321 episodes

'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.

Gardening with the RHS Royal Horticultural Society

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    • 4.8 • 123 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.

    What should I do about ants in my garden?

    What should I do about ants in my garden?

    It's a creature that has been crawling around the earth's surface since the time of the dinosaurs. There are estimated to be more than a million of them for every human on earth. But what do they actually do? Dr Andy Salisbury, Principal RHS Entomologist delves into the fascinating world of ants and their effect on our gardens. Meanwhile in Hackney, Clair Battaglino welcomes us to Rainbow Grow, an LGBTQ+ community gardening project that brings multiple generations together. Plus professional wildlife gardener and fellow podcaster Ellie Mitchell from The Wildlife Garden Podcast offers tips on how to welcome invertebrates great and small to your plot.
    Useful links


    Hilltop Live - scroll to find wildlife talks at RHS Garden Wisley

    Rainbow Grow

    The Wildlife Garden Podcast

    RHS wildlife gardening hub

    • 27 min
    Meeting a wasp whisperer and growing your own spices

    Meeting a wasp whisperer and growing your own spices

    What have wasps ever done for us? The answer might surprise you, as we meet entomologist Dr Seirian Sumner, author of Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps. Food and garden writer Rekha Mistry offers advice on growing turmeric and ginger at home, while RHS Garden Hyde Hall's very own veg growing guru Matthew Oliver gives tips on growing chilli peppers.
    Useful links


    Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps by Seirian Sumner


    Rekha's Garden & Kitchen

    RHS Garden Hyde Hall


    Fruit and veg growing advice from the RHS

    • 30 min
    British summertime in the garden

    British summertime in the garden

    As summer hits its stride we head into the orchards at RHS Garden Wisley to meet Sheila Das and Liz Mooney. They explain how the garden is greening up its act, bringing wildlife and wildflowers into the heart of the productive growing spaces. Then we head to Alresford in Hampshire, to meet watercress grower Tom Amery who shares the secrets of growing this uniquely healthy British favourite. Plus author Sandra Lawrence tells the tale of an unsung hero of horticulture, the mysterious Miss Willmott – a gun-carrying Edwardian plant collector with a complex personal life.

    Useful links

    Visit RHS Garden Wisley

    Grow your own fruit and veg

    The Watercress Company


    Miss Willmott's Ghosts: The extraordinary life and gardens of a forgotten genius by Sandra Lawrence

    • 36 min
    New ways of growing and a fond farewell

    New ways of growing and a fond farewell

    This week we visit the World Food Garden at RHS Wisley to see how new eco-friendly ways of growing are taking shape. Guy Barter gives his expert guide to brassica growing for bumper crops of Brussels sprouts, kale and kalettes next winter. Plus a fond farewell to Sue Biggs CBE, who's been Director General of the RHS for the last 12 years – hear her reminisce about some personal highlights and a close encounter of the royal kind...

    Useful links

    Discover the World Food Garden at RHS Garden Wisley


    See our RHS Grow Your Own for advice on growing all kinds of fruit and veg


    Join the RHS for fabulous days out, free gardening advice and more

    • 27 min
    Wicked plants

    Wicked plants

    Are plants passive green things, just waiting for the next passing mouth to munch on them? Or do they sometimes fight back? This week's programme is devoted to the botanical poisoners, the tricksters and the carnivores that turn the tables and seek revenge on the animal kingdom. Featuring Amy Stewart, author of Wicked Plants – The A-Z of Plants That Kill, Maim, Intoxicate and Otherwise Offend; RHS Editor and flytrap fan Gareth Richards; and Dr Chris Thorogood, Deputy Director of Oxford Botanic Garden.

    Useful links: ►Wicked Plants [book] ►RHS advice on potentially harmful plants ►Learn more about carnivorous plants ►Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum 

    • 25 min
    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is back!

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is back!

    The greatest flower show on earth is back in its traditional time and place at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, in spring. And what a show! Join us as we meet the designers of the Gold medal-winning 'A Rewilding Britain Landscape' garden to explore their portrayal of how the return of a long-lost species, the beaver, can transform landscapes and ecology. BBC Gardeners' World presenter Joe Swift gives a tour of his bee-friendly garden and we meet 'Cloud Gardener' Jason Williams and fellow balcony gardener Bea Tann.
    Useful links:

    RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Meet the designers: A Rewilding Britain Landscape

    RHS Plant of the Year 2022


    The Cloud Gardener, Jason Williams

    The Enchanted Rain Garden by Bea Tann

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

potawatomi tina ,

I love this podcast

It’s fascinating to hear about the sustainability practices across the pond. We lack that here in the states.

Keep on fighting the good fight and thank you for keeping me informed and providing great ideas for more sustainable gardening practices.

kyflora ,

Too fast

Is this compressed speech or do those people really talk that fast? Stressful.

Agatha Fan! ,

A “must listen” for gardeners!

Love this podcast from the RHS. Timely topics, very interesting guests and terrific gardening information!

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