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Live from Tatton (Ep 134: June 2018)

This week we're at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in Cheshire, revelling in this floral extravaganza in the glorious Cheshire countryside. We explore some of the show highlights before heading into 'The Beehive' with author and broadcaster Matthew Biggs who chairs a live question and answer session with gardening experts Mark Diacono, Lia Leendertz and Tony Dickerson.

Useful links: ►The Poisonous Garden  RHS Young Designer of the Year  ►Buy show tickets  ► Find out more about the show  Flood damage in gardens  ►herbs  ►courgettes  ►clubroot  ►liming  ►plants for dry shade


 

Live from Hampton Court (Ep 133: July 2018)

Join us at the largest annual flower show on earth! We meet horticultural hero Piet Oudolf, chef and home-grown vegetable champion Raymond Blanc, RHS Master Grower Matt Soper of Hampshire Carnivorous Plants, and others in this whistle-stop tour of highlights from the incredible show. Plus, garden designer and TV presenter Ann-Marie Powell gives a guided tour of Countryfile's 30th Anniversary Garden.

Useful links: ►Discover the show  ►Hero of horticulture - Piet Oudolf  ►Raymond Blanc at Hampton  ►RHS Master Grower - Hampshire Carnivorous PlantsTatton Park Flower ShowFind an RHS event near you  ►RHS advice on carnivorous plants (includes a recipe for peat-free compost mix)

Hampton Court Shorts (3/3) - Celebrating 30 years of Countryfile

Designer Ann-Marie Powell explains the ideas behind her garden celebrating 30 years of BBC’s Countryfile, which aims to inspire and reconnect visitors with nature. The space explores a critically important world residing on our doorsteps as well as the wider countryside.

Useful links:Buy tickets to the show  ►RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show  ►Countryfile's 30th Anniversary Garden


 


 

Link to iTunes, opens in a new windowHampton Court Shorts (2/3) - Growing communities

This year at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show there's a real feeling of coming together and growing communities alongside delicious, healthy food. We meet the people behind these transformational gardens that promise to be a treat for the mind, body and soul.

Useful links:RHS Growing Community Garden  ►Buy tickets to the show  ►RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show  ►RHS Grow Your Own with The Raymond Blanc Gardening School


 


Hampton Court Shorts (1/3) - Lifestyle Gardens

To mark the centenary of the first female suffrage in the UK, the RHS asked four female designers, all aged under 30, to create gardens to resonate with different lifestyles and reflect the owner's personality and way of life. It's the ideal category for visitors wanting ideas to create a garden at home that they can fall in love with, as Show Manager Gemma Lake and designer Lilly Gomm explain.

Useful links:Lifestyle GardensBuy tickets to the show  ►RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

 


 

Summer gardens to visit, coping with carrot fly and learning to love wasps (Ep 132: June 2018)

As new plantings emerge from the dust and hubbub of the redevelopments at Wisley, we explore the Wisteria Walk and Heather Landscape. Plus a round-up of RHS partner gardens to visit this summer, results of a two-year science research project into how gardeners can best deal with carrot fly and wildlife writer Kate Bradbury rallies gardeners in defence of some suprising allies - wasps!

Useful links:Major projects at Wisley Partner gardens to visit this summerCarrot fly survey Harlow Carr Flower ShowHampton Court Palace Flower Show  ►Tatton Park Flower Showall RHS events

 

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