Articles: Gardening & Green Spaces

Dig It Green Mats (26th Oct 2015)

Dig It Green Mats (26th Oct 2015)

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Ground cover planting just got a whole lot easier with plant mats from Cover Green

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Dig It! Questions from the Expat Expo

Dig It! Questions from the Expat Expo

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On this week's Dig It!Hester takes questions from keen gardeners at the Expat Expo in Geneva. Covering topics such as conifer pruning, weeds in lawns an invasive climbers.

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Dig It! - High up plants (28 Sep 2015)

Dig It! - High up plants (28 Sep 2015)

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Dig It for this week, I spoke to Sandy from the Jardin des Monts about their plant products produced up high at 1600m altitude in the beautiful Pays d'En haut. www.jardindesmonts.ch

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Dig It! - Flowering Perennials (21 Sep 2015)

Dig It! - Flowering Perennials (21 Sep 2015)

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Autumn flowering perennials are in garden centres now, perfect to brighten up a pot or a border. Choose from Heleniums, Echinacea and sedums, and look out for the new Helenium "Short and Sassy", co...

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Dig It! - Grasses in Meyrin (14 Sep 2015)

Dig It! - Grasses in Meyrin (14 Sep 2015)

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Grasses are great for the garden, the new Carex "Feather Falls" is fully hardy, resists sun scorch and is available soon. Grasses to see in Geneva at Roussillon Fleurs in Meyrin www.leroussillon.ch

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Dig It! - Botanical art (7 Sep 2015)

Dig It! - Botanical art (7 Sep 2015)

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This week Hester takes a look at an exhibition of botanical art in Lausanne.

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Dig It! - Hot weather casualties (31 Aug 2015)

Dig It! - Hot weather casualties (31 Aug 2015)

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A hot summer can mean some plant casualties, and in Hester Macdonald's garden, it was a pair of box wood cones that didn't survive. What to plant instead?

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Dig It! - Vegetables (6 Jul 2015)

Dig It! - Vegetables (6 Jul 2015)

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Tara Lissner is the Director of the Swiss Gardening School and an enthusiastic grower of veggies and fruit. Here are her tips to keep your veggie patch and fruit going through the summer

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Dig It! - Flower advice (29 Jun 2015)

Dig It! - Flower advice (29 Jun 2015)

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Tara Lissner, Director of the Swiss Gardening School, has lots of great suggestions for keeping your garden looking lovely this summer

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Dig It! - Listener Questions 2 (22 Jun 2015)

Dig It! - Listener Questions 2 (22 Jun 2015)

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Listener questions form the Exapt Expo in Basel, we have a question from Tatiana about soils and composts and one from Esther about how to green her concrete outside space.

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Dig It! - Listener Questions (15 Jun 2015)

Dig It! - Listener Questions (15 Jun 2015)

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Dig It for this week, listener questions - one from Leonor from the Basel Expat Expo, and one from a listener called Sue Leonor wanted to know about growing herbs on her terrace, basil, mint, rosem...

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Dig It! - Roses from Lyon (3 Jun 2015)

Dig It! - Roses from Lyon (3 Jun 2015)

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Hester looks at the rose heritage that is the French city of Lyon

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Dig It! - Chelsea Jo Thompson (18 May 2015)

Dig It! - Chelsea Jo Thompson (18 May 2015)

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On this week's Dig It, Hester talks to Jo Thompson, British garden designer and designer of the lead garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, previewing her garden for the show.

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Dig It - Chelsea and Roses (11 May 2015)

Dig It - Chelsea and Roses (11 May 2015)

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Hester gives us a full review of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 and details of the Chelsea Fringe www.chelseafringe.com which is still running until 7 June. Plus, a fantastic rose event in Lyon f...

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Dig It - Jardins en Fete (4 May 2015)

Dig It - Jardins en Fete (4 May 2015)

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The big event of the local gardening calendar is coming up this weekend on 8,9, and 10 of May, Jardins en Fete, in the park of the Chateau de Coppet. Viviane Cagneux, one of the two organisers, exp...

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Dig It - RHS Shows (20 Apr 2015)

Dig It - RHS Shows (20 Apr 2015)

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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 - Green Lawns (7 Apr 2015)

Dig It - Green Lawns (7 Apr 2015)

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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 - Pests and Diseases (30 Mar 2015)

Dig It - Pests and Diseases (30 Mar 2015)

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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 - Show Gardens In Zurich (18 Mar 2015)

Dig It - Show Gardens In Zurich (18 Mar 2015)

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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 - Habitat Garden in Lausanne (9 Mar 2015)

Dig It - Habitat Garden in Lausanne (9 Mar 2015)

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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! - Dahlias (2 Mar 2015)

Dig It! - Dahlias (2 Mar 2015)

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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! - Golf Course Gardening (16 Feb 2015)

Dig It! - Golf Course Gardening (16 Feb 2015)

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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! - New fruit and an unusual vegetable (9 Feb 2015)

Dig It! - New fruit and an unusual vegetable (9 Feb 2015)

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This week's show, all about new fruit and an unusual vegetable to grow this year.

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Dig it! - Trees (2 Feb 2015)

Dig it! - Trees (2 Feb 2015)

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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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