Gardeners' Question Time

Gardeners' Question Time

United Kingdom

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

Episodes

Brockley, South East London  

Peter Gibbs and his panel are hosted by Brockley's Street Trees for Living project. Pippa Greenwood, Christine Walkden and James Wong answer the horticultural questions. The panel creates an edible roof, deals with a distorted fuchsia, and explains how to achieve the tastiest pumpkin. Also, Pippa Greenwood explores a sea of blue agapanthus and the team share their topical tips for this weekend. Produced by Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Lerwick  

Peter Gibbs presents the horticultural panel show from Lerwick, Shetland. Matthew Wilson, Matt Biggs and Anne Swithinbank answer this week's questions. The panellists discuss Shetland's interesting gardening conditions with local audience members. They offer advice on helping trees to grow and what to add to a large-leafed border, and they suggest exotic plants that might cope on Shetland. They also have fun discussing their favourite common names for plants. And Matt Biggs visits Rosa Stepanova to discover how she has transformed her local Shetland environment to yield some beautiful trees. Produced by Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Cardiff  

Eric Robson and the panel are in Cardiff. Matthew Wilson, Bunny Guinness and Matt Biggs answer the audience's questions. This week, the panellists recommend garden uses for sheep fleece, offer advice on overwintering chillis, and give the definitive 'dos and don'ts' for starting an allotment. They also offer up a whole host of interesting and varied planting suggestions for one questioner with a riverbank garden, one looking to attract pollinators with fruit and veg, and one who is looking for plants to remind his wife of Yorkshire. Finally, Matt Biggs lets his inner-thespian run amok as he investigates Shakespeare's connections to plants and horticulture. Produced by Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Romney Marsh  

Eric Robson and his panel of experts visit Romney Marsh in South Kent. Pippa Greenwood, Matthew Biggs and Bob Flowerdew offer the advice this week. The panellists answer questions on keeping trees in pots and which plants are best to grow in wall crevices, and offer suggestions for greenery in floral arrangements. They also suggest planting options for a prairie garden and advise a reverend on how best to make his church garden more eco-friendly. Matt Biggs visits Derek Jarman's garden at Dungeness. Produced by Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Phil Barratt A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Belfast  

Eric Robson and the horticultural panel visit the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum near Belfast. Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness and Matthew Wilson answer the questions from the audience. This week, the panel offers advice on the prevention of onion rot after harvest and sweetcorn varieties for the best crop, and suggest the best flowers to plant in a cutting garden. Also, Neil Porteous discovers plants to maximise autumn colour in your garden. Produced by Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

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