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Series 49 - Episode 24
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“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” according to William Shakespeare, although plantswoman Carol Klein demonstrates that not all plants related to roses are heavily perfumed. Meanwhile, things are not so rosy in the Longmeadow garden where Monty Don is grappling with some unruly blooms as well as taking a few herb cuttings.
Nick Macer leaves his Gloucestershire plant nursery behind to take a trip to London. He visits a garden to see how, as a result of two different microclimates, it’s possible to fill the space with a dazzling array of diverse plants that seemingly should never be seen together.
Monty Don is at Longmeadow giving advice on how to deal with unruly roses, taking cuttings of herbs and planting a new tree, and Carol Klein continues her series on plant families, exploring some of the most popular relations of the rose. Nick Macer is in London visiting a town garden where two different microclimates offer very different planting opportunities, Adam Frost reveals his plans for his new garden, while Flo Headlam is in the heart of Bristol, transforming unpromising grey spaces into vibrant green ones.
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Full Episode Guide
Gardeners' World at 50: four presenters invite us into their own little havens
As the BBC2 show celebrates its half a century, Carol Klein, Monty Don, Adam Frost and Joe Swift reveal their lawns and flowerbeds
Alys Fowler: I thought I was having a midlife crisis when I came out as gay in my thirties
Meet Adam Frost – the new presenter of BBC2's Gardeners' World
10 blooming brilliant facts about roses
Rachel de Thame: women see things differently – it's why they make such good gardeners
Alan Titchmarsh's five favourite British back gardens
Alan Titchmarsh: My days aren’t empty without the Chelsea Flower Show
Alan Titchmarsh: I was hurt at being replaced by Monty Don but I'm not bitter
Gardeners’ World host Rachel De Thame to swap her wellies for dancing shoes on Strictly?
Alan Titchmarsh, Anne Robinson and sexism on TV - what do you think?
12 plants for small spaces
Monty Don: My garden has come into itself, for better or for worse