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Gardeners' Corner

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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

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37 Ratings
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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
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Great host, great content, all delivered via the Emerald Isle :)

iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
3
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

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

02/02/2013

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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.

Feb 02 2013

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07/10/2017

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This Saturday David Maxwell is joined in the Gardeners' Corner phone-in studio by experts Brendan Little and Neil Porteous and you can phone 03030 805555, text 81771 or email gardenerscorner@bbc.co.uk to have your gardening queries answered. Also in the programme Brendan and Neil will be talking about seasonal plants and what to look forward to in late autumn and they will have gardening tips for the week ahead. That's Gardeners' Corner this Saturday morning just after the nine o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster.

Oct 07 2017

41mins

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23/03/2013

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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.

Mar 23 2013

26mins

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21/02/2015

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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.

Feb 21 2015

41mins

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Gardeners' Corner roadshow with the Duneane Allotment Group in Toome

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This week the Gardeners' Corner Roadshow heads to the village of Toome, where members of the Duneane Allotment Group put their questions to gardening experts Jim Bradley and Cherry Townsend. Also in the programme, tips for the week ahead in Gardeners Corner with David Maxwell this Saturday morning just after the nine o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.

Oct 26 2019

41mins

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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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18/04/2015

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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 18 2015

41mins

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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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14/02/2015

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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.

Feb 19 2015

38mins

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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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31/01/2015

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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.

Jan 31 2015

40mins

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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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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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31/12/2016

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

Jan 06 2017

40mins

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01/03/2014

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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 01 2014

26mins

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Gardeners' Corner in the autumn garden

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In Gardeners' Corner this week, it's harvest time in the autumn garden, a visit to a city allotment shows gardeners reaping the rewards of spring and summer planting, Barbara Pilcher is busy in her seaside garden and reveals her herb of choice for October and also in the programme famous florist, Shane Connolly on how to inspire the younger generation. Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell Saturdays on BBC Radio Ulster and on BBC Sounds.

Oct 12 2019

41mins

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Gardeners' Corner from Ballyrobert Cottage Garden

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As the seasons change David Maxwell seeks advice on Autumn planting from Gardeners' Corner expert Maurice Parkinson. They explore his impressive garden in Ballyrobert to see what's thriving in the late Summer sun. Also on the programme, a trip to Banbridge brings David to Herbie McCauley's home, where his incredible Chrysanthemums steal the show and Grace Loughrey shows David how to garden without a garden.

Sep 21 2019

41mins

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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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Funky Containers and Gravel Gardening

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This week Cherrie gets busy in the spring garden with funky containers and gravel gardening

Mar 12 2016

41mins

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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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Festive foliage, Sweet Pea breeding and winter protection

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Winter gardening with David Maxwell. This week David meets Sweet Pea legend Sydney Harrod who has spent a lifetime breeding beautiful Sweet Pea in Londonderry. Sydney named between forty and fifty varieties including a series with local place names intended to encourage people to visit Northern Ireland during the Troubles. David also speaks to Jim Bradley about evergreens for structure in the winter garden. Averil Milligan joins him in studio to talk about festive foliage and Helen Mark catches up with Conrad McCormick.

Dec 07 2019

41mins

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30/11/2019

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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

Nov 30 2019

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Gardeners' Corner Roadshow in Augher

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In this week's Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell, Brendan Little and Averil Milligan answer questions from members of the Tully Meadow Community Garden in Augher. Among the gardening questions up for discussion are how to make use of wood ash, advice on growing orchids, gourds and blue berries and suggestions on planting up fruit and veg all year round. That's Gardeners' Corner this Saturday morning just after the 9 o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC sounds.

Nov 23 2019

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Gardeners' Corner in the November garden

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In Gardeners' Corner this week Ann Fitzsimons joins David Maxwell in the studio to talk gardening in November. Also in the programme small shrubs with berries, garlic chives and planting pansies at a local primary school. That's Gardeners' Corner this Saturday morning just after the 9 o'clock news and on BBC Sounds.

Nov 16 2019

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Tulips, growing garlic and Kilbroney Integrated

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In Gardeners' Corner this week an autumn walk at Mount Stewart reveals beautiful late autumn colour. Also in the programme a visit to a school garden and a memorial garden and practical tips on planting up tulips and garlic for spring. That's Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell this Saturday morning just after the 9 o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.

Nov 09 2019

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Gardeners' Corner phone-in

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It's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in with David Maxwell this Saturday morning live from Studio 8. Joining David to answer your gardening problems are Neil Porteous and Ann Fitzsimons and lines are open on 03030 805555 and to text its 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.

Nov 02 2019

42mins

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Gardeners' Corner roadshow with the Duneane Allotment Group in Toome

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This week the Gardeners' Corner Roadshow heads to the village of Toome, where members of the Duneane Allotment Group put their questions to gardening experts Jim Bradley and Cherry Townsend. Also in the programme, tips for the week ahead in Gardeners Corner with David Maxwell this Saturday morning just after the nine o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.

Oct 26 2019

41mins

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Gardeners' Corner in the autumn garden

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In Gardeners' Corner this week, it's harvest time in the autumn garden, a visit to a city allotment shows gardeners reaping the rewards of spring and summer planting, Barbara Pilcher is busy in her seaside garden and reveals her herb of choice for October and also in the programme famous florist, Shane Connolly on how to inspire the younger generation. Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell Saturdays on BBC Radio Ulster and on BBC Sounds.

Oct 12 2019

41mins

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Gardeners' Corner from Ballyrobert Cottage Garden

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As the seasons change David Maxwell seeks advice on Autumn planting from Gardeners' Corner expert Maurice Parkinson. They explore his impressive garden in Ballyrobert to see what's thriving in the late Summer sun. Also on the programme, a trip to Banbridge brings David to Herbie McCauley's home, where his incredible Chrysanthemums steal the show and Grace Loughrey shows David how to garden without a garden.

Sep 21 2019

41mins

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September phone-in

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It's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in this Saturday morning with David Maxwell. Joining him in the studio are gardening experts Barbara Pilcher and Brendan Little. If you would like to call them or text them with your gardening query , the number is 03030 805555 or to text its 81771 and standard network charges apply.
David will also be heading to Helen's Bay to visit John McClean and the private allotment he has made his own.

Sep 14 2019

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David Maxwell visits an exotic garden in Co Down and an impressive 35-acre garden in Co Donegal

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David goes to the home of Victor and Roz Henry in Newtownards to see their award-winning exotic garden full of tender plants. He goes west to Co Donegal with Brendan Little to the 35-acre garden that houses a large selection of rhododendrons. He also visits Ann Collins in Newtownabbey to see how she has adapted her garden to make it accessible for wheelchairs.

Sep 07 2019

41mins

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August phone-in

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As we move into late Summer David Maxwell and experts Reg Maxwell and Brendan Little are on hand to give help and advice on keeping those summer flowers and shrubs thriving for as long as possible.
Amy Kelly will also be popping back into the studio to chat about introducing your children to gardening and how to help them grow a selection of fruit and vegetables in small areas.
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 and the programme starts just after the 9am news.

Aug 31 2019

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David visits Brendan Little at his home in Co Donegal

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This week David Maxwell takes a trip to North Donegal to visit the unique and quirky garden of expert Brendan Little. Among the treasure trove of stunning summer flowers are wildflower beds and beautiful buddleia buzzing with bumblebees and butterflies. There’ll be handy hints on growing exotic vegetables on raised beds, making the most out of the damp and sheltered parts of your garden and expect the unexpected as Brendan shows David his little trick for feeding his plants and shrubs!
Also on the programme, Helen Mark heads to the sunflower field in Co Tyrone that’s raising money for charity and David scales the rooftops as he does a spot of gardening in one of Belfast’s busiest hotels.

Aug 24 2019

41mins

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Gardeners' Corner August phone-in

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It's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in this Saturday morning with David Maxwell and joining him in the studio are gardening experts, Averil Milligan and Ann Fitzsimons. If you would like to contact the team with a query you can send a photo to our email gardenerscorner@bbc.co.uk, alternatively call 03030 805555 or text 81771, standard network charges apply.
Lines are open from 8am on Saturday morning.

Aug 17 2019

41mins

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David visits Cherry Townsend at Kilcoan Gardens to see how her summer garden is shaping up

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This weeks Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell comes from Kilcoan Gardens in Islandmagee. Owner Cherry Townsend offers advice on planting boarders, enjoying your fragrant roses and a masterclass in growing Astilbe.
Reg Maxwell travels to Ballymena to a stunning 5 acre garden owned by Jim and Hilary Rafferty while David heads to Donaghdee to admire the walled garden that has been adopted by a local restaurant.
A beautiful balcony in East Belfast, owned by Steven and Joanne Hillocks, is centre stage for a variety of pretty plants and summer fruits and David gets the chance to enjoy the newly opened sensory garden at Aaron House in Dundonald.

Aug 10 2019

41mins

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Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell

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In this first programme in August, David Maxwell heads to Ballywalter Park, home of Lord and Lady Dunleath, to enjoy a stroll round the Walled Garden. Anna Hudson shows him the fruits of her labour and gives some handy hints on getting the best from your summer fruits.

There's a visit to the summer-scented lavender fields in Wexford, and David heads to the north coast, where he meets a family growing an old Irish orchard.

Barbara Pilcher is on hand to give tips on planting, and enjoying, your summer herbs, and Dr Rory Mellon tells us where to find the best wild orchids this summer.

Take a look at our gallery to see where David has been out and about.

Aug 03 2019

40mins

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Summer live phone-in

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David Maxwell is live in studio with his gardening experts Neil Porteous and Ann Fitzsimmons. They'll be taking calls on how to get the best from your Summer garden and giving tips on maintaining plants and shrubs that aren't enjoying the variable weather. Amy Kelly, from Ards Allotments, will also be live in studio to help you get the most out of your fruit and vegetables even after they begin to bolt.

Jul 27 2019

41mins

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Gardeners' Corner July phone-in

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David Maxwell hosts the monthly gardening phone-in programme. He is joined in the studio by experts Barbara Pilcher and Jim Bradley. David also visits Adrian Walsh's suburban garden in south Belfast.

Jul 06 2019

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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

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Outdoor living, Hostas and Florence Court's Kitchen Garden

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In this week's programme presenter David Maxwell gets all fired up to make pizza in the garden as he explores the art of outdoor living. He also visits a national collection of hostas near the coastal village of Carnlough where Ian Scroggy explains how to keep the slugs off. Also on the programme the kitchen garden at Florencecourt and a cottage garden in County Down opening for the first time under the National Trust's Ulster Garden Scheme.

Jun 22 2019

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