Over several series, Alan Titchmarsh's team from the popular ITV programme 'Love Your Garden' has transformed gardens throughout the country using a varied range of traditional and new products, some donated from GardenSite and all available online.
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, sound advice and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites in 2021. However, during the current government restrictions don't be surprised to see repeats filling gaps in a depleted schedule and other programmes adopting a different format.
As the year progresses, this blog will be regularly updated with dates and times for your TV gardening programmes plus any information we have on features and personalities.
Now having its winter break, remotely controlled cameras and archived features were used to bring you last year's mix of practical seasonal advice. All the familiar experts such as Adam Frost, Joe Swift and Carol Kelin will return in March for the 54th series of this hardy perennial with the added bonus of amateur footage sent in from viewers. In the meantime, look out for 'special' episodes turning up on Sunday morning BBC2.
Consigning sketch pad and pencils to the bin, Your Garden Made Perfect, 8.00pm Thursdays on BBC2, uses virtual reality to bring garden design ideas to life. Each week homeowners are presented with expensive and low budget options, the couples don headsets and the latest VR technology allows them to walk around their plans, exploring the potential results far more convincingly than from a conventional drawing.
A high altitude perspective on the nation's great gardens, Christine Walkden periodically disembarks to give ground level insight into their history and how they are currently tended. Sunday mornings on BBC2.
In another Sunday morning BBC2 offering, Chris Bavin interviews local enthusiasts have been regularly winning Britain in Bloom gold medals. They show him the new ideas they have to come up with each year, impressive projects that involve the whole community giving a hand.
Catch up with old episodes of this updated version of Ground Force featuring Alan Titchmarsh and his enthusiastic landscapers transforming grim gardens and weather beaten plots. All the garden owners have a back story that makes them deserving recipients of the team's horticultural expertise and hard work. Sunday luchtime on ITV.
Working on a restricted budget, gardening's one-time pin-up girl Charlie Dimmock and the gold medal winning Rich brothers compete for the householder's thumbs-up before going ahead with one of two designs that are presented. Shown at various times and days on BBC1 and 2 and regularly repeated.
The BBC has a contract with the RHS until 2021. Unfortunately, the Malvern Spring Festival has had to be cancelled but there'll be extensive coverage of the Hampton Court Flower Show (5-11 July). After last year's online event, the Chelsea Flower Show is returning in a new format much later in the year than usual, it will take place between 21-26 September. Also on the BBC schedule will be Gardeners' World Live at the NEC from 17-20 June 2021.
Here are some of the highlights from last year's Gardeners' World Garden of the Year........
Alternatively, get your garden ready for spring with the advice from one of our favourite Youtube gardeners; Charles Dowding.
No-one can say our weather is predictable but what can be foreseen is that a huge amount of new stock is being delivered to our Garden Centre to celebrate the end of lockdown and the arrival of spring which officially starts on the 20th March,
We will be receiving new stock at the garden centre during February in readiness for spring which hopefully is just around the corner, in the meantime David Coton suggests the jobs you should be tackling in the garden this month.
When market leaders Halls introduced the ground breaking Qube greenhouse we promised to keep you in touch with any further developments. We can now share with you the details of their product range that has been re-branded for 2021.
Clouds usually have a silver lining and, as we slowly but surely start to live normal lives again, our taste for preparing succulent meals in our own outdoor space will be satisfied by a new range of barbecues and modular kitchens from market leaders Napoleon.