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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

iTunes Ratings

39 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

39 Ratings
Average Ratings
34
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 Jan 25, 2020

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

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 07/09/2013

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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.

Sep 07 2013

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Rank #3: 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

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Rank #4: Spring Gardening

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More spring gardening in this week’s Gardeners’ Corner with Cherrie McIlwaine.

Apr 30 2016

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Rank #5: 02/03/2013

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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 02 2013

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Rank #6: This week Cherrie is busy in the autumn garden

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This week Cherrie is busy in the autumn garden

Sep 19 2015

41mins

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Rank #7: Gardeners' Corner Phone-In

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Cherrie McIlwaine offers keen gardeners the latest advice, news and visits to gardens.

Jun 25 2016

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Rank #8: Walled Gardens

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Cherrie McIlwaine visits 3 walled gardens

Jul 02 2016

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Rank #9: 04/05/2013

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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.

May 04 2013

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Rank #10: 23/02/2013

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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 23 2013

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Rank #11: 09/01/2016

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Cherrie McIlwaine presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners. Cherrie is joined by Neil Porteous and Brendan Little to discuss jobs to be done in the winter garden.

Jan 09 2016

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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 16/02/2013

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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 16 2013

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Rank #14: 13/06/2015

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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.

Jun 13 2015

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Rank #15: 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

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Rank #16: 30/05/2015

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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.

May 30 2015

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Rank #17: Dublin's Secret Garden

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Cherrie makes a return visit to Helen Dillon’s garden in Ranelagh and visits the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin city centre.

Apr 26 2016

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Rank #18: 27/07/2013

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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 27 2013

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Rank #19: 11/07/2015

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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.

Jul 11 2015

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Rank #20: 05/01/2013

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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.

Jan 05 2013

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25/01/2020

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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

Jan 25 2020

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Mocktails, terrariums and a new allotmenteer

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In Gardeners' Corner this week, a makeover for the Italian garden at Mount Stewart, a new allotmenteer gets to grip with her plot at the Minnowburn, a browse through the seed catalogues with spring in mind, how to create the right conditions for plants in a terrarium and herbs for mocktails if dry January is your thing. That's all in Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell this Saturday morning on BBC Radio Ulster and on BBC Sounds.

Jan 18 2020

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Snowdrops, scented shrubs and St Columb's Park Walled Garden

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David Maxwell presents Northern Ireland's weekly gardening programme with advice on the best snowdrops and winter flowering shrubs. He also visits a restored Walled garden at St Columb's Park in Derry which is going to be gardened by the community. Also in the programme, Keith Crawford is in studio to talk about how to put that discarded Christmas tree to good use as well as some winter pruning jobs to do right now.

Jan 11 2020

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New Year in Belfast's Botanic Gardens

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David Maxwell escapes the winter chill and starts the New Year in Belfast's Botanic Gardens with expert guests. Colin Agnew sells the virtues of winter cherries in the cool wing of the Victorian Palm House, Adrienne Armstrong gives David and update on the Tropical Ravine two years after its major renovation and David explores a new medicinal garden with Gardeners' Corner regular Barbara Pilcher. Also in the programme, protecting exotic plants outdoors this winter with Conrad McCormick.

Jan 04 2020

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Gardeners' Corner 2019 Review

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David Maxwell looks back over seasonal highlights of the 2019 gardening year including a visit to Kilmacurragh and the Chelsea Flower Show. From winter snowdrops with Maurice Parkinson to high summer in the herbaceous border with Cherry Townsend, David looks back over a year in the garden.

Dec 28 2019

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Gardeners' Corner at Christmas

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David Maxwell is joined by Ann Fitzsimmons and Brendan Little for some festive gardening fun. Herbs for Christmas, using the tree after the big event and top present ideas for gardeners. Also in the programme, David and his guests suggest a Christmas walk to burn off some of those excess calories and the team review some books that would make great stocking fillers for the greenfingered.

Dec 21 2019

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Gardeners' Corner from Kew Gardens in London

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In Gardeners' Corner this week David Maxwell visits world renowned Kew Gardens in Richmond outside London where he talks to the gardeners who work there including Tony Kirkham, well known writer and broadcaster whose specialist interest is trees, particularly at Kew. Also in the programme Brendan Little shares his thoughts and reminisces about his time as a student there and how it influenced his future life and love of gardening. Gardeners' Corner on Saturday morning on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.

Dec 14 2019

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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iTunes Ratings

39 Ratings
Average Ratings
34
2
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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 :)