Pennod 10 Garddio a Mwy


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Pa mor llwyddiannus oedd ymdrech Sioned i ddod a lliw i ardd yn Yr Wyddgrug? How successful has Sioned been in her attempt to bring colour to a Mold garden? Final programme unti...


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-Welcome once again to Garddio A Mwy.

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-Well, it's the middle of July.

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-But the changeable weather

-we've had of late...

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-..isn't making things easy

-in the garden.

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-Today, I'll be doing some clearing.

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-While Iwan does that,

-I'll be in Mold...

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-..helping to bring colour

-into a garden before a summer party.

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-I'll prepare a simple pudding

-packed with flavour from the garden.

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-Hopefully!

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-All this and more on Garddio A Mwy.

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-Flowers in pots bring colour

-to any corner of the garden.

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-Where flowers are concerned,

-everyone has their favourites.

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-Usually,

-Sioned takes care of these pots...

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-..and this is her favourite,

-the Agapanthus.

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-Later, Meinir joins us

-here at Pont y Twr.

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-But first, she's been looking

-at the various composts available...

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-..and how to choose the one

-that's suitable for your pots.

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-Compost, compost and more compost.

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-If the choices make your head spin,

-you're not the only ones.

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-I'm looking at compost

-for pots today...

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-..so forget conditioners and manure,

-as they are for garden soils.

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-I'll ignore ericaceous composts too.

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-They're for plants

-that grow in acidic soil.

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-Azaleas, rhododendrons

-and heather, for example.

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-These four are typical of the types

-available at any garden centre.

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-They're even sold

-at supermarkets now.

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-Which is the right one for you?

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-The first question to ask is...

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-..do you need multipurpose compost

-that's traditionally peat-based?

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-Or do you need soil-based compost,

-like this one?

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-This is a mixture of humus,

-loam, grit and added nutrients.

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-This is John Innes's blend,

-from the 1930s.

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-The important thing

-to remember is...

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-..if you're growing a plant

-that will stay in a pot for years...

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-..you need John Innes compost.

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-There are different types

-for plants of various ages...

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-..so choose the compost

-that suits your plant.

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-If they're pots and baskets

-that are outside for the summer...

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-..we need a multipurpose compost.

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-This one is 40-70% peat.

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-As the name suggests, it'll do

-whatever you want it to do.

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-You can sow seeds in it.

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-It'll fill your pots

-or hanging baskets.

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-It'll feed plants

-for a month to six weeks or so...

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-..then that's it.

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-After that, there are very little

-nutrients in it to feed plants.

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-This type, among the cheapest,

-costs about 10 for three bags.

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-Conversely, this one,

-one of the dearest...

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-..costs almost 10 for one bag.

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-The composition is similar...

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-..but if you look closely..

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-..you'll see

-added nutrients in this one.

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-It'll feed plants

-for about six months...

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-..so it lasts a lot longer.

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-This one also contains crystals,

-although you can't see them...

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-..crystals that retain moisture.

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-You can water them less often...

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-..but the plants

-still get the water they need.

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-These two are peat-based,

-as I mentioned.

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-But using peat in compost has

-been the subject of debate recently.

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-Peat bogs are a habitat and an

-ecosystem that are becoming rarer.

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-So, collecting peat and putting it

-in bags for gardeners...

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-..does raise

-environmental questions.

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-Consequently, many people

-recommend peat-free composts.

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-This is an example.

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-It's made from timber

-and paper waste...

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-..as well as added nutrients.

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-There are some very good ones

-on the market now.

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-You can even plant seeds

-in this one, for example.

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-If you care about the environment,

-choose peat-free composts.

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-And there we are.

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-Plenty of choice.

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-But it's not as complicated

-as you first think.

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-We always use peat-free compost

-here at Pont y Twr, by the way...

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-..for the environmental reasons

-that Meinir mentioned.

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-If you are a regular viewer...

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-..you'll know that the plants and

-colours are constantly changing...

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-..here in the borders

-in front of the house.

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-But that takes a lot of planning.

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-That's just what I've done here.

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-Early in the season,

-we have tulips.

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-Later, the Viburnum

-fills with white flowers.

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-By now, they've given way

-to red berries.

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-The Allium blooms at the same time,

-but there only a few of them left.

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-But now, the roses...

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-..catmint and Alchemilla mollis

-are in all their glory.

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-These purple wallflowers

-have blossomed since the spring.

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-They do look wonderful.

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-Back in April, Mair from Mold

-got in touch seeking our help.

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-She wanted her garden to be

-in full bloom and at its best...

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-..for a summer party

-that she was going to hold.

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-Three months ago,

-we went to see what we could do.

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-Just like the forward planning I do

-for Pont y Twr's flower borders...

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-..Mair also needs a plan

-to ensure floral colour...

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-..for a special event in her garden.

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-What is going to be happening here?

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-The idea

-is to hold an afternoon tea...

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-..to raise money

-for the people of the Philippines.

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-The appeal is called Corwynt Cariad.

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-They have suffered terribly

-with floods.

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-I thought I'd organize something

-to raise money.

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-I hope people will come!

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-Before planting, I'll get rid

-of the old soil from the pots.

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-This is last year's compost,

-and all the nutrients have gone.

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-After that, I'm ready

-to fill the pots with new soil.

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-I've put lots of fresh soil

-into the pots.

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-Now for the planting.

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-I've bought this Geranium,

-called Purple.

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-It has a pinky-purplish hue...

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-..with lots of flowers to come.

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-That's why I chose these.

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-Mair wants these

-looking perfect by June.

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-The dead flowers

-will need to be cut...

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-..to promote the young buds

-that are still to come.

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-I've got a few of those to plant.

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-Between them,

-I'm putting these small Violas.

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-These are Sky Blue Martien.

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-The reason I chose these...

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-..is that instead

-of staying in one clump...

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-..these will hang over the edge

-and spread.

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-These will also flower all summer.

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-All you need to do...

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-..is cut off the dead flowers

-as with the Geraniums...

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-..then more and more flowers

-will replace them.

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-After a month in the larger pots...

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-..they'll need to be fed

-with liquid fertilizer...

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-..to get the best out of them.

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-Finally, I'll plant the blue pots,

-which are themselves colourful.

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-These pink Petunias

-will also complement the Geraniums.

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-They'll grow quickly

-and flower all summer long.

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-These white Marguerites

-go in the stone pots.

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-They'll be like a flash of light

-as people arrive.

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-When the big day dawns...

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-..all the planning

-that Mair and I did pays off.

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-The garden is colourful and summery,

-and everyone seems to enjoy it.

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-There are lots of people here.

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-I hope there's some cake left!

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-I hope there's some cake left!

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-Yes, there's a special cake!

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-With a flower on it.

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-No. The ones with a pansy.

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-Mmm! It's lovely.

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-The party was a great success,

-it seems.

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-Mair's garden looked very nice,

-and very tidy as well.

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-If your garden isn't as tidy,

-don't worry too much.

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-If, like us, you have

-a wild part of the garden...

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-..or maybe it's all wild...

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-..it's not necessarily a bad thing.

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-It's great for wildlife.

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-But in our garden,

-here by the stream...

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-..I need to control this plant.

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-Wild angelica.

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-This plant has already flowered.

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-When these seeds

-fall to the ground...

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-..it takes ten years

-for the new plants to flower.

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-After they bloom,

-the flower heads are so heavy...

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-..that the plants splay open,

-and they don't look very tidy.

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-I don't want to get rid of it,

-because it benefits wildlife.

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-The number of moths and beetles

-here in summer are quite a sight.

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-I just want to control it

-to encourage a range of plants here.

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-My tool of choice is the sickle.

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-In the old days, people ate this.

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-You can cut these, put holes in them

-and make some sort of flute.

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-There is also

-a garden variety of angelica.

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-It also belongs to

-the carrot family, the Umbellifers.

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-It's a different colour,

-the flowers are tidier...

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-..and it's not quite as much

-of a bully as its wild counterpart.

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-It's not that much tidier yet,

-but it's certainly a good start.

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-There you are.

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-Are you OK?

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-Yes, fine. You?

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-Yes, fine. You?

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-Yes.

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-I can't hug you

-because I've brought plants.

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-They look nice.

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-They look nice.

-

-Delphiniums.

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-My latest plan

-is to transform this bare patch...

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-..into a colourful perennial bed,

-and Meinir has come over to help.

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-For the border, Sioned has chosen

-a theme of pink, purple and blue.

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-That's different to my favourite

-red, orange and yellow palette.

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-I'm looking forward to helping her,

-and to getting some new ideas.

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-On the pink side, we have David

-Austin's Gertrude Jekyll rose...

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-..and Penstemon Hidcote Pink, with

-the Clematis and Salvia for purple.

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-Blue Delphiniums and others will

-complement and emphasize colours.

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-Are you happy for me to put

-this Penstemon in the middle here?

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-It would be nice

-to have some height there.

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-I'll put the rose on this trellis.

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-These light Pinks here in the front?

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-Then these two, one on either side.

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-They're pretty.

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-There?

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-We'll separate those.

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-We'll separate those.

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-That's a good idea.

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-Ooh!

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-That'll be nice, Sioned.

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-That'll be nice, Sioned.

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-It will, won't it?

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-This is Delphinium Summer Night.

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-It's very pretty.

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-There aren't many flowers

-in this shade of vivid blue.

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-It's lovely.

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-You could say that Delphiniums

-are fairly old-fashioned.

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-It suits a cottage garden.

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-It's also great to cut

-and use in floral arrangements.

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-That's something I look for

-in anything I plant.

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-If it's useful,

-it can go into the garden.

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-Next, the Salvia.

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-They're all related

-to the common sage.

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-That also has lovely purple flowers.

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-Salvias come

-in all sorts of colours.

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-There are red ones, purple ones.

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-This one is white.

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-Some are tall,

-but this one is squat.

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-It won't grow

-any higher than 50 centimetres.

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-That hole's a bit too deep.

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-It'll be very nice

-in a group of three.

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-After a few years in this border...

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-..they'll all resemble

-one long hedge.

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-That'll work very well, I think.

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-I'll now plant a climbing rose

-by the obelisk.

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-How do climbers and ramblers differ?

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-A rambler has smaller flowers...

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-..and they can grow in clusters.

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-They grow so quickly.

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-You have to control a climber more.

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-What I'll do with these is tie them

-so that they grow laterally.

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-You have more control over them.

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-You would never plant a rambler

-on an obelisk.

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-You'd put it against a wall...

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-..or over a pergola,

-like the one we have in the garden.

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-Like that?

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-That can then grow

-around the corner.

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-If you plant a rose near a wall...

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-..leave a gap of about a foot

-to give enough room for the roots.

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-With an obelisk, the plant

-needs to be quite close...

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-..so that it can attach itself

-and climb up the obelisk.

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-Exactly.

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-This will be lovely, Sioned.

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-Thanks for coming to help.

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-Thanks for coming to help.

-

-I'm delighted to, Sioned.

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-It's nice to see

-how much the garden has changed.

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-It's lovely here,

-but you've worked hard.

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-It is hard work,

-but I enjoy every minute of it.

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-Let's see how the border looks.

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-That's pretty, isn't it?

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-Do you know, it really is.

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-Do you know, it really is.

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-It does look nice.

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-Tips From The Nursery

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-Roses are a great buy

-at this time of year.

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-They flower for months and months.

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-The only drawback

-is that diseases do strike them.

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-Rust is one, mildew is another.

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-Even worse is black spot.

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-Apart from that,

-it's a very robust plant.

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-They'll grow up to about six feet.

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-They also have a lovely scent

-and they'll flower all summer long.

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-This is Begonia Dragon Wing...

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-..and this

-is Begonia Million Kisses.

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-This is only for the summer.

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-Once autumn comes,

-and frost threatens, it dies off.

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-Once it had died off, take up the

-bulbs and keep them until next year.

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-Replant the tub with daffodils

-or tulips for the winter.

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-The day dawns for every gardener...

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-..when the garden

-truly starts to produce crops.

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-After that wet end to June...

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-..there has been

-an explosion of growth.

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-The courgettes were nothing

-a few weeks ago...

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-..but I'm now harvesting them

-every other day.

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-This lovely yellow one is ready.

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-I'm also really happy

-with the quality of the crop.

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-You'd buy similar ones in the shop,

-but they taste so much better.

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-These are the Brassicas

-that I put under the net last week.

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-They're doing quite well.

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-There are no signs of any

-cabbage white butterfly eggs...

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-..so I'm happy with that.

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-Over here are the runner beans.

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-Don't they look wonderful?

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-They're at the top of the frame,

-and they've started to flower.

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-I've experimented this year

-with two different varieties.

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-The white flower

-is a new variety called Moonlight.

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-It doesn't need bees

-to pollinate it.

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-It's self-pollinating.

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-This one is Scarlet Emperor,

-with the traditional red flower.

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-This does need bees to pollinate it.

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-It'll be interesting to see

-the difference between them.

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-Over here, I have the kohlrabi.

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-Earlier in the series, I told you

-it was my first time growing it.

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-That's looking very good.

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-Another new crop at Pont y Twr...

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-..is komatsuna, or Japanese spinach.

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-It has a strong spinach flavour.

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-But at this time of year,

-I really like doing one thing.

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-Picking fruit from the bushes.

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-I must say, I've had

-an excellent crop this year.

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-But the summer raspberries

-are coming to an end now.

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-The children have been busy

-picking them, and they enjoy it.

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-Once these have finished...

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-..I'll prune the branches

-that bore fruit this year...

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-..then tie the new growth

-to the frame...

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-..because they will be flowering

-and bearing fruit next year.

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-I'll make the best use

-of these raspberries...

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-..in one of my favourite treats

-at this time of year.

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-I'm going to make a coulis...

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-..a fruit sauce, at least...

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-..to go with this basil ice cream.

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-I understand

-that Meinir likes it.

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-As she has come here,

-I thought I'd make some.

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-It's so easy to make at home.

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-All you need

-is some basil from the garden...

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-..mixed with some sugar,

-mascarpone and natural yoghurt.

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-Put in the freezer and turn it

-with a fork every two hours.

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-But for me, the sauce

-is the true taste of summer.

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-It's very simple to make.

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-Wash the raspberries,

-then put them in a pan...

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-..with a little water and

-just enough sugar to cover them.

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-Simmer for a few minutes

-until the sugar has dissolved.

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-Once it starts to boil,

-it smells absolutely wonderful.

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-That looks ready now.

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-All I need to do now is to mash it.

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-I'm mashing it because I don't want

-to get rid of the seeds.

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-I want it to look like real fruit.

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-A food processor

-would blend it too finely.

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-Wow!

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-Look at that.

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-Here we are, here we are.

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-What are we having?

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-Basil ice cream.

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-Oh, my favourite!

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-Just for you, Meinir!

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-With raspberry sauce.

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-Straight from the garden, of course.

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-Try it,

-but you must say it's lovely!

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-I'm sure it will be.

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-Mmm!

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-It is nice.

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-It's wonderful.

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-I know summer's here when you've

-made the first coulis of the year.

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-Hooray!

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-Hooray!

-

-And very nice it is too.

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-I hope you have a good summer.

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-This is the last in the series.

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-We will be back in September.

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-I hope you'll join us then.

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-In the meantime,

-enjoy the gardening.

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Pa mor llwyddiannus oedd ymdrech Sioned i ddod a lliw i ardd yn Yr Wyddgrug? How successful has Sioned been in her attempt to bring colour to a Mold garden? Final programme until September.