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Gardeners' Corner

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Gardeners' Corner- a real get-up-and-go programme for all gardeners from novice to expert. There’s always lots of advice for everyone, with everything from the best in Irish landscape gardening to back-yard creativity on a small scale... herbs, alpines, bulbs, trees, shrubs, herbaceous material - the list is almost endless. We're practical too, with loads of advice for the season, whatever it is. We also have the latest news and views in horticulture from around the Province. Once a month we make a roadshow visit with two experts to one of the many gardening clubs or other societies who invite us.

Gardeners' Corner- a real get-up-and-go programme for all gardeners from novice to expert. There’s always lots of advice for everyone, with everything from the best in Irish landscape gardening to back-yard creativity on a small scale... herbs, alpines, bulbs, trees, shrubs, herbaceous material - the list is almost endless. We're practical too, with loads of advice for the season, whatever it is. We also have the latest news and views in horticulture from around the Province. Once a month we make a roadshow visit with two experts to one of the many gardening clubs or other societies who invite us.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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Gardeners' Corner- a real get-up-and-go programme for all gardeners from novice to expert. There’s always lots of advice for everyone, with everything from the best in Irish landscape gardening to back-yard creativity on a small scale... herbs, alpines, bulbs, trees, shrubs, herbaceous material - the list is almost endless. We're practical too, with loads of advice for the season, whatever it is. We also have the latest news and views in horticulture from around the Province. Once a month we make a roadshow visit with two experts to one of the many gardening clubs or other societies who invite us.

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English


Episodes

Gardeners' Corner in France: Gardens of Remembrance

11/10/2018
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David Maxwell presents a special edition of Gardeners’ Corner from the Somme where 15 Gardens of Peace (Jardin de la Paix) are being constructed near sites of the Great War. David visits the Irish peace garden in Peronne designed by Peter Donegan. He’ll meet David Richardson, a Northern Ireland native, who is now Head of Horticulture at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to reveal how one of the biggest gardening organisations in the world tends to war graves and memorials at 23,000...

Duration:00:41:43

Bulb planting, Montalto Estate and gardening as therapy

11/3/2018
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In Gardeners' Corner this week winter is nearly here but there's much to enjoy. A visit to a winter garden reveals lots of plants with form and colour, practical gardening jobs now reap the rewards in spring and why spending time in the garden both working and relaxing has such beneficial effects especially when dealing with illness. All the benefits of gardening in this week's programme with David Maxwell.

Duration:00:41:36

Halloween pumpkins, storing produce, air layering and planting trees.

10/27/2018
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In Gardeners' Corner this Halloween weekend David Maxwell is joined in the studio by Barbara Pilcher to talk about apples, nuts and pumpkins, produce all associated with the season. Bob Flowerdew on storing garden produce for use in the dark winter months. Also in the programme David travels to Papervale Trees near Rathfriland to find out why autumn is a great time to plant trees and Brendan Little gives a masterclass on how to make new trees from old by air layering.

Duration:00:41:33

Gardeners' Corner in the Autumn Garden

10/20/2018
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Join David Maxwell with Gardeners' Corner this week as he walks and talks trees with Averil Milligan and makes the most of autumn colour. Hints on making leaf mould known as gardeners' gold and Helen Mark and Conrad McCormick visit a gardener in Cullybackey with advice on creating an exotic garden. Also in the programme why expert gardener Stephen Barstow created the term edimentals and allotmenteers in Ballysillan enjoy the fruits of their labour.

Duration:00:41:05

Gardeners' Corner phone-in

10/13/2018
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It's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in this Saturday morning with David Maxwell and joining him in the studio to answer your gardening problems are experts Barbara Pilcher and Brendan Little. Lines are open on 03030 805555 and to text it's 81771 and standard network charges apply.

Duration:00:41:16

Kircubbin Roadshow

10/6/2018
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This week on Gardeners’ Corner, David Maxwell and the roadshow team head to Kircubbin where Neil Porteous and Ann Fitzsimmons are on the panel answering gardening queries from members of Holy Trinity Parish Church in the village. Problems with plum trees and orchids and how to create a wildflower meadow along with how to get rid of caterpillars and flatworms are just some of the gardening topics up for discussion.

Duration:00:41:21

Prairie-style planting, daffodils, layering and the green prescription

9/29/2018
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In this week's Gardeners' Corner, David Maxwell meets up with Cherry Townsend to explore prairie-style planting. He heads to Esker Farm Daffodils in County Tyrone where Dave and Julie Hardy have been preparing bulbs all summer. Helen Mark visits Brendan Little in Donegal to find out about layering. Also on the programme, David goes to an eco-therapy centre in County Fermanagh which is offering horticultural therapy for people suffering with anxiety and depression.

Duration:00:41:16

September Phone-in & 'Ulster in Bloom' at 40

9/22/2018
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It's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in this Saturday morning with David Maxwell and joining him in the studio are gardening experts, Averil Milligan and Reg Maxwell. If you would like to call them or text with your gardening query the number is 03030 805555 or to text its 81771 and standard network charges apply. Averil and Reg will also be talking about the autumn garden and the many jobs that need done as the season progresses. Also on the programme, Mark Maher from the Northern Ireland Local...

Duration:00:41:21

Armagh Apple Harvest, Stunning September Salvias and Award-Winning Allotments

9/15/2018
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David Maxwell and the Co Antrim award-winners - Janet Ashington opens her 'Best Kept Front Garden' in Gracehill while Ivan McComb proudly introduces his 'Best Kept allotment' in Carrickfergus with an abundance of tasty vegetables and fruit. David travels to see 'Salvia obsessive' Jimi Blake in Co Wicklow and inspects Maurice Parkinsons early Autumn Agapantus. The team also discuss the benefits of sowing Green Manure and take a trip to Loughgall in time for the apple harvest where bramley...

Duration:00:42:35

Gardeners' Corner roadshow with David Maxwell, Brendan Little and Barbara Pilcher at Hillmount Garden Centre

9/8/2018
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In this week's Gardeners' Corner David Maxwell and the roadshow team head to Hillmount Garden Centre on the outskirts of Belfast where Brendan Little and Barbara Pilcher answer gardening questions from members of the audience. Also in the programme the experts tackle problems in the postbag and provide seasonal tips for the week ahead.

Duration:00:41:22

RHS Wisley and Salthill Gardens

8/25/2018
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David Maxwell heads to the world famous RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey where he finds out about the important research and plant trials taking place. With curator Matthew Pottage he explores the exotic garden which was established in September 2017 and he heads to the national collection of Heathers where Peter Jones tells him why every garden should have one. Also in the programme, Helen Mark heads to Salthill Gardens near Mountcharles in County Donegal where Elizabeth Temple has created a...

Duration:00:41:42

In the Summer Garden

8/4/2018
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In this week's Gardeners' Corner a visit to Rowallane's walled garden reveals majestic artichokes and other plants which love sheltered conditions. Ann Fitzsimmons talks about her summer veg plan, growing melons in her greenhouse and how to harvest seed from early summer flowering plants. Also in the programme, Neil Porteous on the effects of the hot weather on this year's plants, an update from the newly planted rose garden at Mountstewart and Maurice Parkinson joins David in the studio to...

Duration:00:41:43

Rowallane wildflowers, useful bugs and Asian veg.

7/28/2018
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In this week's programme, David Maxwell seeks out a new wildflower border that is turning heads in Rowallane Garden in Saintfield. He also visits the Tropical Ravine where an army of bugs have been released to help gardeners tackle plant pests. David also explores the large herbaceous borders in Belfast's Botanic Gardens with gardener Adrienne Armstrong. Also in the programme, Helen Mark visits Conrad McCormick's garden where he is experimenting with Asian veg and Reg Maxwell offers advice...

Duration:00:40:24

Gardeners' Corner Phone-in and Rose Week

7/21/2018
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It's the Gardeners' Corner phone in this week with David Maxwell. Joining him in the studio are Brendan Little and Ann Fitzsimons, lines are open on 03030 80 5555 and to text its 81771, standard network charges apply. Also in the programme a visit to Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, which this week celebrates Rose Week.

Duration:00:42:35

Summer Phone-In

7/7/2018
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David Maxwell is joined by Brendan Little and Ann Fitzsimons for seasonal phone-in. They'll be taking calls, texts and offering some seasonal gardening inspiration. You can call on 03030 805555 or text 81771 and standard network charges apply. David also meets a couple who have transformed their garden in Dungannon over three decades and Jo Whatmough describes the array of duneland flowers that can be found at Murlough beach.

Duration:00:41:47

David Maxwell is joined by Barbara Pilcher and Reg Maxwell for the June phone-in.

6/30/2018
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David Maxwell is joined by Barbara Pilcher and Reg Maxwell for the June phone-in.

Duration:00:41:10

June Phone-in

6/23/2018
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David Maxwell is joined by Maurice Parkinson and Averil Milligan for the June phone-in. They'll be taking calls, texts and offering some seasonal gardening inspiration. You can call on 03030 805555 or text 81771 and standard network charges apply. David also goes to Kilcoan Gardens in Islandmagee where Cherry Townsend is sorting out roses badly hit by storm Hector.

Duration:00:41:28

From Salthill Gardens in Co Donegal

6/16/2018
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In this week's Gardeners' Corner, Helen Mark, Brendan Little and Jim Bradley take the roadshow to the Garden Shed in beautiful Salthill Gardens, Mountcharles in Co. Donegal. Rhubarb and raspberries, lilies and leaf mould are just some of the questions put to the panel by members of Donegal Garden Society and also in the programme tips for the gardening week ahead.

Duration:00:41:40

Gardeners' Corner from the Chelsea Flower Show

5/26/2018
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In Gardeners' Corner this week we showcase the most famous gardening show of all, the Chelsea Flower Show. David talks to show designers about their award-winning gardens, plant experts about their favourite plants and how to grow them well, what the celebrity visitors think of Chelsea this year and why Chelsea is so exciting and much loved.

Duration:00:41:31

The Belfast jungle, Munstead Wood and young floristry finalists

5/19/2018
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David gets a tour of Belfast's new Tropical Ravine. He also catches up with Helen Dillon to find out how things are developing in her new garden south of Dublin. Mark Diacono of River Cottage fame has advice on growing veg and Caroline Marshall from the RSPB offers tips of making our gardens more wildlife friendly. Also on the programme, Helen Mark goes to Munstead Wood, the home of famous Victorian designer Gertrude Jekyll and David heads to CAFRE's Greenmount campus to speak to three...

Duration:00:41:46