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Beechgrove is on at 7:30pm on Thursday 17th April on BBC2 Scotland and at 8:00am on Sunday 20th April on BBC2 network 

In the Beechgrove Garden Jim, Carole and George are pruning their way around the garden, through fruit pruning to Carole pruning back a very vigorous eucalyptus. The team show what we could and should be pruning at this time of the year, how to do it and why.  It’s also the season for pricking-out and potting-on and George shows how to do just that with his summer sowing of the stunning blue poppy.

Chris is at another new build in Portlethen this week. He’s helping the Robertson family transform the soggy turf that the developers left them with into the garden of their dreams. Anna and Andrew Robertson, son Fergus and cats and dogs moved into their new home in Portlethen in May 2013. The Robertsons want Chris to help transform their new plot into both a family space and an efficient, productive garden.

Jim is with the all new allotmenteers of Aden Park in Mintlaw.  Last year this was a field and now it’s a set up with 42 new allotment sites all just ready to get growing.  Jim will track the progress of this new gardening community from the very young to the older and gardening wise; sharing knowledge and experiences and chat with Jim throughout the season.


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Carole explains how to deal with explosive weeds, Jim is splitting snowdrops and George advises us where to plant a flowering quince.