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Visiting the Harrogate Autumn Show 2012

Sean heads off to the Harrogate Autumn Show in North-East England, meeting up with Jonathan Wallace and Jamie Butterworth (BBC, Young Gardener of the Year finalist). Plus, interviews with the world champion grower Peter Glazebrook who broke the world record for the heaviest onion, …

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Amateur Gardener: December #7 (Christmas Day)

Sean lifts the potatoes for Christmas Day dinner. During the summer Claire and Sean visits the BBC Gardeners World exhibition and talks to Carol Klein and the exhibitors including the youngest exhibitor, Emilio de Beer, and lupin expert Sarah Conibear. Plus, Greg the gardener …

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Amateur Gardener: June #6

Sean is waiting for the rain after 2 months of non-stop sunshine. Jonathan is making the most of the elderflowers and making champagne while Geoff is attracting wildlife in his garden.

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Amateur Gardener: May #5

Claire and Kris are very busy in the garden and on the allotment with flowers and vegetables. Jonathan makes a wild salad and we visit The Grow Your Own Show.

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Amateur Gardener: April #4

Kris is busy in the greenhouse with tomatoes and hanging baskets while Jonathan looks around the Spring allotment site for something to eat. Claire pots on her pumpkin and Sean meets Richard Reynolds, a Guerilla Gardener from London. Also includes an interview with Dr …

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Amateur Gardener: April #3

Sean and Claire continue work on the allotment. We visit Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses and launch the NGS Yellow Book. Allotmenteer Geoff give us a tour around his compost toilet. Includes James Wong, James Alexander-Sinclair and Joe Swift. Sean plants summer bulbs.

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Amateur Gardener: March #2

Sean harvests the first of the rhubarb and visits a new allotment site in Hampshire while Claire is in the greenhouse sowing the first fruit of the year. Jonathan gets frugal in the kitchen using the remains of last years harvest. Kris is busy …

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Amateur Gardener: March #1

We meet the gardeners and introduce the allotment before kicking off the season with the first sowings of vegetables and flowers. Sean visits an allotment site where the landlords may increase the yearly rent from £67 to £200/£400 and takes time to visit Charles …

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