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Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens. Coming from a range of gardens across Scotland, Grow It is peppered with seasonal gardening advice and weekly masterclasses from a range of experts, together with antidotes to a variety of growing pains and advice for the city gardener along with the occasional foray into wild flowers, herbs and foods, for those with green and non-green fingers alike. And, to help you make the most of the wonderful home-grown produce that the Scottish growing season offers up, we’ll also be dropping in on the kitchen garden with advice for grow-your-own enthusiasts and our team of chefs who have a selection of brilliant recipes as well as advice on what varieties will deliver you the best flavour in the kitchen.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

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Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens. Coming from a range of gardens across Scotland, Grow It is peppered with seasonal gardening advice and weekly masterclasses from a range of experts, together with antidotes to a variety of growing pains and advice for the city gardener along with the occasional foray into wild flowers, herbs and foods, for those with green and non-green fingers alike. And, to help you make the most of the wonderful home-grown produce that the Scottish growing season offers up, we’ll also be dropping in on the kitchen garden with advice for grow-your-own enthusiasts and our team of chefs who have a selection of brilliant recipes as well as advice on what varieties will deliver you the best flavour in the kitchen.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

A Visit To Beechgrove Garden2019072520190728 (RS)

Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens.

As Beechgrove prepares to return to our TV screens, we visit Carole Baxter in the garden to get the answers to some listener questions. Food is also on the menu with Graeme Pallister making a root vegetable salad and Foodie Quine blogger Claire Jessiman sharing her seasonal suggestions.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens.

As Beechgrove prepares to return to our TV screens, we visit Carole Baxter in the garden to get the answers to some listener questions. Food is also on the menu with Graeme Pallister making a root vegetable salad and Foodie Quine blogger Claire Jessiman sharing her seasonal suggestions.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens.

As Beechgrove prepares to return to our TV screens, we visit Carole Baxter in the garden to get the answers to some listener questions. Food is also on the menu with Graeme Pallister making a root vegetable salad and Foodie Quine blogger Claire Jessiman sharing her seasonal suggestions.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Biodiversity, Small Water Features And Strawberries2019053020190602 (RS)

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space, whatever shape and size it comes in, and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

This week they’re in Munlochy on the Black Isle, visiting Old Allangrange, a garden that has just about everything – formal, wild, traditional and contemporary.

JayJay Gladwin, garden designer and owner of Old Allangrange, shares her passion for biodiversity, explains why some weeds are actively encouraged and talks about the work they’re doing with local children who come to the garden.

This week’s seasonal ingredient is strawberries but chef Graeme Pallister has his work cut out for him as he demonstrates a strawberry gazpacho to Gillian Russell!

Carole Baxter shows Helen Needham how to create a mini pond in your garden if you’d love a water feature but are short on space.

JayJay shares some simple garden design advice if you’re refreshing the layout of your garden or have moved somewhere new.

Encouraging biodiversity, creating a mini pond and cooking with strawberries.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Clearing A Jungle, Raspberries And Using Old Pallets2019062720190630 (RS)

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space, whatever shape and size it comes in, and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

Today they’re off to Granton Castle Walled Garden in Edinburgh to hear how a group of enthusiasts are restoring the overgrown, abandoned garden to its former glory to create a space that locals and visitors can enjoy.

Ingsay Balfour and Linda Garcia explain the history behind the garden, why they’ve decided to help reshape the jungle and how they’ve tackled some of the big challenges – like bindweed!

Kirsten Gilmour shows Andrew Thomson how to make the most of seasonal raspberries with a simple recipe using mint and balsamic vinegar … plus gardening tips for growing and cultivating your own raspberries.

Carole Baxter demonstrates how to get creative with old building pallets in the garden, especially if you’re short of space... plus tips on other ways you can recycle in the garden.

Ingsay explains how a local artist has been working on creating a meditation area, a unique section of the garden designed for art, relaxation and contemplation.

Clearing an overgrown garden, cooking with seasonal raspberries and using old pallets.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space, whatever shape and size it comes in, and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

Today they’re off to Granton Castle Walled Garden in Edinburgh to hear how a group of enthusiasts are restoring the overgrown, abandoned garden to its former glory to create a space that locals and visitors can enjoy.

Ingsay Balfour and Linda Garcia explain the history behind the garden, why they’ve decided to help reshape the jungle and how they’ve tackled some of the big challenges – like bindweed!

Kirsten Gilmour shows Andrew Thomson how to make the most of seasonal raspberries with a simple recipe using mint and balsamic vinegar … plus gardening tips for growing and cultivating your own raspberries.

Carole Baxter demonstrates how to get creative with old building pallets in the garden, especially if you’re short of space... plus tips on other ways you can recycle in the garden.

Ingsay explains how a local artist has been working on creating a meditation area, a unique section of the garden designed for art, relaxation and contemplation.

Clearing an overgrown garden, cooking with seasonal raspberries and using old pallets.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens. Coming from a range of gardens across Scotland, Grow It is peppered with seasonal gardening advice and weekly masterclasses from a range of experts, together with antidotes to a variety of growing pains and advice for the city gardener along with the occasional foray into wild flowers, herbs and foods, for those with green and non-green fingers alike. And, to help you make the most of the wonderful home-grown produce that the Scottish growing season offers up, we’ll also be dropping in on the kitchen garden with advice for grow-your-own enthusiasts and our team of chefs who have a selection of brilliant recipes as well as advice on what varieties will deliver you the best flavour in the kitchen.

Community Gardening, Redcurrants And Citrus Trees2019070420190707 (RS)

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space – whatever shape and size it comes in – and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

Today they’re off to Leith Links in Edinburgh to visit the Crops In Pots community garden.

Founder Evie Murray explains how the idea of the urban croft came about and the ways in which the local community have embraced the shared growing space.

Gardeners Tom and Katherine explain how they get mixed planting to work on the urban croft and why they like to encourage bees to the growing area.

In this week’s seasonal recipe, chef Carina Contini shows Gillian Russell how to make a redcurrant syrup, perfect for drizzling over a simple vanilla sponge … plus gardening tips for growing and cultivating redcurrants in your own garden.

Carole Baxter shows Helen Needham that’s it’s possible to grow your own citrus fruit, right here in Scotland.

Tom describes the idea behind their latest garden experiment – hot composting!

Creating an urban community croft, cooking with redcurrants and growing citrus trees.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens. Coming from a range of gardens across Scotland, Grow It is peppered with seasonal gardening advice and weekly masterclasses from a range of experts, together with antidotes to a variety of growing pains and advice for the city gardener along with the occasional foray into wild flowers, herbs and foods, for those with green and non-green fingers alike. And, to help you make the most of the wonderful home-grown produce that the Scottish growing season offers up, we’ll also be dropping in on the kitchen garden with advice for grow-your-own enthusiasts and our team of chefs who have a selection of brilliant recipes as well as advice on what varieties will deliver you the best flavour in the kitchen.

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space – whatever shape and size it comes in – and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

Today they’re off to Leith Links in Edinburgh to visit the Crops In Pots community garden.

Founder Evie Murray explains how the idea of the urban croft came about and the ways in which the local community have embraced the shared growing space.

Gardeners Tom and Katherine explain how they get mixed planting to work on the urban croft and why they like to encourage bees to the growing area.

In this week’s seasonal recipe, chef Carina Contini shows Gillian Russell how to make a redcurrant syrup, perfect for drizzling over a simple vanilla sponge … plus gardening tips for growing and cultivating redcurrants in your own garden.

Carole Baxter shows Helen Needham that’s it’s possible to grow your own citrus fruit, right here in Scotland.

Tom describes the idea behind their latest garden experiment – hot composting!

Creating an urban community croft, cooking with redcurrants and growing citrus trees.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space – whatever shape and size it comes in – and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

Today they’re off to Leith Links in Edinburgh to visit the Crops In Pots community garden.

Founder Evie Murray explains how the idea of the urban croft came about and the ways in which the local community have embraced the shared growing space.

Gardeners Tom and Katherine explain how they get mixed planting to work on the urban croft and why they like to encourage bees to the growing area.

In this week’s seasonal recipe, chef Carina Contini shows Gillian Russell how to make a redcurrant syrup, perfect for drizzling over a simple vanilla sponge … plus gardening tips for growing and cultivating redcurrants in your own garden.

Carole Baxter shows Helen Needham that’s it’s possible to grow your own citrus fruit, right here in Scotland.

Tom describes the idea behind their latest garden experiment – hot composting!

Creating an urban community croft, cooking with redcurrants and growing citrus trees.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Fit Like Flowers2019081520190818 (RS)

Nicola Singleton visits a florist with a difference. At 'Fit Like Flowers' in Aberdeenshire you can handpick the blooms that will make up your bouquet. Owner Janie Gall shares her passion for gardening and offers advice on using self-seeding to create a sustainable crop year after year. With a garden that’s exposed to the elements, we look at the different ways to create shelter. She’ll then take us through the techniques for arranging the flowers into a stunning display. Janie also grows fruit and vegetables in her garden and we’ve loads of recipe ideas for the plums that are starting to ripen. If you have a smaller garden, or live in a flat, then Carole Baxter has some useful tips for growing vegetables in containers.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Fruit Trees, Courgettes And Foraging On The Banks Of The River Tay2019071820190721 (RS)

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space, whatever shape and size it comes in, and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

We’re at Spittalfield in Perthshire to get advice on picking and pruning your fruit tree from “Appletreeman” Andrew Lear. He’s also got tips for growing courgettes, which is handy since they’re the seasonal ingredient this week. Neil Forbes, Kirsten Gilmour and Carina Contini share their recipe suggestions.

Andrew’s wife Margaret takes us foraging for food on the banks of the River Tay, and shows us how to eat hogweed and sweet cicely.

Then we visit the Beechgrove Garden where Carole Baxter and Helen Needham discuss how to grow fruit in small spaces.

We're at Spittalfield in Perthshire to get advice on picking and pruning your fruit tree.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens. Coming from a range of gardens across Scotland, Grow It is peppered with seasonal gardening advice and weekly masterclasses from a range of experts, together with antidotes to a variety of growing pains and advice for the city gardener along with the occasional foray into wild flowers, herbs and foods, for those with green and non-green fingers alike. And, to help you make the most of the wonderful home-grown produce that the Scottish growing season offers up, we’ll also be dropping in on the kitchen garden with advice for grow-your-own enthusiasts and our team of chefs who have a selection of brilliant recipes as well as advice on what varieties will deliver you the best flavour in the kitchen.

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space, whatever shape and size it comes in, and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

We’re at Spittalfield in Perthshire to get advice on picking and pruning your fruit tree from “Appletreeman” Andrew Lear. He’s also got tips for growing courgettes, which is handy since they’re the seasonal ingredient this week. Neil Forbes, Kirsten Gilmour and Carina Contini share their recipe suggestions.

Andrew’s wife Margaret takes us foraging for food on the banks of the River Tay, and shows us how to eat hogweed and sweet cicely.

Then we visit the Beechgrove Garden where Carole Baxter and Helen Needham discuss how to grow fruit in small spaces.

We're at Spittalfield in Perthshire to get advice on picking and pruning your fruit tree.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space, whatever shape and size it comes in, and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

We’re at Spittalfield in Perthshire to get advice on picking and pruning your fruit tree from “Appletreeman” Andrew Lear. He’s also got tips for growing courgettes, which is handy since they’re the seasonal ingredient this week. Neil Forbes, Kirsten Gilmour and Carina Contini share their recipe suggestions.

Andrew’s wife Margaret takes us foraging for food on the banks of the River Tay, and shows us how to eat hogweed and sweet cicely.

Then we visit the Beechgrove Garden where Carole Baxter and Helen Needham discuss how to grow fruit in small spaces.

We're at Spittalfield in Perthshire to get advice on picking and pruning your fruit tree.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Gardening On Loch Ness, New Potatoes, Kitchen Herbs2019052320190526 (RS)

Nicola Singleton and the team help you get the most from your growing space. This week they visit Abriachan Garden Nursery on the banks of Loch Ness and discover the links it has with other corners of the globe...

Garden owner Don Davidson describes how he came to be gardening in the Falklands and New Zealand, the growing challenges they faced there and how it compares with gardening in the Highlands of Scotland. Plus, how many varieties of primula can you squeeze into one garden nursery?!

Gardening expert Carole Baxter explains why herbs are so good to grow if you’re short of space and suggests the top five perennial herbs we should all have a go at cultivating.

Chef Neil Forbes demonstrates a simple recipe to make the most of this week’s seasonal ingredient – new potatoes.

And Nicola rounds up the gardening jobs we should be tackling this week.

Gardening on Loch Ness, growing perennial herbs and a seasonal recipe for new potatoes.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens. Coming from a range of gardens across Scotland, Grow It is peppered with seasonal gardening advice and weekly masterclasses from a range of experts, together with antidotes to a variety of growing pains and advice for the city gardener along with the occasional foray into wild flowers, herbs and foods, for those with green and non-green fingers alike. And, to help you make the most of the wonderful home-grown produce that the Scottish growing season offers up, we’ll also be dropping in on the kitchen garden with advice for grow-your-own enthusiasts and our team of chefs who have a selection of brilliant recipes as well as advice on what varieties will deliver you the best flavour in the kitchen.

Hazlehead Park, runner beans and the Merkinch food trail20190801

Nicola Singleton visits Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen where gardener Danny Shand shows her how they take care of 26,000 roses. Carina Contini is making a seasonal runner bean salad in the kitchen. Andrew Thomson explores a new Food Trail in an Inverness nature reserve. There’s also advice on looking after your lawn.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Hazlehead Park, runner beans and the Merkinch food trail2019080120190804 (RS)

Nicola Singleton visits Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen where gardener Danny Shand shows her how they take care of 26,000 roses. Carina Contini is making a seasonal runner bean salad in the kitchen. Andrew Thomson explores a new Food Trail in an Inverness nature reserve. There’s also advice on looking after your lawn.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Hazlehead Park, Runner Beans And The Merkinch Food Trail2019080120190804 (RS)

Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens. Coming from a range of gardens across Scotland, Grow It is peppered with seasonal gardening advice and weekly masterclasses from a range of experts, together with antidotes to a variety of growing pains and advice for the city gardener along with the occasional foray into wild flowers, herbs and foods, for those with green and non-green fingers alike. And, to help you make the most of the wonderful home-grown produce that the Scottish growing season offers up, we’ll also be dropping in on the kitchen garden with advice for grow-your-own enthusiasts and our team of chefs who have a selection of brilliant recipes as well as advice on what varieties will deliver you the best flavour in the kitchen.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton visits Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen where gardener Danny Shand shows her how they take care of 26,000 roses. Carina Contini is making a seasonal runner bean salad in the kitchen. Andrew Thomson explores a new Food Trail in an Inverness nature reserve. There’s also advice on looking after your lawn.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton visits Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen where gardener Danny Shand shows her how they take care of 26,000 roses. Carina Contini is making a seasonal runner bean salad in the kitchen. Andrew Thomson explores a new Food Trail in an Inverness nature reserve. There’s also advice on looking after your lawn.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Indoor Plants, Bonsai Trees And Broad Beans2019061320190616 (RS)

In our second programme from Gardening Scotland Nicola Singleton and the team speak to indoor plant expert Ian Drummond who designs stunning house plant displays for Sir Elton John.

If you have never thought of having a bonsai tree Jeff Banning from the Scottish Bonsai Association explains all the basics of getting started.

Meanwhile, over in the kitchen Carina Contini demonstrates how to make a broad bean frittata in this week’s seasonal recipe.

A new venture Perth Community Farm is getting up and running. Founder Craig Burnett explains how they want to get school children involved as well as kids and young adults with learning difficulties.

And horticultural lecturer Ann Burns tell us about the imaginative uses that can be found for old building pallets in the garden.

Creating indoor plant displays, caring for bonsai trees and cooking with broad beans.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Pick Your Own Bouquet, Poached Plums And Veg In Plastic Bags2019081520190818 (RS)

Nicola Singleton visits a florist with a difference – at “Fit Like Flowers” in Aberdeenshire you can handpick the blooms that will make up your bouquet!

Owner Janie Gall shares her passion for gardening and offers advice on using self-seeding to create a sustainable crop year after year. And with a garden that’s exposed to the elements, she explains the different ways to create shelter.

As plums start to ripen our team of chefs will be sharing their recipe ideas for what to do with them. Kirsten Gilmour shows Andrew Thomson a simple poached lime and basil plum dish.

If you have a smaller garden what’s the best way to grow vegetables? Carole Baxter gives Gillian Russell some useful tips for growing veg in containers.

Back inside, Janie shows Nicola some simple techniques for arranging flowers into a stunning display.

Advice on self-seeding, creating shelter in your garden and seasonal plum recipes.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton visits a florist with a difference – at “Fit Like Flowers” in Aberdeenshire you can handpick the blooms that will make up your bouquet!

Owner Janie Gall shares her passion for gardening and offers advice on using self-seeding to create a sustainable crop year after year. And with a garden that’s exposed to the elements, she explains the different ways to create shelter.

As plums start to ripen our team of chefs will be sharing their recipe ideas for what to do with them. Kirsten Gilmour shows Andrew Thomson a simple poached lime and basil plum dish.

If you have a smaller garden what’s the best way to grow vegetables? Carole Baxter gives Gillian Russell some useful tips for growing veg in containers.

Back inside, Janie shows Nicola some simple techniques for arranging flowers into a stunning display.

Advice on self-seeding, creating shelter in your garden and seasonal plum recipes.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Planting autumn colours, Cooking with figs and Cultivating climbers20190829

Nicola Singleton visits Dumfries railway station and finds an intriguing garden space on the platform!

Station gardener Louis Wall explains the story behind the garden and the other gardens along the line he tends to.

Across the bridge to the other platform and right beside the church lies the biblical garden, crammed full of plants which feature in the bible. Which other books could you use as inspiration for your own garden?

Figs are grown in the biblical garden and they are bang in season but how best to use them? Chef Graeme Pallister demonstrates a simple but delicious fig sundae recipe.

If you're short of space in your own garden, Carole Baxter offers tips and advice for getting climbing plants just right.

Back at Dumfries station garden, Louis shows Nicola the planting he's currently doing for the autumn, injecting bursts of colour that will last through to November...

Planting autumn colours, the best fig recipe ideas and how to successfully grow climbers.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Planting autumn colours, Cooking with figs and Cultivating climbers2019082920190901 (RS)

Nicola Singleton visits Dumfries railway station and finds an intriguing garden space on the platform!

Station gardener Louis Wall explains the story behind the garden and the other gardens along the line he tends to.

Across the bridge to the other platform and right beside the church lies the biblical garden, crammed full of plants which feature in the bible. Which other books could you use as inspiration for your own garden?

Figs are grown in the biblical garden and they are bang in season but how best to use them? Chef Graeme Pallister demonstrates a simple but delicious fig sundae recipe.

If you're short of space in your own garden, Carole Baxter offers tips and advice for getting climbing plants just right.

Back at Dumfries station garden, Louis shows Nicola the planting he's currently doing for the autumn, injecting bursts of colour that will last through to November...

Planting autumn colours, the best fig recipe ideas and how to successfully grow climbers.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Recycling, Growing For Butterflies, Seasonal Tomatoes2019060620190609 (RS)

In the first of two programmes from Gardening Scotland, Nicola Singleton and the team get some recycling advice from Angela Smith at the Royal Horticultural Society on how green-fingered gardeners can be even more green…!

Gardener Billy Carruthers explains why he moved to peat-free gardening and how well it could work for your garden.

In this week’s seasonal recipe, chef Neil Forbes shows Dan Holland how to make a tomato and courgette tart, full of summer flavour!

Anthony McCluskey from Butterfly Conservation Scotland explains how the kind of flowers you plant can make a huge difference to your chances of attracting butterflies into your garden.

Angela Smith demonstrates how to make a kokedama – a Japanese hanging moss ball.

Gardening recycling tips, plants for attracting butterflies and cooking with tomatoes.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens. Coming from a range of gardens across Scotland, Grow It is peppered with seasonal gardening advice and weekly masterclasses from a range of experts, together with antidotes to a variety of growing pains and advice for the city gardener along with the occasional foray into wild flowers, herbs and foods, for those with green and non-green fingers alike. And, to help you make the most of the wonderful home-grown produce that the Scottish growing season offers up, we’ll also be dropping in on the kitchen garden with advice for grow-your-own enthusiasts and our team of chefs who have a selection of brilliant recipes as well as advice on what varieties will deliver you the best flavour in the kitchen.

Re-planting daffodils, hedge trimming and leek rosti20190822

Nicola Singleton visits Threave Garden near Castle Douglas where the National Trust for Scotland has its School of Heritage Gardening.

Threave is home to more than 400 varieties of daffodils and the students show us how to lift, spit and re-plant the bulbs.

With the summer growth needing taken care of, there's a masterclass in hedge trimming. If you're own garden is a bit smaller than a National Trust property, Carole Baxter has advice on introducing miniature hedges.

Over in the nursery chillies from around the world are being grown. We meet Neil Ferguson who uses them to make chutney and sauces.

Chef Kirsten Gilmour uses some fresh leeks to make a rosti.

A visit to the National Trust of Scotland's School of Heritage Gardening, Castle Douglas.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Re-planting daffodils, hedge trimming and leek rosti2019082220190825 (RS)

Nicola Singleton visits Threave Garden near Castle Douglas where the National Trust for Scotland has its School of Heritage Gardening.

Threave is home to more than 400 varieties of daffodils and the students show us how to lift, spit and re-plant the bulbs.

With the summer growth needing taken care of, there's a masterclass in hedge trimming. If you're own garden is a bit smaller than a National Trust property, Carole Baxter has advice on introducing miniature hedges.

Over in the nursery chillies from around the world are being grown. We meet Neil Ferguson who uses them to make chutney and sauces.

Chef Kirsten Gilmour uses some fresh leeks to make a rosti.

A visit to the National Trust of Scotland's School of Heritage Gardening, Castle Douglas.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Rhododendrons, Asparagus And Windowsills2019050220190505 (RS)

Nicola Singleton visits the 100 year old woodland garden at Glendoick in Tayside. It’s a collection of rare and beautiful rhododendrons gathered from the foothills of the Himalaya in Tibet, Nepal and China by 3 generations of the Cox family.

Plant hunter, world rhododendron expert and 3rd inline of the family, Ken Cox gives Nicola a tour of the garden describing how his father and grandfather initially bought plant samples unknown to science back to Scotland and then created hybrids particularly suited to the our climate. In doing so, they showed off their love of Scottish birds and mountains when creating names for them.

Grow It isn’t just about gardening, it’s about seasonal sensations in your kitchen too. So Chef Graeme Pallister is making a simple delight out of the very first of the Scottish asparagus he can get his hands on.

While Rhododendrons and asparagus need a lot of space, not everyone has that luxury, so Carole Baxter gives Helen Needham a masterclass on what she can grow on her windowsill.

Scottish hybrid rhododendrons at Glendoick and the first of the season's asparagus.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Rock Gardens, Rhubarb And Alpine Troughs2019050920190512 (RS)

Nicola Singleton celebrates the seasons in our gardens and on our plates. This week she visits Branklyn Gardens in Perth to hear about their rock gardens and exotic plants, including the famous blue poppies.

Head gardener Jim Jermyn explains the story behind the Rentons, who first developed the gardens, and their passion for Himalayan plants.

Chef Carina Contini celebrates rhubarb season and shows Dan Holland how to make a rhubarb and custard fool – but it’s a far cry from school dinners!

Gardening expert Carole Baxter explains to Helen Needham how simple and enjoyable it can be to make our own alpine troughs out of old polystyrene boxes or watering cans.

Jim Jermyn advises on how to care for our alpine plants and describes what they’re doing to develop their rock garden at Branklyn.

Exotic plants and rock gardens, how to create an alpine trough and cooking with rhubarb.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the very best from your growing space, whatever shape or size it is, as we celebrate the seasonality through Scottish gardens and kitchens. Coming from a range of gardens across Scotland, Grow It is peppered with seasonal gardening advice and weekly masterclasses from a range of experts, together with antidotes to a variety of growing pains and advice for the city gardener along with the occasional foray into wild flowers, herbs and foods, for those with green and non-green fingers alike. And, to help you make the most of the wonderful home-grown produce that the Scottish growing season offers up, we’ll also be dropping in on the kitchen garden with advice for grow-your-own enthusiasts and our team of chefs who have a selection of brilliant recipes as well as advice on what varieties will deliver you the best flavour in the kitchen.

Seasonal Peas, Thin Soils And The Health Benefits Of Gardening2019071120190714 (RS)

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space, whatever shape and size it comes in, and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

Today they’re visiting Dr Neil’s Garden in Edinburgh, located in a beautiful spot between Arthur Seat and Duddingston Loch.

Jim Baird explains how the garden was created by two local doctors, married couple Nancy and Andrew Neil. They were firm believers in the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening and encouraged their patients to help out.

This ethos continues and some of the current crop of volunteer gardeners tell us how it benefits them.

Meanwhile, in the Kitchen Neil Forbes shows Gillian Russell how to make the most of fresh summer peas with a delicious and easy peasy Petits Pois a la Francaise. There are also plenty of tips on growing your own.

Carole Baxter demonstrates how you can still have trees in your garden even if you have limited space.

And head gardener Claudia Pottier explains how they are overcoming issues with thin soils and shade and making use of unusual cooking ingredients from the garden.

Health benefits of gardening, cooking seasonal peas and coping with thin soils.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space, whatever shape and size it comes in, and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

Today they’re visiting Dr Neil’s Garden in Edinburgh, located in a beautiful spot between Arthur Seat and Duddingston Loch.

Jim Baird explains how the garden was created by two local doctors, married couple Nancy and Andrew Neil. They were firm believers in the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening and encouraged their patients to help out.

This ethos continues and some of the current crop of volunteer gardeners tell us how it benefits them.

Meanwhile, in the Kitchen Neil Forbes shows Gillian Russell how to make the most of fresh summer peas with a delicious and easy peasy Petits Pois a la Francaise. There are also plenty of tips on growing your own.

Carole Baxter demonstrates how you can still have trees in your garden even if you have limited space.

And head gardener Claudia Pottier explains how they are overcoming issues with thin soils and shade and making use of unusual cooking ingredients from the garden.

Health benefits of gardening, cooking seasonal peas and coping with thin soils.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space, whatever shape and size it comes in, and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

Today they’re visiting Dr Neil’s Garden in Edinburgh, located in a beautiful spot between Arthur Seat and Duddingston Loch.

Jim Baird explains how the garden was created by two local doctors, married couple Nancy and Andrew Neil. They were firm believers in the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening and encouraged their patients to help out.

This ethos continues and some of the current crop of volunteer gardeners tell us how it benefits them.

Meanwhile, in the Kitchen Neil Forbes shows Gillian Russell how to make the most of fresh summer peas with a delicious and easy peasy Petits Pois a la Francaise. There are also plenty of tips on growing your own.

Carole Baxter demonstrates how you can still have trees in your garden even if you have limited space.

And head gardener Claudia Pottier explains how they are overcoming issues with thin soils and shade and making use of unusual cooking ingredients from the garden.

Health benefits of gardening, cooking seasonal peas and coping with thin soils.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Small Trees, Plants For The Shade And Fennel2019062020190623 (RS)

Nicola Singleton and the team help you make the most of your growing space, whatever shape and size it comes in, and inspire you with a weekly seasonal recipe.

Today they’re off to Cluny House Gardens near Aberfeldy, home to Wendy and John Mattingley.

Wendy talks about her childhood memories of growing up in these woodland gardens and John explains how to go about choosing and looking after small trees if you don’t have much space in your own garden for the larger varieties.

Chef Kirsten Gilmour demonstrates a simple fennel salad, perfect for when fennel is in season right now while Nicola offers advice on how to grow fennel and other garden herbs.

Carole Baxter shares some simple ideas on how you can create a small greenhouse or cold-frame in your own growing space.

Wendy talks about her passion for birdsong and how rich and soothing a sound it can be in their tree-lined garden.

John describes the type of plants that grow well in their shady garden and suggests the best ones to try if your garden doesn’t get much direct sun.

Cultivating small trees, growing plants in the shade and cooking with fennel.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

The Roof Garden at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary20190808

Nicola Singleton’s going up in the world this week when she visits a garden on the roof of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This green oasis was made for the Chelsea Flower Show then moved piece by piece to the hospital. Gardener Diana Robertson shows us the plants that flourish in this type of environment. The staff tell us the benefits the garden brings to their patients, including those who are wheeled out on their beds from the intensive care unit. We also have advice from the Beechgrove Garden on dealing with a flatworm infestation, and tips for getting your geraniums to look their best. Meanwhile in the kitchen, Graeme Pallister has some suggestions for seasonal herbs.

Nicola Singleton visits a garden on the roof of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

The Roof Garden at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary2019080820190811 (RS)

Nicola Singleton’s going up in the world this week when she visits a garden on the roof of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This green oasis was made for the Chelsea Flower Show then moved piece by piece to the hospital. Gardener Diana Robertson shows us the plants that flourish in this type of environment. The staff tell us the benefits the garden brings to their patients, including those who are wheeled out on their beds from the intensive care unit. We also have advice from the Beechgrove Garden on dealing with a flatworm infestation, and tips for getting your geraniums to look their best. Meanwhile in the kitchen, Graeme Pallister has some suggestions for seasonal herbs.

Nicola Singleton visits a garden on the roof of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

The Roof Garden At Aberdeen Royal Infirmary2019080820190811 (RS)

Nicola Singleton’s going up in the world this week when she visits a garden on the roof of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This green oasis was made for the Chelsea Flower Show then moved piece by piece to the hospital. Gardener Diana Robertson shows us the plants that flourish in this type of environment. The staff tell us the benefits the garden brings to their patients, including those who are wheeled out on their beds from the intensive care unit. We also have advice from the Beechgrove Garden on dealing with a flatworm infestation, and tips for getting your geraniums to look their best. Meanwhile in the kitchen, Graeme Pallister has some suggestions for seasonal herbs.

Nicola Singleton visits a garden on the roof of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.

Wild Garlic, Chimichuri And An Attack Of Aphids2019051620190519 (RS)

Nicola Singleton celebrates the seasons in our gardens and on our plates. But when the ambitions of the gardener and the chef collide, trowels get drawn. Chef and keen gardener Graeme Pallister joins Nicola in her garden at home as she tries to remove some wild garlic from her flower beds…..but chef isn’t happy at this idea one little bit!

It’s that time of year when our vegetable gardens are going to start coming under attack from bugs and pests – so what can we do to combat an attack of aphids?

Kirsten Gilmour absolutely loves fresh herbs. Combine them with some garlic, chilli, lime juice, red onion, pepper, sweetcorn and you have the makings of her highland chimichurri. Call it a salsa, call it a pesto, call it what you want, it tastes amazing on new potatoes and even better on some bbq’d meats.

Summer might just be around the corner but don’t jump the line just yet, Ken Cox and Carole Baxter have got some great advice on when is the right time to plant out your seedlings and how to give your growing space and instant splash of colour.

When gardeners and chefs collide over wild garlic, plus instant bedding plant colour.

Nicola Singleton helps you get the most from your growing space whatever size it is.