The weekly gardening programme for keen gardeners, with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province. Presented by David Maxwell.
Celebrating National Allotments Week and Growing Your Own at Home
Allotments across the country are burst with flowers and produce right now and in National Allotments Week, Gardeners’ Corner visits two. David Maxwell heads to Ards where Amy Kelly has her plot. He also meets some of her neighbours who grow Willow for weaving and exotic crops like the African Horned Melon. In the north west, Helen Mark visits Ballymagowan community allotments which as well as producing healthy fruit and veg, is also a sanctuary for some. In studio, Ciaran Mulholland will bring his fruit and veg growing expertise and organic gardener Klaus Laitenberger will join David from somewhere in Europe as he takes the long road home to Ireland from his epic vegetable odyssey. Contact the programme via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ravine, Neighbourly Gardening and an Outside Space to Remember
At the end of a week of record temperatures, David Maxwell chats to Ann Fitzsimmons about making our gardens more resilient. David also visits the Ravine project at Knockbracken Healthcare Park which gives horticultural opportunities to young adults facing mental health difficulties. In Killinchy, Lesley Simpson and Moira Concannon have been gardening together as neighbours for decades – so just what makes this perfect partnership work? And in Stoneyford, David meets Joy Gordon who has transformed her outside space into a place to remember her husband who was tragically killed in a car accident 2 years ago.
Platinum planting and Bord Bia Bloom
David Maxwell visits Ireland’s largest gardening festival in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. At Bord Bia Bloom he’ll meet designers, growers and tour some of the 19 show gardens. Also on the programme, David finds out what’s happening in the gardens at Hillsborough Castle to mark the jubilee and what exactly is the ‘tree of trees’. Garden expert Ann Fitzsimmons will be in studio to answers questions and she’ll be planting up a platinum planter. Contact the programme on email@example.com
Gardeners’ Corner at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022
David Maxwell brings highlights from the Show Gardens to the new All About Plants gardens
The plants that give weeds a run for their money and taming a jungle in Limavady.
Can weeds be useful? This week David Maxwell meets Becky Cole at Broughgammon Farm near Ballycastle. She considers some weeds free food and uses others for their useful herbal properties. Down in Slane, County Meath, Rosie Maye has a selection of attractive plants that can give those problem weeds a run for the money - Lamium, Lady’s Mantle, Euphorbia robbiae are top of the list. Also on the programme, Helen Mark visits the historic Drenagh Estate in Limavady where the gardens are being tamed after decades as a jungle and the Chelsea designer who is creating a ‘high maintenance’ garden for spinal patients in Belfast. Contact the programme on firstname.lastname@example.org
The weekly gardening programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province. Presented by Helen Mark.
All about honeybees
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Something a little different. I have developed a rather unique beehive nest box beehive. And system of beekeeping.
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Hope to hear from you soon.
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Not just for Ulster
This really is an excellent podcast for gardening all over the U.K. and the Republic. Good advice from experts and a well informed pleasant presenter. Despite being in Greater Manchester it’s now a regular for me. Informative for experienced gardeners and newcomers alike.
Just the right tone
This outstanding gardening programme from BBC Radio Ulster is a weekly treat for me, despite living many miles away in south east Scotland! Chaired with warmth, support and reassurance, this programme has a homely feel and a plethora of real experts from the very best of Northern Ireland’s beautiful gardens. We don’t have a programme like this in Scotland, so delighted to have found this horticultural gem across the water!