In Gardeners World episode 21 2016, now that birds are no longer nesting in hedges, it is the time to get them looking trim and neat and Monty has plenty of tips on how to cut them so that they grow well.
Alan Power visits Croome Park in Worcestershire to discover more about one of the first great landscapes of Capability Brown, and we visit a couple in Gloucestershire whose ornamental grass garden was inspired by the Far East.
Gardeners World episode 21 2016
Barn House Grasses
Nothing beats the look and feel of grasses in the late summer border and as you saw on tonight’s programme, Kate and Hitesh Patel have used them to great effect in their garden near Chepstow. If you would like to visit, they’re open by appointment from April to the end of September, details of which can be found in the link below.
How to trim a hedge
Established hedges require trimming to keep them dense and compact. Formal hedges require more frequent trimming than informal hedges.
Grow your own cut flowers
Many garden plants can be enjoyed as cut flowers and foliage in the home, offering cheaper and diverse alternatives to florist flowers. Borders can be adapted to provide cutting material throughout the year. Alternatively, dedicate a part of the garden to growing cut flowers.
Ornamental grasses can play a part in most gardens, from providing calming accompaniments to more colourful flowering plants to being the sole focus of the design. There are grasses for damp or dry soil, shady as well as sunny situations. Many are great to add to the cutting garden; others perform well in containers.
Growing lilies in pots
Lilies grow well in containers, where they can be positioned for maximum effect in the garden. It’s a great way to grow these stunning plants, especially if you can’t grow them in your garden.