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Prue’s Great Garden Plot: Episode 2 (S1EP2 More4 Wed 13 Oct 2021)

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Cook and writer Prue Leith embarks on a great new home-grown adventure but this time, it’s a horticultural one. The grande dame of British cookery is bidding farewell to her home and lovingly landscaped garden of nearly 50 years and has finally decided to move in with her husband, John Playfair. But there’s one big problem… a two-acre size problem to be precise.

In this new series, cameras follow Prue and John as they downsize to a modern barn they’ve designed together. But their new home is surrounded by a plethora of rubbish, rubble, rusting buildings and so much overgrown vegetation that you’d be hard pushed to see anything resembling a garden. For green-fingered Prue, a glorious garden filled with life and colour is top of her priority list, even more so than the house itself.

Determined to have her new garden looking picture perfect in less than a year, Prue seeks inspiration from the country’s best private gardens, as she sets about designing, digging and planting the garden of her dreams; a welcome retreat in which to create new memories with her friends and family. The series also offers aspirational and accessible tips to home horticulturists who are also looking to create magnificent yet manageable gardens themselves.

In this episode, Prue and John turn their attention to softening the architecture of their new home with plants, transforming a barren building site into a flower-filled courtyard and turning a challenging exposed roof terrace into a green oasis. In search of inspiration, Prue heads to Perch Hill in East Sussex, home of bulb guru Sarah Raven, to seek advice about harmonious spring colour combinations and then visits David Austin Roses in Shropshire in search of the perfect climbing rose for her roof terrace.

Series Prod/Dir: Andrew Anderson; Exec Prod: Emma Read; Prod Co: Emporium Productions

Airdate: Wed 13 Oct 2021 at 21:00 on More4

Season 1 Episode 2

Cook and writer Prue Leith swaps her spatula for secateurs in a new horticultural adventure with her husband John.