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Gardening great Peter Seabrook will be sharing all his experience and advice with you on a weekly basis. Brought to you by Sun Gardening.

Gardening great Peter Seabrook will be sharing all his experience and advice with you on a weekly basis. Brought to you by Sun Gardening.
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Gardening great Peter Seabrook will be sharing all his experience and advice with you on a weekly basis. Brought to you by Sun Gardening.

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English


Episodes

Barking (And Mulching) Mad!

11/15/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by Catherine Dawson, Technical Director of Melcourt industries. Catherine and Peter talk about the many benefits and uses of Bark, how to keep growing media in good condition and Catherine tells us a little of what you need to do to get approval from the Prince of Wales.

Duration:00:24:59

Remembrance roses and the future of export

11/8/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by Amanda Sizer Barrett MBE, the director general of Gardenex, the UK’s federation of gardening and leisure manufacturers. Amanda and Peter discuss Brexit and the future of export in the horticultural industry. Elsewhere Peter calls for more attention to be paid to the training of the next generation of gardeners. Plus insight on roses, ethylene and fungi.

Duration:00:24:19

Greening up the grass and crops for Christmas

10/31/2018
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Peter Seabrook speaks to Neil Gow, owner of the award-winning Fresh at Burcot garden centre in Worcestershire, with a team that has over 270 years of gardening experience. Plus Peter has news of a lot of movement in personnel within some of the big horticultural companies.

Duration:00:20:43

Autumn Vegetables "on Trial"

10/25/2018
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Peter delves into Autumn vegetables this week, with some expert advice from Keely Watson of Elsoms. If you want to take in a Panorama, take a bite out of a Kossak or if you've got an interest in Doric, this is the episode for you. We hear how you could grow these in a small garden, how to protect your plants with a gorse fortress and Peter has the news of the week.

Duration:00:25:07

LED blackberries and unbeatable British apples

10/17/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by Steve McCurdy from Majestic Trees to discuss what diseases like xylella and factors like Brexit will have on the tree-growing community. Plus Peter is feeling fruity in the garden this week.

Duration:00:22:48

Time to sow sweet peas as Asian hornets threaten bees

10/10/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by former Pershore college practitioner Frank Hardy, who has dedicated his life to teaching in horticulture and practical training. Plus Peter also has advice on creating more shoots in Fuchsias and the threats posed by whitefly and hornets.

Duration:00:24:49

Mammoth onions and orange apples

10/4/2018
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‘Blue’ Peter Seabrook is joined by Margaret Robinson from William Robinson & Son, who specialise in the kind of seeds grown to produce mammoth vegetables. Elsewhere, Peter has information on innovations in apples and advice on sowing turnip seeds.

Duration:00:23:55

From Dusk 'Till Dawn - Starting to get ready for winter.

9/27/2018
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Peter is joined by Paul Jackson, a former apprentice of Thomas Rochford Nurseries and latterly of Channel Island Plants. We find out about Paul’s start in the industry, his work in the Channel Islands and how the Petunia world has been changed. We then jump to how to look after Senetti, Mandevilla and there’s some tips for caring for Poinsettia- timely advice with Christmas approaching!

Duration:00:26:14

Larkspur, fireworks and the RCMG

9/19/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by the chairman of the Rhododendron, Camelia and Magnolia Group (RCMG) – David Millais. A font of all knowledge when it comes to Rhododendrons. Plus Peter has advice on when to sow seedlings, how to plant heathers and more award-winning flowers for you to consider.

Duration:00:24:01

Petchoas, perennials and plant launches

9/13/2018
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Peter Seabrook speaks to Christine Howard, director of Howard Nurseries in Norfolk. Plus Peter has been to a variety of shows, studying new trends in gardening and new plants, including a petunia calibrachoa hybrid. And he’s been fiddling about with sunflowers.

Duration:00:28:23

In conversation with Mr Fothergill

9/6/2018
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Peter Seabrook speaks to John Fothergill of Mr Fothergill’s Seeds about his life in the packet seed trade, for one of the most extensive global seed suppliers. Plus Peter sings the praises of the Timeless Purple rose and has advice on the best way to colour your apples.

Duration:00:21:50

The bigger the bulb, the better the performance

8/30/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by George Clowes, an expert in specialist flowers, QVC host and the owner of de Jager Bulbs. Plus Peter has been revelling in the rain and offers advice on planting bare-root and news of what plant fairs are on this week.

Duration:00:23:46

Composting, cucumbers and clean roses

8/23/2018
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Peter Seabrook goes roving round Mr Fothergill’s Trials in Suffolk, in the company of one of the great champions of bees Val Bourne and gardening journalist Margot Bishop. Peter also has the usual gardening advice plus news of Lest We Forget roses and Autumn Treasure raspberries.

Duration:00:20:09

Magnificent marigolds and caution over chemicals

8/16/2018
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Sally van der Horst from Fleuroselect is back on the show with Peter Seabrook to discuss the marigold trials at Wisley. And what constitutes a heatwave in Holland? Plus Peter has news of flower shows from Southend to Belgium, and alternative weed-killing solutions.

Duration:00:19:32

Man working in harmony with nature

8/9/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by Garry Coward-Williams, editor of Amateur Gardening, a magazine that is almost 135 years old. Plus there’s news on efforts to raise £15 million for the safeguarding of oak trees. And Peter advises on how to prioritise your use of water in the garden right now.

Duration:00:25:46

Prettiest Roses, Dahlias and Container Gardening.

8/2/2018
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Peter is joined this week by Adam Wigglesworth from Dahlia experts, Aylett Nurseries. We hear about the Prettiest Rose competition, their upcoming Dahlia festival and dealing with the extremely hot weather and “container gardening.” Peter also offers some pruning tips.

Duration:00:19:58

The bulb bible and a guide to the gardening media

7/26/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by a leading figure in horticultural journalism - Clare Foggett, editor of The English Garden Magazine and chairman of the Garden Media Guild. Plus Peter has an extensive guide to bulb treatment and an update on the seed companies opening their grounds and showing what’s on trial for the coming year.

Duration:00:21:02

Plant plunging and plant purchasing

7/19/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by Matthew Smith from Brighter Blooms, specialists in Zantedeschia and asks about the treatment needed to get good flowering for this summer plant. Plus Peter has advice for adding moisture to soil and compost and tips on how to wield a scythe!

Duration:00:19:50

Impatiens Imara – the new Bizzie Lizzie

7/12/2018
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Peter Seabrook is always on the lookout for new plants and is joined by Tim Clapp from B & Q to discuss the new Imara Bizzie Lizzie, remarkably resistant to diseases. Plus there’s good news if you like English cherries, but Brexit could mean bad news and charges for gardeners.

Duration:00:18:43

Dianthus, designers and dryness

7/5/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by Jo Strickland, operations director at Whetman Pinks, an international leader in the breeding and exporting of Dianthus, to discuss tips on how to brighten up your garden with all the different varieties of summer flower. Plus there’s advice for moistening soil in the heat and laying turf, as well as news from Holland on pepper-picking robots…

Duration:00:25:07