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Gardeners' Corner

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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

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


23/12/2017

12/23/2017
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David Maxwell is joined by Ann Fitzsimons and Brendan Little in the studio. Over festive fare they chat about Christmas plants, presents and plans for the garden in the new year. With Christmas music, mince pies and mulled wine the team are getting in the mood for Christmas day. Also in the programme, a masterclass from Bonsai expert Bjorn Bjorholm.

Duration: 00:41:45


16/12/2017

12/16/2017
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In Gardeners' Corner this week join David Maxwell for a festive programme filled with ideas for gifts for gardeners, how to look after your Christmas tree whether cut or in a pot, why robins are our favourite bird especially at this time of year, unusual veg and herbs from the garden for the Christmas table, ideas on how to decorate your house with foliage and a book review with Wendy Austin from Lisburn Road Library.

Duration: 00:41:34


09/12/2017

12/9/2017
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It's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in this Saturday morning with David Maxwell. Answering your gardening problems are Barbara Pilcher and Brendan Little. Lots of good gardening advice from the experts and a chance to hear about some seasonal plants that are looking good even in mid-winter and what jobs need to be done over the next week or so.

Duration: 00:41:33


02/12/2017

12/2/2017
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In this week's programme David Maxwell visits the arboretum at Castlewellan Forest Park where the famous Castlewellan Gold was born. He's joined by Averil Milligan from the National Trust's Rowallane Garden and by John Watson from the NI Forest Service. David explores the unique flora and also encounters some rather special fauna as the gardens are home to a thriving population of Red Squirrels. Also in the programme, Helen Mark is in Donegal where Gareth Austin is taking hardwood cuttings...

Duration: 00:41:20


25/11/2017

11/25/2017
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In Gardeners' Corner this week, David Maxwell visits the orchard at Glenarm Castle with Reg Maxwell and hears how to grow medlars, trees which give spring flowers, fruit and autumn colour. Also in the programme Helen Mark pays a return visit to Wendy Austin's garden in Donegal with Brendan Little who helped Wendy create her orchard last year. Neil Porteous and gardener Alan Ryder show David how the restoration of the old rose garden is coming along, tucked away in a hidden area behind...

Duration: 00:41:46


Clearing out your pond and different types of hedging

11/18/2017
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Ann Fitzsimons clears out her pond and Keith Crawford suggests various types of hedging.

Duration: 00:41:23


11/11/2017

11/11/2017
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It's the Gardeners' Corner phone-in this Saturday morning with David Maxwell. Answering your gardening problems are Reg Maxwell and Averil Milligan. Lots of good gardening advice from the experts and a chance to hear about the plants they have growing in their gardens and what jobs need to be done over the next week or so.

Duration: 00:41:30


04/11/2017

11/4/2017
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David Maxwell visits gardens in Islandmagee, Holywood, Killinchy and County Fermanagh at one of the busiest times for gardeners before the cold months set in. Cherry Townsend explains the best way to plant bulbs in a wildflower meadow. Creating a seaside garden from scratch with Barbara Pilcher and some advice on propagating oriental poppies from Ann Fitzsimons. Also in the programme, Helen Mark makes a return visit to the wildlife friendly garden of Bob and Rosemary Salisbury and the...

Duration: 00:41:23


28/10/2017

10/28/2017
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In Gardeners' Corner this weekend, pumpkins, apples and nuts, produce of the season and associated with Halloween - how to grow them well. Also in the programme, how to protect tender plants from the wet, wind and cold, and a step-by-step guide to growing your own apple trees.

Duration: 00:41:51


21/10/2017

10/21/2017
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This week the Gardeners' Corner roadshow heads to the west of the province where experts Brendan Little and Jim Bradley answer questions from members of the Fermanagh Gardening Society. Also in the programme there will be seasonal tips for the week ahead, and garden writer and designer Stephen Lacey shares his thoughts about the importance of using scented plants in the garden.

Duration: 00:41:36


14/10/2017

10/14/2017
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In Gardeners' Corner this week, David Maxwell visits Helen Dillon's new garden by the sea and finds out why the plants are looking so happy and thriving within her walled garden. Also in the programme Helen Mark visits Sir Bob and Rosemary Salisbury's wildlife friendly garden in Co. Tyrone and enjoys an autumn walk through the many shrubs and trees providing a blaze of colour. Jimi Blake at Huntingbrooke Gardens in Co. Wicklow shows David his collection of salvias and dahlias and talks...

Duration: 00:41:28


30/09/2017

9/30/2017
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This week David Maxwell visits Barbara Pilcher at her seaside home to talk about what to do with herbs during autumn and winter. Jim Bradley offers advice on choosing statement plants for the patio. David talks downsizing with internationally renowned garden designer and writer Mary Keen and gets top tips on what to do now in the garden from Gardeners' Question Time panellist Matthew Biggs.

Duration: 00:41:34


23/09/2017

9/23/2017
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This week David Maxwell and the Gardeners' Corner roadshow head to Ballymena, where members of the local Macmillan Cancer Support Group put their gardening questions to experts Ann Fitzsimons and Brendan Little. Among the gardening topics up for discussion are how and when to prune clematis and wisteria, advice for gardeners who want to create a garden on a new site and the thinking behind no-dig gardening.

Duration: 00:40:06


16/09/2017

9/16/2017
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In Gardeners' Corner this week with David Maxwell: a visit to Mount Stewart, where head gardener Neil Porteous is keeping the colour going with Autumn Asters. Cherry Townsend is harvesting and planting seed at Kilcoan Gardens in Islandmagee. David Love Cameron gathers in a big crop of onions at the walled garden in Helen's Bay and offers advice on how to store them as well as how to avoid the dreaded white rot. Also in the programme, Anne Fitzsimons joins David Maxwell in the studio for...

Duration: 00:41:46


Gardeners' Corner Fermanagh Visit

9/9/2017
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David Maxwell visits Rossclare House on the shore of Lough Erne for BBC Proms in the Park in County Fermanagh

Duration: 00:40:32


02/09/2017

9/2/2017
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Helen Mark takes the Gardeners' Corner Roadshow to Mount Stewart where Neil Porteous and Sarah Cook answer a variety of gardening questions.

Duration: 00:42:12

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