Gardeners’ World celebrates its 50th anniversary with a full hour of gardening from Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC.
Monty kicks off the party and is joined by the whole team, who will be bringing you all the show has to offer. Joe Swift and Adam Frost take a look at the show gardens and we meet garden designer David Stevens, who has created a garden showcasing 50 years of changing trends in our back yards.
Carol Klein is in the floral marquee looking at the plants which have defined the decades, whilst Rachel de Thame, Flo Headlam, Alan Power, Nick Bailey and Mark Lane explore the show features including the Gardeners’ World-themed borders and other floral displays.
Monty and Alan Titchmarsh meet to talk about their experiences as the nation’s head gardener and Mary Berry reveals the winner of the golden jubilee plant award.
1. Hollyhock rust
Hollyhock is a well-loved cottage garden plant but sadly it can be severely disfigured by hollyhock rust. Control is not easy.