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Britain in Bloom

Series 2

Episode 9

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 4 months

Chris Bavin travels to the historic city of Lichfield in Staffordshire to meet a determined group of Bloomers looking to show off their glorious heritage and continue the success of last year with another gold award. Firstly, a local Georgian mansion will be transformed, with a stunning walled kitchen garden and a restored Victorian greenhouse. Next, on the site of a filled-in canal, the team is undertaking one of the biggest ever Bloom projects in digging out a stretch of the former canal and re-creating the wharf. It will take a huge effort and it is all to be done in three months by only a small group of volunteers. Finally, an unloved area of scrubland is turned into community gardens, with small allotment plots for the locals and community beds to grow fruit and flowers. But the site is covered in mare’s tail, an invasive weed that is hard to control – so the Bloomers will have to find a creative use for the weed to impress the judges. Show less


Chris Bavin
Nick Harvey
Production Manager:
Rob Weber
Tim Lowe
Executive Producer:
Carla-Maria Lawson
Executive Producer:
Meredith Chambers
Series Editor:
Helen White


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