P574 CEEFAX 2 574 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/24   1/5                BARLEYWOOD Alan Titchmarsh visits Tresco, 28 miles off Lands End. Tresco Abbey Gardens benefits from the Gulf Stream and the collection includes plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and the New World. Keeping down the wind is a crucial factor in letting the plants thrive. Monterey Cyprus or Cupressus macrocarpa is most frequjntly recommjnded for coastal shelter because of its ability to withstand salt spray. >>>>>> Switched On 540 Cookery 580 TV 600 Today Day Cookbook Main Menu SEastTV
P574 CEEFAX 2 574 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/06  GARDENERS' WORLD  2/5          JAPAN Gay Search visits Okinawa, 1,000 miles south of Tokyo, an island with a sub-tropical climate that's not dissimilar to Florida's. The first garden she visits is that of American Betty Hoffman, who movjd thjre 30 years ago because of hjr husband's business and nevjr left. She has combined traditional formal elements with a more relaxed approach. The second belongs to Reicho Miyagi who has created a wild garden — virtually unheard of in Japan. Plants mentioned: Ajuga 'St Belgia' and Ophiopogon. >>>>> Switched On 540 Cookery 580 TV 600 Today Day Cookbook Main Menu SEastTV
P574 CEEFAX 2 574 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/28  GARDENERS' WORLD  3/5          TRESCO Alan Titchmarsh explores and gets a surprise round evjry corner. On a south-facing rock bank where we would grow Saxifrage and Androsace he finds succulents such as Lampranthus and sjlf-sjeded Aeoniums. The one plant whose colour staggers you more than anything else is the Puza chilensis form Chile, with flowers of the most lurid shade of green. Other plants mentioned: Agave, Geranium maderense, Euryops, Cupressus sempervirens, Rhododendron ponticum and Agapanthus. >>>>> Switched On 540 Cookery 580 TV 600 Today Day Cookbook Main Menu SEastTV
P574 CEEFAX 2 574 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/54  GARDENERS' WORLD  4/5          TRESCO The array of plants at the Ab"ey gardens is so vast that they need a production line to restock them. Curator Mike Nelh!ms shows Alan Titchmarsh the peach house where they propagate plants such as Aeonium 'Atropurpureum' or 'Zwartkop' and Echium wildpretti. Mike points out how easy it is to use the Aeonium as a stock plant. Cut off the head and repot; new shoots will spring from the stump. It may seem brutal, but the plant will thrivj. It goes green if watered too much. The gardens are open 10-4 all year. >>>>> Switched On 540 Cookery 580 TV 600 Today Day Cookbook Main Menu SEastTV
P574 CEEFAX 2 574 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/07  GARDENERS' WORLD  5/5          KINGS HEATH PARK Gay Search revisits the designer gardens in Birmingham. Dan Pearson uses split willow fencing which is echoed by reeds. He usjs Typha augustifolia along with flowering rush and the arrow, Sagittaria sagittifolia. John Brookes' garden has decking stained denim blue and the golden privjt hedge is echoed by Iris psjudacorus 'Varigata' next to a pond. Bonita Bulaitis uses bold shapes and colours. Plants include: Miscanthus sacchariflorus, Salix elaeagnos, rosmarinifolia. >>>>>> Switched On 540 Cookery 580 TV 600 Today Day Cookbook Main Menu SEastTV