In Gardeners World episode 22 2016 with the bank holiday ahead, there is plenty of opportunity to catch up with some essential jobs in the garden and Monty gives a masterclass on how to look after and prune soft fruit to ensure maximum production next year.
Frances Tophill is at RHS Rosemoor, where she is catching up on her vegetable trials which she started earlier in the year, and Alan Power visits Hestercombe Gardens in Somerset to find out more about the discovery of a long-lost gladiolus, which was originally included in the planting plans of Gertrude Jekyll over 100 years ago.
Gardeners World episode 22 2016
Raspberries are one of the most popular summer fruits and are very easy to grow. Different training techniques mean raspberries can be grown in gardens of any size and in containers.
Gladioli come in a wide range of sizes from the miniatures with florets of less than two and half inches in diameter, the graceful primulinus hybrids with the hooded florets, the small flowered, the versatile medium flowered through to the large and giant flowered types with florets up to six and a half inches in diameter and spikes growing up to six feet tall.
Tomato and potato blight
Potato and tomato blight, properly called late blight, is a disease of the foliage and fruit or tubers of tomatoes and potatoes, causing rotting. It is most common in wet weather.
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.
Wasps (social) including hornets
Wasps are beneficial in gardens, they feed their grubs on caterpillars and other insects and can reduce pest populations. Wasps can also ruin picnics during mid to late summer and may also damage ripe fruits. Disturbing a wasp nest when weeding or hedge trimming can result in multiple painful stings.