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The Garden Editor on the Radio.

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Radio Podcasts: Welcome

Latest Episodes

I'm delighted to be the resident gardener for Basingstoke Community Radio, a charity-run radio station broadcasting round the UK and the planet. Every two weeks on Tuesday at 10am Dave and I sit down for a 20 minute chat about the latest gardening tips, advice and ideas. You can listen live at the website, or even better, download the latest episode and listen at leisure. Just click on my logo to be taken to the latest edition.

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New builds - 14th November

New build gardens have some tough challenges like being overlooked, poor compacted soil, and patchy lawn growth. Listen in for my top tips on overcoming these common headaches.

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Question Session - 31st October

This week we had a gardener's question time session - all about wisteria, shady rockeries, late lavender pruning, rose care and shady climbers. Listen to find out how I answered these conundrums.


First frosts - 17th October

The first frosts are here! Find out what to protect from the plummeting temperatures and what to do. Plus, your queries about lawn cutting and bulb planting answered.

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Glorious grasses - 3rd October

Not the lawn type, nor the pampas type. Find out what types of grasses to add to your borders to add interest, drama and movement - all for very little effort.


Spring bulbs - 19th September

Spring bulbs already? What to buy, how to plant, and where to plant these pocket rockets.


Love for Lavender - 5th September

Make the most out of your lavender with these timely tips on pruning and care.


Climate-resilient plants - 22nd August

What are my top-rated resilient plants for our climate now, and in the future? Listen here to find out.


How to deadhead, chop back and rejuvenate flowering plants - 9th July

Keep your perennial plants looking tip-top all summer long with these tips on maintaining your flowering blooms.

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Seed sowing at mid-summer -  26th June

What to sow now for tasty treats this year, and how to smugly get some flowers started for next year.


Using water sustainably - 11th June

How and when to use water in the garden, ideas for water saving, and how to sustainably garden in times of drought.

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Luscious lawns? - 9th May

Lusting after a good lawn? Intrigued by No Mow May? Listen to find out more about our lawns, and how to care for them.

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Shopping for plants - 24th April

Panic-buying plants? Overwhelmed by garden centres? Here's my guide to how to buy value for money, sustainable and good quality plants.

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