In Gardeners World episode 19 2016, now that rambling roses have finished flowering, Monty turns his attention to pruning and tying in new growth for a good display next year.
On the 20th anniversary of the death of Geoff Hamilton, Adam Frost returns to the famous Gardeners’ World location, Barnsdale, to pay tribute and to revisit some of his own early gardening memories. And we travel to Abergavenny to visit the garden of a sweet pea enthusiast, to get her top tips for growing the best blooms.
Gardeners World episode 19 2016:
How to prune a rambling rose
Rose pruning ensures that plants grow vigorously and flower well each year. If left, rambling roses can become a tangled mess of branches with very few flowers. Although often considered complicated, rose pruning is not difficult if you follow this guide.
How to prune a climbing rose
Rose pruning ensures that plants grow vigorously and flower well each year. If left, climbing roses can become a tangled mess of branches with very few flowers. Although often considered complicated, rose pruning is not difficult if you follow this guide.
Grow your own sweet peas
Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are probably the most popular annual flower, being especially prized for their colour and scent. Smaller cultivars are available for hanging baskets and containers.
Plants for ponds
Aquatic plants enliven a pond and help create a wildlife habitat. They are not difficult to plant, although there are a few key differences from planting on land.
How to make good compost
Home composting is the most environmentally-friendly way of dealing with kitchen and garden waste, plus it produces compost that can be used as an excellent soil improver.