Dumfries & Galloway

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Kathy Clugston and the panel are in Dumfries and Galloway. James Wong, Matthew Wilson and Christine Walkden answer questions from the audience. This week, the panellists discuss encouraging plants to grow in a stone garden wall. They also advise on over-wintering a fig tree and consider the best plant varieties for a garden with low drainage. Matt Biggs meets GQT listener Sarah Davison, who is blind. She guides Matt round her garden and shows him how sight isn't essential to gardening. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Awesome anemones

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plant of the week is the awesome anemones, the job of the week is to boost your brassicas and Graham brings us his top tip – plip plop in the pond. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

Colour under trees, planting up a window box and a pharmacy garden at Queens

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In Gardeners' Corner this week plants for under a tree canopy, planting up a window box, creating a pharmacy garden at Queen's University and the beauty of hellebores in the February garden. That's Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell after the 9 o'clock news on Saturday morning on BBC Radio Ulster and on BBC Sounds.

The Cotswolds

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Peter Gibbs and the team are in the Cotswolds. Pippa Greenwood, Chris Beardshaw and Chris Thorogood are on hand to answer questions from the green-fingered audience. This week, the panellists recommend what to plant in steep beds, solve a few pest-related mysteries and discuss what they'd like their gardening legacies to be. Aside from the questions, Matthew Pottage is at RHS Wisley chatting to Environmental Scientist Tijana Blanusa about the virtues of deciduous and evergreen trees when it comes to tackling air pollution. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Peter's Garden: Correspondence Edition

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The panel joins Peter Gibbs in his garden for a correspondence edition. Christine Walkden, Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Pottage answer questions sent in by listeners via post, email and social media. As the panellists inspect Peter's garden, they discuss moving Peonies, getting wayward Wisteria to behave and green manure. They also come up with suggestions for butterfly friendly climbers and what to grow on Cotswold stone, and debate the best places in the UK for gardening. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Sort it out

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plant of the week is snowdrop, the job of the week is sort it out – tidy up the shed and finally Graham brings us his top tip; is are you square or are you curved? The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

Mocktails, terrariums and a new allotmenteer

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In Gardeners' Corner this week, a makeover for the Italian garden at Mount Stewart, a new allotmenteer gets to grip with her plot at the Minnowburn, a browse through the seed catalogues with spring in mind, how to create the right conditions for plants in a terrarium and herbs for mocktails if dry January is your thing. That's all in Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell this Saturday morning on BBC Radio Ulster and on BBC Sounds.

Nailsworth, Cotswolds

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Peter Gibbs and the team are in Nailsworth, Cotswolds. Pippa Greenwood, Chris Beardshaw and Chris Thorogood answer the questoins. This week, te panellists offer ideas for a GP surgery garden, discuss the merits of a composting toilet and recommend winter flowers for bumblebees. Peter also visits neighbouring football team Forest Green Rovers to chat to Head Groundsman, Adam Witchell. Away from the questions, Peter and Pippa go for a walk to talk about winter wildlife. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Snowdrops, scented shrubs and St Columb's Park Walled Garden

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David Maxwell presents Northern Ireland's weekly gardening programme with advice on the best snowdrops and winter flowering shrubs. He also visits a restored Walled garden at St Columb's Park in Derry which is going to be gardened by the community. Also in the programme, Keith Crawford is in studio to talk about how to put that discarded Christmas tree to good use as well as some winter pruning jobs to do right now.

Langholm

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Kathy Clugston and the team are in Langholm, Scotland. Christine Walkden, James Wong and Matthew Wilson answer the horticultural questions from the audience. The panellists field questions on Kiwi vines, Bottlebrushes and Box trees. They also recommend grass alternatives for a lawn, advise on covering a hole in a Conifer and discuss how to graft multiple chillis onto a single root. Away from the questions, Matthew Wilson meets Mark Hodgson of the Langholm Chilli Club to find out how this town on the Scottish borders is producing over 200 varieties of chilli. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

The sap is rising

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are the harbingers of spring, the job of the week is to whip ‘em out and whack a few; and finally Graham brings us the week’s top tip, which is how to dispose of your Christmas tree properly. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

New Year in Belfast's Botanic Gardens

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David Maxwell escapes the winter chill and starts the New Year in Belfast's Botanic Gardens with expert guests. Colin Agnew sells the virtues of winter cherries in the cool wing of the Victorian Palm House, Adrienne Armstrong gives David and update on the Tropical Ravine two years after its major renovation and David explores a new medicinal garden with Gardeners' Corner regular Barbara Pilcher. Also in the programme, protecting exotic plants outdoors this winter with Conrad McCormick.

Nottinghamshire

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Kathy Clugston and the team are in Nottinghamshire. James Wong, Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer the audience's questions. This week, the panellists discuss new year's resolutions and guilty gardening habits. They also answer questions on a Summer Clematis and spotting wireworm, and come up with suggestions for a small gardening space with a tropical theme. Aside from the questions, Peter Gibbs examines the use of peat in the horticultural industry. Producer: Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Sow What!

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plant of the week is the handsome hamamelis and the job of the week is sow what? Finally Graham brings us the week’s top tip, force yourself. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

Black Country Living Museum

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Kathy Clugston and the panel visit the Black Country Living Museum. Matthew Pottage, Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Wilson answer the green-fingered audience's questions. The panellists discuss how to prune a golden alder, give tips on encouraging a fig tree to produce fruit and offer recommendations for exotic plants with winter interest. They also consider what to do with a Christmas tree after the festivities and whether a poinsettia can be kept beyond the twelve days of Christmas. Away from the questions, Pippa Greenwood explores the Museum to have a look round the gardens with researcher Nadia Awal and Pete Alexander. Producer: Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Gardeners' Corner at Christmas

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David Maxwell is joined by Ann Fitzsimmons and Brendan Little for some festive gardening fun. Herbs for Christmas, using the tree after the big event and top present ideas for gardeners. Also in the programme, David and his guests suggest a Christmas walk to burn off some of those excess calories and the team review some books that would make great stocking fillers for the greenfingered.

Levens Hall: Correspondence Edition

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Kathy Clugston and the team are at Levens Hall in the Lake District for a correspondence edition. Matthew Wilson, James Wong and Christine Walkden are riffling through the GQT postbag and in box to answer questions sent in by listeners. This week, the panellists discuss saving a Crown of Thorns, keeping an ornamental pear tree from overgrowing, and the best fruit trees for a Christmas present. The team are joined by Head Gardener of Levens Hall, Chris Crowder, who shows them the impressive 300-year-old topiary. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4