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'Gardening with the RHS' offers seasonal advice, inspiration and practical solutions to gardening problems. Trusted gardening professionals give you the latest horticultural advice, scientific research and tried and tested techniques to bring out the best in your garden.

Topics covered include: growing your own vegetables, flowers, garden design, lawn care and gardening with children. Plus expert masterclasses in topics ranging from cottage garden plants, growing orchids, to pest control and eco-friendly gardening.

Plus we’ll have behind the scenes reports from the country’s most prestigious flower shows. There’s something in these podcasts to interest every gardener, whatever your level of expertise.

For more info see www.rhs.org.uk/podcast

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    • 4.8 • 197 Ratings

'Gardening with the RHS' offers seasonal advice, inspiration and practical solutions to gardening problems. Trusted gardening professionals give you the latest horticultural advice, scientific research and tried and tested techniques to bring out the best in your garden.

Topics covered include: growing your own vegetables, flowers, garden design, lawn care and gardening with children. Plus expert masterclasses in topics ranging from cottage garden plants, growing orchids, to pest control and eco-friendly gardening.

Plus we’ll have behind the scenes reports from the country’s most prestigious flower shows. There’s something in these podcasts to interest every gardener, whatever your level of expertise.

For more info see www.rhs.org.uk/podcast

A Pixiu production.

    Apple Pruning, Allotment Preparation, and the Thinking Behind Plant Names

    Apple Pruning, Allotment Preparation, and the Thinking Behind Plant Names

    This week we’re exploring small but useful nuggets of information that have the potential to change the way we interact with our surroundings this growing season. We’re getting seasonal tips on GYO – things like training and pruning apple trees and preparing allotments for the busiest time of year. And, we’re delving into plant names – and the system behind our classifications. 
     
    Presenter: Guy Barter
    Contributors: Andy Lewis, Jenny Laville, James Armitage

    Contact: podcasts@rhs.org.uk

    Links:
     
    Apples and pears: winter gardening
     
    The Newt in Somerset – an RHS Partner Garden
     
    Allotments: getting started
     
    RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners
     
    Untangling Latin Names

    • 28 min
    Notes on Hardiness

    Notes on Hardiness

    This week, we’re investigating what exactly makes a plant hardy, how tropical plants survive British winters, and the ways in which what thrives here may be changing – especially in urban environments like London. Presenter Gareth Richards and RHS botanist James Armitage take a tour of weird and wacky tender trees that have survived here against all odds. And, Hillary Collins of Grafton Nursery gives us a behind the scenes look at what you can do to help your eucalyptus withstand British winters.

    Presenter: Gareth Richards

    Contributors: James Armitage and Hilary Collins

    Contact: podcasts@rhs.org.uk

    Links:

    Mediterranean garden plants

    RHS hardiness ratings

    Hardy Eucalyptus (Grafton Nursery)

    • 31 min
    Something New!

    Something New!

    This week’s show is all about growing something new. We’re spreading the word about exciting plant species, cultivars, and hybrids from those that love them most. Legendary plantsman Roy Lancaster chats about shrubby honeysuckles, Canadian horticulturist Grahame Ware makes the case for a curious genus called Syneilesis, and Wisley horticulturist Jack Aldridge shares the stories behind flowering dogwood hybrids.

    All the stories in this show are based on articles from the March issue of The Plant Review. You can find information on how to subscribe here.

    Presenters: Gareth Richards & James Armitage

    Contributors: Roy Lancaster, Grahame Ware, and Jack Aldridge

    Links:

    Shrubby honeysuckle

    Flowering dogwood

    • 32 min
    Alpine Delights, Wisteria Pruning, and the Great RHS Award Snub

    Alpine Delights, Wisteria Pruning, and the Great RHS Award Snub

    For this week’s show, we take a behind the scenes look at the ways spring is fighting its way into the picture at RHS Garden Wisley. We go behind the scenes at the Alpine Display House, we get a masterclass on pruning wisteria, and we dive into the life and work of the eccentric and influential horticulturist Ellen Willmott – and explore a theory for why she may have missed her Victoria Medal of Honour ceremony. 

    Presenter: Guy Barter

    Contributors: Alex Hankey, Matthew Pottage, Suzanne Moss

    Links:

    Visiting Wisley

    Narcissus bulbocodium 

    How to get wonderful Wisteria: Buying, planting, pruning and care tips

    “Gardens have provided solace, opportunity and inspiration for LGBTQ+ people”

    Miss Willmott’s Ghosts: the extraordinary life and gardens of a forgotten genius

    • 31 min
    Growing on a Budget

    Growing on a Budget

    In this week’s show, we’re zeroing in on how to stretch the money we spend on our gardens as far as possible. We hear from gardening influencer Anya Lautenbach - aka Anya the Garden Fairy – on her money-saving tips. We explore the science behind cuttings with botanist and editor James Armitage. And we take an inside look at the RHS apprenticeship programme.

    Presenter: Guy Barter

    Contributors: Anya Lautenbach, James Armitage, Sheila Das, Rory Doyle

    Links:

    The Money-Saving Gardener

    Propagation techniques

    New Shoots

    RHS Apprenticeships

    • 31 min
    Guerrilla Gardening, Seasonal Advice, and Maintaining a World-Famous Laburnum Arch

    Guerrilla Gardening, Seasonal Advice, and Maintaining a World-Famous Laburnum Arch

    This week’s show is all about cultivating change – whether in your own garden, in your local neighbourhood, or in a magical National Trust property. We’re chatting guerrilla gardening with Ellen Miles, getting top tips from Wisley advisors, and taking a look at all the work that goes into maintaining the laburnum arch at Bodnant Garden (one of our most beloved partner gardens!)
     
    Presenter: Guy Barter
     
    Contributors: Ellen Miles, James Lawrence, Becky Mealey, Michaela Freed, and Lucy Bidgood
     
    Links:
     
    Guerrilla gardening and reclaiming urban spaces
     
    Get Guerrilla Gardening
     
    Nature is a Human Right
     
    The Laburnum Arch at Bodnant Garden
     
    Horticulture Careers Discovery Week
     
    Diploma in Horticulture Practice

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
197 Ratings

197 Ratings

USA-MA listener ,

Love listening

I listen frequently. I love all the information you pass on. I am from the USA. I have no problem with the accent or the rate of speech!! But I do listen to a lot of British podcasts.

janiannni ,

Peat is sustainable

I live on a peat bog. That eas s pete farm. If grows yearly. I totally disagree with your gardening falsehoods. You are slaying plants you call annuals as you are preventing pete from happening in a natural way. Annuals are not a crop. Let them live and regenerate this bog called earth

hippo1716 ,

Great show, but….

I would like to say that I listen all of the time. I don’t. And only because every single episode is in an England dialect with fast speed talking hosts, who clearly speak to their continent only. Literally can’t understand half of what they say. Year after year. Just slow down and speak clearly. Wish your podcast was for everyone and not just local Londonites.

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