The RHS Gardening Podcast

The RHS Gardening Podcast

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The RHS Gardening Podcast

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. Topics covered include: growing your own vegetables, flowers, garden design, lawn care and gardening with children. Plus expert masterclasses in topics ranging from cottage garden plants, growing orchids, to pest control and eco-friendly gardening. Plus we’ll have behind the scenes reports from the country’s most prestigious flower shows. There’s something in these podcasts to interest every gardener, whatever your level of expertise. For more information see
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A bumper crop of gardening questions answered, how did the 2018 drought affect gardens and a sneak peek at upcoming flower shows (Ep 146) Jan 10, 2019 Listen Download
Highlights of 2018, a year in gardening Dec 27, 2018 Listen Download
A bumper crop of gardening questions and Christmas presents for gardeners (Ep 145) Dec 20, 2018 Listen Download
How to help winter wildlife, unusual street trees and are glittered plants a crime against nature? (Ep 144) Dec 6, 2018 Listen Download
Books Special 2018: Experts pick their favourites old and new, and books for Christmas presents Nov 29, 2018 Listen Download
Go west! Rosemoor under the spotlight (Ep 143) Nov 22, 2018 Listen Download
Weird, wild and wonderful - urban gardens as you've never seen them (Ep 142) Nov 8, 2018 Listen Download
Uncovering the mysterious Miss Harrisson, plants on trial and hats off to begonias (Ep 141) Oct 25, 2018 Listen Download
New shoots - growing the next generation of gardeners Oct 11, 2018 Listen Download
It's harvest time! Celebrating homegrown produce and seasonal GYO advice (Ep 140) Oct 11, 2018 Listen Download
Gardening for good, repairing lawns, tips on growing dahlias, roses, damsons and more (Ep 139) Sep 27, 2018 Listen Download
Get RHS cash to fund your gardening adventure, a Wisley walkabout, helping hedgehogs and more (Ep 138) Sep 13, 2018 Listen Download
A plant-lover's paradise: exploring RHS Garden Harlow Carr (Ep 137) Aug 30, 2018 Listen Download
Behind the scenes science, Wisley dahlia competition and what to do about wasps (Ep 136) Aug 16, 2018 Listen Download
Hyde Hall re-born (Ep 135) Aug 2, 2018 Listen Download
Live from Tatton (Ep 134) Jul 19, 2018 Listen Download
Live from Hampton Court (Ep 133) Jul 5, 2018 Listen Download
Hampton Court Shorts (3/3) Celebrating 30 years of Countryfile Jun 28, 2018 Listen Download
Hampton Court Shorts (2/3) Growing communities Jun 28, 2018 Listen Download
Hampton Court Shorts (1/3) Lifestyle Gardens Jun 28, 2018 Listen Download
Summer gardens to visit, coping with carrot fly and learning to love wasps (Ep 132) Jun 21, 2018 Listen Download
Live from Chatsworth (Ep 131) Jun 7, 2018 Listen Download
Dear Mrs Chatto (May 2018) May 31, 2018 Listen Download
Live from Chelsea (Ep 130) May 24, 2018 Listen Download
Chelsea Shorts - Growing happiness (3 of 3) May 18, 2018 Listen Download
Chelsea Shorts - Hero Plants of Chelsea (2 of 3) May 18, 2018 Listen Download
Chelsea Shorts - Space to Grow (1 of 3) May 17, 2018 Listen Download
Countdown to Chelsea, Great British Bee Count, seasonal vegetable growing advice and more (Ep 129) May 17, 2018 Listen Download
Reshaping the future of gardening; plastics part II; advice on cats, clay soil and lawns (Ep 128) May 3, 2018 Listen Download
How to grow beautiful orchids, Britain in Bloom on the BBC, and is honey fungus top of the rots? (Ep 127) Apr 19, 2018 Listen Download
Gardeners' hit list - top 10 pests revealed, plastic not fantastic and growing berries in pots (Ep 126) Apr 6, 2018 Listen Download
Should gardeners worry about sepsis? Plus seasonal tips, how to get wildlife on your side and a new campaign for school gardening (Ep 125) Mar 23, 2018 Listen Download
Plants for pets, learning to love the Mother in law's tongue and Wisley gets a wisteria walk (Ep 124) Mar 8, 2018 Listen Download
Springing into shows season: Snowdrops, houseplants, cyclamen and Master Growers (Ep 123) Feb 22, 2018 Listen Download
Step into the indoor jungle - Houseplants special (aka 'how not to kill a Venus flytrap') Feb 16, 2018 Listen Download
Banishing bunnies, sleuthing slugs, Valentines gifts for plant lovers, upcoming London Shows highlights and horticultural competitions (Ep 122) Feb 8, 2018 Listen Download
Exclusive Chelsea preview, plant encounters and seasonal advice (Ep121: Jan 2018) Jan 25, 2018 Listen Download
Plant fanatics club together, birds in your garden part two. (Ep 120: Jan 2018) Jan 11, 2018 Listen Download
Special episode: Highlights of 2017 Dec 28, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 119: Seasonal help and advice, winter bird watching and Wisley's great Laboratory is reborn Dec 14, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 118: Episode 118 - Incredible Edible Dunstable and re-inventing the conifer Nov 30, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 117: Honey what's that fungus? Fruity dilemmas, gardens to visit and Plant Encounters Nov 16, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 116: An indoor forest, all about avocados and Bill Oddie's wild gardening adventures Nov 2, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 115: Curator's tips, grow your own gourmet garlic and Wisley Plant Encounters Oct 19, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 114: Get the jungle look! Wisley's new Exotic Garden, going wild for wildlife in winter and incredible history of apples at the RHS Oct 5, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 113: Strawberry, apple and lilac problems solved, wonderful wildlife at Hyde Hall and plant encounters Sep 21, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 112: Exotic vegetables take root in Essex, seasonal gardening tasks, and are native plants better for wildlife? Sep 7, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 111: Hyde Hall's mega meadow; questions on fuchsias, roses, tulips and whitefly; Wisley plant encounters Aug 24, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 110: What's occurring at Wisley, Wild About Gardening, orchid experts share their tips Aug 10, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 109: Slugs - are they all bad? Holiday gardening with children and tips on courgettes and pruning wisteria Jul 28, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 108: Hairy Bikers at Hampton, incredibly edible show gardens, going wild and going green Jul 13, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 107: Chatsworth Flower Show highlights, weird and wonderful plants at Wisley Jun 29, 2017 Listen Download
Grow your knowledge: Adult education with the RHS Jun 15, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 106: Chelsea's unsung heroes, a Show Garden goes to Wales and RHS Photographic Competition. Jun 1, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 105: Jo Malone at Chelsea, misbehaving wisteria, tomato questions answered. May 18, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 104: A peony with a rocky past, disappearing plants and gardening in a changing climate May 4, 2017 Listen Download
RHS Flower Shows Special 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 103: Episode 103: BBC Radio 2 at Chelsea; seasonal advice, a celebration of the RHS Plant Finder and Plant Encounters part 2 Apr 20, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 102: Easter treats, Angell Town revisited, Wisley under the (jack) hammer and win a Chelsea garden! Apr 6, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 101: What to do now in the veg garden, top 10 diseases, how to help British butterflies, and the strange case of the purple toothwort Mar 23, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 100: You are not alone... gardeners' top pests and how to deal with them Mar 9, 2017 Listen Download
Question and answer special - Growing in pots and containers Feb 23, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 99: Help for hedgehogs and hellebores; how to go pro with gardening Feb 9, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 98: Joys of winter at Wisley, perfect ponds and beautiful butterflies Jan 26, 2017 Listen Download
Episode 97: Explaining the changes at Wisley; advice on composting, African violets and scale insects Jan 12, 2017 Listen Download
Highlights of 2016 Dec 22, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 96: Fruit and festivities Dec 15, 2016 Listen Download
Books Special: Experts pick their favourites old and new, the joy of books, and books for Christmas presents Nov 30, 2016 Listen Download
FREE ACCESS: Members' episode 38: RHS Ambassador Baroness Floella Benjamin shares her love of gardening; and listeners' questions Nov 17, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 95: Columnar plants for vertical structure, seasonal advice on sprouts, lawn care and much much more Nov 17, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 94: Expert picks for autumn colour, and RHS Ambassador Floella Benjamin shares her passion for gardening Nov 3, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 93: Badgers in the garden and Angell Town community gardeners visit Wisley. Oct 20, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 92: Glories of the Harvest Festival, giant pumpkins and get snapping! Oct 6, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 91: Lowdown on lily beetle, brightening up spring gardens with clever bulb combos and a visit to the Wisley Flower Show Sep 22, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 90: A rose garden fit for a queen, coping with critters and knowing your onions Sep 1, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 89: How to grow camellias in pots, dealing with trees near to buildings, apples and taking cuttings Aug 18, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 88: Tatton calling! Tips from specialist growers; young designers' inspirations and more Aug 4, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 87: Gardening QandA including pond algae, growing potatoes for Christmas and box tree moth; Wisley's big plans for the future Jul 21, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 86: A day at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 Jul 7, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 85: Pipping pests at the post, the RHS on Tour, and looking forward to the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 Jun 23, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 84: Seasonal fruit tips, coping with caterpillars, bamboo control and Chelsea designers' secrets of moving plants Jun 9, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 83: It's showtime! Fresh from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show; design inspirations and women making their mark May 26, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 82: Expert tips on growing vegetables and climbers and a look at the RHS Community Allotment programme May 12, 2016 Listen Download
AGM Plants Special - helping gardeners pick the best plants May 3, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 81: Know your N-P-K, 150 years of 'The Garden' magazine and seasonal tips for growing your own Apr 28, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 80: Springing into action; seasonal tasks and Jekka McVicar talks gardening for health and happiness Apr 14, 2016 Listen Download
SCIENCE SPECIAL: looking at the new RHS Science Strategy Mar 24, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 79: Growing healthily, National Gardening Week and all change at the Lindley Library Mar 17, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 78: Expert hacks from the Horticultural Halls, gardening questions answered and a guide to composting Mar 3, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 77: Rose Special - growing beautiful blooms with spectacular scent Feb 18, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 76: Dividing snowdrops, seasonal rose care, fruit and veg in small spaces and houseplant inspiration Feb 5, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 75: Dealing with extreme weather, vibrant stems for winter colour and turning a Blue Monday green Jan 21, 2016 Listen Download
Episode 74: Advice for the new year, quick screening plants and RHS Holidays Jan 7, 2016 Listen Download
RHS advice special - review of 2015 Dec 24, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 73: Feeling festive - walking in a Wisley wonderland, poinsettia tips and how to grow your own cranberries Dec 24, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 72: Winter walks and seasonal advice Dec 11, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 71: Drought and flood advice and gardening icons Nov 27, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 70: How to get your garden ready for winter, gardening Q and As and planting bare-root trees Nov 12, 2015 Listen Download
RHS Flower Shows special 2016 Nov 5, 2015 Listen Download
John MacLeod lecture - 'Gardening Planet Earth - Sustainable Horticulture' Oct 30, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 69: Autumn Harvests - expert talks on edibles to plant now, how to eat nettles and how to store your harvest Oct 29, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 68: The RHS London Harvest Show and hidden gems of RHS Wisley’s Glasshouse Oct 15, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 67: Seasonal advice for growing fruit and vegetables, plus glasshouse essentials Oct 2, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 66: Expert tips on dahlias, apples and more; plus a guide to garden ponds Sep 17, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 65: Good bugs, bad bugs; how to beat weeds and seasonal gardening questions answered Sep 3, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 64: Cold blooded killers under the microscope, foliage plants and fruit-growing essentials Aug 20, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 63: Masterclasses on fuchsias and more, plus in-depth advice on strawberries and tomatoes Aug 6, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 62: Insider’s guide to RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2015 and tips on pruning tools Jul 23, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 61: Highlights from the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and Greening Grey Britain Jul 9, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 60: Summer watering, lawn care and the best plants for June Jun 25, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 59: Seasonal jobs, questions answered and an essential guide to weeding Jun 11, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 58: A plants special – plant combinations from award-winning Chelsea gardens and the best garden performers May 28, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 57: The not-so-humble umbel, and listeners seasonal questions answered May 14, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 56: We preview the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Apr 30, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 55: A comprehensive guide to orchids, plus gardening essentials Apr 16, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 54: Spring lawn care and expert seasonal advice Apr 2, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 53: Top 10 pest enquiries and RHS Partner Gardens looking good in spring Mar 19, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 52: RHS Seed Scheme and Butterflies in the Glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey Mar 5, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 51: Growing your own herbs and caring for snowdrops Feb 19, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 50: Celebratory clips from Alan Titchmarsh, Mary Berry and Colin Crosbie, plus pruning wisteria, winter tips and a chance to win show tickets Feb 5, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 49: Tackling problem areas of dry shade and growing chillies successfully Jan 22, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 48: Gardening bestsellers and expert advice to start the new year Jan 8, 2015 Listen Download
Episode 47: Bestselling books, help our research and looking after birds this winter Dec 23, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 46: Controlling pests in winter and looking at plants with a bad reputation in a new light Dec 11, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 45: Seasonal advice, troubleshooting plant diseases and choosing gardening gifts for Christmas Nov 27, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 44: What to do now, plus tips on how to get better fruit and veg next year Nov 13, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 43: Container-growing for winter interest and crops for the kitchen table Oct 30, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 42: Harvest delights and great plants to attract pollinators Oct 16, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 41: Managing microclimates - making the weather work for you in your garden Oct 2, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 40: Expert plant advice from the RHS Plant Day, Cotswold Wildlife Park Sep 18, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 39: Mary Berry opens the Wisley Flower Show 2014 and your gardening questions answered Sep 4, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 38: James Wong's guide to growing flavour-filled fruit and veg, plus a focus on carnivorous plants Aug 21, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 37: Bonsai, dragon quests and your gardening questions answered Aug 7, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 36: Allotment advice and inspiration, and great high-summer flowering plants to try in your garden Jul 24, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 35: A focus on the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014 Jul 10, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 34 : Top performing plants, pond-care and tips from the kitchen garden Jun 26, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 33 : Improving borders and your gardening questions answered Jun 12, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 32: Top performing seasonal plants and an expert guide to conifers May 29, 2014 Listen Download
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 special May 15, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 31: Lots of seasonal advice and a focus on growing beans and peas May 1, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 30: How to make your garden wildlife-friendly and the best performing seasonal plants Apr 17, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 29: Seasonal and expert plant advice from the RHS Great London Plant Fair Apr 3, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 28: Perfect potatoes and pest prevention Mar 20, 2014 Listen Download
Britain in Bloom 50th anniversary special Mar 13, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 27: Garden design for small spaces and seasonal tips from the RHS London Plant and Design Show and The RHS Gardening Advice team Mar 6, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 26: Preparing the vegetable garden, garden design and the RHS Seed Scheme Feb 21, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 25: A winter walk at RHS Garden Wisley, pond care and your gardening questions answered Feb 6, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 24: Seasonal jobs, shrub selection and gardening stories from the RHS Lindley Library Jan 23, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 23: Repairs caused by extreme weather, seasonal gardening questions and butterflies at Wisley Jan 9, 2014 Listen Download
Episode 22: Seasonal advice, selecting seeds, and visiting winter gardens around the UK Dec 23, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 21: Inspirational Books, expert seasonal advice and Christmas events at our four gardens Dec 12, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 20: Christmas plants, presents and preparation Nov 28, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 19: Foraging, plus preparing for winter and other seasonal advice from the RHS Nov 13, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 18: Autumn colour and seasonal advice at the RHS London Shades of Autumn Show Oct 31, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 17: Celebrate the autumn harvest Oct 16, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 16: Preparing the vegetable plot for next year and gardening ideas for this autumn Oct 3, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 15: Inspirational grasses, autumn lawn care, and more jobs to do right now Sep 19, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 14: September at RHS Wisley Sep 5, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 13: Summer highlights from stunning RHS Garden Rosemoor Aug 22, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 12: Advice on small trees for the garden, plus choosing and caring for houseplants Aug 8, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 11: Late summer colour at Tatton Park show, plus planting autumn bulbs, pest control and pruning wisteria Jul 25, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 10: 'Escape' to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013 Jul 11, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 9: Gardening for all the family, summer flower arrangements, GYO tips, and seasonal advice from Wisley Jun 27, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 8: Summer at Wisley, caring for fruit and veg and the RHS Advisory Team Jun 13, 2013 Listen Download
Chelsea Flower Show Centenary special, Part 2 May 21, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 7: Plants for Scent, how plant displays win an RHS gold medal, and seasonal advice from RHS Garden Wisley May 16, 2013 Listen Download
Chelsea Flower Show Centenary special, Part 1 May 8, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 6: RHS Edible Britain campaign, Chef Raymond Blanc discusses GYO veg, plus climbers for scent, fighting Lily Beetle, and wildflowers for containers. May 2, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 5: Spotlight on RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Grow Your Own tips, rose care and tackling weeds Apr 18, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 4: Spring tasks, Grow Your Own and the RHS Advisory Team. Apr 4, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 3: Orchids, spring plants and seasonal advice from the London Plant and Design Show Mar 21, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 2: Slugs, Potatoes and Strawberries - behind the scenes at RHS Garden, Wisley. Mar 7, 2013 Listen Download
Episode 1: Problem Solving from RHS Garden, Wisley in Surrey Feb 20, 2013 Listen Download

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