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David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens, talk to gardeners and offer topical advice

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David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens, talk to gardeners and offer topical advice

iTunes Ratings

42 Ratings
Average Ratings
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2

A weekly treat

By VA Jane - Aug 09 2018
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Always looking forward to the next episode. Thank you for such wonderful gardening hints.

1st class gardening advice from the mother-land

By MikePerry - Nov 17 2010
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Great host, great content, all delivered via the Emerald Isle :)

iTunes Ratings

42 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
2
0
1
2

A weekly treat

By VA Jane - Aug 09 2018
Read more
Always looking forward to the next episode. Thank you for such wonderful gardening hints.

1st class gardening advice from the mother-land

By MikePerry - Nov 17 2010
Read more
Great host, great content, all delivered via the Emerald Isle :)
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Gardeners' Corner

Latest release on Sep 19, 2020

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David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens, talk to gardeners and offer topical advice

Rank #1: Gardeners' Corner

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Nov 16 2013

26mins

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Rank #2: Gardeners' Corner phone-in

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It's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in this Saturday morning with Helen Mark. Joining Helen in the studio are gardening experts Neil Porteous and Brendan Little answering your calls and texts. The number to call is 03030 80 55 55 and to text its 81771 (Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply) and also in the programme lots of gardening tips for the week ahead. That's Gardeners' Corner this Saturday morning just after the 9 o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.

May 11 2019

41mins

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Rank #3: Gardeners' Corner roadshow with Banbridge and District Horticultural Society

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Join David Maxwell as the Gardeners' Corner roadshow team head to Banbridge where members of Banbridge Horticultural Society put their questions to gardening experts Averil Milligan and Ann Fitzsimons. Blueberrries, blackcurrants and azaleas are just some of plants under discussion as well as timely tips for the gardening week ahead. That's Gardeners' Corner this Saturday morning just after the nine o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster.

May 04 2019

26mins

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Rank #4: Garden Show Ireland

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This week Gardeners’ Corner goes to Antrim Castle Gardens for this year’s Garden Show Ireland.

May 06 2017

41mins

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Rank #5: 06/07/2013

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Jul 06 2013

26mins

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Rank #6: 25/04/2015

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Apr 25 2015

41mins

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Rank #7: 16/08/2014

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Aug 16 2014

41mins

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Rank #8: 02/08/2014

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Aug 02 2014

40mins

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Rank #9: 07/06/2014

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Jun 07 2014

38mins

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Rank #10: 08/03/2014

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Mar 08 2014

41mins

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Rank #11: 26/04/2014

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Apr 26 2014

26mins

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Rank #12: Gardeners' Corner roadshow at Ballance House

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In this week's Gardeners' Corner Helen Mark and the roadshow team head to the village of Glenavy in Co. Down to the former birthplace of John Ballance, 14th premier of New Zealand. In the beautifully restored Cottage room of the house, Ann Fitzsimons and Neil Porteous answer questions from the audience made up of members and friends of the Ulster New Zealand Trust. Also in the programme tips for the gardening week ahead. That's Gardeners' Corner this Saturday morning just after the 9 o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster.

Jun 29 2019

40mins

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Rank #13: 03/05/2014

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

May 03 2014

41mins

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Rank #14: 09/08/2014

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Aug 09 2014

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Rank #15: Titanic topiary, no fuss houseplants and early sowing for summer

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David Maxwell meets Gordon Finch from east Belfast who has spent years turning his suburban garden hedge into a Titanic topiary tribute. He catches up with Colin Agnew in Belfast's Botanic Gardens to find out about no fuss houseplants. Also in the programme, Cherry Townsend is sowing seeds for summer blooms and David heads to Springhill to see the February snowdrop display.

Feb 16 2019

41mins

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Rank #16: Inner city allotments, Cottage garden favourites, Trinity Nursery School

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Inner city allotments, cottage garden favourites and Trinity Nursery School

David Maxwell visits an inner city allotment packed with veg. He meets up with Maurice Parkinson to find some cottage garden favourites for early summer including Lupins, Irises and hardy geraniums. Also in the programme, how many small hands make light work in the garden at Trinity Nursery School in Bangor and how social media and the Connswater Greenway combined to promote growing wildflowers.

Jun 15 2019

41mins

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Rank #17: Sowing herbs, watching birds and winter at Rowallane

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In a packed Gardeners' Corner programme, David Maxwell starts his new herb garden with advice from Barbara Pilcher. He catches up with Averil Milligan at Rowallane where work is going on to tidy up the walled garden and give some plants a winter rest. Also in the programme, Helen Marks finds out from Brendan Little how to make a paradise patio and Claire Barnett from the RSPB joins David in studio with all the information about the 40th annual Big Garden Birdwatch.

Jan 26 2019

41mins

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Rank #18: 22/02/2014

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Feb 22 2014

26mins

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Rank #19: 25/01/2014

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Jan 25 2014

26mins

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Rank #20: The January Garden

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In Gardeners' Corner this week David Maxwell gets up close and personal with snowdrops and hellebores. He also goes looking for plants with wonderful scent and soft colours and finds out that shady areas can be the perfect spot for a wide variety of plants. Also in the programme Helen Mark and Brendan Little talk about reinventing the patio area and why it should blend in with the style of your house and garden.

Jan 19 2019

41mins

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Hillsborough Castle Gardens, unusual veg and perfect pears

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Presenter David Maxwell visits Hillsborough Castle gardens a year after it reopened to the public. He chats to garden manager, Claire Woods in the lost garden about tree ferns and gets some top tips from Adam Ferguson on growing the perfect pears. David also meets up with Claire McNally, the new head gardener at Rowallane gardens near Saintfield. Also on the programme – an update from Amy Kelly on her allotment in Newtownards and David will take listeners questions with expert Reg Maxwell.

Sep 19 2020

56mins

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Gardeners’ Corner celebrates Proms in the Garden

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BBC Radio Ulster’s Gardeners’ Corner this Saturday morning is a musical and visual feast for Proms in the Garden with David Maxwell. David will broadcast live from his garden in Belfast with the music of the Ulster Orchestra weaved through the very first hour long edition of the programme. Our gardening experts will be answering all your horticultural queries and David will also be basking in bird song at an allotment, experiencing a sensory garden and taking a musical trip to the foot of Slemish mountain. For that and more join David Maxwell and the Gardeners’ Corner team for Proms in the Garden on BBC Radio Ulster, Saturday morning, at the new extended time of 9am to 10am.

Sep 12 2020

56mins

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Agapanthus, autumn veg and red hot pokers

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David Maxwell presents the weekly gardening programme which this week hears from locally grown Agapanthus expert Ian Scroggy. Also on the programme, Barbara Pilcher suggests some veg to sow in the Autumn and Conrad McCormick urges listeners to give Kniphofia (Red Hot Pokers) another chance. The team also take questions from listeners.

Sep 05 2020

42mins

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August Phone-in and Help for Hedgehogs

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With summer drawing to a close, David Maxwell is joined by gardening experts Averil Milligan and Cherry Townsend for a listener phone-in programme. They’ll be tackling questions on why a strawberry is failing to keep it’s fruit, the key to growing radishes and how to get a good crop of figs in our not so warm local climes.

Aug 29 2020

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National allotments week, giant plants and late summer colour

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In national allotments week, David Maxwell heads to Ards Allotments where he meets Amy Kelly on her plot. She’s been harvesting her blueberries – a plant which not only produces super fruits but is also an attractive plant to have in the garden. In Killinchy, David meets up with Ann Fitzsimmons who thinks every garden, even small ones should have a few giant plants. Also on the programme, David heads to Islandmagee and Ballyrobert where Cherry Townsend and Maurice Parkinson have plenty of suggestions for late summer colour in the garden.

Aug 15 2020

41mins

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Summer phone-in, plants for ground-cover and the lockdown gardener

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Join David Maxwell for a live phone-in Gardener’s Corner programme. He’ll be joined by expert guests Averil Milligan and Brendan Little. Questions include suggestions for good ground cover plants, what to do with a weak wisteria and what rogue plant has found its way into a packet of parsnip seeds. Also on the programme, David gets an update from the ‘lockdown gardener’ Jim Kerr as he begins to harvest from his transformed front garden.

Aug 08 2020

41mins

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Plants for Free

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David Maxwell is joined by Cherry Townsend and Jim Bradley in a live phone-in answering your questions on struggling veg and the flowering hedge. Also the best way to propagate and keep your garden growing. Maurice Parkinson shares his expertise on the Daylily. And the humble Shield Bug – does it really stink or does it just look like a North American variety that actually does!

This programme has been edited since the original broadcast.

Aug 01 2020

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Mystery Plants

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David Maxwell is joined by Ann Fitzsimons and Reg Maxwell in a live phone-in answering your questions and identifying a number of mystery plants that add intrigue to the garden. And Shane Connolly provides inspiration for your table with his unique expertise and take on cut flowers from the summer garden.

Jul 25 2020

41mins

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Gardeners' Corner Special with Kate Hoey

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In a programme originally broadcast in 2019, David Maxwell meets Labour Party veteran Kate Hoey at her home on Rathlin Island. He explores the wild garden she's created there as a getaway from life in Westminster. David finds out how for years she has been able to deal with constituency issues in Vauxhall from a remote cottage on the Island. He also speaks to the former MP about her life politics and outside it, including her wish to one day return home to Northern Ireland.

Jul 11 2020

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Taming Wisteria & Planting Borders

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Presenter David Maxwell is joined by gardening experts Ann Fitzsimons and Jim Bradley answering your questions. This week we find out if you can graft a plum tree to an apple tree, tackle an unwieldy wisteria and discover ways to give an old hedge new life. Listener Lisa Camlin shares her tricks to designing your own border and Conrad McCormick shares tips to maintaining his favourite exotic rose.

Jul 04 2020

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Cabbage Gold & Blooming Lily

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David Maxwell is joined by a lockdown gardener planning to turn a profit and he’s only 13! A Giant Water Lily blooms in Belfast after nearly a 30 year absence and gardening experts Brendan Little and Averil Milligan tackle a Sweet William Challenge while hedging their bets on a tricky border. Also water saving tips and a taste for something exotic.

Jun 27 2020

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The Joy of Roses

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Scent and colour – the joy of roses and navigating thorny challenges. Gardening experts Reg Maxwell and Cherry Townsend join presenter David Maxwell this week to discuss the joy of roses. We’ll hear from celebrated breeders and gardening legends along with listeners sharing their treasured stories and find out why some roses droop and what to do when a treasured rose doesn’t grow to plan.

Jun 20 2020

41mins

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Edimentals,mystery magnolia markings and listeners questions

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The weekly gardening programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province. Presented by David Maxwell.

Jun 06 2020

41mins

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Unusual veg, great gardens reopen and listener phone-in

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David Maxwell presents the weekly gardening programme answering listeners questions with expert guests Cherry Townsend and Brendan Little. Also on the programme, David speaks to Barbara Pilcher about unusual veg.

May 30 2020

41mins

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Therapy garden, perfect paths and listener questions

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David Maxwell is joined by Reg Maxwell and Ann Fitzsimmons for a gardening phone-in. He also finds out about a new therapy garden at the SERC campus in Holywood and he chats to Neil Porteous about garden paths.

May 23 2020

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The Irish Yew stateside, virtual Chelsea and listener phone-in

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Gardening experts Averil Milligan and Barbara Pilcher join presenter David Maxwell this week to answer your challenging gardening questions. We'll also hear about the Irish Yews making a welcome home in Northern California and find out how this year's Chelsea Flower Show is virtual and reaching out to you online.

May 16 2020

41mins

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Gardeners' Corner phone-in with David Maxwell

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Whether you're new to gardening or a seasoned pro, there's always something to surprise you in your garden. So if you have encountered an unusual insect or need to know what to add to your soil, join David Maxwell and his experts for the live phone-in this Saturday.
If you would like to call them or text with your gardening query, the number is 03030 805555 or text 81771 and standard network charges apply.
Lines are open on Saturday morning.

May 09 2020

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Gardeners' Corner phone-in

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If you have a green space, balcony or even a sunny window ledge, David Maxwell and his experts will be on hand to help. Whether you're looking to plant some quick growing vegetables or breathing new life into your garden there will be plenty of tips on successful growing. Joining David to answer your gardening problems are Brendan Little and Ann Fitzsimons. Lines are open on 03030 805555 and to text it's 81771. Standard network charges apply. Join the team for lots of great gardening advice this Saturday morning just after the 9 o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.

May 02 2020

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Gardeners' Corner lockdown phone-in

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The weekly gardening programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province. Presenter David Maxwell

Apr 18 2020

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Gardeners' Corner Easter phone-in

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It’s spring at home and, whether you have a garden, a yard, a balcony or a windowsill, growing something is guaranteed to lift your spirits.

Join David Maxwell Easter Saturday for a live Gardener’s Corner call-in that will put a spring in your step and bring some Easter colour into your home, along with gardening experts answering your questions and sharing some sage advice.

The number to ring is 03030805555, (Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply) text 81771 or email gardenerscorner@bbc.co.uk.

Apr 11 2020

27mins

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iTunes Ratings

42 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
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A weekly treat

By VA Jane - Aug 09 2018
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Always looking forward to the next episode. Thank you for such wonderful gardening hints.

1st class gardening advice from the mother-land

By MikePerry - Nov 17 2010
Read more
Great host, great content, all delivered via the Emerald Isle :)