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.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 (Ep 155: 23 May 2019)
This week we're at the world's premier floral extravaganza in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. We meet garden designers, celebrities and plantspeople to discover the stories behind the gardens and plants that make the show so special.
Useful links ►RHS Chelsea ►The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden ►IKEA and Tom Dixon: Gardening Will Save The World ►Chelsea Plant of the Year ►Find an RHS event near you ►Visit the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
Secrets of houseplant success, acers, cauliflowers, going wild for ponds and A Nation in Bloom (Ep 154: 9 May 2019)
Our gardening advisors gather to help RHS members with their horticultural queries, including propagating peperomias and repotting aloe veras, growing cauliflowers successfully and when to plant an acer. Plus Wisley horticulturist Bernard Boardman offers seasonal tips on garden ponds and broadcaster Matthew Biggs shares insights from his new book, A Nation in Bloom.
Useful links ►Search RHS gardening advice pages ►Potentially harmful plants ►Get personalised gardening advice ►Visit the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show ►Wild About Gardens ►Find a plant ►Find an RHS event near you
RHS Gardening Podcast on Tour: Cardiff flower show (Ep 153: 25 Apr 2019)
This week we head across the Severn Bridge to the RHS Flower Show Cardiff. Guest presenter James Alexander-Sinclair chairs a panel of gardening experts – Rob Evans from Pheasant Acre Plants, Jane Linsday from Tynings Climbers and Chairman of RHS South West in Bloom Jon Wheatley – who answer a bumper crop of show-goers' queries. Topics covered include which plants to grow with children in a community garden, which plants give you most return for your effort, how to get a bougainvillea to flower, dealing with overgrown trees in pots, and more. We also hear from some of the plant exhibitors and garden designers.
Selected plants mentioned ►Dahlias ►Verbena bonariensis ►Bougainvillea ►Edgeworthia chrysantha (paperbush) ►Trachelospermum (star jasmine)
Useful links ►RHS Master Grower: Scamp's Daffodils ►RHS Flower Show Cardiff ►RHS Find a plant ►All RHS events
Live from RHS Flower Show Cardiff
In this mini-edition of the RHS Gardening Podcast, James Alexander-Sinclair chairs a panel of experts who answer show-goers' plant puzzles on the first day of the show. A full version of the Question and Answer session will be broadcast on 25 April.
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Replacing a failing apple tree, blackspot-resistant roses and which plants are Bambi-proof? Plus: plant rant (Ep 152: 4 April 2019)
Our trusty advisors gather to help RHS members with their gardening problems including what to do about an apple tree that produces nasty apples, which are the most blackspot resistant roses and how to stop your peace lilies going brown. Garden writer Melissa Mabbitt and Deputy editor of The Garden
magazine Phil Clayton debate this month's hot topic – whether forcing plants out of season is an acceptable sales tactic. And finally, Jenny Bowden reveals the results of a nationwide survey into which plants are most deer resistant.
►How to grow apples
magazine ►Deer-resistant plants
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Selected recommended roses
►'Roseraie de l'Hay' ►'Blanche Double de Coubert' ►'Shepherdess'
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