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How to grow beautiful orchids, Britain in Bloom on the BBC, and is honey fungus top of the rots? (Ep 127: April 2018)

We speak to orchid experts at the recent RHS London Orchid Show & Plant Fair to get top tips on how to grow these most alluring of houseplants. Author and naturalist Jon Dunn shares his love of the native orchids that grow across the British Isles. Plus we talk to the people behind the incredible orchid displays planned for this year's Chatsworth Flower Show. Chris Bavin, presenter of BBC's Britain in Bloom shares his experiences in filming the series, and we continue our countdown of the top garden problems from last year; this time it's over to diseases - will honey fungus stay top of the rots?

Useful links: ►RHS London Shows  RHS Chatsworth Flower Show  ►Britain in Bloom  Top 10 diseases of 2017  ►Find events at RHS Gardens  Lindley Library events


Gardeners' hit list - top 10 pests revealed, plastic not fantastic and growing berries in pots (Ep 126: April 2018)

The results are in! A gruesome lineup of slugs, bugs and other garden baddies has been compiled in our annual round-up of the most troublesome garden pests. We head to the Laboratory to find out who's on the list and how to deal with them, and then out into the garden to see what's going on in the beds and borders at Wisley. Plus we open the postbag to discuss RHS members' enquiries on growing fruit in pots, whether you can grow your own edamame beans and how to minimise plastic and peat use in the garden.

Featured plants ►mulberry 'Charlotte Russe'  ►peach 'Garden Lady'  ►nectarine 'Nectarella'  ►peach 'Avalon Pride'  ►rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'  ►aster (Symphyotrichum) 'Lady in Black'  ►aster 'Mönch'

Useful links: ►Growing plants for winter stems  ►Mulching  ►RHS Orchid Show and Plant Fair  ►Top 10 pests and diseases  ►Advice for RHS members  ►Rootstocks for fruit  ►Top 10 late-flowering perennials  ►Find an RHS event near you  ►Find a plant


Should gardeners worry about sepsis? Plus seasonal tips, how to get wildlife on your side and a new Campaign for School Gardening (Ep125: March 2018)

Hear timely tips on what to do now if you want to grow fruit this year, plus we meet Wisley's plant propagation team and scientist Hayley Jones shares hints on how to get wildlife on side to help against common garden pests. And should gardeners be worried about sepsis? We get expert advice on this and other gardening health and safety issues. Plus news on our I Can Grow campaign and botanist James Armitage unearths more horticultural histories in his latest Wisley Plant Encounter.

Useful links:Grow your own fruit  ►Wildlife gardening  ►Health and safety in the garden  ►I Can Grow  ►Wisley Plant Encounters

Plants for pets, learning to love the Mother in law's tongue & Wisley gets a wisteria walk (Ep 124: Mar 2018)

Can houseplants be dangerous for pets? And what is the new plant disease Xylella and how can gardeners avoid it? The Gardening Advice team discusses these and other enquiries, while Wisley Curator Matthew Pottage shares his love of houseplants, focusing on one old favourite in particular. Plus we hear about an exciting new garden feature planned for Wisley later this year.

Useful links: ►Plants potentially harmful to dogs and cats  ►New pest and disease risks: Xylella  ArtichokesRHS advice: dividing perennialsSanseveira  ►RHS podcast: Houseplant special  ►Pachystachys lutea  ►Future plans for Wisley and other RHS GardensRHS events


Springing into shows season: Snowdrops, houseplants, cyclamen and Master Growers (Ep 123: Feb 2018)

The RHS Shows season got off to a flying start with the Early Spring Plant Fair last week. We went along to marvel at the hanging snowdrop extravaganza and meet the growers and celebrity experts who make it all happen - including Alys Fowler who gives seasonal houseplant tips and the team from Birmingham Botanical Gardens who share insight into the wonderful world of cyclamen. Plus a look at the RHS Master Grower Scheme, which is now in its third season.

Useful links: ► RHS London ShowsSnowdrop eventsRHS Master GrowerPhoto competitionEvent finder


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