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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

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

Purple sun and punnets of strawberries

6/28/2018
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Peter Seabrook speaks to Peter Freeman, new plants researcher at Thompson & Morgan about the trials of new plants at Hyde Hall and at the International Summer Trials in Holland. And with the sun shining, Peter has advice on fruit and flowers for your garden.

Duration:00:19:31

Pelargonium, pansies and the best-selling plants

6/21/2018
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Former manager of the Chelsea Flower show Alex Denman joins Peter Seabrook to discuss her latest venture - the Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society Show. Plus Peter is perplexed by the list of best-selling plants and has seasonal advice on cabbages.

Duration:00:22:48

Seabrook sowing for next spring

6/14/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by John Gibson, a man who has spent 65 years in the seed trade. Plus amongst others, Peter is sowing sweet rocket, sweet Williams and Brompton stocks, while coping with flea beetles and slugs.

Duration:00:19:09

Wyevale woes and the workings of the RHS

6/7/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by Gordon Rae, former head of the Royal Horticultural Society, who discusses his career path to the top of the horticultural tree. Plus Peter tells us why mint teapots might be appearing in supermarkets soon and has advice for rooting tips on chrysanthemums.

Duration:00:21:17

Live from the Chelsea Flower Show 2018

5/31/2018
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It’s that time of year again as Peter Seabrook brings you This Week In The Garden from the Chelsea Flower Show. Peter travels the concourse with guests and first-hand experience of the displays, including the dahlias, cacti and daffodils.

Duration:00:15:39

Whitefly warfare and combatting cats

5/24/2018
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With preparations for the Chelsea Flower Show in full swing, Peter Seabrook is working hard to avoid neglecting his own garden at home. And we’re talking trees. From Maylus to Laburnum. Steph Dunn James from Frank P Matthews, growers of over half a million trees every year, returns to the podcast.

Duration:00:15:31

Burgeoning Berberis and hoe heroics

5/17/2018
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Peter Seabrook is joined by Neil Alcock, manager of Seiont Nurseries in Wales, who discusses his hopes as he heads to the Chelsea Flower Show. Plus there’s news of plum moth and escalating asparagus in Peter’s garden.

Duration:00:18:26

Hillier heads to Chelsea

5/10/2018
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Peter Seabrook speaks to Robert Hillier, the chairman of one of the largest wholesale nursery suppliers in Britain, ahead of the biggest event in the horticultural calendar. Plus Peter has some tips on grafted glasshouse crops and more plant verse.

Duration:00:19:05