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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
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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

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

All 300 episodes from oldest to newest

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

41mins

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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

39mins

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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

41mins

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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

41mins

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