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David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens, talk to gardeners and offer topical advice

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens, talk to gardeners and offer topical advice

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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens, talk to gardeners and offer topical advice

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English


Episodes

Unusual veg, great gardens reopen and listener phone-in

5/30/2020
David Maxwell presents the weekly gardening programme answering listeners questions with expert guests Cherry Townsend and Brendan Little. Also on the programme, David speaks to Barbara Pilcher about unusual veg.

Duration:00:41:30

Gardeners' Corner: Unusual veg, great gardens reopen and listener phone-in

5/30/2020
David Maxwell presents the weekly gardening programme with expert guests.

Duration:00:42:00

Therapy garden, perfect paths and listener questions

5/23/2020
David Maxwell is joined by Reg Maxwell and Ann Fitzsimmons for a gardening phone-in. He also finds out about a new therapy garden at the SERC campus in Holywood and he chats to Neil Porteous about garden paths.

Duration:00:41:35

The Irish Yew stateside, virtual Chelsea and listener phone-in

5/16/2020
Gardening experts Averil Milligan and Barbara Pilcher join presenter David Maxwell this week to answer your challenging gardening questions. We'll also hear about the Irish Yews making a welcome home in Northern California and find out how this year's Chelsea Flower Show is virtual and reaching out to you online.

Duration:00:41:29

Gardeners' Corner phone-in with David Maxwell

5/9/2020
Whether you're new to gardening or a seasoned pro, there's always something to surprise you in your garden. So if you have encountered an unusual insect or need to know what to add to your soil, join David Maxwell and his experts for the live phone-in this Saturday. If you would like to call them or text with your gardening query, the number is 03030 805555 or text 81771 and standard network charges apply. Lines are open on Saturday morning.

Duration:00:41:15

Gardeners' Corner phone-in

5/2/2020
If you have a green space, balcony or even a sunny window ledge, David Maxwell and his experts will be on hand to help. Whether you're looking to plant some quick growing vegetables or breathing new life into your garden there will be plenty of tips on successful growing. Joining David to answer your gardening problems are Brendan Little and Ann Fitzsimons. Lines are open on 03030 805555 and to text it's 81771. Standard network charges apply. Join the team for lots of great gardening advice...

Duration:00:41:37

Gardeners' Corner lockdown phone-in

4/18/2020
The weekly gardening programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province. Presenter David Maxwell

Duration:00:28:06

Gardeners' Corner Easter phone-in

4/11/2020
It’s spring at home and, whether you have a garden, a yard, a balcony or a windowsill, growing something is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Join David Maxwell Easter Saturday for a live Gardener’s Corner call-in that will put a spring in your step and bring some Easter colour into your home, along with gardening experts answering your questions and sharing some sage advice. The number to ring is 03030805555, (Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply) text 81771 or...

Duration:00:27:18

Gardening during the lockdown

4/4/2020
Join David Maxwell for Northern Ireland's weekly gardening programme with ideas and tips for the lockdown and experts on hand to answer questions. This week he's joined by Averil Milligan and Brendan Little.

Duration:00:27:28

Gardening with kids during the lockdown

3/28/2020
David Maxwell and experts Cherry Townsend and Neil Porteous bring you gardening ideas for children, find out about lunar planting and answer listeners' questions.David interview his 5 year old aughter Seren while they plant peas, Frank McCooke is the man in the know about lunar planting and the team speak to Geroid McDonnell, a 12 year old with a passion for plants.

Duration:00:41:25

March Phone-in, allotment update and starting a new family garden

3/21/2020
David Maxwell takes calls with gardening experts Ann Fitzsimmons and Reg Maxwell

Duration:00:51:48

Gardeners' Corner roadshow from Portaferry

3/14/2020
David Maxwell presents the Gardeners’ Corner roadshow from Portaferry. Experts Averil Milligan and Neil Porteous join him at Ballyphilip Parish Church hall where Portaferry Women’s Institute are the hosts. With the club celebrating its 85th year members questions include suggestions for seaside planting, how to move peonies and what to do with a Camellia that won’t flower. Also on the programme, two pupils from St Mary’s Primary school in Portaferry have a question about their school garden.

Duration:00:41:50

Growing loofahs, brilliant berries and early veg

3/7/2020
David Maxwell presents Northern Ireland's weekly gardening programme with guests. This week David chats to Amy Kelly about growing loofahs and three new berries for 2020. He visits Ann Fitzsimmons in her greenhouse to find out about starting peas in root trainers and Maeve Bell on a bulb, a perennial and a shrub with an Irish connection. David also takes the Gardeners' Corner post bag to Mount Stewart where Neil Porteous answers listeners' questions.

Duration:00:41:19

Gardeners' Corner Phone-in

3/3/2020
David Maxwell presents the latest Gardeners' Corner phone-in programme with expert guests Anne Fitzsimmons and Brendan Little. On the last day of winter (according to the meteorological calendar) the team tackle a variety of questions including why Nerines aren't flowering and whether or not to cut back shrubs which are already in growth. Also in the programme, David chats to Barbara Pilcher about the virtues of having plants just outside the window.

Duration:00:41:43

Gardeners' Corner visits Rathlin, Rowallane and Islandmagee

2/22/2020
In Gardeners' Corner this week the challenges of gardening on Rathlin Island, early spring colour in the garden and the benefits of growing plants in a polytunnel, how to grow the herb rosemary and a visit to Bangor walled garden. That's Gardeners' Corner this Saturday morning here on BBC Radio Ulster and on BBC Sounds.

Duration:00:41:35

Gardeners' Corner roadshow: Castlecaulfield Horticultural Society

2/15/2020
This week David Maxwell and the Gardeners' Corner roadshow team head to Ballygawley where members of Castlecaulfield Horticultural Society put their questions to Brendan Little and Averil Milligan. Amongst the gardening topics are growing hydrangeas as a hedge, pruning rhododendrons and how to deal with whitefly as well as lots of tips for the week ahead. That's Gardeners' Corner on Saturday morning just after the 9 o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.

Duration:00:41:35

Fresh thinking at a French style garden in County Laois.

2/8/2020
In Gardeners' Corner this week a visit to a garden in Co. Laois reveals how gardening can combine growing wonderful fruit and vegetables, looking after wildlife and taking care of the environment. Also in the programme ideas for Valentine's Day from The Secret Florist and making food from the garden for loved ones.

Duration:00:41:27

Colour under trees, planting up a window box and a pharmacy garden at Queens

2/1/2020
In Gardeners' Corner this week plants for under a tree canopy, planting up a window box, creating a pharmacy garden at Queen's University and the beauty of hellebores in the February garden. That's Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell after the 9 o'clock news on Saturday morning on BBC Radio Ulster and on BBC Sounds.

Duration:00:41:40

25/01/2020

1/25/2020
The weekly gardening programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province. Presenter David Maxwell

Duration:00:41:37

Mocktails, terrariums and a new allotmenteer

1/18/2020
In Gardeners' Corner this week, a makeover for the Italian garden at Mount Stewart, a new allotmenteer gets to grip with her plot at the Minnowburn, a browse through the seed catalogues with spring in mind, how to create the right conditions for plants in a terrarium and herbs for mocktails if dry January is your thing. That's all in Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell this Saturday morning on BBC Radio Ulster and on BBC Sounds.

Duration:00:41:48