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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

    • Home & Garden
    • 4.3, 546 Ratings

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

    GQT At Home: Episode Fourteen

    GQT At Home: Episode Fourteen

    Kathy Clugston and the panel - Anne Swithinbank, Matthew Pottage and Christine Walkden - answer gardening questions sent in by listeners.

    This week the team offer alternatives for a moss pole, discuss the best way to prune a quince tree and give options on what to plant in a Whisky barrel.

    Matthew Wilson chats to Cleve West about his experience of Veganic gardening and Peter Gibbs talks to Islamic Garden Designer Emma Clark about the Cambridge Mosque Garden and the role of gardens in Islamic culture.

    Producer - Darby Dorras
    Assistant Producer - Rosie Merotra

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    GQT At Home: Episode Thirteen

    GQT At Home: Episode Thirteen

    Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural panel show. Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood answer the questions sent in by listeners via email and social media.

    This week the team discusses whether to water plants from the top or bottom, suggests how to turn a porch into an indoor jungle, and shares gardening mysteries.

    Matt Biggs talks about the role of light in our garden and Advolly Richmond has the interesting history behind the Reseda Odorata ‘Mignonette’

    Producer - Hannah Newton
    Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    GQT At Home: Episode Twelve

    GQT At Home: Episode Twelve

    Peter Gibbs chairs the virtual, horticultural panel show with Pippa Greenwood, Matt Biggs and Chris Beardshaw dialling in from home.

    Among the questioners this week is Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, who appears on the programme for the first time to ask for the panel’s advice and insights on a historic variety of lavender.

    As part of our GQT lockdown masterclasses, Anne Swithinbank presents a June Prune 101 and Matthew Wilson talks to botanical tattooist Rebecca Vincent about where to start with botanical illustration.


    Producer - Laurence Bassett
    Assistant Producer - Rosie Merotra

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    GQT At Home: Episode Eleven

    GQT At Home: Episode Eleven

    Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. Anne Swithinbank, James Wong and Christine Walkden answer questions sent in via email and social media.

    This week, the panel discusses how to grow watermelon from seed, advises on splitting and repotting Aloe Vera, and reminisces on favourite gardening books.

    Aside from the questions, Pippa Greenwood is on hand with her pests and diseases guide, and we journey from Tresco Abbey Gardens on the Isle of Scilly to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh via the Sir Harold Hiller gardens to hear from Mike Nelhams, Kirsty Wilson and Barry Clarke respectively.

    Producer - Hannah Newton
    Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    GQT at Home: Episode Ten

    GQT at Home: Episode Ten

    Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural panel show. She is joined from their homes by Pippa Greenwood, Matt Biggs and Matthew Wilson.

    This week, the team discusses how to re-pot a peace lily, the best varieties of roses to be kept in pots, and a dying back Apple tree.

    Bob Flowerdew gives us the June to-do list for the garden and Chris Beardshaw has the etymology behind some popular flowers.

    Producer - Laurence Bassett
    Assistant Producer - Rosie Merotra

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
546 Ratings

546 Ratings

Scottish Country Garden ,

Still the best gardening radio programme

Congratulations to the GQT team for keeping the show on the road during Covid and indeed for developing the content of the programme to include more for new gardeners. A most informative programme with some great panel banter! Really enjoyed Matt’s feature on the Deeside lavender.

NeilEfc⚽️ ,

Fantastic advice

Great Listening

Sarah XR ,

Very easy listening

Really enjoying these, the ones working from home seem so much better put together than the others and flow in a more natural conversation way than previous episodes!

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