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A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week

Gardeners' Question Time BBC

    • Leisure
    • 4.3 • 641 Ratings

A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week

    Oxford Botanic Garden: Postbag Edition

    Oxford Botanic Garden: Postbag Edition

    Peter Gibbs and the team are at the Oxford Botanic Garden answering questions from the GQT postbag. Matt Biggs, Pippa Greenwood, Dr Chris Thorogood and Head Gardener Mark Brent answer your questions on growing apricots, ruined potash, and why bees love the colour purple.

    Producer - Dan Cocker
    Assistant Producer - Millie Chu

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    GQT at Home: No Mow May and Dahlia Decay

    GQT at Home: No Mow May and Dahlia Decay

    Kathy Clugston hosts the gardening Q&A with a panel of experts. Houseplant queen Anne Swithinbank, plantsman Matt Biggs and award-winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw answer the questions sent in by listeners on grasses gardens, planting orchards and recovering parterre gardens.

    Away from the questions, we get an update on Matthew and Jane Wilson's cut flower garden, and Juliet Sargeant sets the GQT listenership a challenge - No Mow May.

    Producer - Daniel Cocker
    Assistant Producer - Millie Chu

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    GQT at Home: Trampled Plots and Forget-me-nots

    GQT at Home: Trampled Plots and Forget-me-nots

    Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. This week, she's joined by Matt Biggs, Chris Beardshaw and Anne Swithinbank to answer questions sent in by green-fingered listeners on compost, wildlife ponds and the eternal battle between hoeing and weeding.

    Away from the questions, Dr Chris Thorogood of the Oxford Botanic Garden tells you what to do in the event of unexpected frost, and garden designer Jacquie Felix Mitchell goes on a walk by the River Dart to seek inspiration for her garden.

    Producer - Daniel Cocker
    Assistant Producer - Millie Chu

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 41 min
    GQT at Home: A Midspring Night's Dream

    GQT at Home: A Midspring Night's Dream

    Peter Gibbs hosts the horticultural programme with a panel of gardening experts. This week's questions from the virtual audience are answered by Christine Walkden, James Wong and Matthew Wilson.

    The panellists discuss rewilding a garden, wearing gloves while gardening, and the cold hard truth about Bonsai trees.

    Away from the questions, Alex Young advises on how to prepare houseplants for spring, and award-winning garden designer Juliet Sargeant gives the ultimate guide to self-seeding plants.

    Producer - Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer - Millie Chu

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
641 Ratings

641 Ratings

Shez12 ,

Brilliant

Keeps me sane 😇 in these unprecedented times

myroofgarden ,

Had to say goodbye

Sorry, but the show’s just gone too far down hill. James Wong’s ridiculous woke comments as reported in the press, about racist gardening terms.....as if. Gardening doesn’t need an “ambassador” like him. Turning off from now

Sebastian O ,

Great gardening show!

A true gem in the gardening podcasts out there. Very interesting and informational and I’m always inspired to get outside again. A superb effort with the recent virtual audiences. Haven’t listened to the show live before but find the podcast is a great addition to the show.

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