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Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein

  • 2011
  • Documentary and factual
  • Nature


"Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein" follows the horticulturist as she spends a year in her garden at Glebe Cottage in Devon. She begins by offering advice on how to look after plants throughout January and February. During March and April, she plants the first seeds of the year. As spring departs, sweet peas are planted and the year's first salad leaves are picked, before the arrival of a hive of honeybees. In the summer months of July and August, the horticulturist deadheads the roses and stakes plants to help keep the garden looking its best, and creates colourful borders using cannas, ginger and dahlias. In September and October, Klein enlists her daughters' help to decide the future of a cankered apple tree. In the final episode - the months of November and December - delicate perennials are put under shelter as the first frosts hit the garden, and snowdrops begin to appear at a time when tulips bulbs are planted. It premiered on BBC Two in early 2011.

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