Articles: Gardening & Green Spaces

Grass gardening

Grass gardening

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The start of September sees the ornamental grasses really coming into their own, and they will keep looking attractive for months to come. They are perfect for beginners, and Alex Monnet of Roussil...

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Dig It! Berries (12 September 2016)

Dig It! Berries (12 September 2016)

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Autumn is creeping onwards and the berries are showing no signs of slowing down yet. Keep watering and picking and you could have several more punnets full! If you haven't yet managed to put in som...

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Dig It! Grasses (September 5 2016)

Dig It! Grasses (September 5 2016)

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The start of September sees the ornamental grasses really coming into their own, and they will keep looking attractive for months to come. They are perfect for beginners, and Alex Monnet of Roussil...

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Dig It 29: support your perennials (29 August 2016)

Dig It 29: support your perennials (29 August 2016)

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With a wet spring and a dryish summer, many perennials in the garden are a lot taller than usual, and in need of some support. Bernhard Anliker of the company Einzigartiges, has produced the ideal ...

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A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side

Switzerland is a great country for garden visiting; between the excellently maintained botanical gardens and some privately-funded gardens open to the public, they are run by passionate p...

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Dig It! Zurich Botanical Gardens (June 27 2016)

Dig It! Zurich Botanical Gardens (June 27 2016)

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The Zurich University Botanical Garden boasts some of the loveliest modern glasshouses in Switzerland, Peter Enz, the curator of the garden, explained how the recent renovations were achieved witho...

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Dig It:  Botanica Week (20 June 2016)

Dig It: Botanica Week (20 June 2016)

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This week is a big week in the calendar of the Swiss botanical gardens, it's Botanica week, where the botanical gardens all over Switzerland put on lots of interesting events as well as their usual...

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Dig It! Conrad Gesner (13 June 2016)

Dig It! Conrad Gesner (13 June 2016)

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Conrad Gesner is not a name known to many, but thanks to a new twin exhibition in both Geneva and Zurich's Botanical Gardens about him and the family of plants named after him, this may be about to...

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Dig It! New Zurich garden show (6 June 2016)

Dig It! New Zurich garden show (6 June 2016)

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The Rietberg Museum in Zurich is best known for their collections of African, Asian and pre-Colombian art. Their new exhibition "Gärten der Welt", or "Gardens of the World", has just opened, and is...

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Dig It!  Foxgloves (30 May 2016)

Dig It! Foxgloves (30 May 2016)

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One of the biggest events of the European horticultural calendar took place last week, the Chelsea Flower Show www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show Hester Macdonald chooses her favou...

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Dig It! Chelsea Flower Show  (23 May 2016)

Dig It! Chelsea Flower Show (23 May 2016)

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show starts this week in London, bringing together the good and the great of the gardening world to admire show gardens an...

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Dig It: Garden and plant show Chantilly (May 17th 2016)

Dig It: Garden and plant show Chantilly (May 17th 2016)

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The Domain of Courson has handed "Les Journées des Plantes", its flagship event for the last 32 years, over to the Domain of Chantilly, which is organising the 64th edition of the event that will t...

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Dig It! - Bellevue, Part 2 (9 May 2016)

Dig It! - Bellevue, Part 2 (9 May 2016)

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You can hear Dig It! on WRS at the following times: Monday: 07h10, Tuesday: 17h40, Wednesday: 09h40, Thursday: 11h40 & Friday: 13h40 For more: www,worldradio.ch/radio/shows/dig-it.html

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Dig It! - Laure Gremion's wheelbarrow (2 May 2016)

Dig It! - Laure Gremion's wheelbarrow (2 May 2016)

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This week, Hester talks about her favourite tools for the garden and speaks to Laure Gremion, a graduate of the ECAL design school in Lausanne, who has reimagined the wheelbarrow and has already wo...

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Dig It! - Veg and bees in Bellevue (25 April 2016)

Dig It! - Veg and bees in Bellevue (25 April 2016)

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A wonderful new planting in the Commune of Bellevue, in the Canton of Geneva, full of inspiring bee-friendly planting and a unique "help yourself" herb garden. The landscape architect Daniel Dobbs,...

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World VR Forum

World VR Forum

Mid Morning Mix

Clayton Doherty from the World VR Forum joined Katt in the WRS studio and let her try on the goggles mid-chat! You're seeing a studio, but Katt is perched on a glacier 3000m above sea level! Th...

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Dig It! - Shrubs (11 April 2016)

Dig It! - Shrubs (11 April 2016)

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WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Dig It! Growing Veg (18 April 2016)

Dig It! Growing Veg (18 April 2016)

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WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Dig It! All about trees (4 April 2016)

Dig It! All about trees (4 April 2016)

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This week Hester Macdonald looks at the wonders of trees

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Dig It! Rose Breeding (29 March 2016)

Dig It! Rose Breeding (29 March 2016)

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On this week's Dig It! Hester Macdonald looks at rose breeding with a family who've been doing it for 6 generations.

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Dig It! A review of Giardina (March 21 2016)

Dig It! A review of Giardina (March 21 2016)

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This week a review of the giardina show, with an interview with the effervescent Chiara Giannini, the Ticinese granite company that provided the gorgeous granite for my favourite show garden, calle...

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Dig It! Geneva Botanical Gardens (March 14 2016)

Dig It! Geneva Botanical Gardens (March 14 2016)

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On this week's Dig It!, a nice springtime edition, perfect for our Geneva listeners, it's all about the Geneva Botanic Garden and a new app that guides you round the garden - technology and plants,...

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Dig It! Celebrate the coming of spring at the Botanical Gardens

Dig It! Celebrate the coming of spring at the Botanical Gardens

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On this week's Dig It!, with Hester Macdonald, a nice springtime edition, perfect for our Geneva listeners, it's all about the Geneva Botanic Garden and a new app that guides you round the garden ...

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Dig It!  Giardina in Zurich (March 7 2016)

Dig It! Giardina in Zurich (March 7 2016)

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Hester takes a look at the largest indoor garden show in Switzerland - on from 16-20 March. There are show gardens large and small, lots of ideas for paving, furniture, decoration, as well as all s...

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