This early Bank Holiday weekend is the BEST weekend for gardeners – with an extra day there’s time to get really stuck in (or dug in?) be it seed sowing, herb dividing, hosta protecting, bedding deadheading or frost protecting.
And if it's got your imaginations going for what to do next, don’t despair - BBC Gardeners’ World Live is here to help!
Read on for ideas of where a great garden path might take you...
Mary Berry’s Goat’s Cheese and Shallot Tart:
There’s nothing like picking home-grown goodies and cooking up a wonderful meal. Mary Berry is known for her passion for gardens and her recipes are great for fresh ingredients from the veg patch, so we’re thrilled to share her recipe for Goat’s Cheese and Shallot Tart.
This flavoursome recipe will also benefit from a sprinkling of your home-grown parsley.
And here we are in week 7 of the Gardeners' World Golden Jubilee Plant nominations - it won't be long before we're asking you all to vote for your favourite!
But this week it's the turn of Flo Headlam and she, introduced by Monty Don, puts forward her case for Jasmine.
Read on to find out why it "should be in every garden"...
James Martin’s Tomato tarts with blowtorched salad:
When you’ve got tasty home-grown ingredients, the last thing you want to do is overcomplicate it. This is no secret to internationally renowned Chef and TV presenter James Martin and we’re pleased to share his recipe for taking your home-grown tomatoes to the next level of tastiness.
This tantalising recipe uses more ingredients from your plot too - salad leaves, onions and thyme.
With a change of direction from the dramatic nature of last week's nomination for the TV programme's Golden Jubilee Plant, Frances Tophill nominates the chilli - representing how our culinary tastes have developed and how our gardening has changed to accommodate.
Keep tuned for details of how to vote in May, and read on for the details of Frances' case for the chilli...
A green and luscious lawn is something we can all appreciate - which is why we're working with GreenThumb at this year's Show to offer all visitors the chance to meet their experienced lawn care advisors (stand E404) for quality advice and expert tips on how to get a beautiful lawn.
Read on for a selection of GreenThumb's most coveted lawncare advice...
Gardeners' World presenter Joe Swift took his turn this week to nominate his Golden Jubilee Plant, with a convincing argument for the majestic and stately grass Stipa Gigantea.
There are still five more nominations to go - keep your ear to the ground and sign up to our newsletter for details of how to vote in May.
But read on to hear how Joe describes his Golden Jubilee Plant...
07-Apr-2017Gardening spans generations, bringing them together. Fact. It’s fantastic to see children take the journey from making mud pies to exploring plants and nature and ultimately learning skills to grow and the satisfaction of success. Never has generational gardening been more pertinent than this, the year we celebrate 50 years of the BBC TV programme, Gardeners’ World. Many of us that grew up with it are now encouraging children and grandchildren to get growing.
What a Show this is going to be!
Our annual visitor favourite, the Floral Marquee, is being taken to a new level this year as BBC2’s Gardeners’ World turns 50. So much so, that this entire blog post is dedicated to – and believe me, this is just the tip of the iceberg – the experience that is the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Floral Marquee!
Join us for a magical ride.
On Friday, the fourth Gardeners’ World Golden Jubilee Plant was announced on air and Monty Don welcomed Mark Lane’s nomination.
Keep tuned for how to vote, as we'll share details here.
As Monty says “When you’ve heard all 10 proposals you’ll have a chance to vote on your Golden Jubilee impact plant. And then we will announce the result at Gardeners’ World Live in June.”
With Gardeners' World back on BBC2, we're watching with bated breath to see the next nomination for the Gardeners' World Golden Jubilee Plant - because we'll be unveiling the winner at our Show in June.
In episode 3, Rachel de Thame put forward the Aquilegia. Read on to find out more and join us at BBC Gardeners' World Live where the winner will be announced as part of the anniversary celebrations...
The second nomination for the Gardeners' World Golden Jubilee Plant is in, as presenter Nick Bailey puts forward the case for the dahlia.
You'll be asked to vote on which of the nominations you think has had the biggest impact on gardens in the past 50 years. And the winner will be announced at BBC Gardeners' World Live in June. So, read on for Nick's homage to the Dahlia...