Good morning everyone,
A hot day here in The Netherlands today. Temperatures of up to around 30 degrees expected!
Here is today's harvest .
First the new episode of Garden Time. This time with the following items...
A visit to the Rose Garden Store, learn how to deter squirrels, where you can get your soil tested, visit a vintage flea market, see some plants to attract birds and butterflies to your garden, visit a garden railroad, learn about hot tubs in the garden and get a sample of berries, brews and BBQ. We also have the tips of the month, learn about a local veggie website and learn about visualscaping.
Next the Mid-American Gardener.This week with the following...
Topics ranging from how to grow tomatoes to repelling critters to mulching.
Silence ça pousse has items about beans, visits the garden of Samarès Manor on Jersey, helps someone with a problem in the garden and meets people who try to get children interested in nature and gardening.
Have a lovely day, whatever you're doing!
Good morning everyone ,
Not as hot here today as it was yesterday, and unfortunately we didn't get any rain . The garden really needs it.
Saturday again already, so the new episode of Gardening Australia will appear after 12.00 or so. This is what's in this week's edition.
Painting with Plants: Sophie visits a stunning garden that is a colourful, lush oasis atop a windy, exposed hill.Succulent Survivors: Costa explores the toughest plants for home gardeners, succulents, and shows how to plant and care for them.Plant Profile - Coneflowers: Jane profiles a great genus of low maintenance, summer-flowering perennials - Rudbeckia.Using Plants as Mulch: Jerry answers a question about using prunings as mulch.Hop Hunting: Tino joins a friend in search of wild hops for a batch of home brew and finds out more about this mysterious and beautiful plant. Collecting Native Seed: Angus shows how to collect seed off native plants to sow in the garden.Pick a Colour: John profiles some of his favourite trees for autumn, including smaller trees and shrubs to bring colour into any home garden.
I also stumbled across a programme about gardens in Felixtowe from the local community TV station there.
And the new episode of the German Grünzeug has appeared on the web.This time about tulips, trees, and growing edible stuff on the balcony.
I'm off into the garden .
Have a lovely Saturday!
Good morning everyone,
A very grey Sunday here so far . I hope it will get better. I've got a whole new load gardening programmes though .
I think that the second episode of Greatest Gardens with Diarmuid Gavin and Helen Dillon is now on Iplayer.
And the latest episode of The Farmer and the Food Chain.
And Berlin's local broadcaster RBB had almost a whole day of garden programmes yesterday. They rummaged through their archives and came up with some beauties. Several of them are on their website.
The first one is a sort of history of cottage gardens and gardens of old farm houses. I absolutely love this one .
The next one is about the gardeners of the famous Sanssousi garden.
The next one is about gardening in Berlin, with allotments, vertical gardens, rooftop gardens, gardens in company car parks and loads more.
Next a programme about 15 of the most beautiful parks and gardens in the region around Berlin.
And finally a TV film, Not a documentary, but fiction with some of Germany's best-loved TV actors. The story is about a widower who owns a small nursery. He's driven out of business by a large GC and even has to rent out part of his home to survive.Without a job he gets bored and gets up to all sorts of things.
Have a lovely Sunday!
Grey but dry here at the moment. Sun forecast for later though
Here are the latest links to garden programmes on the web. First the Belgian Jardins et Loisirs. The visited Newby Hall Gardens in Yorkshire, a garden in Belgium, and have an item about bonsai. Plant of the week is Pulmonaria Samurai.
The German MDR programme Garten has items about peonies, sunflowers, and about young gardeners who renovate a neglected allotment.
ARTE aired the latest episode of that programme about historic gardens in eastern Europe. This time it was about a garden in Zagreb.
French version here...
They also aired a new episode of that programme which wants to get children interested in fruits and vegetables.
Next the latest, and probably last, episode of the ZDF make-over show Der Nachbar in meinem Beet.
Finally a programme about gardens in Sicily from 3Sat. Starts with a guy who transplants cacti and grabs hold of them with his bare hands, brrr.
Good morning everyone
Only one new programme today. The Austrian Natur im Garten is back . This time they visit a garden in Limbach, where a German couple made their garden at an old farm house. They are particularly interested in old varieties of plants.
Have a lovely day!
I hope it won't be as cold here today as it was yesterday. Temperatures were only around 15 degrees, brrr.
Here are today's links.
First the German Querbeet. This time it's all about open days at private gardens, the enjoyment you get from gardening and how it helps to keep you fit and healthy. They also have an item about making a heart-shaped wreath from lavender and other flowers to put on your front door.
The American programme Great Gardening is all about sustainable gardening this week.
The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener has items about how to plant peppers and sweet potatoes and also a unique edible root - yacons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lPVk69IHkA
And I also found the latest edition of the French Un Jardin en Nous. No idea what it's about, because I haven't watched it yet, and they don't give info about it on YouTube.
Have a lovely day !
Good morning everyone,
Not many new programmes today.
First the latest episode of Decouvertes Jardins. This time with items about old roses, repotting a lemon tree, and they visit some gardens, including the new water garden at Versailles.
My local Dutch garden programme is back on YouTube too. This time they visit a garden where the owner grows all sorts of edible weeds, look at cucumbers and spinach, visit the garden of an old country estate, and a bee keeper.
And here in The Netherlands everyone suddenly seems to have become obsessed with convincing people not to pave their whole gardens, but get rid of paving and grow plants.
An excellent idea of course, but weird how suddenly local authorities, DIY stores,GCs and TV stations all seem obsessed by it.
A regional broadcaster in the north of the country even has come up with a series of 5 short make-over programmes called Tegels eruit, Tuin erin. That means pavers out, garden in. Here is the first episode...
That's all for today.
Raining here at the moment. Much needed though.
Here is today's harvest. First the latest episode of Oklahoma Gardening with the following.. -Rust Disease in Kentucky Bluegrass with Turfgrass Specialist Dennis Martin-The Benefits of Mulching the Garden and Garden Tool Favorites with former host Ray Campbell-How to use Your Smart Phone to Learn about the Gardens on the OSU Stillwater Campus with former host Steve Dobbs-Identify the Culprit Behind Spots in the Bermudagrass-Creating a Vertical Planter from a Jello Mold with Brenda Sanders
The Mid-American Gardener has topics ranging from when to divide hostas to removing vines, as well as how to trim lilacs.
And the latest episode of Silence, ça pousse! is also available.
Have a great day, whatever you're doing!
Still cold here in The Netherlands, but dry at the moment.
Saturday again, so that means Gardening Australia will appear on the web in a few hours. And this is what's on this week's show.
The Natural Garden: John visits a garden that is inspired by the Australian bush and talks to its designer, Sam Cox, who specialises in naturalistic gardens. FAQs - Winter Fertilising | Compost Booster: Josh answers a question about using fertiliser in winter and Jerry shows how to keep your compost pile working a treat. The Patch - Perfect Soil: Tino's in The Patch showing how to create deep, fertile and free draining soil.Harvesting Colour: Costa learns about the fascinating process of how plants can be used to create natural dyes and shows how to produce works of art at home. Bare Root Planting: Sophie shows how to save money planting bare rooted trees.A Tricky Spot: Josh shows how to overcome one of trickiest spots in gardens - south facing aspects that get deep shade for most of the year, but searing overhead sun in the summer. Planting a Seed: Jane checks out a garden run by the Salvation Army to provide young people with a relaxing and inspiring place to grow.
The second episode of the Dutch make-over programme where they replace paving with plants is also available.
And the German programme Grünzeug visits a garden show and they have an item about water gardens.
Good mornig everyone,
There don't seem to be any new garden programmes on the web at all today , but here are the links to some oldies. They are from the German regional broadcaster WDR and the programmes were shown last year. Unfortunately they decided not to continue the programme this year.
Have great Sunday, whatever you're doing!