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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

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

12/05/2018

5/12/2018
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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, Ann Fitzsimons and Neil Porteous. Ann and Neil will also be talking about their favourite plants for May and giving their gardening tips for the week ahead.

Duration:00:41:37

Garden Show Ireland and Bloomfest

5/5/2018
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This week David Maxwell visits Garden Show Ireland in the grounds of Antrim Castle Gardens. It's the 14th year of the show which features gardens, specialist plant stalls and plenty of gardening advice. David catches up with Chelsea gold medal winner Ian Price who has designed the centrepiece show garden, he also visits a vegetable garden designed by MuckandMore Allotments and he meets up with Gardeners' Corner regulars Ann Fitzsimons and Cherry Townsend who are both involved in the show....

Duration:00:41:32

Gardeners Corner Roadshow from Glenarm Castle Gardens

4/28/2018
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Join David Maxwell and the roadshow team at Glenarm Castle gardens

Duration:00:41:27

Glenarm Castle Gardens

4/28/2018
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This week's Gardeners' Corner comes from Glenarm Castle gardens where the team answer gardening questions from the audience in the Coach House. Ann Fitzsimons and Cherry Townsend join David Maxwell to provide the gardening know-how and give their tips for the week ahead. Also in the programme, Jane Jenkins and Jordan McWhirter tell David about the forthcoming Tulip Festival happening the following weekend.

Duration:00:41:26

Step into spring with Gardeners' Corner

4/22/2018
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In Gardeners' Corner this week David Maxwell visits Rowallane where Head Gardener Averil Milligan explains to him why the magnificent rhododendrons and camellias do so well there. Averil also has plenty of advice on how to grow them and what problems to look out for. Also in the programme David is joined by Barbara Pilcher at Glenveagh School where teacher Maire McCaughey and her pupils are very excited about three new raised beds and a soon to be built polytunnel have been created for...

Duration:00:41:04

Gardeners’ Corner Phone-In

4/14/2018
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Gardeners’ Corner phone-in with experts Brendan Little and Averil Milligan.

Duration:00:41:41

A secret garden and a magical woodland

4/7/2018
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A secret garden, a magical woodland and spring in the cottage garden.

Duration:00:41:39

Easter in the Garden

3/31/2018
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Gardeners’ Corner is filled with inspiring ideas for the Easter garden.

Duration:00:41:24

Hillsborough Horticultural Society 70th-Anniversary Roadshow

3/24/2018
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David Maxwell hosts the latest Gardeners' Corner roadshow which comes from Hillsborough where the local horticultural society is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018. David is joined by experts Cherry Townsend and Brendan Little. Forsythia problems, whitefly, no dig gardening and climate change are just some of the topics covered. The panel also offer some tips for week as spring gets going in the garden.

Duration:00:41:29

National Botanic Gardens Dublin, plant hunting and potatoes

3/17/2018
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On this week's Gardeners' Corner David Maxwell heads to the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin for a tour with Brendan Sayers. He finds out about a plant hunting expedition from Mount Stewart in County Down to Tasmania. Reg Maxwell joins him in the studio with tips on growing potatoes. Also in the programme David gets a preview of what's coming up in this years Garden Show Ireland.

Duration:00:41:38

March Phone-in

3/10/2018
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It's the March phone-in and David Maxwell is joined in the studio by gardening experts Ann Fitzsimons and Neil Porteous. Neil and Ann also talk about their favourite plants for March and give gardening tips for the week ahead.

Duration:00:41:06

Seed sowing, pruning wisteria and roses, plants for ponds

3/3/2018
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In this week's Gardeners' Corner there's lots of work to be done in the garden at the beginning of March. Time to sow seeds, Brendan Little is sowing lettuce, beans and peas and Barbara Pilcher is sowing her favourite tomatoes. Also in the programme help with pruning wisteria and roses for a good summer show and Ann Fitzsimons is on hand with advice on planting up David's new pond. That's Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell this Saturday morning just after the nine o'clock news on BBC...

Duration:00:41:34

Gardeners' Phone-In

2/10/2018
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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, Barbara Pilcher and Jim Bradley. Jim and Barbara will also be talking about their favourite plants for February and giving their gardening tips for the week ahead.

Duration:00:41:25

03/02/2018

2/3/2018
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In this week's Gardeners' Corner snowdrops are lighting up gardens around the province and we visit Springhill and Ballyrobert Cottage Gardens to see them growing under trees and shrubs and find out how to propagate them. Also in the programme how to sow chilli seeds successfully, Ann Fitzsimons joins David Maxwell in the studio to talk about sowing sweet pea, and Jim Bradley talks about his favourite winter plants and how to look after them through the winter months.

Duration:00:41:29

Winter Pruning, Garden Birds and No Dig

1/27/2018
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David Maxwell presents the weekly programme for keen gardeners with the latest advice, news and visits to gardens large and small around the province.

Duration:00:41:40

Winter Gardening

1/20/2018
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In this week's Gardeners' Corner David Maxwell joins Reg Maxwell in his garden to find out which gardening jobs need done before the end of January. David Love Cameron gets baby leeks off to a good start in the walled garden at Helen's Bay, the RSPB visits David's garden to talk about the birdlife there and how we can all get involved in the Big Garden Birdwatch and Keith Crawford is in the studio to talk about the effect of the cold weather on plants and what we can do to brighten up the...

Duration:00:41:43

13/01/2018

1/13/2018
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This week in Gardeners' Corner in the first roadshow of 2018 David Maxwell is joined by experts Averil Milligan and Reg Maxwell as they answer gardening questions from members of Drumbeg Gardening Club. Amongst the problems dealt with by the panel are how to manage box blight, mare's tail and sooty mould on rhododendrons along with lots of other tips including when is the best time to sow sweet pea. Lots of good gardening advice to start the new year.

Duration:00:40:23

06/01/2018

1/6/2018
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In the first programme of 2018, David Maxwell looks ahead to a new gardening year and he also looks back at some highlights from last year. David visits Maurice Parkinson to talk about shrubs with winter scent. Cherry Townsend gives advice on getting ahead when it comes to raising home grown cut flowers. Also in the programme, Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin on why it's the perfect place to visit in the winter. And he's joined by Maeve Bell of the Irish...

Duration:00:41:45

30/12/2017

12/30/2017
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As the new year approaches Gardeners' Corner goes out winter walking. David Maxwell visits Castle Ward and Belfast Castle while Helen Mark heads to Brackfield wood. Gardeners' Corner experts, Neil Porteous, Brendan Little, Barbara Pilcher and Reg Maxwell give their own insights on the varied flora and fauna as well as some seasonal gardening tips.

Duration:00:41:19

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