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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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New indoor furniture collection for autumn at Schilliger in Gland

New indoor furniture collection for autumn at Schilliger in Gland

As the days shorten and we think once again of being cosy inside our homes, Schilliger home and garden centre in Gland is putting on a bit of show with its latest collection of indoor fur...

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Dig It! Gardening with Children

Dig It! Gardening with Children

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I love this time of year, the fresh slate of a new school year gives you a chance to start afresh, dig a veggie patch, buy some bulbs for next spring or plan a new border in the garden.

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Dig It! Lawns (4 September 2017)

Dig It! Lawns (4 September 2017)

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Our listener question this week comes from Sandra, who has a large, steep garden at an altitude of 800m, and is worried about some new brown patches on her lawn.

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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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Dig It! Black Clematis (17 July 2017)

Dig It! Black Clematis (17 July 2017)

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Travers nurseries know a good climber when they see one. Arnaud Travers is the 5th generation of his family to work with plants, and they launched a few new plants at the Salon du Vég&eac...

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Dig It! Lost Gardens of Heligan & Eden project (10 July 2017)

Dig It! Lost Gardens of Heligan & Eden project (10 July 2017)

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The holidays are here, and if you are lucky enough to be spending some of your holiday time in Cornwall, then get yourself to the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.    

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Dig It! Sturdy petunias (3 July 2017)

Dig It! Sturdy petunias (3 July 2017)

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With all this hot weather, many plants in hanging baskets and containers have been suffering and wilting. If you have lost some plants and are looking for some replacements, or haven't plant...

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Dig It! Nantes garden park (26 June 2017)

Dig It! Nantes garden park (26 June 2017)

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The beautiful city of Nantes is a watchword for unique and creative city revival, and the addition of another new park is sure to help boost that image. The Mayor of Nantes, Johanna Rolland, and th...

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Dig It! Orticolario - Italian gardens (19 June 2017)

Dig It! Orticolario - Italian gardens (19 June 2017)

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Orticolario, the Italian garden event that takes place in Como at the end of September, is packed with quality plants. Erwin Meier is a plant expert, and the Director of the Meier Garden Centre nea...

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Dig It! Listener questions (12 June 2017)

Dig It! Listener questions (12 June 2017)

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It's the first week of the month, and we have a question from Mandy, a yoga teacher, with a question about a tricky area, under the "saut de loup" in their basement. Are there any pla...

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Hester Digs Flowers at Chelsea

Hester Digs Flowers at Chelsea

Many visitors come to the Chelsea Flower Show to see the plants, and there are always lots of new plants and unusual plants to enjoy in the show gardens and inside the Aladdin’s Cave that is ...

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Dig It! Listener Questions  (6 June 2017)

Dig It! Listener Questions (6 June 2017)

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It's the first week of the month, and we have a question from Mandy, a yoga teacher, with a question about a tricky area, under the "saut de loup" in their basement. Are there any pla...

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Dig It! New gardening books (22 May 2017)

Dig It! New gardening books (22 May 2017)

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It's May, so the gardening book publishing season is firmly underway. I'm off to Chelsea next week and several new titles will be available there, I'm looking forward to seeing Jinny Bl...

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Hester on the Mid Morning Mix

Hester on the Mid Morning Mix

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  Hester joins Katt on the Mid Morning Mix with a bag of salad!  Our very own Dig It! presenter also brings with her tickets to the Iris Gardens at the Château de Vullier...

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Dig It! All about fuchsias (15 May 2017)

Dig It! All about fuchsias (15 May 2017)

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The fuchsia nursery Bieri are well known across Switzerland for having a superb range of fuchsias, and with more than 600 varieties in their catalogue, you are bound to find something that you like...

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Dig It! French plant fair  (8 May 2017)

Dig It! French plant fair (8 May 2017)

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Hester recently visited the gorgeous French plant fair, Saint Jean de Beauregard, awash with glorious plants, specialist sellers, a chteau and formal gardens free to visit. While she was there, she...

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Dig It! Growing veggies with kids  (1 May 2017)

Dig It! Growing veggies with kids (1 May 2017)

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Growing vegetables, fruit or herbs with children is a great way to get them interested in growing and then eating the results. My own children chose their own crops to grow from about the age of th...

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Dig It! Listener questions (3 April 2017)

Dig It! Listener questions (3 April 2017)

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On this week's Dig It, Hester is tackling a couple of your listener questions. Alison wants to know what veggies can safely be planted now, and Paddy wants to know how he can grow British blueb...

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