Life in a Cottage Garden


Carol Klein will guide you through a whole year in the life of her garden. We’ll see how it grows, flourishes, dies and is constantly reborn. From the chill of deep midwinter to the first green shoots of spring through to the celebration of high summer, the bounty of harvest home, the slow decline into golden autumn and the inevitable return to winter. Using highly innovative lapse-time techniques, the seasons will unfold magically. The series will be packed with information and it will also be a feast for the senses.
This is the story of a year in the life of Carol’s garden.



It’s winter and there is much to do – cutting back, preparing the soil and garlic planting.


There is great change in the garden, as the remnants of winter make way for the spring.

Spring into Summer

In May and June, Carol is planting out sweet peas and staking perennials.

Life in a Cottage Garden

High Summer

In July and August there’s staking to be done and roses to deadhead.


In September and October it’s harvest time and there’s tidying and collecting to be done.

Into Winter

In November and December, holly, box and yew reveal their evergreen glory.

Life in a Cottage Garden

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