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On the programme on the 30th April...

It’s daffolicious in the Beechgrove garden as Jim takes a look at his trial of new v old daffodils to see if traditional beats contemporary in the daffodil world.

Meanwhile George further tests that theory as he visits Backhouse Daffodils near Auchtermuchty who have daffodils that are the origins of many of the modern daffodils in use today.  Caroline Thomson who cares for this unique collection of daffodils and is building up a national collection tells George some of their fascinating history. 

North, South, East, West, Chris reviews his climbers for every aspect to see how they have come through the winter and to complement them he adds roses of all varieties to the cutting garden.

Pruning is sometimes a thorny issue and so Carole and Jim are pruning their way around the garden to show us how.  Jim will be pruning three Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’ in three different ways to see if this makes any difference to flowering.


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Programme 5 - Handy Hints

Advice on how to keep the canopy of pollarded or coppiced trees energised and handy hints for planting, feeding and keeping daffodils healthy.