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.
New shoots - growing the next generation of gardeners (12 Oct 2018)
The RHS Campaign for School Gardening touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of children throughout the UK, providing children with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills while boosting their development and wellbeing. We meet the people behind the campaign as well as the winners of its recent School Gardening Awards.
Useful links: ►RHS Campaign for School Gardening ►School visits to RHS Gardens ►Follow us on Facebook ►CFSG on Twitter
It's harvest time! Celebrating homegrown produce and seasonal GYO advice (Ep 140: 10 Oct 2018)
This week's episode is jam-packed with helpful info on growing your own fruit and veg, including pumpkins and squashes, courgettes, garlic, pears, French and runner beans and more. Plus the Garden Advisors discuss banishing an over-enthusiastic Virginia creeper and growing cut flowers for a wedding.
Varieties mentioned: Squash/pumpkin: 'Crown Prince', 'Potimarron', 'Galeux d'Eysines', 'Black Futsu', 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes', 'Goosebumps'.
Useful links: ►RHS Grow Your Own ►Campaign for School Gardening ►How to grow sweet peas ►hardy annuals ►RHS Urban Garden Show ►Wisley Conifer Show ►all RHS events
Gardening for good, repairing lawns, tips on growing dahlias, roses, damsons and more (Ep 139: 27 Sept 2018)
If you go down to the shops today, you're in for a big surprise. If you live in Sheerwater, Surrey, that is - where a new community garden is taking root as a result of an innovative new partnership between the RHS, community groups, local councils and the HLF*. Plus our Gardening Advice team gather to untangle a postbag bulging with horticultural heartaches including questions on dahlias, damsons, roses, hydrangeas, sweetcorn and more.
Useful links: ►Get involved with community gardening projects ►RHS gardening advice ►How to grow plums & damsons ►Dahlia cultivation advice
*The Sheerwater Together Community Garden was designed and built by students from the School of Horticulture at RHS Garden Wisley in partnership with local people and community groups, Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council, with support from The Heritage Lottery Fund.
Get RHS cash to fund your gardening adventure, a Wisley walkabout, helping hedgehogs and more (Ep 138: 13 Sept 2018)
Have you ever dreamed of travelling to distant lands to see and study plants in their native habitats? Or perhaps you'd like to grow your knowledge in other ways? An RHS bursary may be able to help. Past recipients share their stories of travels to Portugal and the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Closer to home, Matt Pottage gives an update on the latest in RHS Garden Wisley's multimillion-pound redevelopment, we head to Harlow Carr for tips on helping hedgehogs. Plus news on the Big Soup Share from the RHS Campaign for School Gardening.
Useful links: ►RHS bursaries ►Wisley future plans ►How to help hedgehogs ►Lindley libraries ►RHS Campaign for School Gardening - Big Soup Share ►Find an RHS event near you
A plant lover's paradise: exploring RHS Garden Harlow Carr (Ep 137: 30 Aug 2018)
From iconic blue Himalayan poppies and drifts of streamside primulas to subtropical borders and precious alpines, Harlow Carr is a paradise for plant lovers. In this episode we meet the gardeners who share their favourite plants and parts of the most northerly RHS Garden.
Useful links: ►RHS Garden Harlow Carr ►Streamside ►Salvias ►Winter Walk ►Events at the garden ►Alpine House ►Cercidiphyllum japonicum ►Ozothamnus corralloides ►RHS Bursaries ►Harlow Carr library