In Beechgrove Garden episode 6 2016: Carole continues with her windowsill gardening and sows herbs and salad leaves, which can be used to produce tasty, foodie salads for weeks.
In Garden on a Budget, Carole is with Mieke Guijt in rural Kennethmont, helping to mould a garden out of almost nothing. Carole takes Mieke on a budget shopping trip to buy materials for easy-to-make compost bays and shows her how to have plants for ‘free’.
George visits the painterly garden of Broughton House in Kirkcudbright. The house and garden belonged to EA Hornel, artist, collector and ‘Glasgow boy’. George discovers how much the garden influenced Hornel’s paintings.
Beechgrove Garden episode 6 2016:
1. Windowsill Gardening
Carole was in the greenhouse with snow falling all around her with the 2nd of her series on growing productive crops on a windowsill. This time she was looking at herbs and salads. Carole suggested that it is well worth investing in an electric propagator to give seeds a boost to aid germination. To demonstrate, Carole
sprinkled some chervil seed onto the top of some compost then sprinkled with more compost.
2. Gardening on a Budget
This was Carole’s second visit to Mieke and Jan Guijt who moved to their new house near Kennethmont in rural Aberdeenshire last summer. Mieke has many ideas for her new garden but is working on a very, very small budget. Carole and Mieke started this visit with a shopping trip to Wood Recyclability in Pitmedden Aberdeenshire. Wood Recyclability employ local people to create garden products from waste wood. Mieke bought some wildlife boxes flat packed to make at home. These are cheaper than the pre–made boxes.
3. Cottage Garden Geraniums
Meanwhile back in Beechgrove, Chris is starting to create a cottage garden planting scheme. He began with a range of the exceptionally versatile herbaceous geraniums to begin to create the cottage garden effect.