Gardeners World episode 26 2016, there is plenty of advice from Longmeadow this week as Monty starts to tidy up the garden for autumn and reviews this year’s display in the jewel garden.
In the final part of Carol Klein’s series on plant families, she looks at the Apiaceae family, which includes not only stalwart and wildlife-friendly plants but also edible roots, and we pay a visit to a giant vegetable grower in Nottinghamshire who is hoping to break the world record with his carrots.
In Lincolnshire, Adam Frost’s designs begin taking shape when he starts to build raised beds for his contemporary kitchen garden, while Nick Bailey travels to a suburban garden in Windsor to tackle overgrown climbers and shrubs.
Jane Moore is in East Sussex where she discovers an exuberant garden and gardener whose small space is packed with plants, and Nick Macer discovers a garden in Kells Bay, Ireland, where the climate resembles an Atlantic rainforest.
Gardeners World episode 26 2016
Overgrown, old deciduous shrubs can be easily renovated by drastic pruning. After this, annual pruning will stop them getting out of hand again.
Grow your own coriander
The tiny pungent leaves of this herb make a pretty clump of fresh green in either a sunny or partially shaded position in the garden. A hardy annual relative of parsley plants are either grown for their leaves or their ribbed brown seeds – you should choose a cultivar suitable for your requirements.
How to grow kohlrabi
This odd brassica looks like a sputnik but don’t let this put you off. It has a delicious smell and nutty flavour. More drought resistant than most brassicas, it succeeds where swedes and turnips fail. Green varieties are sown from mid spring to mid-summer for summer crops; hardier purple varieties are sown from mid-summer for autumn and winter crops.
How to store apples & pears
If handled carefully and placed in the right environment, fruit from your garden may be stored for several weeks, or even months. So, with a little planning, you could be eating your own apples at Christmas.