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Last minute Christmas gift

Last minute Christmas gift

Join us at the Meier Garden Centre, Durnten, and enjoy a truly wonderful pre-Christmas season at the most "English" Garden Center in Switzerland.

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Dig It Loo Planting

Dig It Loo Planting

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For many gardeners, the colder weather means the end of the gardening year. But that just means a bit of time indoors planning and thinking about what you might like to do next year. One of the way...

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Sternenpracht / Poinsettia at Meiers

Sternenpracht / Poinsettia at Meiers

In the Christmas season, the Christmas Poinsettias are the absolute star among the flowering houseplants. With their coloured, star-shaped and lush foliage, they bring a piece of nature into the ho...

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Dig It Holly 13 Nov 2017

Dig It Holly 13 Nov 2017

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Join Hester this week on the new episode of Dig It! all about Holly.

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Cornelius Schregle on Backdrop Switzerland; the book on the movies

Cornelius Schregle on Backdrop Switzerland; the book on the movies

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Cornelius joins us in the studio to share some of the anecdotes he uncovered whilst researching this book, such as the location scouting mission of the 007 team to find a Bond bad-guy lare, wh...

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Open Sundays at Meier in Dürnten

Open Sundays at Meier in Dürnten

Join us at the Meier Garden Centre, Durnten, and enjoy a truly wonderful pre-Christmas season at the most "English’ Garden Center in Switzerland

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Dig It! Box hedges alternatives (6 November 2017)

Dig It! Box hedges alternatives (6 November 2017)

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What can you use if not box hedges - Hester explains

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Meier's Advent and Christmas Exhibition

Meier's Advent and Christmas Exhibition

Join us at the Meier Garden Centre, Durnten, and enjoy a truly wonderful pre-Christmas season at the most 'English’ Garden Center in Switzerland. 

Provided by Meier Garden-Centre

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Dig It: Box Hedges  (30 Oct 2017)

Dig It: Box Hedges (30 Oct 2017)

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Box plants have had a hard few years and lots of people are looking for alternatives, one of the most popular is Ilex crenata "Dark Green" and this is what the grand baroque garden of Het...

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Dig It! Groot Groen Plus (23 October 2017)

Dig It! Groot Groen Plus (23 October 2017)

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One of the big plant shows in the Netherlands is Groot Groen Plus. It’s held in the hometown of Van Gogh, Zundert, and it brings together tree and shrub specialists from all over the Netherla...

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Pumpkin season in Switzerland - family activities

Pumpkin season in Switzerland - family activities

There is no going back to summer, more and more leaves are changing their colours every single day and the crisp mornings are a reminder that winter is on its way. But there is one thing in pa...

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Dig It! "Le Balene Cantano Alla Luna" Orticolario Whales

Dig It! "Le Balene Cantano Alla Luna" Orticolario Whales

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A couple of weeks ago was the magnificent spectacle that is Orticolario. 

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Dig It: The remarkable trees of Geneva (9 Oct 2017)

Dig It: The remarkable trees of Geneva (9 Oct 2017)

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With some clear autumn weather on the horizon, it’s a good opportunity to get outside and enjoy all that the green world has to offer, and for anyone visiting or living in Geneva, there is a ...

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Dig It! Hedges (2 Oct 2017)

Dig It! Hedges (2 Oct 2017)

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This week Hester tackles hedges!!!  Listener question: “How to replace a large thuja hedge that divided two front gardens. The situation is windy and exposed, it is narrow and the soi...

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Gorgeous Grasses for Autumn

Gorgeous Grasses for Autumn

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Grasses with coloured stems are becoming more common and there are plenty available already​.

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John Ruttledge on autumnal flowers at the Château de Vullierens

John Ruttledge on autumnal flowers at the Château de Vullierens

Mid Morning Mix

This Friday to Sunday the spectacular gardens of le Château de Vullierens are open to the public with amazing autumnal flowers, a sculpture park, local wines and tasty food, plus hallowe...

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Planting Spring Bulbs with DigIt's Hester Macdonald

Planting Spring Bulbs with DigIt's Hester Macdonald

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Don't forget to plant them now, in autumn!

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Dig It! Gardening events for the end of summer (18 Sept 2017)

Dig It! Gardening events for the end of summer (18 Sept 2017)

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Plunge into some greenery this autumn. 

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Plunge into some greenery this autumn

Plunge into some greenery this autumn

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The weather here in Switzerland is due to improve again, so it’s a good time to get out and about and enjoy some gardens and plants over the next couple of weeks. This week Hester looks ...

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Lake Geneva clean-up 2017 - Patty Moll

Lake Geneva clean-up 2017 - Patty Moll

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Patty Moll talks to WRS's Katt Cullen about cleaning up Lake Geneva and why you should volunteer!

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New indoor furniture collection for autumn at Schilliger in Gland

New indoor furniture collection for autumn at Schilliger in Gland

As the days shorten and we think once again of being cosy inside our homes, Schilliger home and garden centre in Gland is putting on a bit of show with its latest collection of indoor fur...

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Dig It! Gardening with Children

Dig It! Gardening with Children

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I love this time of year, the fresh slate of a new school year gives you a chance to start afresh, dig a veggie patch, buy some bulbs for next spring or plan a new border in the garden.

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Dig It! Lawns (4 September 2017)

Dig It! Lawns (4 September 2017)

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Our listener question this week comes from Sandra, who has a large, steep garden at an altitude of 800m, and is worried about some new brown patches on her lawn.

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Dig It!  Strawberries (28 Aug 2017)

Dig It! Strawberries (28 Aug 2017)

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Plantarium in Boskoop is one of the biggest horticulture shows in the Netherlands, where plant specialists from the region and further afield meet to show their new plants. Markus Kobelt of Lubera ...

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