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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 Radio 4

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    • 4.7 • 184 Ratings

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

    Stamford

    Stamford

    Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. In the chair this week is Peter Gibbs, and he's joined by experts Bob Flowerdew, Matthew Pottage and Bunny Guinness.

    This week the panel are on Bunny's home turf in the historic town of Stamford. They explain what to do with an overgrown tulip tree, and how to safely plant out runner beans. They also recommend some plants for a Mexican themed garden, and suggest ideas for what to do with a glut of loofah plants.

    Away from the questions Matthew takes a trip up the road to Bunny's garden, and learns about her new rose meadow project.

    Producer: Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer: Aniya Das

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    Chelsea Flower Show Potting Shed - Part 2

    Chelsea Flower Show Potting Shed - Part 2

    Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. Peter Gibbs presents the second instalment of highlights from the Potting Shed sessions at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. Answering the questions this week are Ashley Edwards, Pippa Greenwood, Bob Flowerdew and Chris Beardshaw.

    From GQT's bustling Chelsea exhibit, the panellists share their advice on planting for window boxes, growing the most delicious blueberries, and cultivating dahlias that stand the test of time.

    Away from the questions, Matthew Wilson chats to PhD student Jack Greenhalgh about how the interdisciplinary science of eco acoustics could aid efforts towards restoring biodiversity in freshwater environments.

    Producer: Dominic Tyerman
    Assistant Producer: Bethany Hocken

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 41 min
    Euston, London

    Euston, London

    Kathy Clugston and the team are in Euston, London answering your horticultural queries. On the panel this week are Anne Swithinbank, Pippa Greenwood and James Wong.

    From managing an over zealous aloe vera plant, to nurturing a struggling trachelospermum jasminoides, and designing a garden in the style of Derek Jarman's unique creation in Dungeness, Kent, the panellists share their gardening know-how.

    Away from the questions, Anne Swithinbank goes behind the scenes at Kew Gardens’ Arboretum Nursery with the Head of Tree Collections, Kevin Martin.

    Producer: Dominic Tyerman
    Assistant Producer: Bethany Hocken

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 41 min
    Chelsea Flower Show Potting Shed - Part 1

    Chelsea Flower Show Potting Shed - Part 1

    Peter Gibbs presents highlights from the Potting Shed sessions at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. Answering the questions are Anne Swithinbank, Matthew Pottage, Bunny Guinness and James Wong.

    The panel answers questions on everything from low maintenance vegetables to grow, to how best to look after an Agapanthus.

    Away from the Potting Shed, Peter continues exploring the Chelsea grounds where he speaks to John Warland about his artisan garden, The Plantsman’s Ice Garden. Peter also bumps into long-time friend of the show, garden designer Jamie Butterworth, who has designed a sanctuary garden for children's mental health charity Place2Be.

    Later, we send Ashley Edwards to speak with Tayshan Hayden-Smith, founder of Grow2Know. Tayshan tells us the story behind his Hands Off Mangrove garden, designed by himself and Danny Clarke.

    Producer: Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer: Aniya Das

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    GQT From The Archives: Sustainability Special

    GQT From The Archives: Sustainability Special

    Peter Gibbs takes a look through the GQT archives for top tips on sustainable gardening.

    Over the years the GQT panellists have shared plenty of knowledge on how to be a green gardener. They look at everything from how to make your driveway more environmentally friendly, to efficiently collecting rainwater at home.

    We also hear Hafsah Haferji's "how-to" on companion planting, and head back to RHS Wisley with Matthew Pottage and Environmental Researcher Tijana Blanusa to learn how trees help us with carbon capture.

    Producer - Hannah Newton
    Assistant Producer - Bethany Hocken

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 41 min
    Herstmonceux Castle: Postbag Edition

    Herstmonceux Castle: Postbag Edition

    Peter Gibbs and the team are at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex. Juliet Sargeant, Matt Biggs and Matthew Pottage are this weeks' panellists, ready to answer your gardening questions.

    Led by Herstmonceux's head gardener Guy Lucas, the team explores the castle grounds and learns about the sustainable gardening practices adopted in recent years.

    The panellists also tackle questions from listeners, including suggestions for what to plant around a thatched cottage, and when to prune plants that are still in flower in the winter.

    Producer - Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer - Aniya Das

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

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My favorite gardening podcast

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Such great company

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Learned so much from this podcast

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