Happy houseplants

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – Popping in a potato or two is the plant of the week, the job of the week is to keep your houseplants happy, Graham brings us the latest horticultural headlines and the top tip; is to propagate a primula. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

Gardeners' Corner Roadshow with Bangor Horticultural Society

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This week the Gardeners' Corner roadshow comes from the seaside town of Bangor in Co Down. On the panel Brendan Little and Cherry Townsend who answer questions from members of Bangor Horticultural Society. Lots of gardening advice on everything from the perfect plants for seaside gardening to organic sprays for roses and help on how to deal with the dreaded honey fungus and also in the programme tips for the gardening week ahead.

East Hampshire

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Eric Robson and panel answer questions from East Hampshire. Joining Eric this week are Chris Beardshaw, Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew. The panellists discuss the best ways to prune woody plants, suggest fruit trees to be grown against a wall and come up with unusual plants and shrubs for acidic soil. Aside from the questions, Matthew Wilson is at St Dunstan in the East Church Garden in the City of London, finding out about this special garden which evolved after the Blitz. Produced by Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Sort out your strawbs

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plant of the week is proving that there is much more to Mother’s Day as we suggest you buy a perennial for your parent, the job of the week is to fertilise your fruit, Graham’s top tip is to sort out your strawberries and Mr Porter brings you the latest horticultural headlines. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

Creating a wildlife garden, Irish-bred plants, hedgerows and annual climbers

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David Maxwell presents BBC Radio Ulster's gardening programme which this week’s visits the RSPB's Window on Wildlife in Belfast's Harbour Estate where a new wildlife garden is being created. Maurice Parkinson joins David in studio to talk about the benefits of hedgerows following recent reports of netting by developers. Also in the programme Maeve Bell describes some Irish-bred plants which are filling her spring garden with colour and Helen Mark visits Conrad McCormack who is planting annual climbers to cover a fence. The programme also returns to Annesgrove in County Cork where Neil Porteous is involved in giving a new lease of life of a grand garden gone wild.

East Meon

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Eric Robson and his panel of experts are in East Meon, Hampshire. Chris Beardshaw, Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew answer the horticultural questions. The panellists discuss the best radishes, care tips for a sedum roof and Buddleia pruning. They also suggest ways to grow the best blueberries, offer advice for preventing ash dieback, and suggest ways to downsize a vegetable plot. Away from the questions, Chris Beardshaw visits the nearby Leydene Estate. He speaks to local historian Michael Blakstad to learn all about the eccentric East Meon gardener, Eleanor, Countess Peel. Produced by Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Hester Cant A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Hardy HA HHA

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are those hardy annuals, the job of the week is to get your plants for free, Graham’s top tip is to check your chits and Mr Porter brings you the latest in gardening news. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

March phone-in

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This week's live Gardeners' Corner phone-in celebrates Spring and the season of new beginnings. David Maxwell and experts Reg Maxwell and Ann Fitzsimmons are on hand to answer any gardening queries and offer advice on getting the best from your patch of land. David heads off to Crumlin to meet Will Hamilton in his six-acre haven 'Holly House' Garden. They take a leisurely stroll through the woodland meadow, picking out their favourites from the herbaceous borders and alpine beds. David takes over the Radio Ulster Facebook page after the show for a live stream, answering more listeners questions and showing a sample of the experts exciting seasonal finds.

Gower Peninsula

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Eric Robson and his panel pay a visit to the Gower Peninsula. Christine Walkden, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer this week's questions from the audience. The panellists discuss grow lights, good climbers for pergolas and Magnolia stellata propagation. They also suggest ways to eradicate wild garlic, offer advice for mossy lawns, and suggest ways to get a Rosa banksiae ‘Alba Plena’ to flower. Away from the questions, Matt Biggs is at Kew, in the Marianne North gallery, speaking to the galleries and exhibition leader Maria Devaney about Marianne North, the botanical artist. Produced by Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Hester Cant A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Woodland Wonders

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are those woodland wonders, the job of the week is to cut a load of cuttings, Graham’s top tip is to give windowsill herbs a go and we take a look at the big news in gardening this week. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

Pruning Roses and Planting Potatoes on St Patrick's

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David Maxwell is joined in the studio to talk about two garden tasks usually done around St Patrick's: pruning roses and planting potatoes. Barbara Pilcher makes her first visit to David's garden to see how he is getting on with starting a new herb garden. David also visits a grand garden gone wild - Annesgrove in County Cork and he finds out about the importance of looking after our soil at Maurice Parkinson's garden in Ballyrobert.

Stoke-on-Trent

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Eric Robson and his panel are in Stoke-on-Trent. Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and Chris Beardshaw answer the audience's questions. This week, the panellists discuss veg growing in frost pockets, growing lavender from seed, and planting onions to ensure a good crop. They also suggest low-growing evergreen shrubs, advise on making Willow arches, and nominate plants for a hot, dry indoor space. Away from the questions, Matt Biggs visits RHS Lindley Library to find out about their upcoming Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning. Produced by Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

That's shallot!

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are the ‘other’ spring bulbs. The job of the week is to leave it out…Graham’s top tip it to ‘get set, get ready and go! Finally, Graham brings us the latest gardening news. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

March Roadshow - Gilnahirk Horticultural and Civic Society

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Gardeners' Corner takes to the road once more! This time it's at Gilnahirk Horticultural and Civic Society on the edge of east Belfast. Presenter David Maxwell is joined by gardening experts Ann Fitzsimmons and Neil Porteous. The programme hears how to use home grown Quinces and the best way to wrap up an Olive so it survives a cold spell.

Dunvant, Swansea

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Eric Robson hosts the horticultural panel programme from Dunvant near Swansea - with Anne Swithinbank, Christine Walkden and Matthew Wilson. Produced by Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Hester Cant A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Vegan Gardening

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham –The plants of the week are peas in different guises, the job of the week is to see if yours are in the green, Tim goes back to basics and tells you to give ‘em the chop and Graham’s top tip is all about vegan gardening. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

Glasgow

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Eric Robson and the panel are in Glasgow. Christine Walkden, Neil Porteus and Bob Flowerdew answer the horticultural questions. This week, the panellists debate how to keep slugs out of the kitchen, the best composters, and reducing plastic use in the garden. They also diagnose a sickly Camellia, advise on propagating a Daphne Bholua, and suggest the best long-life cut flowers. Outside of the hall, Christine Walkden visits Horatio's Garden at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow Produced by Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Spring comes early, houseplant care and Blythefield Allotments

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Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell considers the potential impact of the early spring on our gardens. With the increasing popularity of houseplants, Ann Fitzsimmons has top tips on looking after them and David makes the first of a series of visits to Blythefield Allotments in south Belfast. Also in the programme, Helen Mark catches up with Brendan Little to find out about making home grown plant supports by coppicing willow.

Mulch Away

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are the cymbidium orchids, the job of the week is sorting out your best begonias, Tim goes back to basics to ask about when is a good time to mulch and Aarons’s top tip; sow your celery now! The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

Gardeners' Corner

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It's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in this Saturday morning with David Maxwell and joining him in the studio are gardening experts, Barbara Pilcher and Neil Porteous. Call 0303085555 or text 81771 to have that all important gardening problem answered, standard network charges apply. Also in the programme Barbara and Neil will be talking about their favourite spring plants and giving their gardening tips for the week ahead.

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