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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

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

    Winsford

    Winsford

    Kathy Clugston is in Winsford, Cheshire. She's joined by Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness and Matthew Wilson to answer the audience's horticultural queries.

    This week, the panellists consider the best way to prune a grapevine and a variety of spring bulbs to grow on clay soil, and advise on growing hydrangeas in pots.

    Garden Manager Emma Allen meets Peter Gibbs at RHS Wisley. She shows Peter round the new Giant Houseplant Takeover exhibition and discusses the growing houseplant trend.

    Producer: Laurence Bassett
    Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    Dumfries & Galloway

    Dumfries & Galloway

    Kathy Clugston and the panel are in Dumfries and Galloway. James Wong, Matthew Wilson and Christine Walkden answer questions from the audience.

    This week, the panellists discuss encouraging plants to grow in a stone garden wall. They also advise on over-wintering a fig tree and consider the best plant varieties for a garden with low drainage.

    Matt Biggs meets GQT listener Sarah Davison, who is blind. She guides Matt round her garden and shows him how sight isn't essential to gardening.

    Producer: Dan Cocker
    Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    The Cotswolds

    The Cotswolds

    Peter Gibbs and the team are in the Cotswolds. Pippa Greenwood, Chris Beardshaw and Chris Thorogood are on hand to answer questions from the green-fingered audience.

    This week, the panellists recommend what to plant in steep beds, solve a few pest-related mysteries and discuss what they'd like their gardening legacies to be.

    Aside from the questions, Matthew Pottage is at RHS Wisley chatting to Environmental Scientist Tijana Blanusa about the virtues of deciduous and evergreen trees when it comes to tackling air pollution.

    Producer: Dan Cocker
    Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    Peter's Garden: Correspondence Edition

    Peter's Garden: Correspondence Edition

    The panel joins Peter Gibbs in his garden for a correspondence edition. Christine Walkden, Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Pottage answer questions sent in by listeners via post, email and social media.

    As the panellists inspect Peter's garden, they discuss moving Peonies, getting wayward Wisteria to behave and green manure. They also come up with suggestions for butterfly friendly climbers and what to grow on Cotswold stone, and debate the best places in the UK for gardening.

    Producer: Dan Cocker
    Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

Fitness2011 ,

Great listening

Always interesting, educational and entertaining

chuffed99999 ,

Weekly Wisdom

I wait for each new episode like Christmas. I listen when I powerwalk, I listen when I commute, and yes, I listen while I garden. These experts have wit and understanding, and they admit their own flops as well as successes. They share what they know unpretentiously and with genuine caring. Their good natured sparring and outright humor is so wonderfully British. They even lured me to Chelsea in May - Disneyworld for gardeners! Please keep GQT going as long as I’m alive. 🌱🌻

Texjen ,

Best gardening podcast

This is definitely my favorite gardening podcast. The panel don’t beat about the bush but get on with answering the questions. Not a second is wasted In Irrelevant talk. I live in Texas but even so there is much pertinent information.

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