As the seasons change David Maxwell seeks advice on Autumn planting from Gardeners' Corner expert Maurice Parkinson. They explore his impressive garden in Ballyrobert to see what's thriving in the late Summer sun. Also on the programme, a trip to Banbridge brings David to Herbie McCauley's home, where his incredible Chrysanthemums steal the show and Grace Loughrey shows David how to garden without a garden.
It's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in this Saturday morning with David Maxwell. Joining him in the studio are gardening experts Barbara Pilcher and Brendan Little. If you would like to call them or text them with your gardening query , the number is 03030 805555 or to text its 81771 and standard network charges apply. David will also be heading to Helen's Bay to visit John McClean and the private allotment he has made his own.
Kathy Clugston and the panel are at the British Library, London. James Wong, Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew answer the audience's horticultural queries. This week, the panellists help ensure tomatoes are perfectly ripe for a horticultural show, discuss what may be going wrong with some fig trees, and debate the best kiwi fruit variety to grow. They also advise on growing turnips and the best plants for a green roof. Matt Biggs meets British Library curators Julian Harrison and Maddie Smith who have brought along some horticultural classics from within the British Library archives. Producer: Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
David goes to the home of Victor and Roz Henry in Newtownards to see their award-winning exotic garden full of tender plants. He goes west to Co Donegal with Brendan Little to the 35-acre garden that houses a large selection of rhododendrons. He also visits Ann Collins in Newtownabbey to see how she has adapted her garden to make it accessible for wheelchairs.
Peter Gibbs and the panel are on the North Riding Coast in Yorkshire. Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Pottage answer the horticultural questions. This week, the team tackles questions on judging a gardening competition, planting in stone planters and adapting with the changes in weather patterns. The panellists also discuss how best to utilise a greenhouse in autumn and winter months. Away from the questions, Matt Biggs visits 99-year-old Christian Lamb, author and plant-hunter, at her home in London. Producer: Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
As we move into late Summer David Maxwell and experts Reg Maxwell and Brendan Little are on hand to give help and advice on keeping those summer flowers and shrubs thriving for as long as possible. Amy Kelly will also be popping back into the studio to chat about introducing your children to gardening and how to help them grow a selection of fruit and vegetables in small areas. 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 and the programme starts just after the 9am news.
Peter Gibbs and the panel are in Sissinghurst Castle Gardens in the Weald of Kent for a correspondence edition. Pippa Greenwood, Matt Biggs and Chris Thorogood answer the questions raised by post, email and social media. The panellists advise on an unhappy Cypress tree, suggest container plants for a windy balcony and discuss the best time to dead-head roses. They also offer tips for a healthy crop of herbs in window boxes. Head Gardener, Michelle Cain, shows the panellists around the Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, stopping off to visit the White Garden, the Rose Garden and the Cottage Garden. Producer: Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
This week David Maxwell takes a trip to North Donegal to visit the unique and quirky garden of expert Brendan Little. Among the treasure trove of stunning summer flowers are wildflower beds and beautiful buddleia buzzing with bumblebees and butterflies. There’ll be handy hints on growing exotic vegetables on raised beds, making the most out of the damp and sheltered parts of your garden and expect the unexpected as Brendan shows David his little trick for feeding his plants and shrubs! Also on the programme, Helen Mark heads to the sunflower field in Co Tyrone that’s raising money for charity and David scales the rooftops as he does a spot of gardening in one of Belfast’s busiest hotels.
Kathy Clugston and the team of gardening experts are in East Dorset. Pippa Greenwood, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithenbank answer the audience's questions. This week the panellists advise on vertical gardening, bringing an Apple Tree back to life, and what to do with a tree stump. They also discuss what may be wrong with a plum tree and whether or not there is a disease on a hydrangea. Matt Biggs visits Peter and Cecilia Boycott at their home in Norfolk to see their alpine plant collection and talk about the returning trend for rockeries. Producer: Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are blackberries, ready to pick, the job of the week is to get looking at all those spring bulbs, Graham brings us the week’s horticultural headlines and his top tip is to hang up your onions. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM
It's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in this Saturday morning with David Maxwell and joining him in the studio are gardening experts, Averil Milligan and Ann Fitzsimons. If you would like to contact the team with a query you can send a photo to our email firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively call 03030 805555 or text 81771, standard network charges apply. Lines are open from 8am on Saturday morning.
Peter Gibbs and the team of gardening experts are in Saltburn. Bob Flowerdew, Matthew Pottage and Bunny Guinness answer this week's questions from green-fingered enthusiasts. The panellists discuss mysterious strawberry pests and what to do with worm wee, and offer suggestions for a cut flower border in an allotment. Away from the questions, James Wong goes underground to see the unused ticket offices being transformed into garden spaces. Producer: Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production from BBC Radio 4
This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim Crowther and Aaron Hickman – The plant of the week is the false shamrock and the job of the week is to not let them run away. Aaron takes us back to basics with sowing for spring and his top tip is; dealing with dahlia damage. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM
This weeks Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell comes from Kilcoan Gardens in Islandmagee. Owner Cherry Townsend offers advice on planting boarders, enjoying your fragrant roses and a masterclass in growing Astilbe. Reg Maxwell travels to Ballymena to a stunning 5 acre garden owned by Jim and Hilary Rafferty while David heads to Donaghdee to admire the walled garden that has been adopted by a local restaurant. A beautiful balcony in East Belfast, owned by Steven and Joanne Hillocks, is centre stage for a variety of pretty plants and summer fruits and David gets the chance to enjoy the newly opened sensory garden at Aaron House in Dundonald.
Peter Gibbs chairs the show at Country File Live at Blenheim Palace. Christine Walkden, Bob Flowerdew and James Wong answer this week's questions from budding gardeners. This week, the panellists discuss the best tree to plant in a pot, why parsnip seeds are so temperamental, and whether or not it is viable to grow turmeric in the UK. Head of Gardens for Blenheim Palace Hilary Wood gives Peter a tour of the gardens. Producer: Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are onions galore, the job of the week is to prune a few pommes, Graham brings us the week’s horticultural headlines and his top tip is beautify your bird boxes. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM
In this first programme in August, David Maxwell heads to Ballywalter Park, home of Lord and Lady Dunleath, to enjoy a stroll round the Walled Garden. Anna Hudson shows him the fruits of her labour and gives some handy hints on getting the best from your summer fruits. There's a visit to the summer-scented lavender fields in Wexford, and David heads to the north coast, where he meets a family growing an old Irish orchard. Barbara Pilcher is on hand to give tips on planting, and enjoying, your summer herbs, and Dr Rory Mellon tells us where to find the best wild orchids this summer. Take a look at our gallery to see where David has been out and about.
Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts.
This week with BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim and Graham – The plants of the week are looking ahead to autumn, the job of the week is to whack your wisterias and Graham’s top tip is to hedge your bets. The very best advice from West Yorkshire’s gardening gurus; Tim Crowther and Graham Porter on BBC Radio Leeds, Sundays from 9 – 92.4FM
David Maxwell is live in studio with his gardening experts Neil Porteous and Ann Fitzsimmons. They'll be taking calls on how to get the best from your Summer garden and giving tips on maintaining plants and shrubs that aren't enjoying the variable weather. Amy Kelly, from Ards Allotments, will also be live in studio to help you get the most out of your fruit and vegetables even after they begin to bolt.