As the longest day of the year approaches, there is more time for everyone to be outside and enjoy the garden, and Monty is no exception.
Although some vegetables do not respond well to a late sowing, there are others that do and Monty gives his tips on late croppers to sow now.
Carol Klein and Joe Swift make a visit to Gardeners’ World Live in Birmingham to revel in the hundreds of summer flowering plants on display and to find design tips for small gardens.
In Gardeners World episode 13 2016:
1. How to grow ferns
Low-maintenance and tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, ferns complement any shade plant combination. From tiny specimens grown in walls to the royal fern at six feet tall, there’s room for ferns in every sized garden.
2. How to grow grapes indoors
Although some varieties of dessert grapes can be grown successfully outdoors, they are more successful under glass, even in warmer locations. With a little attention to watering, feeding, pruning and training, it is possible to get a good crop year after year.
3. How to grow grapes outdoors
Growing grapes outdoors is becoming increasingly popular, particularly those varieties being grown for wine. The key to success is a combination of selecting the correct site and thorough soil preparation, combined with attention to watering, feeding and dealing with problems if they arise.
4. When to trim hedges
Hedges require formative pruning on planting, plus maintenance trimming to keep them within bounds. Pruning times vary depending on the type of hedge.
5. Tomatoes care
Tomatoes produce abundant delicious fruits in a range of colours, shapes and sizes. They are easily grown in gardens, greenhouses or containers, and are appreciated by children and adults alike.
6. Tips on watering
To make the most of water, it pays to use it economically. It helps to understand the needs of plants and use techniques to prevent water loss from both plants and soil.