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Gardeners' Question Time

A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Kathy Clugston and the panel are at this year's Chelsea Flower Show answering your gardening questions. Joining Kathy are regular panellists Pippa Greenwood, Matt Biggs and Chris Thorogood. For the first time at Chelsea, we see container and small balcony showgardens, proving that you don't need a garden to be a gardener. Kathy and the team chat with designers Sara Edwards and James Smith about their sustainable and inventive creations. Meanwhile, Peter Gibbs steps out of the chair to be our intrepid GQT correspondent, exploring all of this years' praiseworthy plantlife. He speaks with exhibitors Jacob James - Grow Tropicals, Liverpudlian gardener Don Billington, Marc Lea and Daniel Michael – Surreal Succulents as well as houseplant designers, Alice Bailey and Maddie Bailey. Producers - Daniel Cocker and Jemima RathboneAssistant Producers - Bethany Hocken and Aniya DasA Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

42mins

24 Sep 2021

Rank #1

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GQT at Home: Creeping Thyme and Chimney Pot Design

Peter Gibbs hosts the horticultural programme with Pippa Greenwood, Matt Biggs and Christine Walkden.This week, the panellists get imaginative with planting ideas for a chimney pot garden feature. They also take on an unruly Jasmine, and suggest some fence climbing plants that will help attract wildlife.As autumn is approaching, Ashley Edwards explains how to bring in houseplants that were taken outside over the summer. Meanwhile, Matthew Wilson helps demystify all things plant food. Producer - Jemima RathboneAssistant Producer - Aniya DasA Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

43mins

17 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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GQT at Home: Drying Flowers and Acer Bowers

Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts, hosted by Peter Gibbs. Joining him this week are Anne Swithinbank, Matthew Wilson, Christine Walkden and a virtual audience from across the country.Romance is in the air as the panel discusses wedding bouquet flowers, and one listener's life long love affair with lavender. There may be a few confessions along the way, as the panellists reveal the new plant temptations in their life.Away from the questions, Hazel Gardiner leads us through her sumptuous September floristry highlights, and Bunny effuses about her favourite tree, the Cork Oak, for our Great Trees of GQT series.Producer - Hannah NewtonAssistant Producer - Bethany HockenA Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

42mins

10 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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GQT at Home: Cannas and Cordylines

Peter Gibbs hosts this week's horticultural panel show. His experts, on hand to answer listeners questions, queries and quandaries, are Matthew Wilson, Anne Swithinbank and Christine Walkden. They are joined by a virtual audience from across the country.This week, the panellists explain how to move a Lupin when moving house, and share their top tips for cheering up a rather sad looking Cordyline. They also give some low maintenance, but suitably fragrant, planting ideas for a listener's cottage window boxes.Meanwhile, Dr Chris Thorogood takes us to the rainforest floor where an unusual and rare Malaysian plant can be found, the Fairy Lantern. And our Great Trees of GQT series continues as Jacquie Felix tells us about her favourite, the Himalayan Birch.Producer - Hannah NewtonAssistant Producer - Aniya DasA Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

42mins

3 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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