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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: 10 Jan 2019)

What can you plant for winter colour - that's not a dogwood? Should you remove the yellow leaves on sprouts? Tune in and find out the answers to these and lots more seasonal gardening questions. We talk to pest and disease experts to find out how the wild weather of 2018 affected plants and gardens. Plus a look at what's coming up at RHS Flower Shows this year.

Useful links: ►Plants for winter interest  ►How to grow Brussels sprouts  ►Cover crops (green manures) ►RHS Flower ShowsRHS gardening advice  ►Find a plantFind an RHS event near you 

Highlights of 2018 - a year in gardening

As 2018 draws to a close, here's a look back at some of our favourite moments of the year. From the energy and dynamism of the Chelsea Flower Show, interviews with luminaries of the gardening world such as Fergus Garrett and Beth Chatto,  to an exploration of the tranquil streamside plantings at Harlow Carr, join us on a leisurely stroll through the audio annals of 2018  - a year in gardening.

Useful links: ►Search RHS gardening advice  ►RHS Find a plantFind an RHS event near you

Seasonal gardening questions solved and Christmas presents for gardeners (Ep 145: 20 Dec 2018)

The Gardening Advice team gathers together for a bumper question-and-answer session, sorting out enquiries ranging from whether you can grow your own vine leaves, which figs grow best in the UK, using an old hot water tank as a pond, how to get rid of those pesky little compost flies in your houseplants, and more.  Plus ideas for last-minute Christmas presents and a look at 2018's changes at RHS Garden Wisley.

Useful links: ►How to grow grapes  ►How to grow figs  ►Rabbits in gardens  ►RHS advice on ponds  ►Fungus gnats   ►all RHS events  ►Books podcast  ►RHS Gift membership  ►Wisley developmentsRHS Find a plant 

How to help winter wildlife, unusual street trees and are glittered plants a crime against nature? (6 Dec 2018)

Wildlife expert and writer Kate Bradbury shares her top tips on what to do now to help garden wildlife through the winter. Paul Wood discusses the past, present and future of street trees, and shares some of his discoveries of the more unusual botanical residents of our towns and cities. Meanwhile back at RHS HQ, our magazine team debates the pros and cons of the 'novelty' plants - painted, bejewelled with glitter and more - that seem to pop up everywhere at this time of year.

Useful links:RHS wildlife advice  ►Find an RHS event near you  ►The Garden magazineBooks podcast

Books Special 2018: Experts pick their favourites old and new, and books for Christmas presents

In this special edition of the RHS Gardening Podcast, we're joined by experts and authors who discuss their favourite gardening books both classic and modern and give recommendations of books for presents this Christmas. For more info, including a list of the titles mentioned, please see our books podcast page.

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