Weekly gardening advice with Tim Crowther, including top tip, plant and job of the week and back to basics. Solutions to your gardening problems. BBC Radio Leeds
Rank #1: The sap is rising.
This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are the harbingers of spring, the job of the week is to whip ‘em out and whack a few; and finally Graham brings us the week’s top tip, which is how to dispose of your Christmas tree properly.The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM
Rank #2: Sow What!.
This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plant of the week is the handsome hamamelis and the job of the week is sow what? Finally Graham brings us the week’s top tip, force yourself.The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM
The PlantAdvice Gardening Podcast is a podcast covering all aspects of gardening and horticulture, from general gardening advice through to a selection of our favourite plants and plant combinations to reviews of the annual garden shows featuring interviews with the key garden designers and exhibitors.
Rank #1: Episode 31: Gardening Jobs & Our Plant of the Month for October.
Our plant of the month; Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' and jobs to do in the garden for October.
Rank #2: Episode 11: Understanding Soil, Gardening Jobs and Plants of Interest for February.
A discussion about different types of soil, our plant of the month; Winter Honeysuckle - Lonicera fragrantissima, perfect pairing (2 plants that go well together); Birch and Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ and jobs to do in the garden for February.
The Gardens Illustrated podcast features an eclectic mix of talks and interviews with notable garden figures and designers. To find out more, visit www.gardensillustrated.com
Rank #1: Gardens Illustrated Talk 2016 – Luciano Giubbilei and Sir Paul Smith.
The Gardens Illustrated Talk 2016, held on the Tuesday of Chelsea Flower Show week, brought together garden designer Luciano Giubbilei and fashion designer Sir Paul Smith They explore what for them are key relationships between fashion, plants, flowers and design. To find out more, visit www.gardensillustrated.com
Rank #2: BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - Gender and Gardening Vista Discussion at the Museum of Gardening.
Writer and psychotherapist Rozsika Parker joins hosts Noel Kingsbury and Tim Richardson to consider if men and women garden differently. This is a lively discussion with lots of contributions from the floor bringing up aspects of history, culture, genetics and economics both in terms of the amateur and professional gardener alike. To find out more, visit www.gardensillustrated.com
The RHS Gardening Podcast offers seasonal advice, inspiration and practical solutions to gardening problems. Trusted gardening professionals give you the latest horticultural advice, scientific research and tried and tested techniques to bring out the best in your garden. Topics covered include: growing your own vegetables, flowers, garden design, lawn care and gardening with children. Plus expert masterclasses in topics ranging from cottage garden plants, growing orchids, to pest control and eco-friendly gardening. Plus we’ll have behind the scenes reports from the country’s most prestigious flower shows. There’s something in these podcasts to interest every gardener, whatever your level of expertise. For more info see www.rhs.org.uk/podcast
Rank #1: Episode 3: Orchids, spring plants and seasonal advice from the London Plant and Design Show.
Episode 3: Orchids, spring plants and seasonal advice from the London Plant and Design ShowIn this edition, we visit the London Plant and Design Show atthe Royal Horticultural Halls in Vincent Square, Westminster, todiscover how to get the best out of shows, and just why peoplelove them so much. We also focus on the UK's most popular houseplant - Orchids - and discuss how to grow them successfully, plus:- advice and inspiration on spring plants fromexpert growers at the London Plant and Design Show- RHS experts tell you what you should be doing in your garden now, including caring for a spring lawn, what to look out for in your greenhouse, and the importance of keeping your tools sharp.
Rank #2: Episode 4: Spring tasks, Grow Your Own and the RHS Advisory Team..
Episode 4: Spring tasks, Grow Your Own and the RHS Advisory Team.Plantsman and author Matthew Biggs gives expert tips on Growing Your Own fruit and vegetables including favourite varieties and foolproof techniques for achieving a great first crop. We'll also be hearing how you and your family can get involved in National Gardening Week, and the RHS Advisory Team answer your gardening questions at the recent RHS Great London Plant Fair in Westminster.
Gardening great Peter Seabrook will be sharing all his experience and advice with you on a weekly basis. Brought to you by Sun Gardening.
Rank #1: GQT and a guide to apples.
Former Gardener's Question Time producer Howard Shannon joins Peter Seabrook to reminisce ahead of the show's 70th birthday. And hear why now's the right time to sow seeds and plant apple trees. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Cymbidiums and Chas & Dave’s Brussels sprouts.
Peter Seabrook is joined by gardening blogger Non Morris from The Dahlia Papers while also paying a visit to Chas & Dave's allotment.Sponsored this week by Mr Fothergill's Seeds. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Kitchen Garden is Britain’s best guide to on how to grow your own food. It offers down-to-earth advice from the finest minds in gardening to make sure you get the tastiest produce from your plot. There are tips on how to grow your own wide range of fruit and vegetable crops and how to control troublesome pests plus what to do on your plot each month.
Rank #1: 018 Pretty and productive.
A traditional potager is an ornamental vegetable garden where vegetables are grown with flowers and herbs, often in clumps rather than rows. It is in contrast to the tidy allotment where rows of veg neatly stride across the plot and flowers are often restricted to the edges or are purely for cutting.This is so much simpler to sow, hoe and harvest, when crops are in straight rows. So why bother to mix things up?The idea of a plot that is productive and beautiful is very appealing, although serried ranks of perfect veg have their own beauty too.Rachel Atkins reads Geoff Stebbings' feature on the challenges and rewards of mixing flowers and veg in a modern potager. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: 63 Growing with raised beds.
Steve, Emma and Tony chat about the benefits of raised beds – a great way of keeping your vegetable plot contained and they can reduce the workload, making them ideal for newcomers to veggie growing. Raised beds are a popular way to grow vegetables, even though they require an initial outlay. However, if you are a new gardener and you struggle with time, a raised bed is going to be helpful to you. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Garden podcast. Hosted by garden speaker and award winning landscape garden designer Peter Donegan. Weekly, since 2011.
Rank #1: 261: Jane Perrone, The Guardian, Gardening Editor.
The Sodshow Garden Podcast - every Friday - live 3pm - 4pm in iTunes and all good podcast stores. Podcast listen/ subscribe: The SodShow in iTunesThe Sodshow in Stitcher – for android usersThis Friday Peter Donegan and Brian Greene chat with Jane Perrone. Jane is the Guardian's gardening editor, co-presenter of the Guardian's Sow, Grow, Repeat gardening podcast with Alys Fowler and the author of the Allotment Keeper's Handbook. She [quote] lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, two children and a hairy lurcher. Show Links: more info: www.janeperrone.comtwitter: @janeperronefacebook: GuardianGardeninginstagram: j.l.perroneThoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.
Rank #2: 282: Rob Hardy, Hardys Cottage Garden Plants.
Brought to you by Currency Fair, proud sponsors of The Sodshow - On this weeks episode of The Sodshow Garden Podcast, Peter Donegan chats with the legend that is Rob Hardy of Hardys Cottage Garden Plants. From how Hardys started to how Rob actually started in the trade, what he was before he was one of the greatest minds behind one of the most successful nurseries in the world - we talk Arsenal Football Club, Liam Brady and the possibility of Peter ever being invited to the VIP section. We delve into the flower show arena where - it should be rightly noted - Hardys have won 21 consecutive gold medals at RHS CHelsea Flower Show, just what that means and also working alongside Rob's good lady Rosie. What a story and what an absolute gentleman. Thank you Rob. Check out Currency Fair at www.CurrencyFair.com - @CurrencyFair on twitter. This interview with very special thanks to Rosie at Rose Tinted PR.more info: www.hardys-plants.co.uktwitter: @RobHardyPlantsfacebook: HardyPlantsThoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow. The Sodshow Garden Podcast - every Friday 4pm in iTunes and all good podcast stores. Podcast listen/ subscribe: The SodShow in iTunesThe Sodshow in Stitcher – for android users
A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week
Rank #1: Nailsworth, Cotswolds.
Peter Gibbs and the team are in Nailsworth, Cotswolds. Pippa Greenwood, Chris Beardshaw and Chris Thorogood answer the questoins.This week, te panellists offer ideas for a GP surgery garden, discuss the merits of a composting toilet and recommend winter flowers for bumblebees. Peter also visits neighbouring football team Forest Green Rovers to chat to Head Groundsman, Adam Witchell.Away from the questions, Peter and Pippa go for a walk to talk about winter wildlife.Producer: Dan CockerAssistant Producer: Jemima RathboneA Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Rank #2: Langholm.
Kathy Clugston and the team are in Langholm, Scotland. Christine Walkden, James Wong and Matthew Wilson answer the horticultural questions from the audience.The panellists field questions on Kiwi vines, Bottlebrushes and Box trees. They also recommend grass alternatives for a lawn, advise on covering a hole in a Conifer and discuss how to graft multiple chillis onto a single root.Away from the questions, Matthew Wilson meets Mark Hodgson of the Langholm Chilli Club to find out how this town on the Scottish borders is producing over 200 varieties of chilli. Producer: Dan CockerAssistant Producer: Rosie MerotraA Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Presented by gardening writers Jane Perrone & Alys Fowler, the Guardian’s gardening podcast explores different horticultural topics and hands out advice and tips by the bucket load, along with expert interviews and discussions
Rank #1: Succulents: Sow, Grow, Repeat Winter .
Succulents are the perfect houseplants: architectural, beautiful and fascinating. These days they’re popping up everywhere, from terrariums to picture frames - but how easy are they to grow?
Rank #2: Compost: Sow, Grow, Repeat .
This episode we’re digging deep in the compost heap, finding out how to make the most of waste from the kitchen and garden, and what to do if you smell a rat …
A peek behind the scenes at The Garden magazine with exclusive interviews, gardening advice and more.Come behind the scenes with editor Chris Young as we meet the people behind the stories and articles featured in the UK's biggest gardening magazine, The Garden.Each month we'll be delving a little deeper into a range of horticultural topics, meeting garden designers, wildlife experts, nurserymen and women and other luminaries of the gardening world. For more information see www.rhs.org.uk/thegardenpodcast
Rank #1: December 2018 - Roy Lancaster on conifers, glitter on cacti and how to make your amaryllis flower again.
December 2018 - Roy Lancaster on conifers, glitter on cacti and how to make your amaryllis flower againThis month, The Garden throws off the shackles of horticultural haute couture and takes a look at some of the least fashionable plants out there. Are dyed, glitter-encrusted and spray-painted plants abominations or a good way to get seasonal colour and encourage new gardeners? Plus plant hunter and author Roy Lancaster VMH shares his life-long love of conifers and Karen Robbirt from the RHS Plant Trials team offers insight onto what it takes to get your Christmas amaryllis (properly known as Hippeastrum) to re-flower next year. For more info and useful links see www.rhs.org.uk/thegardenpodcast
Rank #2: January 2019 - Wintergreen ferns with Matt Pottage, fabulous foliage at Rosemoor and CSI Wisley.
January 2019 - Wintergreen ferns with Matt Pottage, fabulous foliage at Rosemoor and CSI WisleyThis month we unfurl the best wintergreen ferns with Wisley Curator Matt Pottage. From flamboyant and exotic woodwardias to the delightful, diminuitive native polypody, there's a fern to add greenery to any garden throughout the darkest months. Plus, Jon Webster shares the delights of the Foliage Garden at Rosemoor; and if you thought pathology was confined to glossy TV dramas, think again, as Plant Pathologist Jassy Drakulic shares insight into her role at the forefront of keeping our beloved specimens safe from all manner of garden baddies. For more info and useful links see www.rhs.org.uk/thegardenpodcast
Back To My Garden Podcast: Gardening | Organic Heirloom Vegetables | Flowers & Herb Gardens
Rank #1: Beyond The Wild Garden with David Corscadden.
David Corscadden is passionate about the outdoors, connecting with nature and the environment. He loves how gardening can form a bridge to bring people together. He is a brilliant blogger where he writes about plants, nature, gardening and food. In 2013 his blog www.BeyondTheWildGarden.wordpress.com was named to the Garden Blog Hall of Fame and in 2014 it was named Best Great Outdoors Blog. In This Episode You’ll Discover … The “grow-your-own” popularity Disaster in the garden – the water feature experiment Lavender & sunflowers The youth movement in horticulture Sponsors: How healthy are you really? Take the test
Rank #2: Peace, Love and Gardening with Alex Anderson.
Alex Anderson loves gardening and embraces it for its artistic and therapeutic values. She is an active garden blogger, sharing tips as diverse as worm beds, composting, edibles and rock gardens. She has gardened on both coasts and calls Huntington Beach, California home. www.PeaceLoveAndGardening.com In This Episode You’ll Discover … Why hydrangeas are blue and purple and how to change their color Green gifts — the perfect present to encourage gardening “Repurposing” water from the kitchen to the garden “California Friendly” Backyard gardening a few miles inland Sponsors: How healthy are you really? Take the test at http://NutritionWeCanTrust.com Don’t
The National Trust Podcast takes you on an audio adventure through some of the UK’s greatest landscapes, walks, gardens, homes and collections. You’ll uncover the hidden stories, learn about the fascinating characters and meet the wonderful people that make all our places so special. New episodes are released every two weeks.To learn more about audio programmes from the National Trust go to nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts
Rank #1: 7: Sissinghurst.
Alan visits Sissinghurst in Kent, previously home to poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West and her husband, diplomat Harold Nicolson. Working from ruins, the couple’s personalities collided and combined to create this dramatic, world-renowned garden. It comes complete with 300 varieties of rose, an area that’s planted to sparkle at twilight, and a castle tower with views to take your breath away. We'd love to know what you thought of this series to help us make more of them in the future. Please let us know in our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/gardens-survey PLANT LIST Sweet chestnut coppice woodland – Castanea sativa Azalea mollis The Himalayan blue poppy – Meconopsis betonicifolia Polyanthus – various Pleached lime trees - Tilia platyphyllos ‘Rubra’ Fritillaria imperialis Tulips – various Narcissus – various Alba rose – various Bourbon rose – Mme. Lauriol de Barny, Souvenir de la Malmaison Centifolia rose – various Damask rose – various Gallica rose – Tuscany Superb, Cardinal de Richelieu, Belle de Crécy Moss rose – Général Kléber Peony Iris Eremurus – various Phlox paniculata 'David'
Rank #2: 34: Authors of the National Trust: Agatha Christie at Greenway.
Agatha Christie called Greenway in Devon 'the loveliest place in the world' and treasured it as a holiday home for her and her family. In this episode James Grasby explores house and gardens that inspired some of Poirot and Miss Marple’s most famous tales.
Countryside magazine featuring the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of the British Isles
Rank #1: The National Forest: 25 Years.
Helen Mark visits the National Forest as its marks 25 years since it started to create huge areas of woodland.The entire area covers 200 square miles across the boundary of the East and West Midlands over the three counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire. Helen explores how this regeneration through nature has impacted upon the lives of the people in the area.She begins by planting our very own 'Open Country' oak tree. Producer: Perminder Khatkar.
Rank #2: Celebrating the Plum.
Once strewn with apple, pear and plum orchards the Vale of Evesham has been famous for its fruit since the middle ages. Helen Mark visits the Vale to see the work being done to continue the area's heritage of fruit production.In Pershore she spends the day at the annual plum festival, a celebration of the close association the town has had with the fruit for hundreds of years. Here, she meets comedian and conservationist, Alistair McGowan, and hears about his memories of growing up in the area and lifelong fondness for plums.After the boom years of fruit production in the Vale at the end of the nineteenth century, the 1950s saw a decline in the industry and, since then, almost 80% of the orchards have closed in the area. Helen meets Edward Crowther, whose family has run fruit businesses near Evesham for many generations, and hears about the changes in the Vale during the last century. She joins John Porter at Hipton Hill orchard and learns about the work his conservation group is doing to arrest the decline in the number of traditional orchards in the area and restore them to their former glory.Produced by Beatrice Fenton.
Kathy Willis considers our changing relationship with plants over the last 250 years - from tools to exploit, to objects of beauty, to being an essential resource we must conserve.
Rank #1: The Great Providers.
Prof Kathy Willis concludes her major new history series by asking how much plant biodiversity is worth, and examines new research into securing the future of our staple crops.Understanding the distribution, diversity and potential of plants for food, lay at the heart of the 18th century botanical impresario Joseph Banks' vision to "improve Britain's estates of the world". To secure future resilience of crops in today's world there's a growing need to conserve the closest wild relatives of our staple crops. Kathy Willis discovers, given climatic threats to some of our most substantial crops such as coffee - for which the industry currently depends on a single species, the economic value of wild relatives of today's domestic crops is considerable.And as we hear, some important future crops are still to be found from previously overlooked plants.With contributions from Richard Thompson, Business valuations partner at Price-Waterhouse Cooper; historian Jim Endersby; head of coffee research at Kew, Aaron Davis; Kew's head of yams Paul Wilkin.Producer Adrian WashbourneMusic for the series was composed by Mark Russell.
Rank #2: Green and Pleasant Lands.
Prof. Kathy Willis examines the different kinds of spiritual, physical and intellectual links that we have with the landscape and their diverse ecosystems and the extent to which they contribute to our health and well being.As well as providing a source of inspiration and recreation there's plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting that green spaces can make a positive contribution to our health, but what kinds of landscapes are of greatest benefit?Kathy Willis assesses the some of the latest research assessing physiological and psychological benefits that ecosystems can provide from manicured botanical gardens to wild open countrysideWith contributions from Richard Barley, director of horticulture Kew Gardens; Rachel Bragg researcher in Green Care at Essex University, Shonil Bhagwat environmental geographer at the OU, and historian Jim EndersbyProducer Adrian Washbourne.
Garden How-To podcasts from Horticulture Radio
Rank #1: Garden How-To:: Episode 15: Gro Green Organics.
In this episode, Kathy Cropp talks with Adina Nance of Gro Green Organics. Adina left a career in corporate management to run her own business related to her lifelong passion for gardening. Through Gro Green Organics, Adina makes and sells … Read Article The post Garden How-To:: Episode 15: Gro Green Organics appeared first on Horticulture.
Rank #2: Garden How-To :: Episode 14: Vines and Climbers in the Garden.
Kathy Cropp talks with Dan Long, owner of Brushwood Nursery, about choosing and caring for vines and climbing plants. Read Article The post Garden How-To :: Episode 14: Vines and Climbers in the Garden appeared first on Horticulture.