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This Week In The Garden with Peter Seabrook

Gardening great Peter Seabrook will be sharing all his experience and advice with you on a weekly basis. Brought to you by Sun Gardening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

18mins

26 Jan 2017

Rank #1

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Prettiest Roses, Dahlias and Container Gardening.

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19mins

2 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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Remembering David Austin and his roses

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15mins

5 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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Anemones, sweetunias and sun puma purples

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

6 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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Apples and pears – a fruit growing guide

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

6 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

14 Dec 2017

Rank #7

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How gardening helps a child's development

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21mins

11 May 2017

Rank #8

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The bulb bible and a guide to the gardening media

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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How do they garden in Russia?

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23mins

20 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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Dianthus, designers and dryness

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… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

5 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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Pelargonium, pansies and the best-selling plants

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

21 Jun 2018

Rank #12

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Cannabis and California

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20mins

3 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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What to look for when buying a tree

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

18mins

2 Feb 2017

Rank #14

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Trade winds – the noise reducing fences

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20mins

28 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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Little Helpers

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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Barking (And Mulching) Mad!

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #17

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Edible ornamentals and smart lamp-posts

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20mins

25 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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Plant plunging and plant purchasing

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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19mins

19 Jul 2018

Rank #19

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Sun Packed, Fun Packed, SunPatiens

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!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23mins

23 Nov 2018

Rank #20