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A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week

A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

Description:

A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week

Language:

English


Episodes

GQT at Home: Crocheted Mushrooms and Vegetables for Schoolrooms

7/30/2021
Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. This week, a virtual audience of listeners from across the country puts questions to Chris Beardshaw, Pippa Greenwood and Bunny Guinness. Our panellists share their vegetable-growing nightmares, and suggest some fun planting ideas that young children can enjoy too. They also advise on the best trees and plants to recreate your own woodland in the garden. Matthew Pottage tells us about his favourite...

Duration:00:41:50

Horatio's Garden, London & South East: Postbag Edition

7/23/2021
Peter Gibbs is at Horatio's Garden, London and South East, with Christine Walkden, Matt Biggs and Bunny Guinness, as regular feature presenter and Head Gardener, Ashley Edwards takes them round the garden. Together, they answer questions on adventurous Clematis, leafy Blackcurrant bushes and bendy Birch trees. Producer - Dan Cocker Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:42:15

GQT at Home: Hostas and Heucheras

7/16/2021
Kathy Clugston and her panel of experts answer gardening questions. Joining her this week are Matthew Pottage, Christine Walkden and Anne Swithinbank. The panellists discuss a mystery pest targeting lily pads and share design ideas for shady areas of the garden. Away from the questions, Matt Biggs visits Tottenham Hotspur's Kitchen Garden, and Pippa Greenwood shares her favourite tree. Producer - Hannah Newton Assistant Producer - Bethany Hocken A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:41:44

GQT at Home: Alliums, Geraniums, and Cardiocrinum giganteum

7/9/2021
Peter Gibbs hosts this week's horticultural panel show. Joining him from their homes to answer gardening questions are Humaira Ikram, James Wong and Matt Biggs. This week, the panellists discuss leggy Alliums, give tips for a Sunflower competition, and reveal their gardening sins. Away from the questions, Pippa Greenwood talks about the Big Butterfly Count and Kirsty Wilson tells us about the Himalayan Lily. For more information about the Big Butterfly Count visit:...

Duration:00:42:10

GQT at Home: John Innes and Bellis perennis

7/2/2021
Kathy Clugston hosts this week's gardening Q&A with her panel of experts - Pippa Greenwood, Matthew Wilson and Matt Biggs. Together they answer questions emailed by listeners. This week, the panellists discuss the importance of Latin names in horticulture, offer suggestions for office planting and advise on the best pea growing techniques. They also chat about the work of John Innes. Away from the questions, James Wong chats to Ashley Hunt at the Hampstead Pergola, and Dr Chris Thorogood...

Duration:00:41:39

GQT at Home: Tiny Pots and Floppy Crops

6/25/2021
Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. Bob Flowerdew, James Wong and Christine Walkden are on hand to answer questions sent in by green-fingered listeners. This week, panel answers dilemmas on stubborn peonies, floppy potatoes, and alternatives for a recently converted bamboo addict. Away from the questions, Peter Gibbs takes a trip to RHS Wisley's brand new Science Centre - he gets shown around by regular GQT panellist Matthew Pottage and...

Duration:00:42:01

RHS Bridgewater: Postbag Edition

6/18/2021
Peter Gibbs and the panel are at the newly opened RHS Bridgewater answering your gardening questions. Joining him this week are regular panellists Matthew Wilson, Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Pottage, along with Curator Marcus Chilton-Jones and Sylvia Travers, Team Leader of the Inner Walled Garden. Together, they answer your questions on pruning plum trees, unhappy rhododendrons and strange additions to the compost heap. Producer - Daniel Cocker Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone A...

Duration:00:42:43

GQT at Home: Insipid Leeks and Pest Control Techniques

6/11/2021
Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. Chris Beardshaw, Christine Walkden and Anne Swithinbank are on hand to answer questions from the virtual audience. This week, the panel tackles questions on a curiously dried out hot border, stubborn peony bushes and thinning out seedlings. Away from the questions, regular GQT panellist Matt Biggs kicks off our feature series by giving a fervent tribute to his favourite tree, the Handkerchief tree....

Duration:00:42:06

GQT at Home: Fish Tank Flowers and Gardening After Hours

6/4/2021
Peter Gibbs hosts the show with a group of gardening experts. Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Pottage answer questions from the virtual audience. This week, the panellists tackle questions ranging from when you can first harvest your asparagus to what to plant in an old fish tank. They also solve the mystery of a funny-looking fungus, offer advice on regenerating a lawn which has been driven over, and share their favourite nighttime gardening activities. Away from the questions, we...

Duration:00:42:44

GQT at Home: Fertilised Vines and Garden Crimes

5/28/2021
Kathy Clugston hosts the gardening Q&A with a panel of experts. Joining Kathy and the virtual audience this week are Christine Walkden, Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw to discuss your questions on caring for Pilea plants, growing Hollyhocks and starting a gravel garden. Away from the questions, the panel delves into the controversial topic of peat and, to celebrate the inaugural National Hedgerow Week, James Wong meets with Sara Lom of the Tree Council to discuss all things hedgerow....

Duration:00:42:52

GQT at Home: Tasty Tomatoes and Anarchic Aloes

5/21/2021
Peter Gibbs hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts - Bob Flowerdew, Matthew Pottage and Bunny Guinness - and a virtual audience of green-fingered listeners. This week, our panel answers your questions on temperamental wisteria, planting around a Wendy house, and what you can plant to encourage pollination in your garden. Away from the questions, Pippa Greenwood visits Rosy Hardy of Hardys Cottage Garden Plants to take a trip down Chelsea memory lane....

Duration:00:42:48

Oxford Botanic Garden: Postbag Edition

5/14/2021
Peter Gibbs and the team are at the Oxford Botanic Garden answering questions from the GQT postbag. Matt Biggs, Pippa Greenwood, Dr Chris Thorogood and Head Gardener Mark Brent answer your questions on growing apricots, ruined potash, and why bees love the colour purple. Producer - Dan Cocker Assistant Producer - Millie Chu A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:42:20

GQT at Home: No Mow May and Dahlia Decay

5/7/2021
Kathy Clugston hosts the gardening Q&A with a panel of experts. Houseplant queen Anne Swithinbank, plantsman Matt Biggs and award-winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw answer the questions sent in by listeners on grasses gardens, planting orchards and recovering parterre gardens. Away from the questions, we get an update on Matthew and Jane Wilson's cut flower garden, and Juliet Sargeant sets the GQT listenership a challenge - No Mow May. Producer - Daniel Cocker Assistant Producer -...

Duration:00:42:19

GQT at Home: Trampled Plots and Forget-me-nots

4/30/2021
Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. This week, she's joined by Matt Biggs, Chris Beardshaw and Anne Swithinbank to answer questions sent in by green-fingered listeners on compost, wildlife ponds and the eternal battle between hoeing and weeding. Away from the questions, Dr Chris Thorogood of the Oxford Botanic Garden tells you what to do in the event of unexpected frost, and garden designer Jacquie Felix Mitchell goes on a walk by the...

Duration:00:42:05

GQT at Home: A Midspring Night's Dream

4/23/2021
Peter Gibbs hosts the horticultural programme with a panel of gardening experts. This week's questions from the virtual audience are answered by Christine Walkden, James Wong and Matthew Wilson. The panellists discuss rewilding a garden, wearing gloves while gardening, and the cold hard truth about Bonsai trees. Away from the questions, Alex Young advises on how to prepare houseplants for spring, and award-winning garden designer Juliet Sargeant gives the ultimate guide to self-seeding...

Duration:00:41:49

GQT at Home: Perfect Holes and Motivating Goals

4/16/2021
Peter Gibbs hosts the horticultural Q&A with experts James Wong, Matthew Wilson and Christine Walkden who answer questions sent in by email and from the virtual audience. This week, the panel tackles questions on pruning trees, a suffering asparagus fern and a curious case of frog spawn in a tree. Away from the questions, historian Advolly Richmond is joined by GQT regular Matt Biggs to unravel the fascinating history of the nation's favourite beverage - tea. Producer - Jemima Rathbone...

Duration:00:41:53

GQT at Home: Wedding Favours and Pungent Neighbours

4/11/2021
Kathy Clugston hosts the gardening panel show, joined by Anne Swithinbank, Matthew Pottage and Humaira Ikram to answer questions sent in by listeners. This week, the panel answers questions on plants they regret in their garden, rare houseplants and the optimistic sounds they look forward to with the coming of Spring. Away from the questions, Ashley Edwards gives us a rundown of how and why we deadhead, and florist Hazel Gardiner discusses her favourite spring flowers for arrangements....

Duration:00:42:15

GQT at Home: Spuds and Citrus Duds

4/4/2021
Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. This week's panellists are Humaira Ikram, Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Pottage, who tackle questions on droopy Calatheas, easily propagated plants for a tropical climate, and troublesome herb plants. Away from the questions, Hafsah Hafeji gives us a potato planting masterclass, and Dr Chris Thorogood returns to explore the fascinating folklore around the Easter Lily. Producer - Rosie Merotra Assistant...

Duration:00:42:05

GQT From The Archives: Edibles Special

3/26/2021
The team look back through the archives for an edible edition of the show. A variety of panellists, old and new, discuss edible flowers for culinary decoration, uncooperative satsuma pips, and troublesome onions. Away from the questions, Matthew Wilson and West Dean Gardens supervisor Sarah Wayne give us a crash course in chili growing, and we are treated to an exclusive look into Bob Flowerdew's polytunnel. Producer - Daniel Cocker Assistant Producer - Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else...

Duration:00:42:37

GQT from the Archives: Houseplant Special

3/19/2021
The team look back through the archives for a houseplant edition of the show. A variety of panellists, old and new, discuss showering with your plants and orchid maintenance, and one lucky listener finally receives an answer to a 60 year-old question. Away from the questions, Peter Gibbs visits RHS Wisley’s Giant Houseplant Takeover exhibit. Producer - Daniel Cocker Assistant Producer - Millie Chu A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:41:55