Prue’s Great Garden Plot is a brand new gardening programme coming to More4, following Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith as she turns a new two-acre space into the garden of her dreams that's both manageable and good-looking, hoping to give others some handy tips for their own outdoor spaces.
Prue Leith said: "I’m no Monty Don but I’ve been gardening for 45 years and just love it.
"But this garden has to be manageable by a pair of oldies none too keen on kneeling, bending or humping heavy gear. So, it’s a robot for the lawn, troughs for the veg, and pots on the terrace. And a fair few disasters."
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'Prue’s Great Garden Plot' release date
Prue’s Great Garden Plot is a four-parter starting on More4 on Wednesday Oct. 6 at 9pm. Episodes can also be watched on Channel 4's streaming service All 4 when they become available.
What is 'Prue’s Great Garden Plot' about?
In Prue's Great Garden Plot, Dame Prue embarks on an ambitious horticultural mission.
She has decided to bid farewell to her home and lovingly landscaped garden of nearly 50 years to move in with her husband, John Playfair.
Dame Prue and John, who have been together 10 years and tied the knot in 2016, are downsizing to a modern barn they have designed. And first on the to-do list is transforming two-acres of rubbish, rubble and rusting buildings into a beautiful garden bursting with life and colour, complete with an orchard, a gazebo and boules court.
Talking about why she took on the challenge, she says: "We both like projects and this is a grand one!
"I’ve decided I’m at the age where I stand there directing rather than digging, but John is so hands-on. He’s happy to be on the truck or do whatever he needs to do. He loves it.
"I do think you need a challenge every few years. It wakes you up. Well, it certainly works for my life. I don’t think you have to do the same thing all your life. I’ve had a wonderful career doing all sorts of things, some of them more successfully than others."
As to her garden must-haves, Prue adds: "I knew we had to have large spaces of open lawn because we have a lot of grandchildren, and we play a lot of croquet.
"When we started looking at the land, I found an old map from around 1800 and it showed an orchard where there was now just a scrubby field, so we thought we’d plant an orchard.
"I was also very keen on a roof terrace where I could sunbathe. Frankly, my sunbathing body is not to be seen in public. So, we have a roof terrace which goes right around the house and it feels like a little corner of California. It’s lovely. I go up there and secretly get a sun-tan and there are 360-degree views of the beautiful countryside around us."
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