Misbehaving squirrels, yacon and Christine Walkden

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Presenter David Maxwell is joined by Jim Bradley and Ann Fitzsimons to answer listeners’ seasonal gardening questions. Klaus Laitenberger chats about winter in the vegetable garden and the wonder crop that is yacon! Also on the programme, squirrels behaving badly. What gardeners can do about the greys and how to help the reds and just how well can you grow oranges in Bangor?

GQT at Home: Witch-hazel and Walnut Trees

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Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. Anne Swithinbank, Bob Flowerdew and James Wong answer questions concerning gardening rituals, peculiarly flowering lilacs, and sprucing up a rental garden. Away from the questions, Jacquie Felix-Mitchell gives her top tips for moving to a new house and garden, and Kirsty Wilson celebrates witch-hazel's brightening power in these cold winter months. Producer - Hannah Newton Assistant Producer - Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Snowdrops, whiskey barrels and greenfinches

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David Maxwell and his guests deliver some winter gardening inspiration including; a trip to self-confessed galanthophile Maurice Parkinson’s garden to discover all shapes and sizes of snowdrop, why have greenfinches become a less frequent visitor to our gardens? And what got Pippa Greenwood of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, into gardening. Also on the programme, David will take calls from listeners on growing Oca, moving Nerines and what to fill a whiskey barrel with. (apart from the obvious!) You can email the programme with questions at anytime on gardenerscorner@bbc.co.uk or call live on the usual numbers.

GQT at Home: Growing Greens and Buzzing Bees

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Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. Peter Gibbs is joined by Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness and Matthew Wilson to answer questions sent in by green-fingered listeners. This week the panellists advise on tackling an overgrown garden, flowers to encourage bees and unusual plant hacks. They also help a listener with a berry-less Buckthorn, and discuss their favourite January jobs in the garden. Away from the questions, Anne Swithinbank chats to Gynelle Leon from Prick, London's first ever cactus boutique, and Ashley Edwards from Horatio's Garden London and South East gives some tips for growing greens in January. Producer - Rosie Merotra Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

GQT at Home: Happy New Year

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Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts, hosted by Kathy Clugston. Bob Flowerdew, Christine Walkden and James Wong answer questions from green-fingered listeners. This week, the panellists suggest the best trees to grow for toothbrush handles, discuss why two acorns from the same tree can produce such different plants and identify an interesting looking fungus. Away from the questions, Humaira Ikram is at the Olympic Park finding out about its wildlife legacy since 2012, Matt Biggs gives his top tips for using Christmas leftovers in the garden, and Dr Chris Thorogood has the ultimate gardener's hangover guide. Producer - Daniel Cocker Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

GQT at Home: Merry Christmas

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Kathy Clugston and her team of gardening experts answer your questions. Christine Walkden, James Wong and Bob Flowerdew tackle questions sent in by listeners and the virtual audience. The panellists suggest vegetables to grow for next year's Christmas dinner, advise on caring for a Peace lily and put a confusing conifer under the microscope. They also answer questions from some famous fans of the programme. Away from the questions, Dr Chris Thorogood is talking all things mistletoe, and Advolly Richmond shares the history of the Clematis cirrhosa. Producer - Daniel Cocker Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Gardeners’ Corner at Christmas

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Presenter David Maxwell is joined by Brendan Little and Cherry Townsend for some festive gardening fun. How to bring outdoors indoors this Christmas, gifts for gardeners and Christmas herbs will all be on the menu, and they catch up with some listeners who took part on the programme during 2020, including the lockdown gardener and some green-fingered young people. So whether you’re decorating the house, preparing for festive meals or looking for some last minute present inspiration, Gardeners’ Corner has it covered.

GQT at Home: Coconuts and Cacti

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Peter Gibbs hosts the gardening panel show, joined by a team of experts - including Matthew Wilson, Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood - to answer questions sent in by listeners from across the country. This week, the panellists discuss whether we should touch our plants, suggest flowers to grow for an October wedding, and reveal odd things that have happened in their garden this year. Away from the questions, Juliet Sargeant shares her tips for using unusual evergreens in the garden, and Alex Young gives his guide to keeping your Poinsettia beyond the festive season. Producer - Rosie Merotra Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Poinsettia, houseplants and olives

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David Maxwell presents the weekly gardening programme. As Christmas approaches, David chats to Sean Grimes about Poinsettia – he grows 250 thousand of them in 8 acres of glasshouses outside Dublin. Also on the programme, Conrad McCormick on how to look after those houseplants. Maurice Parkinson and Ann Fitzsimons will also be joining David to answer live calls and texts.

GQT at Home: Hellebores and Birds

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Peter Gibbs is joined by a panel of horticultural experts - Matt Biggs, Humaira Ikram and Christine Walken - to answer questions sent in by listeners. This week, the panellists offer advice on repotting Cacti and suggest plants to feed the birds. They also discuss wild boar in the garden. Away from the questions, Manoj Malde visits the Neasden Temple, and Matthew Wilson gives his guide to making your own leaf mould. Producer - Daniel Cocker Assistant Producer - Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Climbing roses, winter veg and Matt Biggs

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David Maxwell brings a mix of seasonal gardening advice. He’s joined by Claire Woods and Reg Maxwell who will take on listeners winter gardening conundrums. Also on the programme, Barbara Pilcher on what she’s harvest through early winter. Some advice from David on pruning climbing roses from his own garden and Matt Biggs on why it’s important to make a garden for all the family.

GQT at Home: Squirrels and Sweet peas

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Kathy Clugston hosts the gardening panel show. Anne Swithinbank, Matthew Pottage and Chris Beardshaw answer questions sent in by green-fingered listeners and the virtual audience. This week, the panellists discuss gardening options for aspirational students, the perils of re-potting plants and how to deal with pesky squirrels in the garden. Chris Beardshaw also solves the curious case of popping sweet pea pods. Away from the questions, Ashley Edwards tells you how to construct the perfect festive wreath, and Claire Ratinon interviews two young florists who are shaking up the industry. Producer - Jemima Rathbone Assistant Producer - Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

GQT at Home: Hippeastrums and Holly

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Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme with Chris Beardshaw, Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Pottage. Kathy and a virtual audience from across the country. This week, the panellists discuss the dos and don'ts of creating colour in the garden, alternative indoor Christmas trees and building a wildlife pond from scratch. They also share their garden dreams and nightmares. Away from the questions, Alex Young has a survival guide for houseplants through the winter, and Advolly Richmond is back with another fascinating history - this week it's the Amaryllis (or is it the Hippeastrum?) Producer - Jemima Rathbone Assistant Producer - Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Growing saffron, winter bird care and Bunny Guinness

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David Maxwell brings you more gardening inspiration for autumn. This week he’s joined by Averil Milligan who is planting some fruit trees and bushes, Ann Fitzsimons is considering a tree for winter interest and Bunny Guinness has tips on bottomless pots and blight-free box. Also on the programme, Amy Kelly on growing your own saffron and Phil Carson chats to David about what gardeners can do for birds this autumn and winter.

RHS Garden Wisley: Postbag Edition

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Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. Peter Gibbs is joined by Matthew Pottage, Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood to dive into the GQT postbag and answer questions sent in via email and post, as they wander round the beautiful RHS Garden Wisley with Alex Young. This week, they discuss shady planting, rockery mosses and cow-friendly hedges. They also identify some funny-looking fruits, and share some basil hacks for listeners in lockdown. Producer - Dan Cocker Assistant Producer - Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Seeds of hope from Hiroshima, Monty Don and compost worms

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This week, presenter David Maxwell speaks to Monty Don about his life and garden. He also finds out why seeds from the survivor trees of Hiroshima are being brought to Northern Ireland 75 years after the atomic bomb. David will also be joined by expert guests Cherry Townsend and Brendan Little who will have plenty of autumn gardening inspiration and will answer listeners questions live. The team will also be talking about options for wind proof hedging and how to get worms in your compost heap.

GQT at Home: Perennials and Fennels

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Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. Bunny Guinness, Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from green-fingered listeners. This week, the team tries to figure out why one listener's carrots are going wonky, discusses the best place to keep succulents over winter, and advises how to stop fennel from bolting. Away from the questions, Humaira Ikram meets author and tree-enthusiast Paul Wood to discover the surprising history behind some of London's street trees, and Chris Thorogood gives us the terrifying tale behind the Vampire plant. Producer - Dan Cocker Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Tulips with Sarah Raven, air plants and lawn care

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In the first gardening programme of November, presenter David Maxwell talks to his guests about planting tulips and he interviews to the queen of cut flowers Sarah Raven. With plenty still to do in the garden before winter, David gets some lawn care tips from Neil Porteous at Mount Stewart. Also on the programme, Conrad McCormack profiles air plants or Tillandsia – just how do you grow plants that don’t require any soil? And David’s expert guests Ann Fitzsimons and Reg Maxwell will be answering listeners’ questions on everything from pineapple lilies to snakeskin maples.

GQT at Home: Episode Thirty

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Kathy Clugston is joined by a panel of experts to answer gardening questions in front of a virtual audience. Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood are on the panel. This week, the panellists answer questions on how to choose the right mulch, recommend palm trees for a south-easterly facing garden and compare techniques on saving an un-cheery cherry tree. Away from the questions, Peter Gibbs is at Wakehurst, Royal Botanic Garden Kew to see their American Prairie project with Ed Ikin, and Juliet Sargent is sharing tips on preparing your garden for winter. Producer - Dan Cocker Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4 Picture: Jim Holden © RBG Kew

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