Gardeners' World - Season 3

Gardeners' World - Season 3

31 Episodes

The most recognizable gardening brand in the world; for more than 40 years this BBC series has nurtured gardens and gardeners, revelling in the very best gardens around, offering hands-on tips, seasonal flowering guides and being the reference for plants from all climates and all corners of the globe.

The third season of Gardeners' World finds beloved gardener Monty Don back in his home garden in Longmeadow. Joined once more by experts Carol Klein, Joe Swift, Rachel De Thame and a host of others, Monty and crew visit gardens around Britain, and provide tips, tricks and advice for gardening throughout the year and in various environments.

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Gardeners' World - Season 3
  • Gardeners' World- Winter Changes

    Episode 1

    To start with, Monty reveals the changes he's made to Longmeadow over the winter and we see the effects of the snow and floods made in the damp garden and spring garden. Monty updates us on the jobs that have been done at Longmeadow over the winter including building raised beds in the top vegeta...

  • Gardeners' World - Monkshood

    Episode 2

    Monty revels in his passion for roses as he sets about planting some bare-root varieties in the Jewel Garden at Longmeadow in readiness for a colourful spring and summer. He was taught how to plant roses by Peter Beales who sadly died earlier this year. After watering the roses, he intends to mul...

  • Gardeners' World - Helleborus Orientalis

    Episode 3

    This week on Gardeners' World, Monty Don shows us how to prepare for spring and summer with timely tasks in his damp garden and soft fruit area. Joe Swift continues his series of master classes on planting design to help us achieve the garden of our dreams. This week he is sharing tips on how to ...

  • Gardeners' World - Four Grass Borders

    Episode 4

    We have a long Easter weekend ahead to get to grips with timely gardening tasks and Monty Don has plenty of ideas of what to do now. Amongst other jobs he'll be cutting back his grass borders while Joe Swift reveals his top tips for creating a naturalistic garden. Carol Klein makes her way down t...

  • Gardeners' World - Second Hibernation

    Episode 5

    Monty Don shows us how to plant pots of bulbs for fabulous summer colour. Rachel de Thame shares her passion for rare plants looking at a relative new comer to spring gardens, the hepatica. These delightful little flowers come in a huge range of colours and sizes and Rachel meets a collector who ...

  • Gardeners' World - Mini-meadow

    Episode 6

    This week on Gardeners' World, Monty Don is at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey. He'll be getting the latest advice about how best to look after orchids, along with some top tips on how to create a mini-meadow from scratch. He's also keen to find out more about alpines with a view to growing some back...

  • Gardeners' World - Bean Stick

    Episode 7

    This week on Gardeners World, Monty Don is searching for signs of our long-delayed spring in his garden at Longmeadow. Taking inspiration from his trip to RHS Garden Wisley last week, he will be planting up an alpine trough. Carol Klein is out and about looking at native celandines, Wordsworth's ...

  • Gardeners' World - Colour Scheme

    Episode 8

    Monty makes a start on turning his ornamental veg garden into a cottage garden. He now wants to fill the space with flowers and veg. He's already made a start on it with roses but today is planting foxgloves digitalis - a variety called 'Excelsior'. He also decides on the colour scheme - he is th...

  • Gardeners' World - Garden Designers

    Episode 9

    This episode comes from the Malvern Spring Gardening Show at the Three Counties Showground. Monty Don, Joe Swift and Carol Klein go behind the scenes to meet the show garden designers and the nursery men and women who make this event so special. Monty takes a sneak peak at the floral marquee befo...

  • Gardeners' World - Bluebells

    Episode 10

    Monty is in his Longmeadow garden - he takes a moment to see the growth in the last few weeks. All hedges are now in leaf, the cops are full of bluebells and narcissi. The Jewel Garden is full of colour with tulips and euphorbias and the Spring Garden has cow parsley. This is his favourite moment...

  • Gardeners' World - Compost

    Episode 11

    Monty plants up a very large pot which he stands on chocks which will help with the drainage. The pot will have a lot of plants and will make quite heavy nutritional demands, therefore Monty advises that it is important to think about which compost to use. Monty uses peat-free potting compost, si...

  • Gardeners' World - Minterne House

    Episode 12

    Monty's tulips are going over and they do need attending to - this is an issue for a lot of people. Monty reads out a viewer's letter from Nick Shearme who asks what to do with tulips after they have flowered. One solution is to lift and store them somewhere warm and dry. In the autumn, they can ...

  • Gardeners' World - Plant Feed

    Episode 13

    Although you can buy plant feed, Monty decides to make his own plant feed - one out of comfrey and one out of nettles. Not only do nettles make a good feed that is rich in nitrogen, they are also useful for another reason - they attract butterflies because caterpillar larvae feed off them, they a...

  • Gardeners' World - Mrs Popple

    Episode 14

    Monty is in the Jewel Garden to plant up a very large pot. Previously he has planted up the pots with tulips and wallflowers and last year he had dahlias and cannas. Today he is planting two types of fuchsias and will fill the gaps with vincas. Carol Klein is at home at Glebe Cottage and tells us...

  • Gardeners' World - Border Plants

    Episode 15

    Monty demonstrates how a radical chop of some border plants now can rejuvenate them for later in the season. He starts off with looking at the alliums which he pulls up as they need space. Next he moves onto the hardy geraniums which are still flowering which he also cuts back. He advises to cut ...

  • Gardeners' World - Greenhouse

    Episode 16

    Monty is in the greenhouse to check on his tomato trial that he started a few months ago by using three different methods. The trial was to see which technique produced the best possible taste and quality fruit. The variety he planted was 'Gardener's Delight'. The results so far are as follows - ...

  • Gardeners' World - Siberian Wallflower

    Episode 17

    Monty lifts his wallflowers from the seed bed to plant them out to give them more room. Some are flowering which they shouldn't be but this is due to the very hot weather we have had this summer. Monty advises to cut them back if they are flowering. He plants them in the veg garden as they are me...

  • Gardeners' World - Balance

    Episode 18

    We're well into August and Monty is pleased to see that his hostas haven't even been nibbled. He believes that is down to him trying to grow healthy plants and give them the conditions that they will thrive in. This also has a lot to do with the balance of wildlife at Longmeadow, where there are ...

  • Gardeners' World - Seed

    Episode 19

    Monty is already thinking about next year which means now is the time for him to start collecting seed. He collects seed from astrantia and silene and stores them in brown paper bags. He bought the silene from the Malvern Show in May which started the planting off and now he can keep it going by ...

  • Gardeners' World - Cuttings

    Episode 20

    Monty goes into the potting shed at Longmeadow carrying purple sweet peas which are a similar colour to the penstemons. One of the special things about penstemons at this time of year is they give you a huge range of colour. He shows how to take cuttings by looking for new material but leaving en...

  • Gardeners' World - Writing Garden

    Episode 21

    Monty is in the White Garden, also known as the Writing Garden where he wants to plant autumn bulbs. He has a bag of corms of colchicums which flower September time. Monty advises to wash your hands after handling colchicums. Colchicums require a lot of sun so it is important where they are plant...

  • Gardeners' World - Juice

    Episode 22

    Monty is in his orchard picking up apples that have fallen on to the ground and consequently are bruised, therefore impossible to store. Apples don't ripen all at once on a tree, but when ripe fruit starts to fall it's a sure sign that the process has begun. Monty advises to check regularly and t...

  • Gardeners' World - Plugs

    Episode 23

    The meadow that Monty sowed on the mound has had a mass of growth. Included in what he sowed are quite a few weeds that have been promoted into growth by the groundwork, and an awful lot of annual flowers which are nurse plants. They're actually providing a cover while the perennials which are mu...

  • Gardeners' World - Miscanthus Flowers

    Episode 24

    As we slide into autumn, the hot garden is still looking really good but it is the miscanthus flowers that has really caught Monty's eye. These grasses show that they have flowers that hold their own with anything else around them. Carol Klein also visited RHS Rosemoor to get seasonal inspiration...