Carol, a green-fingered chef, returns to her garden at Glebe Cottage, Devon, on Channel 5.
Summer blooms are encased in this series, which includes snapdragons, penstemons, verbascums, and native white foxgloves, which are covered with bees and insects.
"Everything has grown, everything has reached even knee height," Carol said of a summer garden, claiming that there are always flowers everywhere. Theres a smell, its mellow, it''s soothing, and it''s gorgeous. It''s a time to enjoy the garden, and enjoying it.
So here''s all you need to know about Channel 5...
Summer Gardening With Carol Klein is the first public offering.
The sixth-part series that starts in the United Kingdom on Channel 5 on Friday July 15 at 7pm. It runs weekly and each episode will be available on My5.
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Carol teaches us how to enjoy the warmer months, no matter how big or how small our garden is.
The first week, as well as showing off her flowers, she review her summer harvest in the veg patch, deals with leek rust, and advises how to grow a wildlife friendly hedge.
"The whole series" includes what people can do even if they have a small garden. "One of my favorite things, which we cover in the first episode, is building a new raised bed. "We show how intensely you can garden and how beautiful it is," says Carol. "We hope you enjoy it all summer long."
More information from Carol Klein about her gardening tips, her favorite summer plants and flowers, as well as her series highlights...
Every six-parter will learn about how to make the most of outdoor space, no matter how big or small the space. Here Carol shares some of this previous series...
Is it possible to focus on a different plant family in each episode?
"Yes, in the first episode we explore a family with a terrible name Scrophulariaceae, which includes foxgloves and verbascum. We have a look at some white foxgloves that wed grown as seed in the last series. There''s so much variety in each family, from annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and even some bulbs. But we concentrate on those that can grow.
What''s new at Glebe Cottage that we should look out for?
"Weve made a lovely raised bed. I had some old chairs that had been used as chairs, so we made it from them. Weve filled it with all sorts of plants that we have grown from seeds and cuttings. I believe this is something people may do even if they have limited space."
Is summer one of your favourite seasons in the gardening calendar?
"Yes, I love my garden at this time of year. It''s when you are able to get a chance to get something done, as a lot of things look their best, and they''ve still got their freshness."
Do you have any suggestions to keep your gardens looking luxurious during the summer months?
"Id advise having water butts everywhere, and mulching is critical. We mulched furiously in the spring, both with compost and leaf mulch. If youre planting anything, just make sure the ground is well-watered, both during planting time and for the next couple of weeks afterwards. And try to make sure the plants themselves act as a mulch. "Some people find my garden a bit too hazy."
What are your summer plants?
"There is a beautiful quote from [the late gardening expert] Margery Fish: When in doubt, plant a geranium. That''s a good maxim. I also absolutely adore Astrantias, which are stalwart perennials and grow bigger and better every year. For beauty, I also love cosmos and dahlias, while, for scent, you cant beat a rose! "Alchemilla mollis, or ladys mantle
Is there any plant you may not avoid?
"I''m not interested in double flowers because they don''t feed insects. Bees can''t get into them, but they like anything from the daisy family, because they have big, open flowers. And catmint it can be cut down and a few weeks later it will flower again."
Will we talk about any must-have gardening equipment?
Tina, a sharp knife I use for cutting her mum''s old spade from Woolworths, which must be 60 or 70 years old now, and is still going strong, even if someone mixed concrete with it on one occasion! Peat-free compost is essential, and organic food is excellent.
Lastly, why consider yourself a bit of a joy to keep an eye on gardening?
"It''s fantastic for both your mental and physical health. It''s one of the only opportunities people get to be directly in touch with nature without having to touch screens, tarmac, and concrete. Not to be corny, but to get your hands in the soil is actually beneficial to you."
Carol Klein''s Summer Gardening episode guide
As the series progresses, here''s a sample guide to which we''ll be adding to.
Carol discusses her summer harvest in the veg patch, discusses leek rust, and discusses how to grow a wildlife friendly hedge, even if you have a small outside space. This includes snapdragons, verbascums, and penstemons, all of our most useful garden plants. Each day, a new raised bed provides the opportunity to demonstrate the best planting technique for very large plants, even if you have only a few tiny spaces.
Carol introduces us to the many different types of plants used in this week''s ''rose week,'' allowing us to see them thoroughly during the day if they have a strong harvest. This is also the case for those who have a very limited indoor space, since Carol gives us a master class in all you need to do. Each year, you may cultivate a large, juicy and ripe fruit, but you may increase your space by selecting a small pear tree from your garden.
This week, Carol celebrates the iris family a group of plants that blend elegance and character in the garden, from the uncanny hues of Katharine Hodgson to adding a large trunk of hesperantha. This includes advice on how to plant and cultivate gladioli corms, and removing an overcrowded row of rockets.
Carol discusses how a berry root pulp has been removed in the spring and how to make it easier to grow, particularly when it comes to picking one. During the conversation, you''ll hear from a gardener who is keen to see the geranium roots in the future. In the end, you can see a clump of meadow cranesbill and see how much you can conserve them. Carol discusses how a geranium root pulp has been removed, and how to remove it from
Carol grew a less well-known, but very very lovely shrub called a lespedeza, which in spring will complement her Judas tree with dark pink, pea-like flowers. In the veg beds, she''ll teach you how to twine beans up.
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