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This Week In The Garden with Peter Seabrook

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Gardening great Peter Seabrook will be sharing all his experience and advice with you on a weekly basis. Brought to you by Sun Gardening.

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Gardening great Peter Seabrook will be sharing all his experience and advice with you on a weekly basis. Brought to you by Sun Gardening.

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12 Ratings
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Plantrama

By take thyme - Sep 29 2018
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Love these two knowledgeable and opinionated gardeners. I always learn something new. I look forward to each new episode.

Great show

By MarcuJs - May 02 2018
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This was a my favor mix of design, science , horticultural business and just loving gardening.

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
8
1
0
3
0

Plantrama

By take thyme - Sep 29 2018
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Love these two knowledgeable and opinionated gardeners. I always learn something new. I look forward to each new episode.

Great show

By MarcuJs - May 02 2018
Read more
This was a my favor mix of design, science , horticultural business and just loving gardening.

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Rank #1: GQT and a guide to apples

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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.  

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Jan 26 2017

18mins

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Rank #2: Prettiest Roses, Dahlias and Container Gardening.

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Peter is joined this week by Adam Wigglesworth from Dahlia experts, Aylett Nurseries. We hear about the Prettiest Rose competition, their upcoming Dahlia festival and dealing with the extremely hot weather and “container gardening.” Peter also offers some pruning tips. 

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Aug 02 2018

19mins

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Rank #3: Remembering David Austin and his roses

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This week, Peter Seabrook is joined by Ros Barker to pay tribute to the godfather of the English rose, David Austin, a man who spent 75 years breeding in search of the ultimate bloom. Peter and Ros discuss David’s work and his gardens that are still open to the public.

Plus Peter has news on speedier strawberries that crop faster and advice on hazeling soil and upside-down parsnips.

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Jan 17 2019

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Rank #4: Cymbidiums and Chas & Dave’s Brussels sprouts

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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.  

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Jan 05 2017

15mins

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Rank #5: Anemones, sweetunias and sun puma purples

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Peter puts a call in to his old stomping ground as Hannah Powell from Perrywood Garden Centres, winners of 5 awards at the National Garden Centre Association Conference, joins us on the podcast.


Plenty of flowers have taken Peter’s fancy, plus there’s news of box that are resistant to blight and how to use DIF to make your plants sturdier.

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Feb 06 2019

25mins

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Rank #6: Apples and pears – a fruit growing guide

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Peter Seabrook speaks to Ming Yang from fruit growing specialists and RHS award winners Pomona Fruits, to go through a variety of apples, pears, strawberries and all, from Scrumptious to Eden.


Elsewhere Peter has news from the business world in horticulture, including garden centre trade figures, Wyevales that are being snapped up down south and a ban on Glyphosate in France that could cost their economy a billion Euros.

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Dec 06 2018

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Rank #7: Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.

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Peter is joined by David Turners from Mr Fothergills Seeds. We get insight into how long in advance a product launch might take, growing tips for chillies and heat vs flavour, why pre germinated seeds might be worth your attention and the unexpected benefits of polytunnels.

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Dec 14 2017

24mins

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Rank #8: How gardening helps a child's development

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Peter Seabrook is joined by Tim Baker, headmaster at Charlton Manor Primary School, to discuss some of the innovative approaches to getting children into gardening.  

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May 11 2017

21mins

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Rank #9: The bulb bible and a guide to the gardening media

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Peter Seabrook is joined by a leading figure in horticultural journalism - Clare Foggett, editor of The English Garden Magazine and chairman of the Garden Media Guild. Plus Peter has an extensive guide to bulb treatment and an update on the seed companies opening their grounds and showing what’s on trial for the coming year.

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Jul 26 2018

21mins

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Rank #10: How do they garden in Russia?

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Peter Seabrook is joined by John Stanley, retail guru, who talks to us about the trends of garden centre-goers in Australia, Russia and around the globe.

Elsewhere Peter has news of Wyevale garden centres being bought up plus advice on Jeyes Fluid and sprouting potatoes.

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Feb 20 2019

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Rank #11: Dianthus, designers and dryness

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Peter Seabrook is joined by Jo Strickland, operations director at Whetman Pinks, an international leader in the breeding and exporting of Dianthus, to discuss tips on how to brighten up your garden with all the different varieties of summer flower. 

Plus there’s advice for moistening soil in the heat and laying turf, as well as news from Holland on pepper-picking robots…

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Jul 05 2018

24mins

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Rank #12: Pelargonium, pansies and the best-selling plants

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Former manager of the Chelsea Flower show Alex Denman joins Peter Seabrook to discuss her latest venture - the Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society Show. Plus Peter is perplexed by the list of best-selling plants and has seasonal advice on cabbages.

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Jun 21 2018

22mins

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Rank #13: Cannabis and California

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Peter Seabrook fulfils a lifetime ambition by visiting the Californian Spring Trials, where he speaks to Anna Ball, president and chief executive of Ball Horticulture, one of the largest seed breeders and producers on the planet.

While on the road, Peter has learned about the impact of marijuana growth in Canada and how that impacts garden centres. And back home, there’s advice on potato traps for slugs and scarlet lily beetles.

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Apr 03 2019

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Rank #14: What to look for when buying a tree

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Peter Seabrook is joined by Steph Dunne James from tree nursery Frank P. Matthews. Plus Peter's been on the road in search of future gardening trends.  

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Feb 02 2017

18mins

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Rank #15: Trade winds – the noise reducing fences

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Nicola Simpson from Forest Garden, the UK’s largest distributor of timber fencing products, joins us to discuss their decibel reducing panels on fences and the impact they can have on your garden.

Plus Peter Seabrook has news on horticultural therapy for injured service personnel, raspberry-picking robots and advice on protecting greens from whitefly.

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Mar 28 2019

20mins

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Rank #16: Little Helpers

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Peter is joined by Julian Ives of Dragonfli (http://www.dragonfli.co.uk), an expert in biological pest control. We hear how you can control your garden’s pests without resorting to chemical treatments, in some gruesome detail! 


Peter also tells us what we need to be getting our gardens ready for as we start to plan for winter and shares the weekly news. 

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Aug 16 2019

26mins

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Rank #17: Barking (And Mulching) Mad!

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Peter Seabrook is joined by Catherine Dawson, Technical Director of Melcourt industries. Catherine and Peter talk about the many benefits and uses of Bark, how to keep growing media in good condition and Catherine tells us a little of what you need to do to get approval from the Prince of Wales.

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Nov 15 2018

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Rank #18: Edible ornamentals and smart lamp-posts

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Peter Seabrook is joined by Ian Hodgson, editor at large for Garden News magazine, one of the first publications to publish Peter, to discuss his life within the field of horticultural journalism.

Elsewhere there’s news of recycled containers at schools, smart-living lamp-posts and advice on planting spring-flowering bulbs.

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Dec 25 2019

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Rank #19: Plant plunging and plant purchasing

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Peter Seabrook is joined by Matthew Smith from Brighter Blooms, specialists in Zantedeschia and asks about the treatment needed to get good flowering for this summer plant. Plus Peter has advice for adding moisture to soil and compost and tips on how to wield a scythe!

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Jul 19 2018

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Rank #20: Sun Packed, Fun Packed, SunPatiens

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This episode we hear that Peter’s been travelling and gives us a report from the International Flower Trade fair in Holland. We speak to a Gill Corless of leading Japanese company, Sakata - Breeders of pot and bedding plants, cut flowers and Vegetable seeds. We hear the story of Sakata’s Patiens and the flower equivalent of London Fashion week! 

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Nov 23 2018

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