Articles: Gardening & Green Spaces

Dig It! Gardening and Books  (18 June 2017)

Dig It! Gardening and Books (18 June 2017)

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The Fondation Martin Bodmer in Cologny in Geneva, hold over 150,000 titles in their possession, and manage to display a small number of the extraordinary treasures, like first editions of Shakespea...

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Award winning must-haves from Chelsea

Award winning must-haves from Chelsea

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The Royal Horticulatural Society’s Product of the Year is a hotly-contested title, judged by a panel of experts including Deborah Meaden, business woman extraordinaire and long-running judge ...

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Dig It! Good and Bad Bugs (4 June 2018)

Dig It! Good and Bad Bugs (4 June 2018)

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This week's show is all about bugs - helpful bugs like bees, hoverflies, ladybirds and lacewings, and unhelpful bugs like ahpids. Bees like nectar-rich plants like borage, sunflowers or wildflowers...

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Roses at Chelsea, a scent of summertime

Roses at Chelsea, a scent of summertime

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For me, roses mean summertime, and a Chelsea with no roses would be a very sad Chelsea indeed. Luckily there are always plenty of these beautiful flowers both in the show gardens and inside the Gre...

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Chelsea Show Gardens – how to get the look in your garden

Chelsea Show Gardens – how to get the look in your garden

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The 2018 Chelsea Flower Show closed on the 26th of May, but the ideas seen in the Show Gardens will be providing both designers and home gardeners with plenty of inspiration over the next year.

Provided by Meier Garden-Centre

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Dig It! What's Coming Up (28 May 2018)

Dig It! What's Coming Up (28 May 2018)

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This year's Chelsea Flower Show was a sunny and joyful edition, and if it's left you wanting more, and maybe even to get a ticket for yourself, there are a few more Royal Horticultural Society Show...

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Hester Digs Chelsea - Things to take home (4/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - Things to take home (4/4)

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 What were the big themes or take-homes from this year's Chelsea Flower Showthat you can try in your garden right now? Screens and water for the hardscaping and yellow in any form at ...

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Hester Digs Chelsea - Our favourite plant products & flowers (3/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - Our favourite plant products & flowers (3/4)

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The newest and best plants and products from this year's Chelsea Flower Show are right here.

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Hester Digs Chelsea - Gold Medal & Best in Show (2/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - Gold Medal & Best in Show (2/4)

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At this year's Chelsea Flower Show Hester and Tara from the Swiss Gardening School found a garden they walked straight into and loved - with lots of yellow...

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Hester Digs Chelsea - this year's highlights from The Chelsea Flower Show (1/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - this year's highlights from The Chelsea Flower Show (1/4)

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Here's Hester' Macdonald's highlights from this year's Chelsea Flower Show, including the new rose from David Austin, "Emily Bronte", a green wall for urban bees, Tom...

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Dig It! Questions (21 May 2018)

Dig It! Questions (21 May 2018)

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The students at La Découverte in Mies are back for a second week, this time with lots of questions about their veggie patch. School gardens are a great way to get kids gardening, and the evidence s...

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Dig It! Insect Hotels (14 May 2018)

Dig It! Insect Hotels (14 May 2018)

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La Découverte School in Mies has a vegetable patch and an insect hotel. We took a trip to meet some of the students and answer their questions about their insect visitors and their insect ho...

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Gadget Guru - The top 3 apps for gardeners

Gadget Guru - The top 3 apps for gardeners

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Our Gadget Guru Paul Bristow was having a nice time in the garden when he thought to himself "how can I enhance this experience and stand a better chance of keeping my plants alive?" H...

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Dig It Bamboo 7 May 2018

Dig It Bamboo 7 May 2018

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There are lots of bamboos on the market, suitable for all kind of situations. This week's show mentions Phyllostachys aureosulcata, a golden-stemmed bamboo that grows to about 6m, and also Phyl...

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Dig It! Spirulina (30 April 2018)

Dig It! Spirulina (30 April 2018)

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Spirulina is a unique "super-food", providing most of our daily nutritional requirements, and yet is probably the oldest food source on earth. Find out how the growers at SwissMade Spiruline are gr...

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The Importance of the Night Sky

The Importance of the Night Sky

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Husband and wife team Roberto and Kerstin are so worried about how we are all missing out on the night sky due to light pollution. Artificial lights in our towns and cities means we can't se...

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Dig It! Jardin Botanique de Genève (23 April 2018)

Dig It! Jardin Botanique de Genève (23 April 2018)

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This week Dig It is taking a trip to the Botanic Gardens of Geneva, and Patrick Bungener, one of the researchers for a new exhibition, tells us all about the life of Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, o...

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Dig It! Smoothie (16 April 2018)

Dig It! Smoothie (16 April 2018)

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You can Grow Your Own Smoothies! Go for the easy plants that grow well like in Switzerland, like spinach, raspberries or strawberries and you'll have plenty for your smoothies and salads all summer...

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Dig It! SmoothieS (16 April 2018)

Dig It! SmoothieS (16 April 2018)

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You can Grow Your Own Smoothies! Go for the easy plants that grow well like in Switzerland, like spinach, raspberries or strawberries and you'll have plenty for your smoothies and salads all summer...

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Dig It! Lavender (9 April 2018)

Dig It! Lavender (9 April 2018)

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With temperatures slowly increasing, gardeners are starting to think about summer-flowering plants for their gardens and terraces. I'd choose a lavender plant, you can cut and dry the flower heads ...

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Geneva's Major Urban Projects

Geneva's Major Urban Projects

Mid Morning Mix

Geneva is a great place to live and work, but some may find that housing and transportation have been a challenge! So what is Geneva doing about it? Vincent Lusser, from the Departement of ...

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Gadget Guru - Build your own farming town with OSE

Gadget Guru - Build your own farming town with OSE

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Marcin Jakubowski founded Open Source Ecology (OSE). Gadget Guru explains...

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Dig It! Gardens To Visit (3 April 2018)

Dig It! Gardens To Visit (3 April 2018)

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Spring is sprung and it's the perfect time to get out and visit some beautiful gardens, get inspired and bring home something new. The gardens mentioned in today's show are the Camellia Park in Loc...

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Dig It: High performance smaller plants (26 March 2018)

Dig It: High performance smaller plants (26 March 2018)

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With the trend for smaller gardens and terraces, the plant growers and developers need to provide high-performing, compact plants for gardeners. Marco Conti from Selecta tells us about a cracking n...

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