The Secret World of Gardens II

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It's an extraordinary world of death and beauty - and it's as close as our backyards. This unique nature series will forever change the way we see our gardens. Time-lapse photography and macro-lenses uncover the mysterious world that's hidden in a common garden. With a shift in perspective, grass becomes a towering forest, molehills become mountains, and beetles are armoured, devouring giants. From bloodthirsty predators to the exotic world of blossoms, this series gives voice to the thousands of rarely-noticed creatures that live alongside us every day.

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Creepy Crawlies

This year's flowers depend on last year's death in the garden, and millipedes and worms are the happy morticians.

Plant Warfare

Every day, plants aggressively defend their territory using chemical warfare, poisonous darts, and dagger thorns to keep the hordes of hungry insects at bay.

Frogs

If gardeners invite frogs into the garden, they'll be rewarded with a vast array of voracious hunters that will eat anything that moves.

Come Fly With Me

From personal parasols to coy deceptions to exploding darts, plants have many ways to disperse their seeds.

Solitary Bees

The majority of bees are actually loners. These independent creatures endlessly toil away pollinating plants before curling up in a leaf at night for a much-needed rest.

Thursday April 17, 4:00am
Hoppers

Watch as grasshoppers plow their way through your plants as their innocent cousin, the cricket, serenades them.

Wednesday April 23, 4:00am
Wasps

From brachonids that are the size of the head of a pin to ichneumonids that you could stretch out along the length of your index finger, wasps come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.

Thursday April 24, 4:00am
On Golden Pond

We explore the intimate relationship between bugs and plants that call your water garden home.

Wednesday April 30, 4:00am
Life on a Rose

We follow the changing seasons in the life of a rose and take a close look at the guests who drop by for a visit.

Thursday May 1, 4:00am
True Bugs

Assassins and stinkers, tarnished and shielded - true bugs are ubiquitous in the garden. Despite their brilliant colours and strange shapes, most people have never noticed them until now.

Wednesday May 7, 4:00am
Creepy Crawlies

This year's flowers depend on last year's death in the garden, and millipedes and worms are the happy morticians.

Thursday May 8, 4:00am
Garden Birds

From the captivating beauty of a yellow finch to the predatory instincts of a swallow, we celebrate the unsung work of birds in the garden.

Wednesday May 14, 4:00am
Plant Warfare

Every day, plants aggressively defend their territory using chemical warfare, poisonous darts, and dagger thorns to keep the hordes of hungry insects at bay.

Thursday May 15, 4:00am
What Makes a Weed

Explore the aggressive tendencies, chemical arsenals, and insect alliances that make weeds such a force to contend with in the garden.

Wednesday May 21, 4:00am
Frogs

If gardeners invite frogs into the garden, they'll be rewarded with a vast array of voracious hunters that will eat anything that moves.

Wednesday May 28, 4:00am
Come Fly With Me

From personal parasols to coy deceptions to exploding darts, plants have many ways to disperse their seeds.

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