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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.

Gardeners' Corner BBC Radio Ulster

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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.

    Ravine, Neighbourly Gardening and an Outside Space to Remember

    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.

    • 56 min
    Platinum planting and Bord Bia Bloom

    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 gardenerscorner@bbc.co.uk

    • 56 min
    Gardeners’ Corner at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

    Gardeners’ Corner at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

    David Maxwell brings highlights from the Show Gardens to the new All About Plants gardens

    • 55 min
    The plants that give weeds a run for their money and taming a jungle in Limavady.

    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 gardenerscorner@bbc.co.uk

    • 56 min
    Gardeners' Corner

    Gardeners' Corner

    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.

    • 53 min
    The Insomniac Gardener and transforming an urban wasteland.

    The Insomniac Gardener and transforming an urban wasteland.

    A childhood fantasy has become a reality for Rosie Maye who has spent 20 years transforming the three acres around her home near Slane in county Meath. Without any formal training Rosie aka The Insomniac Gardener on social media, has created a woodland garden, an ornamental meadow and a Mediterranean courtyard among the ruins of old farm buildings. In this week’s programme, David Maxwell finds out how she filled the space with year round colour without breaking the bank. Also on the programme, how a group of women in north Belfast have transformed unused parking spaces into an urban oasis and what’s going on at Ards allotments in National Gardening Week. All that and the experts will be taking questions live. Contact the programme on gardenerscorner@bbc.co.uk

    • 56 min

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