Gardeners' Corner [Radio Ulster]

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In this week's festive Gardeners' Corner David Maxwell is joined in the studio by Cherry Townsend and Brendan Little to talk about what's important to gardeners at Christmas helped along by some blackberry brandy tasting and mince pies. Also in the programme why botanicals and bitters are good for you, what can be discovered on a winter walk along the Lagan and last minute ideas for gardeners this Christmas.

David Maxwell offers keen gardeners the latest advice, news and visits to gardens.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

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David Maxwell offers keen gardeners the latest advice, news and visits to gardens.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

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David Maxwell offers keen gardeners the latest advice, news and visits to gardens.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

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David Maxwell offers keen gardeners the latest advice, news and visits to gardens.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

Gardeners' Corner in France: Gardens of Remembrance2018111020181229 (RU)

Another chance to hear a special edition of Gardeners’ Corner from the Somme where 15 Gardens of Peace (Jardin de la Paix) have been constructed near sites of the Great War. David Maxwell visits the Irish peace garden in Peronne designed by Peter Donegan. He’ll meet David Richardson, a Northern Ireland native, who is now Head of Horticulture at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to reveal how one of the biggest gardening organisations in the world tends to war graves and memorials at 23,000 locations in 150 countries. He’ll also meet Irish designer Peter Donegan in Peronne and chat to Gardeners’ Corner regular Brendan Little about how gardens help us to remember.

Another chance to hear a special edition of Gardeners' Corner marking the WWI armistice.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

Gardeners' Corner in the winter garden20181208

In this week's Gardeners' Corner David Maxwell goes winter garden visiting. First stop it's Ballyrobert, then off to the Garden Museum at Lambeth in London and then back to Rowallane in Saintfield. Plenty of gardening tips for the season and how to keep Christmas trees and foliage fresh over the festive period.

Gardeners' Corner enjoys the beauty of the winter garden with plenty of seasonal tips.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

Gardeners' Corner Roadshow: Navan Fort, Armagh20181215

The Gardeners' Corner team heads to the ancient site of Navan Fort in County Armagh for the last roadshow of 2018 where the audience is made up of members of Armagh Gardening Club which is celebrating it's 30th anniversary. Presenter David Maxwell hosts the programme, which includes questions on dealing with Ivy, speeding up compost, pruning rambling roses and much, much more. On hand with the answers are experts Averil Milligan and Brendan Little. The team also have some tips for the week for gardeners in the run up to Christmas.

The Gardeners' Corner team take the roadshow to the ancient site of Navan Fort in Armagh.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

Hydebank Wood community garden, feeding garden birds and locally bred Mahonias20181201

In the first Gardeners' Corner of Winter, David Maxwell visits a new community garden on the site of Hydebank Wood College and Women's Prison. He meets the Deputy Governor Tom Ferguson who says the garden helps rehabilitate those reaching the end of their sentence. David also heads to Belvoir Forest to talk to the RSPB about feeding garden birds and he speaks to Maeve Bell from the Irish Garden Plant Society about Mahonias which were born and bred in Northern Ireland. Also in the programme, David goes for a walk at Mount Stewart with Head Gardener Neil Porteous who tells him about the work under way to completely replant the Mairi garden.

A new community garden at Hydebank Wood, bird-feeding advice and locally bred Mahonias.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

January Phone-in20190112

Join David Maxwell for the January Gardeners' Corner phone-in with experts Averil Milligan and Reg Maxwell. The number to call is 03030 805555 or to text its 81771 (standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and texts will be charged at your standard message rate.) In the programme lots of great gardening advice on offer and also David joins Neil Porteous for a winter walk where they both enjoy the scent from winter flowering plants in particular the beautiful witch hazel.

The Gardeners' Corner phone-in with gardening experts Averil Milligan and Reg Maxwell.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

New Year plans and the Chelsea Physic Garden20190105

David Maxwell and the Gardeners' Corner team look ahead to a new gardening year

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

The January Garden20190119

In Gardeners' Corner this week David Maxwell gets up close and personal with snowdrops and hellebores. He also goes looking for plants with wonderful scent and soft colours and finds out that shady areas can be the perfect spot for a wide variety of plants. Also in the programme Helen Mark and Brendan Little talk about reinventing the patio area and why it should blend in with the style of your house and garden.

Gardeners' Corner with winter favourites snowdrops and hellebores. Also scent and shade.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

50Pruning Roses and Planting Potatoes on St Patrick's20190316

David Maxwell is joined in the studio to talk about two garden tasks usually done around St Patrick's: pruning roses and planting potatoes. Barbara Pilcher makes her first visit to David's garden to see how he is getting on with starting a new herb garden. David also visits a grand garden gone wild - Annesgrove in County Cork and he finds out about the importance of looking after our soil at Maurice Parkinson's garden in Ballyrobert.

Gardening inspiration for the St Patrick's weekend with David Maxwell.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

51March phone-in20190323

This week's live Gardeners' Corner phone-in celebrates Spring and the season of new beginnings. David Maxwell and experts Reg Maxwell and Ann Fitzsimmons are on hand to answer any gardening queries and offer advice on getting the best from your patch of land.
David heads off to Crumlin to meet Will Hamilton in his six-acre haven 'Holly House' Garden. They take a leisurely stroll through the woodland meadow, picking out their favourites from the herbaceous borders and alpine beds.

David takes over the Radio Ulster Facebook page after the show for a live stream, answering more listeners questions and showing a sample of the experts exciting seasonal finds.

Join David and experts Reg Maxwell and Ann Fitzsimmons for the Gardeners' Corner phone-in.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice

52Creating a wildlife garden, Irish-bred plants, hedgerows and annual climbers20190330

David Maxwell presents BBC Radio Ulster's gardening programme which this week’s visits the RSPB's Window on Wildlife in Belfast's Harbour Estate where a new wildlife garden is being created. Maurice Parkinson joins David in studio to talk about the benefits of hedgerows following recent reports of netting by developers. Also in the programme Maeve Bell describes some Irish-bred plants which are filling her spring garden with colour and Helen Mark visits Conrad McCormack who is planting annual climbers to cover a fence. The programme also returns to Annesgrove in County Cork where Neil Porteous is involved in giving a new lease of life of a grand garden gone wild.

David Maxwell presents a spring-themed gardening programme.

David Maxwell and the experts visit gardens and offer topical advice