In Gardeners World 2018 episode 6, there is a full hour of inspiration as Monty works in his vegetable garden sowing seeds for a bountiful summer, grows some more unusual vegetables and recommends varieties of summer bulbs to plant in the spring.
Mark Lane creates a floral celebration in a container and shares his recommendations for great planting partners for seasonal colour. Flo Headlam joins the arborists at Westonbirt Arboretum to find out how they manage their incredible collection of trees from around the world.
Adam Frost meets a couple who have recently moved into a new-build house to show them step by step how they can transform their awkwardly shaped garden on a very small budget. Nick Bailey is out and about enjoying that most seasonal of flowers, the daffodil. Plus Monty reveals the first of the finalists in the Every Space Counts competition.
Gardeners World 2018 episode 6
Bulbs for lawns
Drifts of daffodils, snowdrops and crocus in open grass are one of the classic signs of spring. Although they look like the work of nature, they are simple to create and will last for many years.
Hydrangeas are popular garden shrubs with delicate heads of flowers in shades of pink, white or blue and pretty autumn colour and leaf shape. The mophead and lace-cap hydrangeas are most well-known for their ability to change colour in different soils. Hydrangeas thrive in a moist, but well-drained soil, in a cool, semi-shady part of the garden. Try to avoid exposed east-facing sites, where cold winds may damage young spring growth, and also avoid dry, sunny spots.
Growing vegetables from seed can be satisfying. However, it is important to plan ahead so that you don’t find that your hard work produces gluts and shortages. Knowing which vegetables to sow where, when and how means you can maintain constant supplies throughout the season.