Gardeners' Question Time

By BBC Radio 4

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 Aug 9, 2018

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A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week

Episode Date
Herefordshire
2528
Peter Gibbs chairs the horticultural panel programme from Herefordshire. Pippa Greenwood, Chris Beardshaw and Anne Swithinbank take questions from amateur gardeners. The panellists discuss avocados and plants due a comeback in popularity. They have good news for an old Wisteria and offer advice on getting apricots to fruit. They also give a masterclass in starting a prairie garden and they suggest colourful, drought-resistant plants for pots and hangers. James Wong dives into the expanding world of Aquascaping with one of the UK's leading curators, George Farmer. Produced by Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Hester Cant A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.
Aug 17, 2018
Edinburgh
2497
Eric Robson and the team are at the Edinburgh Festival. Matthew Wilson, Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from an audience of local gardeners and festival goers. The panellists explain why tomatoes are prone to splitting, ponder over a failing rhubarb crop, and suggest plants for a Japanese garden. Eric Robson goes in search of the oldest floral clock in the world, and we answer correspondence from gardeners in Vancouver. Assistant Producer: Hester Cant Producer: Hannah Newton A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.
Aug 10, 2018
Correspondence Edition: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
2529
Peter Gibbs and the team are at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire. Bob Flowerdew, Matt Biggs and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from the GQT inbox, postbag and from social media. As the panellists take a tour around the gardens, they are joined by botanist Barry Clarke to answer questions on Brussel Sprouts, containing Lily-of-the-Valley in a rockery, and good garden uses for leftover wool. They also help listeners with issues such as getting a Swiss Cheese plant to fruit, how to encouraging an Edgeworthia to get going, and moving a small oak tree. A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.
Aug 03, 2018
Ledbury Allotment Association
2527
Peter Gibbs chairs the horticultural panel programme from Ledbury, Herefordshire. Pippa Greenwood, Chris Beardshaw and Anne Swithinbank take questions from amateur gardeners. The team hears how Ledbury locals have been working hard to try and ensure a 12th RHS Britain in Bloom gold medal in a row, and they discuss tactics for gardening through the ongoing drought. There's also a question from one of GQT's long distance listeners who's travelled all the way from California to ask what makes the British so good at gardening. Meanwhile, RHS Wisley Curator Matthew Pottage visits Surbiton to meet Myles Irvine, a remarkable back-garden-breeder of ornate and hardy passionflowers. Produced by Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Hester Cant A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.
Jul 27, 2018
Latitude Festival
2528
Peter Gibbs and the team are at Latitude Festival in Suffolk. Pitching up their tents and propping up the cider van bar this week are Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew, and James Wong. The panellists spend the programme roaming the grounds of the festival answering questions from the postbag as they go. They debate the best water to use in a hosepipe ban, what could be stunting the growth of a whole varied vegetable plot, and whether or not asparagus can be propagated. They also advise on how to cut back a large grass garden, offer planting suggestions for a highly-scented garden, and suggest ways in which gardeners can encourage nocturnal wildlife onto their plots. Elsewhere on the site, Matt Biggs holds court in the GQT travelling potting shed and Peter Gibbs catches up with Hektor Rous, the guardian of Henham Park, to find out what it's like to have 4000 people in your back garden. Produced by Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Hester Cant A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.
Jul 20, 2018
Belfast
2494
Eric Robson and the horticultural panel visit the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum near Belfast. Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness and Matthew Wilson answer the questions from the audience. This week, the panel offers advice on the prevention of onion rot after harvest and sweetcorn varieties for the best crop, and suggest the best flowers to plant in a cutting garden. Also, Neil Porteous discovers plants to maximise autumn colour in your garden. Produced by Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.
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