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Series 50 - Episode 1
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After months of changeable weather, spring is finally here, heralded not so much by green shoots struggling to emerge from the earth as by the return of this hardy perennial.
Fresh from his Big Dreams Small Spaces exertions, Monty Don reports from his two-acre garden at Longmeadow with tips for introducing a splash of colour to your plot. Continuing the colourful theme, Adam Frost visits the vibrant herbaceous borders at Packwood House in Warwickshire, while throughout the series Carol Klein profiles her gardening heroes. She starts with Beth Chatto, the still-working nonagenarian who has become renowned for her common-sense philosophy of putting “the right plant in the right place”.
Monty Don kicks off the gardening year from Longmeadow, sharing his tips for pruning, planting up pots for spring colour and sharing his plans for the coming year. At the National Trust's Packwood House in Warwickshire, the herbaceous borders come under Adam Frost's scrutiny as he finds out how they have been planted for maximum colour and impact. Over the course of this 50th series, Carol Klein will be sharing some of her heroes of gardening. She begins with plantswoman, garden designer and author Beth Chatto.
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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