3/4. Good Husbandry Goeth Not All by Much Expense.
Caroline Holmes digs over 2,000 years of gardening tips. The history of money-saving horticultural tips is long and distinguished.
4/4. A Dose of Wholesome Horehound: Caroline Holmes digs over 2,000 years of gardening tips. Today she talks to Sue Thompson about poisonous plants and how to manage them.
|01||01||Through Cunning With Dibble||20010513||20020527|
|01||02||Spread Whole Baskets Of Dung||20010520||20020528|
She meets Katie Butler, head gardener of the historic gardens at Yalding, to discuss the wide range of smelly and macabre products used in the past for improving soil fertility.
|01||03||Seeds Should Be Tried Like Witches||20010527||20020529|
She meets seed biologist Dr Robin Probert of the Millennium Seedbank Project, to discuss seed-growing advice from the past.
|01||04 LAST||To The Realms Of Light I Summoned The Worms||20010603||20020530|
She talks to horticultural pest expert Peter Blackburne-Maze about the virtues of wine, mares' bones and other ancient methods of deterring garden pests.
|02||01||Weeding - A Fascinating Employment?||20021117||20040425|
Boiling water, dandelion hooks and moral zeal - before the advent of chemical weedkillers, gardeners had to rely on their wits to rid the garden of weeds.
|02||02||Boundaries Of Taste||20021124||20040502|
Fences, hedges, ditches or walls - what's the best way to protect your garden? Caroline Holmes continues her rummage through old horticultural writings to discover the ingenious methods recommended by gardening pundits of the past.
|02||03||The Fruits Of Your Labour||20021201|
How our ancestors learned to grow bumper fruit crops.
|02||04||Good Husbandry Goeth Not All By Much Expense||20021208||20040509|
The history of money-saving horticultural tips is long and distinguished.
|02||05||A Dose Of Wholesome Horehound||20021215||20040516|
Caroline talks to Sue Thompson about poisonous plants and how to manage them.