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Dig It! Roses and the Estaveyer-le-Lac festival (3 June 2019)

Dig It! Roses and the Estaveyer-le-Lac festival (3 June 2019)

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June is the month for roses, and this year sees the big Festival des Roses in Estavayer-le-Lac, on the 14th, 15th and 16th of June. For details, go to www.festivaldesroses.ch My "tried and ...

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Dig It Tree Damage 15 April 2019

Dig It Tree Damage 15 April 2019

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A couple of weeks ago most of Switzerland suffered a fall of some heavy, late spring snow, causing damage to trees all over the country. Dig It takes a trip to listener Chris's garden to see hi...

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Dig It! No more plastic pots (1 April 2019)

Dig It! No more plastic pots (1 April 2019)

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With plastic at the top of many people's lists of concerns for the planet, it's a good moment to ask the horticultural industry what they are doing to reduce or stop their plastic usage. Ji...

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Dig It! Moss Balls (18 March 2019)

Dig It! Moss Balls (18 March 2019)

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The Giardina garden show was on last week in Zurich, and one of the big trends for this year is moss - it was everywhere, as ground cover, on rocks and on walls. The new company Cosmos, make moss b...

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Dig It! Dahlias (7 January 2019)

Dig It! Dahlias (7 January 2019)

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When it's cold and dark outside in the garden, there's nothing better than sitting down with a great book, full of inspiration for the year to come. A perfect book for any beginner or exper...

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Dig It! Chateau de Gruyères (17 September 2018)

Dig It! Chateau de Gruyères (17 September 2018)

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In my travels all around Switzerland this summer, researching for a book, I've been able to visit some marvellous, magical gardens, and the garden in the Chateau de Gruyères is one of my...

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Dig It! Plants For Autumn (10 September 2018)

Dig It! Plants For Autumn (10 September 2018)

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With thousands of new plants to be launched every year, it can be difficult to choose which ones to plant in your garden. Peter van Rijssen from Plantipp has a good eye for a good plant, and this y...

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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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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! 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! 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! 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! "Le Balene Cantano Alla Luna" Orticolario Whales

Dig It! "Le Balene Cantano Alla Luna" Orticolario Whales

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A couple of weeks ago was the magnificent spectacle that is Orticolario. 

Provided by Schilliger Garden Centre

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Dig It! Hedges (2 Oct 2017)

Dig It! Hedges (2 Oct 2017)

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This week Hester tackles hedges!!!  Listener question: “How to replace a large thuja hedge that divided two front gardens. The situation is windy and exposed, it is narrow and the soi...

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Gorgeous Grasses for Autumn

Gorgeous Grasses for Autumn

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Grasses with coloured stems are becoming more common and there are plenty available already​.

Provided by Schilliger

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Planting Spring Bulbs with Dig It!'s Hester Macdonald

Planting Spring Bulbs with Dig It!'s Hester Macdonald

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Don't forget to plant them now, in autumn!

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Plunge into some greenery this autumn

Plunge into some greenery this autumn

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The weather here in Switzerland is due to improve again, so it’s a good time to get out and about and enjoy some gardens and plants over the next couple of weeks. This week Hester looks ...

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Dig It!  Strawberries (28 Aug 2017)

Dig It! Strawberries (28 Aug 2017)

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Plantarium in Boskoop is one of the biggest horticulture shows in the Netherlands, where plant specialists from the region and further afield meet to show their new plants. Markus Kobelt of Lubera ...

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Inspirational roses

Inspirational roses

Everything should be made with the heart, with passion, with love - is an unusual sentiment from the head of one of the largest makers of fine jewellery and watches in Swit...

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Digging Deep

Digging Deep

The CHF1.5 billion-plus CEVA rail project is on track to link 45 stations in the Geneva region by 2019, upgrading the city to Europe’s urban railway “club”. 

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