Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:24
For Scottish viewers, Beechgrove started again last night.
For everyone else, it's repeated nationwide on BBC2 on Sunday mornings. Lovely practical gardening programme full of tips and ideas. Here's what we have to look forward to in the first two programmes:-
Thursday 31st March, BBC2 Scotland, 7.30pm
Beechgrove is back despite winter storms, Jim McColl, Carole Baxter, George Anderson and Chris Beardshaw and the Beechgrove garden are all in one piece, looking radishing and ready to grow. Scotland has suffered the wettest winter on record so Jim and the team wade in to find out how that affects growing conditions.
And Chris really does wade in to Beechgrove’s newly re-vamped pond.
When Maggie Patience came to live near Aboyne she found winter days short on light and colour. Carole visited Maggie’s garden in early winter to experience the unique way she has added year round colour.
Thursday 7th April, BBC2 Scotland, 7.30pm
Jim, Carole and George are in the polytunnel planting asparagus. Beechgrove has not had the best success growing asparagus, but a new versatile variety and Beechgrove’s own compost might make all the difference. Meanwhile looking at colour in stems rather than blooms, George creates an inspirational winter interest border on a slope in Beechgrove.
Carole begins a new mini strand, Garden on a Budget. Meike and Jan Guijt and young family moved into their new home in Kennethmont just last year. Throughout the series, Carole will help new gardener, Meike mould a garden out of almost nothing.