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Dig It! - Spring from Zurich (19 Jan 2015)

Dig It! - Spring from Zurich (19 Jan 2015)

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This week Dig It comes from Zurich. Hester Macdonald is at the spring trade show, Ornaris. She talks to Philip Mark of the Acara company and their unusual foldable stools, suitable for indoors and ...

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Dig It! - Compost (5 Jan 2015)

Dig It! - Compost (5 Jan 2015)

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This time of year can be a bit soggy and cold outside, but there's no better remedy for a case of the January blues than half an hour in the garden, with some daylight, and a chance to enjoy the bu...

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Dig It! - Sheds and Green Houses (12 Jan 2015)

Dig It! - Sheds and Green Houses (12 Jan 2015)

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Chris Mills, arborist and gardener, has some suggestions for easy jobs for January. You can also start planning a vegetable garden now, dig over the soil and buy a raised bed kit, and start buying ...

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Dig It! Local grasses

Dig It! Local grasses

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This week, Hester takes a look at  local garden centre - Roussillon Fleurs in Meyrin.

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Dig It! Hot weather casualties

Dig It! Hot weather casualties

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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? Plantarium is a large show for new plants,...

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New app highlights tick danger in Switzerland

New app highlights tick danger in Switzerland

A new app to highlight the dangers of ticks has been launched by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and has been approved by the Federal Office of Public Health.

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Dig It! Jardins en Fête this weekend

Dig It! Jardins en Fête this weekend

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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, ...

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Dig It! Look ahead to the Coppet Flower Show

Dig It! Look ahead to the Coppet Flower Show

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Shady perennials suggestions from Rosie Hardy of the award-winning nursery Hardy's Plants, and events around the region - Rendez-vous au jardin at the Chateau de Prangins on 3 May, and the Coppet F...

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Blue Butterfly - an examination of families, science and nature

Blue Butterfly - an examination of families, science and nature

Do you remember the interview with the 'Ant Lady' on Drivetime last year?

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Dig It! Pests and diseases

Dig It! Pests and diseases

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This week's Dig It is all about boxwood and pests and diseases and how to tackle them. My guest is Francois Lefort, from the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, expert in biologi...

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Dig It!: Habitat-Jardin 2015

Dig It!: Habitat-Jardin 2015

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On this week's Dig It!, Hester checks out what you can find at this years Habitat Jardin, the big homes and garden show going on in Lausanne at the moment.

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Dig It: Jobs for January

Dig It: Jobs for January

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This time of year can be a bit soggy and cold outside, but there's no better remedy for a case of the January blues than half an hour in the garden, with some daylight, and a chance to enjoy the bu...

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Dig It! Ideas for gardening books this Christmas

Dig It! Ideas for gardening books this Christmas

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Tara Lissner, Director of the Swiss Gardening School, s always on the lookout for great books to recommend to students. For the last show of the year, Tara picks her favourites published this year.

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Dig It! Ideas for Christmas gifts

Dig It! Ideas for Christmas gifts

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Chris Mills, British-trained arborist and the tutor for the Pruning and Lovely Lawns courses at the Swiss Gardening School www.swissgardeningschool.com has some great suggestions for practical gard...

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Swiss Chelsea Garden Show winner talks to WRS

Swiss Chelsea Garden Show winner talks to WRS

Daniel Auderset, the Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal winner, who is Swiss, has been working in the Bern region as a garden designer for many years, Hester Macdonald took a walk with him in the summe...

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