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Birdlife Switzerland explain SpringAlive

Birdlife Switzerland explain SpringAlive

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Raffael Ayé is the Department Manager for Species Recovery Programmes at Birdlife Switzerland. He explains to WRS that Birdlife is an association of associations. There are cantonal assoc...

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Dig It! Dahlias (19 March 2018)

Dig It! Dahlias (19 March 2018)

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Dahlias are a great way to add bright. long-lasting colour to your border or planters over the summer. They are available now in garden centres as dry tubers, plant them in pots indoors or a frost-...

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Dig It! Fruit Trees (12 March 2018)

Dig It! Fruit Trees (12 March 2018)

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Spring is traditionally a time to plant fruit trees, and with more demand for fruit trees for smaller spaces, there are plenty of new varieties available. A brand new variety from Plantipp, is the ...

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Dig It! Deer proof plants (5 March 2018)

Dig It! Deer proof plants (5 March 2018)

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Deer can be a real nuisance in country gardens, and this week, our listener, Sandra, has a problem with deer eating the roses and dogwoods in her garden. There are lots of great alternatives, like ...

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Dig It! Trompenburg Gardens NL (26 February 2018)

Dig It! Trompenburg Gardens NL (26 February 2018)

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If you're planning a trip to the Netherlands in the next few months, try to squeeze in a trip to the Trompenburg Gardens in Rotterdam www.trompenburg.nl - it's official, plants make people happy!

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Dig It! Gardens of the Future (19 February 2018)

Dig It! Gardens of the Future (19 February 2018)

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What will the garden centre of the future look like? Will we still buy our plants in the same way or will our behaviour change along with technology? The Garden Retail exhibition in Utrecht showcas...

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Dig It! Florists (12 February 2018)

Dig It! Florists (12 February 2018)

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With Valentine's Day on the horizon, many people will be thinking about buying flowers for their significant other, but have you ever stopped to think about the actual experience of buying flow...

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Dig It!  Disneyland Paris gardens (5 February 2018)

Dig It! Disneyland Paris gardens (5 February 2018)

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The pleasure garden, open to the public for entertainment and enjoyment, has a long and illustrious history. The Emperor Tiberius opened one to the Roman public in the first century, which stayed s...

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Dig It!  Orchids (29 January 2018)

Dig It! Orchids (29 January 2018)

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January is the month in Switzerland when orchids are often on show, and last week I was at a magnificent orchid show in Bern. The show was in the greenhouses of the City of Bern, in the superb sett...

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Dig It! Seedballs (22 January 2018)

Dig It! Seedballs (22 January 2018)

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Winter evenings for me are perfect curled up in front of the fire with a stack of seed catalogues and my photos of the garden from last year. It’s the time to plan what to change or add or ev...

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Dig It! Bulbs (15 January 2018)

Dig It! Bulbs (15 January 2018)

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This time of the year for me is all about bringing the outdoors indoors. I like to cut the odd branch of winter flowering shrubs like Viburnum, or pot up some snowdrops to put on a key windowsill t...

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Dig It! Cedars (8 January 2018)

Dig It! Cedars (8 January 2018)

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If you're short of inspiration for new garden-related outings for 2018, then Roger Beer's new book "Des arbres remarquables, 41 histoires enracinées à Genève" ("Remarkable Trees, 41 stories rooted ...

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Dig It! Holiday Gifts (11 Dec 2017)

Dig It! Holiday Gifts (11 Dec 2017)

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On this episode of Dig It, Hester Macdonald give great ideas for gardening Christmas gifts!

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Dig It! Books Gifts (4 Dec 2017)

Dig It! Books Gifts (4 Dec 2017)

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“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” Cicero. Books and gardening go together perfectly, and keen gardeners like me are very happy to curl up in the wint...

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Dig it! Great magazine gifts (27 Nov 2017)

Dig it! Great magazine gifts (27 Nov 2017)

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This week, Hester sits down with Tara to discuss the best subscription magazines for that great holiday gift!

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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.

Provided by Meier Garden-Centre

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Dig It! Het Loo Planting (20 Nov 2017)

Dig It! Het Loo Planting (20 Nov 2017)

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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...

Provided by Meier Garden-Centre

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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

Provided by Meier Garden-Centre

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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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