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Series 50 - Episode 15
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More and more gardeners now have one eye on bee conservation when they choose new plants. This week, Rachel de Thame pops into Longmeadow to add further medicinal planting to Monty Don’s herb garden, with an emphasis on bee-friendly selections – and to offer further advice on how to look after our stripy saviours.
Don himself is creating a colourful new iris patch in his dry garden, having journeyed just up the road in Herefordshire to the National Collection of Siberian Iris. Plus, Nick Bailey provides an ultimate guide to designing and planting borders, Carol Klein goes to Somerset to see the home of cottage-garden pioneer Margery Fish, and there’s a visit to a garden with an impressive Clematis Montana collection.
Rachel de Thame joins Monty Don at Longmeadow to add more medicinal planting to the herb garden - especially those that bees love. She also investigates how gardeners can aid honey bee conservation and protect the nation's favourite pollinators. Monty visits a garden in Herefordshire to see a collection of Siberian Iris, which inspires him to create a new Iris patch, adding warmth and splash of colour into his dry garden. The green-fingered experts also discover a garden containing a stunning collection of clematis Montana. Plus, Nick Bailey reveals how to plan, design and build a border fit for any garden, while in Somerset, Carol Klein visits the home of Margery Fish, the writer who exercised a strong influence on the informal style of the cottage garden, before her death in 1969.
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Rachel de Thame
Full Episode Guide
Monty Don: why you can find paradise in Islamic gardens
In his new BBC series, the Gardeners' World presenter finds inspiration in Islam’s ancient gardens – and the promise of heaven on earth
Gardeners' World at 50: four presenters invite us into their own little havens
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?
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