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RTÉ One, Friday, 8.30pm

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RTÉ One, Friday, 8.30pm

Location: Fota House and Gardens East Cork. Park in Fota house car park Fota house and gardens are signposted from there. WE are situated in the walled garden to the rear of the house.

Based in the historic gardens of Fota House in Cork, "How to Create a Garden" is a new series where in real time and working to a strict budget, two gardeners will create two new gardens from scratch.

The garden plots are the size of the average Irish back garden, with one of them favouring fruit and vegetables, while the other plot will be of more interest to those who like their shrubs and flowers.

With six programmes in the spring and six in the summer, the series will lead viewers step by step through the process of creating their own garden and show viewers everything from how to plant seeds to how to lay a patio.

Presented by experienced gardeners Peter Dowdall and Kitty Scully each project will be broken down into simple steps, and handy-man Sean O'Neill will also be on-hand to advise viewers on how to approach some of the trickier aspects of creating your own garden.


Series 2: Summer

Kitty Scully and Peter Dowdall are back for a summer series of How To Create a Garden.

Back in April we followed both gardeners as they built two unique gardens from scratch on the grounds of Fota house in East Cork. Now that all the hardwork is done Kitty and Peter will show us how to enjoy the fruits of our labour and will have plenty of handy tips for planting and maintaining your own garden at home.

Also if your not sure about the best way to cook your courgettes there will be celebrity chefs onsite to show you how. Plus handyman Sean O'Neill has lots of DIY projects lined up including how to build a BBQ.

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