GQT At Home: Episode Thirteen

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Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural panel show. Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood answer the questions sent in by listeners via email and social media. This week the team discusses whether to water plants from the top or bottom, suggests how to turn a porch into an indoor jungle, and shares gardening mysteries. Matt Biggs talks about the role of light in our garden and Advolly Richmond has the interesting history behind the Reseda Odorata ‘Mignonette’ Producer - Hannah Newton Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

GQT At Home: Episode Twelve

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Peter Gibbs chairs the virtual, horticultural panel show with Pippa Greenwood, Matt Biggs and Chris Beardshaw dialling in from home. Among the questioners this week is Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, who appears on the programme for the first time to ask for the panel’s advice and insights on a historic variety of lavender. As part of our GQT lockdown masterclasses, Anne Swithinbank presents a June Prune 101 and Matthew Wilson talks to botanical tattooist Rebecca Vincent about where to start with botanical illustration. Producer - Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer - Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

GQT At Home: Episode Eleven

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Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. Anne Swithinbank, James Wong and Christine Walkden answer questions sent in via email and social media. This week, the panel discusses how to grow watermelon from seed, advises on splitting and repotting Aloe Vera, and reminisces on favourite gardening books. Aside from the questions, Pippa Greenwood is on hand with her pests and diseases guide, and we journey from Tresco Abbey Gardens on the Isle of Scilly to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh via the Sir Harold Hiller gardens to hear from Mike Nelhams, Kirsty Wilson and Barry Clarke respectively. Producer - Hannah Newton Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

GQT at Home: Episode Ten

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Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural panel show. She is joined from their homes by Pippa Greenwood, Matt Biggs and Matthew Wilson. This week, the team discusses how to re-pot a peace lily, the best varieties of roses to be kept in pots, and a dying back Apple tree. Bob Flowerdew gives us the June to-do list for the garden and Chris Beardshaw has the etymology behind some popular flowers. Producer - Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer - Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

GQT At Home: Episode Nine

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Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural panel show. Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Pottage join from home to answer questions from green-fingered listeners. This week, the team debates how to get the best spinach crop, offers options for a low maintenance patch of lawn, and discusses the best plants to put in an old toilet. Head Gardeners' Neil Porteus, Chris Thorogood and Michelle Cain give us a sneak peak into what is going on in gardens across the UK while they are shut to the public, and James Wong discusses the transformative power of our green spaces. Producer: Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

GQT At Home: Episode Eight

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Peter Gibbs hosts the horticultural panel show. He is joined from their own homes by James Wong, Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw. This week, the panel takes a virtual wander around the Chelsea garden show, and answers questions on Chelsea favourite, Alliums, how to know if a potato is ready to be picked, and perennial suggestions for a sloping bank. The team also discusses memorable Chelsea plants from across the years. Aside from the questions, Matt Biggs has a potted history of the Chelsea Flower Show and Peter Gibbs chats to RHS Director General, Sue Biggs about this year's show. Producer: Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

GQT At Home: Episode Seven

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Kathy Clugston is joined by Bob Flowerdew, Matthew Pottage and Christine Walkden to answer questions sent in via email and social media. This week, the panellists tackle questions from gardening enthusiasts on whether you can cut the top off a cactus, planting runner-beans upside-down and options for low-growing plants. Matt Biggs also advises on the best way to keep your lawn looking tip-top, and Bunny Guinness has this week's Gardening Glossary Producer: Daniel Cocker Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Gardeners' Corner phone-in with David Maxwell

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Whether you're new to gardening or a seasoned pro, there's always something to surprise you in your garden. So if you have encountered an unusual insect or need to know what to add to your soil, join David Maxwell and his experts for the live phone-in this Saturday. If you would like to call them or text with your gardening query, the number is 03030 805555 or text 81771 and standard network charges apply. Lines are open on Saturday morning.

GQT At Home: Episode Six

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Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural panel show with Matthew Pottage, Matt Biggs and Christine Walkden, all in their own homes answering questions sent in via email and social media by green-fingered listeners. The panellists suggest palms and exotic plants to grow at home - in lieu of seeing them on holiday this year. They also explain pruning roses for beginners, advise on moving outdoor plants inside and give tips on gardening at night for key workers unable to get out in the garden during the day. Aside from the questions, Matthew Wilson makes a mini herb garden with his children, and Pippa Greenwood is on hand for the Gardening Glossary - this week it's all about pests and diseases. Producer: Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Gardeners' Corner phone-in

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If you have a green space, balcony or even a sunny window ledge, David Maxwell and his experts will be on hand to help. Whether you're looking to plant some quick growing vegetables or breathing new life into your garden there will be plenty of tips on successful growing. Joining David to answer your gardening problems are Brendan Little and Ann Fitzsimons. Lines are open on 03030 805555 and to text it's 81771. Standard network charges apply. Join the team for lots of great gardening advice this Saturday morning just after the 9 o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.

GQT At Home: Episode 5

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Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural panel show from home. This week, Matthew Wilson, Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew are on hand to answer questions which have been sent in by budding gardeners on email and social media. The panellists tackle questions on growing sweetcorn in pots , pruning Lavender, and growing the perfect Rhubard. Away from the questions, Matthew Pottage has some tips and tricks for keeping houseplants looking healthy and happy while you are at home, and Anne Swithinbank gives us this week's Gardening Glossary explaining all the horticultural terms surrounding seeds and seedlings. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

GQT At Home: Episode Four

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Kathy Clugston is joined by Matthew Wilson, Pippa Greenwood and James Wong from the comfort of their own homes, answering questions sent in by the audience. This week, the panellists go back to basics to give a refresher on how a seed pops up into a plant. They also identify a plant growing from a skirting board and come up with recommendations for creating a fairy garden with and for children. Away from the questions, Bob Flowerdew holds a compost clinic, discussing how best to make compost at home, and Matt Biggs is on hand for another Gardening Glossary, explaining all the jargon associated with soil. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production from BBC Radio 4

Gardeners' Corner Easter phone-in

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It’s spring at home and, whether you have a garden, a yard, a balcony or a windowsill, growing something is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Join David Maxwell Easter Saturday for a live Gardener’s Corner call-in that will put a spring in your step and bring some Easter colour into your home, along with gardening experts answering your questions and sharing some sage advice. The number to ring is 03030805555, (Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply) text 81771 or email gardenerscorner@bbc.co.uk.

Gardening with kids during the lockdown

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David Maxwell and experts Cherry Townsend and Neil Porteous bring you gardening ideas for children, find out about lunar planting and answer listeners' questions.David interview his 5 year old aughter Seren while they plant peas, Frank McCooke is the man in the know about lunar planting and the team speak to Geroid McDonnell, a 12 year old with a passion for plants.

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