Carol Klein BBC cottage garden series starts tonight

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein begins at 8.30pm on BBC2 on 7 January.

The six part-series features garlic planting, snowdrops, hellebores, hedgelaying and cutting back plants in episode one.

Episode two (14 January) shows planting of celadines, violets and primroses as well as hedge cloud pruning.

Spring into summer's programme (21 January) shows planting of sweetpeas, picking slad and staking perennials. The programme also features honey bees, oriental poppies and bluebells.

High summer's episode (28 January) shows staking, deadheading roses and cutting of asters. Klein works on her hot borders planting castor oil plants, cannas, gingers and dahlias. She also finds sea holly on the beach.

In autumn's episode (4 February) Klein opens the garden for the Open Garden Scheme and in the final episode on 18 February she features holly, box, yew, viburnum, mahonia and snowdrops.
Klein said: "It is a privilege to live here and work in this beautiful place."


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