Beechgrove is on at 7:30pm on Thursday 24th April on BBC2 Scotland and at 9:30am on Sunday 27th April on BBC2 network
In the Beechgrove Garden Jim continues to deal with the aftermath of the extreme wet that we all experienced over winter and reminds us to feed perennials and woody plants, especially those recently planted.
Carole and Chris are in the fruit house adding some small but beautifully formed new container fruit, including quince, apricot and cherry, which will produce jam tomorrow on anyone’s patio.
Tender plants love nothing better than a bit of bottom heat and Chris is trying a new way with an old technique as he builds a ‘hot bed’ to grow monster melons and courgettes, and fast.
In the first of three visits throughout the series, Carole is at Scone Palace where the community are helping create a new community Kitchen Garden. This week, Scone Palace Head Gardener and the pupils of Robert Douglas Memorial School start planting a whole range of veg crops in polytunnels and into the ground.
Carole also visits Charlotte Wemyss who enthuses Carole with her passion for Erythroniums in the woodland garden of Wemyss Castle. Erythroniums, form drifts of colour in Charlotte’s woodlands and combine with large numbers of narcissi, and bluebells to give a stunning spring display. Charlotte says of these delicate woodland sprites that “when they flower they are a wonder of the world they certainly are in my world anyway and when they flower they light up the ground”.
Take a sneak peek at the handy hints from this week's programme
Programme 3 Handy Hints
Carole is planting potatoes in pots, Jim attempts to have an extended new potato harvest , and George gives a planting design tip.