgrove 2021 by saying its a bit nippy there as she introduces Mairi Rattray Head Gardener and Kirsty Wilson who is back in the garden for the first time this series.

They are in Carole favourite garden, the Woodland Garden and Kirsty says it is looking beautiful and Carole points out a couple of gems, the Yellow Erythronium and the Hepaticas.

Kirsty really likes the Cardamine Pentaphylla and Mairi like the Trillium Rivale that are starting to come up.

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 4 22 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 4 22 April 2021

Carole Baxter welcomes us to Episode 4 of  Beechgrove 2021 and introduces us to Mairi Rattray the Head Gardener who is helping her do some pruning and they are happy to have Brian Cunningham back in the garden after last weeks snow.

Mairi says there was no snow this week but it has been cold and dry and nice to see the sun is out today. 

She is a little worried they have had no rain and the sun makes for more watering in the greenhouses.

The Great Garden Revolution

The Great Garden Revolution

The Great Garden Revolution was first shown on Channel 4 on 01 May 2021.

This new garden makeover programme was in a Saturday night slot which is unusual for a gardening programme but was also available on More4.

Poppy Okotcha

Poppy Okotcha

Poppy Okotcha is a model turned turned Horticulturist and Ecological Gardener who was born in London in 1996 but spent her early years in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The family moved back to Wiltshire, England when she was 12 years old.

Her mum was always growing food for the family and when they moved back to the UK they made a garden together and she gained her love of the natural world.

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 5 16 April 2021

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 5 16 April 2021

Monty Don welcomes us to Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 5 and he is busy filling up the bare spaces left in the Jewel and Cottage garden left by the removal of the Box Hedges.

Now is the time to move Herbaceous plants and he is transplanting a Echinops Ritro, which grows to 3 foot tall with spiky flowers, from another part of the garden.

He wants it to follow on after the Roses have stopped flowering and he tips it gently out of the pot and it has a strong root system.

The Beechgrowers from Beechgrove 2021

Beechgrowers

The Beechgrowers first appeared on Beechgrove 2021 in Episode 3 on 15 April 2021.

From right across Scotland the 6 lots of keen gardeners will be filming their own experiences of gardening in varying climates and growing conditions.

From a flat in Edinburgh right up to the Northern most coast of mainland Scotland, from the Highlands to the Borders.

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 3 15 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 3 15 April 2021

We are welcomed to Episode 3 of Beechgrove 2021 by Carole Baxter and Mairi Rattray and the garden is covered in a thick layer of snow.

Carole says a few days ago she was cutting the lawn and buying suntan lotion and Mairi says last week they were busy weeding the garden this week Snow arrived and put a stop to that.

A cold wind has made it feel colder than the -2 it has been and some of the plants have suffered like the poor deflated Daffodils that are laying in the snow.

The snow has been removed from the Topiary also.

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 4 09 April 2021

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 4 09 April 2021

Monty Don welcomes us to Episode 4 of Gardeners' World 2021 and Nell is laying in the sun watching Monty hard at work in the Paradise Garden which he started a few years ago.

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 2 08 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 2 08 April 2021

We are welcomed to Episode 2 of Beechgrove 2021 by Carole Baxter along with Mairi Rattray, Kirsty Wilson and some very noisy birds who are full of the joy of Spring.

Carol says is great to have Kirsty back in the Beechgrove garden and that she is loving her new allotment, Kirsty has been busy painting her new greenhouse, green!

Mairi is asked about how the weather has been at Beechgrove after Carole telling her they had a big hailstorm at home. 

She says its been dry, cold and windy so they have had to water some of the shrubs that are in containers particularly the Camelia.

She pleasantly surprised they are still alive after they were just planted in the ground and left to their own devices so they will not flower at all this year.

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 3 02 April 2021

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 3 03 April 2021
 
Monty Don welcomes us to the third episode of Gardeners' World 2021 for an Easter special.

He tells us what an important time it is, as the Spring has begun and with it there is so much to do, as gardeners.

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 1 01 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 1 01 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 returns for its first episode and Carole Baxter, Brian Cunningham and the new presenter and Head Gardener Mairi Rattray welcomes us back to Beechgrove filmed from the Beechgrove Gardens.

Carole says its great to be back at Beechgrove Gardens but they are practising all the social distancing and Covid guidelines, so no welcome back hugs. 

Carol and Brian are introducing each presenter and segment this week.

Calum Clunie

Calum Clunie 

Calum Clunie is a Gardener and Allotmenteer who in 2021 became the new Presenter on BBC Scotland flagship gardening programme Beechgrove.

He got his love of gardening from his grandparents Alasdair and Sheila Simpson as a child they would all garden together.

Calum has watched Beechgrove or The Beechgrove Garden as it used to be known, for as long as he can remember.

Mairi Rattray

Mairi Rattray

Mairi Rattray is Head Gardener at Beechgrove and in 2021 she is  a new presenter for BBC Scotland flagship gardening programme Beechgrove.

In 2012 Mairi was a Horticultural Trainee at the MacRobert Trust.

In 2015 Mairi was appointed as Head Gardener at Beechgrove Garden in Westhill near Aberdeen.

Beechgrove 2021

Beechgrove 2021

BBC Scotland Flagship gardening programme Beechgrove is returning to our screens for the 2021 gardening season on 01 April 2021 in Scotland and Sunday 04 April on BBC2.

In 2021 the presenters are set to make their return to Beechgrove after the 2020 season was filmed mostly from the presenter's homes and workplaces, like Scone Castle, due to the Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions.

Lots of hard work has been going on behind the scenes to get Beechgrove Gardens ready after it being  left to overgrow during the Covid pandemic.

There is also some exciting changes happening to Beechgrove Gardens that will be revealed during the new series.

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 2 26 March 2021

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 2 26 March 2021 

Episode 2 of Gardeners' World 2021 and Monty Don has his Dahlia Tubers out of storage and welcomes us to Long Meadow.


Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 1 19 March 2021

Gardeners world 2021 episode 1

Episode 1 of Gardeners' World 2021 and Monty Don quickly followed by Patti and Nell welcomes us to Long Meadow for this first episode.

Gardeners' World 2021


Monty Don is back for the new growing season and the first programme was aired on Friday 19 March 2021 starting for the first time with an hour long programme.

This show has started during Lockdown and is being aimed at both first time gardeners and the more experienced grower due to the increased interest in our garden during the Coivd-19 pandemic.

Sue Kent


Sue Kent is a Gardener and a new presenter on Gardeners' World 2021 as well as a Professional Masseur offering sports Massage and relaxation Massage.

Sue was born in the early1960s and her Mother, during her pregnancy took the drug Thalidomide for morning sickness but unknown at the time, the drugs side effects caused Sue to be born with an upper limb disability.

Her upper limb difference means she has 8 inch long arms, no thumbs and 7 fingers which has meant she has always been keen to overcome any challenges and work out new ways of doing things.

Sue comes from a family of gardeners, her Great Grandfather Walter Godfrey from Colchester Essex supplied Asparagus to the the Prince of Wales.

Her father was also a keen gardener and Sue spent her childhood helping out in the garden

Gardening with Carol Klein Episode 1

Gardening with Carol Klein

Carol Klein introduces us to Gardening with Carol Klein filmed at her home of over 40 years, Glebe Cottage in Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh Devon.

When Carol is not writing about gardening or presenting, she is in the garden.

Whatever sort or size of garden you have, or even if you just have a patio or window box, she is going to show us how, from the basics to more advanced techniques.

She wants to share the excitement and satisfaction of creating a garden whether you’re a novice or experienced, she wants to share the skills.

Carol is ‘ready are you’?

Gardening with Carol Klein

Gardening with Carol Klein

Gardening with Carol Klein or as the title says How to Garden with Carol Klein, was first shown on Channel 5 on 18th February 2021.

The two part series sees Carol Klein in her amazing garden at her home Glebe Cottage, in Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh Devon.

Tom Massey










 Tom Massey

Tom Massey is a Garden Designer who grew up in Richmond, London.

Tom first studied Art at the University of Arts London before completing a BA Hons in Animation Production at the Arts Institute of Bournemouth

A career in freelance Animation and Design followed as well as being a Director of a Music Events Company.

Tom wanted a change of career and with a love of the outdoors, he studied for a Garden Design Diploma at the London College of Garden Design before starting his own company Tom Massey- Landscape and Garden Design.

Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Joel Bird is a Garden Designer, Artist, Designer/Artist, Sculptor, Author and Musician. 

Joel grew up in Walton and Allerton, Liverpool and attended Calderstones Comprehensive. 

He went on to study at Liverpool John Moores University.

Pip Probert

Pip Probert

Pip Probert is a Garden Designer who as a young child liked to photograph, draw and paint pictures of plants.

This love of plants and her artistic flare saw her studying Garden Design at the Welsh Horticultural College.

Pip founded her Garden Design and Landscape business Outer Spaces Design Ltd in 2005 with business partner Wez Salthouse.

Manoj Malde

Manoj Malde

Manoj Malde was born in Kenya in 1967 and moved to Great Britain aged just 4 years old. He is a Garden Designer, writer and public speaker.

As a child he used to help his brothers in their vegetable patch in his parents garden.

Manoj studied Art at the Royal College of Art achieving a MA in Art, London  and his initial career path was as a Design Manager in the fashion industry which took him all over the world.

He trained as a Garden Designer at the English Gardening School bringing his experience of colour and design into his gardens.

Helen Elks-Smith

Helen Elks-Smith

Helen Elks-Smith is a Garden Designer who creates stunning gardens that are holistically designed taking into account their surroundings, the function of the garden and the effect the garden has on your wellbeing. 

Helen studied Garden Design at Writtle College coming from a mathematical background she combines these talents to design not only beautiful but practical gardens.

Your Garden Made Perfect

 Your Garden Made Perfect

Your Garden Made Perfect was first shown on 04 February 2021 on BBC 2.

A spin off from the popular Your Home Made Perfect they share the same presenter Angela Scanlon and a similar format of 2 Designers competing to design and create a dream space for the home owner.

Using visual and virtual effects the homeowner gets to see and experience each design and watch their own garden transform in minutes before their very eyes.

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 6

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 6

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 5

 Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 5

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 4

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 4

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 3

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 3

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.