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Behind the scenes science, Wisley dahlia competition and what to do about wasps (Ep 136: August 2018)

We head behind the scenes at Wisley to find out what RHS scientists are studying in their ongoing work to keep our beloved garden plants safe and healthy. And with just a few weeks to go until the ever-popular People's Dahlia Competition at the Wisley Flower Show, we get some top tips on how to get the best from these colourful flowers. Back in the science department, Dr Hayley Jones shares some wisdom on wasps and pathologist Matthew Cromey gives an update on ash dieback and what gardeners can do about it.

Useful links:RHS slug and snail researchWisley Flower Show  ►People's Dahlia Competition  ►How to grow dahliasRosemoor Flower Show  ►All RHS events  ►Ash dieback


Hyde Hall re-born (Ep 135: August 2018)

Join us on a journey through a Floral Fantasia and around the world in 80 veg... As our easternmost garden reaches the end of a multi-million pound investment programme, we visit a revitalised site that's bursting with colourful flowers and exotic edibles, discover what's new for visitors and discover how it has become more environmentally sustainable.

Useful links:Hyde Hall Global Growth Vegetable Garden (sponsored by Witan Investment Trust) ►Floral Fantasia  ►Hyde Hall Flower Showall RHS events


Live from Tatton (Ep 134: July 2018)

This week we're at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in Cheshire, revelling in this floral extravaganza in the glorious Cheshire countryside. We explore some of the show highlights before heading into 'The Beehive' with author and broadcaster Matthew Biggs who chairs a live question and answer session with gardening experts Mark Diacono, Lia Leendertz and Tony Dickerson.

Useful links: ►The Poisonous Garden  RHS Young Designer of the Year  ►Buy show tickets  ► Find out more about the show  Flood damage in gardens  ►herbs  ►courgettes  ►clubroot  ►liming  ►plants for dry shade


Live from Hampton Court (Ep 133: July 2018)

Join us at the largest annual flower show on earth! We meet horticultural hero Piet Oudolf, chef and home-grown vegetable champion Raymond Blanc, RHS Master Grower Matt Soper of Hampshire Carnivorous Plants, and others in this whistle-stop tour of highlights from the incredible show. Plus, garden designer and TV presenter Ann-Marie Powell gives a guided tour of Countryfile's 30th Anniversary Garden.

Useful links: ►Discover the show  ►Hero of horticulture - Piet Oudolf  ►Raymond Blanc at Hampton  ►RHS Master Grower - Hampshire Carnivorous PlantsTatton Park Flower ShowFind an RHS event near you  ►RHS advice on carnivorous plants (includes a recipe for peat-free compost mix)

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