The RHS Gardening Podcast offers seasonal advice, inspiration and practical solutions to gardening problems. Trusted gardening professionals give you the latest horticultural advice, scientific research and tried-and-tested techniques to bring out the best in your garden.
Discovering hidden horticulturists, meeting the people in purple and fabulous floral art (Ep 157: 20 June 2019)
This week we uncover untold histories of 19th-century gardeners with Fiona Davison, author and Head of Libraries and Collections at the RHS. Then we head out into the Chelsea crowds to meet Sue and Steve Hall who are part of our purple-clad cadre of volunteers; un-sung modern day gardening heroes who help run the RHS Flower Shows – they share what volunteering means to them. Plus a look at the incredible floral art from the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) as the organisation celebrates its 70th year.
►Buy Fiona Davison's book - The Hidden Horticulturists
►Volunteer with us
►NAFAS Floral Art Competition
at the Hyde Hall Flower Show
►Chelsea Flower Show 2019 in pictures
►Find an RHS event near you
to Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
Live from RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (Ep 156: 6 June 2019)
In this edition we're at the newest RHS Flower Show on the block in the stunning estate of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. We explore the power of trees, get dazzled by dahlias and inspired by the innovative gardens and plants galore. Plus a live recording of a question and answer session where an expert panel helps showgoers with their thorny gardening questions.
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 (Ep 155: 23 May 2019)
This week we're at the world's premier floral extravaganza in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. We meet garden designers, celebrities and plantspeople to discover the stories behind the gardens and plants that make the show so special.
Useful links ►RHS Chelsea ►The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden ►IKEA and Tom Dixon: Gardening Will Save The World ►Chelsea Plant of the Year ►Find an RHS event near you ►Visit the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
Secrets of houseplant success, acers, cauliflowers, going wild for ponds and A Nation in Bloom (Ep 154: 9 May 2019)
Our gardening advisors gather to help RHS members with their horticultural queries, including propagating peperomias and repotting aloe veras, growing cauliflowers successfully and when to plant an acer. Plus Wisley horticulturist Bernard Boardman offers seasonal tips on garden ponds and broadcaster Matthew Biggs shares insights from his new book, A Nation in Bloom.
Useful links ►Search RHS gardening advice pages ►Potentially harmful plants ►Get personalised gardening advice ►Visit the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show ►Wild About Gardens ►Find a plant ►Find an RHS event near you
RHS Gardening Podcast on Tour: Cardiff flower show (Ep 153: 25 Apr 2019)
This week we head across the Severn Bridge to the RHS Flower Show Cardiff. Guest presenter James Alexander-Sinclair chairs a panel of gardening experts – Rob Evans from Pheasant Acre Plants, Jane Linsday from Tynings Climbers and Chairman of RHS South West in Bloom Jon Wheatley – who answer a bumper crop of show-goers' queries. Topics covered include which plants to grow with children in a community garden, which plants give you most return for your effort, how to get a bougainvillea to flower, dealing with overgrown trees in pots, and more. We also hear from some of the plant exhibitors and garden designers.
Selected plants mentioned ►Dahlias ►Verbena bonariensis ►Bougainvillea ►Edgeworthia chrysantha (paperbush) ►Trachelospermum (star jasmine)
Useful links ►RHS Master Grower: Scamp's Daffodils ►RHS Flower Show Cardiff ►RHS Find a plant ►All RHS events
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