Food for thought

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plant of the week is the lovely lavender and the job of the week is to cut it out. Graham brings us the week’s horticultural headlines and his top tip is some food for thought. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

Kings Heath, Birmingham

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Peter Gibbs and the panel are in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Pottage answer this week's horticultural queries from enthusiastic gardeners. Producer: Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Tender and true

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are the super sunny salvias, the job of the week is a tender and true one, Graham brings us the week’s horticultural headlines and finally, his top tip is to cut it out. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

Thrive Gardening Therapy

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Peter Gibbs and the panel are in Birmingham, hosted by Thrive Gardening - a gardening for health charity. Bob Flowerdew, Matthew Pottage and Bunny Guinness answer this week's questions from budding gardeners. The panellists discuss their favourite shrubs with coloured leaves, recommend flowering herbaceous perennials, and consider how to get a fuchsia bush to flower again. They also advise on the best time to take a cutting for a honeysuckle, prune an apricot tree, and plant forget-me-not seeds. And Peter meets archivist Sarah Foden to discuss the local history at the Bournville gardens where the Cadbury brothers set up their Factory in a Garden in 1879, which inspired their Roses chocolates. Produced by Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Chop off a bit or two

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are some autumn bulbs, the job of the week is to chop off a bit or two, Graham brings us the week’s horticultural headlines and his top tip is to save a few. 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 at Ballance House

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In this week's Gardeners' Corner Helen Mark and the roadshow team head to the village of Glenavy in Co. Down to the former birthplace of John Ballance, 14th premier of New Zealand. In the beautifully restored Cottage room of the house, Ann Fitzsimons and Neil Porteous answer questions from the audience made up of members and friends of the Ulster New Zealand Trust. Also in the programme tips for the gardening week ahead. That's Gardeners' Corner this Saturday morning just after the 9 o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster.

Mount Stewart - The Potting Shed Sessions

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Kathy Clugston presents the highlights from this year's Potting Shed Sessions. Bob Flowerdew, Matthew Pottage, Bunny Guinness, Neil Porteus, Matt Biggs, Pippa Greenwood, James Wong and Anne Swithinbank are answering the questions from this year's Summer Garden Party. This week the panel answer questions on manure, how to get rid of black fly and cushion scale, and give recommendations on how to disguise a wall with plants, and good containers for a small pond. Away from the questions, James Wong goes underground to meet Steven Dring of 'Growing Underground' in Clapham. Produced by Hannah Newton The Assistant Producer was Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Outdoor living, Hostas and Florence Court's Kitchen Garden

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In this week's programme presenter David Maxwell gets all fired up to make pizza in the garden as he explores the art of outdoor living. He also visits a national collection of hostas near the coastal village of Carnlough where Ian Scroggy explains how to keep the slugs off. Also on the programme the kitchen garden at Florencecourt and a cottage garden in County Down opening for the first time under the National Trust's Ulster Garden Scheme.

Summer Garden Party at Mount Stewart: Part Two

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Peter Gibbs hosts the second of two specials from the annual GQT Summer Garden Party. Matt Biggs, Pippa Greenwood, James Wong and Anne Swithinbank answer horticultural questions from the audience at National Trust Mount Stewart in County Down, Northern Ireland. This week the panellists are quizzed about a mysterious fungal growth on a plum tree, pruning herbaceous geraniums and encouraging a Clivia to flower. They also offer suggestions for a windy balcony and a ruby plant to celebrate a ruby wedding anniversary, alongside some advice for gardening in damp soil. Away from the questions, Neil Porteous takes Matthew Pottage around the Italian Garden at Mount Stewart to find out about it's mythical inspiration. Produced by Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Bring some sunshine

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plant of the week is to bring us some sunshine, the job of the week is sowing a cyclamen or two, Aaron takes us back to basics with some berry good news and his top tip is to get earthing up those potatoes. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Sunday Gardening on BBC Radio Leeds from 9am – 92.4FM

Inner city allotments, Cottage garden favourites, Trinity Nursery School

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Inner city allotments, cottage garden favourites and Trinity Nursery School David Maxwell visits an inner city allotment packed with veg. He meets up with Maurice Parkinson to find some cottage garden favourites for early summer including Lupins, Irises and hardy geraniums. Also in the programme, how many small hands make light work in the garden at Trinity Nursery School in Bangor and how social media and the Connswater Greenway combined to promote growing wildflowers.

Summer Garden Party at Mount Stewart: Part One

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Kathy Clugston hosts a special edition at the annual Summer Garden Party. Bob Flowerdew, Matthew Pottage, Bunny Guinness and Neil Porteus are answering the horticultural questions at National Trust Mount Stewart in County Down, Northern Ireland. This week, the panellists discuss improving a beetroot crop, the time to deadhead your Hydrangea and the best variety of Witch-hazel. They also give advice on saving an over-watered Rhododendron, helping a Scots Pine thrive against the sea salt exposure, and how long it takes for an Allium to flower. Away form the questions, David Maxwell from BBC Ulster roams around the Garden looking at some of the highlights. Produced by Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Handkerchiefs at the ready

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim Crowther and Aaron Hickman – in the plant of the week, Aaron tells us to get our handkerchiefs at the ready, the job of the week is assisting your asparagus, Aaron goes back to basics to talk about beautiful biennials and his top tip is about grand gooseberries. 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 phone-in

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This Saturday it's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in with David Maxwell and gardening expert Brendan Little answering your calls and texts. The number to call is 03030 80 5555 and to text its 81771 and standard geographic network charges apply. Also in the programme how to grow herbaceous plants really well and tips for the gardening week ahead. That's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in this Saturday morning just after the nine o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.

Huntingdonshire

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Kathy Clugston and the gardening experts are in Huntingdonshire. Christine Walkden, Anne Swithenbank and Bob Flowerdew are on hand to answer questions from green-fingered enthusiasts. This week the panel discuss the fundamentals to feeding plants, how to make a level garden, and give recommendations on replacing Escallonia hedges. They also discuss their favourite trees, which unusual seed they have germinated, and how to produce the best fruit on a Gooseberry tree. Matt Biggs visits Osterley Park in West London. He chats to Head Gardener Andy Eddy where there is a 250 year old Cork Tree which is one of the 'Great Trees of London'. Produced by: Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin’ Else production for BBC Radio 4

Up the apples and pears

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are your apples and pears, the job of the week is to thin out your raspberries, Graham brings us the week’s horticultural headlines and his top tip is dealing with reverted shoots. 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 Glebe Gardening Club

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This week Gardeners' Corner with Helen Mark and gardening experts Cherry Townsend and Neil Porteous are guests of Glebe Gardening Club who meet regularly in the village of Dunmurry. Roses, rhubarb, vines and frogs are just some of the subjects up for discussion in this week's programme. That's the Gardeners' Corner roadshow this Saturday morning just after the 9 o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds

Tyneside

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Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural panel show from Tyneside. Matt Biggs, Pippa Greenwood and James Wong are on hand to answer the horticultural queries. Produced by Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Give your houseplants a holiday

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This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are poppies – and plenty of them. The job of the week is to get them out now, Graham is here with the horticultural headlines and his top tip is to give your houseplants a holiday. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM

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