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Gardeners' Question Time

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


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Sheffield Botanical Gardens: Correspondence Edition
Peter Gibbs is at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens for a correspondence edition. Bob Flowerdew, Anne Swithinbank and Matt Biggs are on hand to answer questions sent in by listeners via post, email and social media. This week, the panellists take shelter from the rain while offering suggestions for plants in a boggy garden, advising on how to re-pot cacti and considering whether deciduous or evergreen trees are best for CO2 absorption. They also discuss how to prune by touch for a blind listener. In between the questions, the team wander the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, led by Ian Turner. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
North Wessex Downs
Peter Gibbs and the panel are in the North Wessex Downs. Chris Beardshaw, Matthew Wilson and Anne Swithinbank answer the horticultural queries. This week, the panellists give tips on turning a front lawn into a vegetable patch, making the most of an unheated greenhouse during the winter, and the best indoor blooming plants for winter. Peter Gibbs visits the Design Museum to see the new Moving to Mars exhibition, where he meets curator Eleanor Watson and discusses what could be grown on the Red Planet. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
The Chilterns
Kathy Clugston and the panel are in the Chilterns. Matthew Biggs, Pippa Greenwood and Christine Walkden are answering the questions from the green-fingered audience. This week, the panellists tackle queries on battling the woolly aphid and tending the aerial roots of an orchid, and offer suggestions for what to plant in a greenhouse over the winter. Away from the questions, Matt Biggs visits the Roald Dahl museum to chat to Rachel White about some of the horticultural influences behind Dahl's stories. Producer: Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

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    Podcast Details
    Sep 25th, 2016
    Latest Episode
    Nov 15th, 2019
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    42 minutes

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