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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. 

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Dig It: The remarkable trees of Geneva (9 Oct 2017)

Dig It: The remarkable trees of Geneva (9 Oct 2017)

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With some clear autumn weather on the horizon, it’s a good opportunity to get outside and enjoy all that the green world has to offer, and for anyone visiting or living in Geneva, there is a ...

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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​.

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Planting Spring Bulbs with DigIt's Hester Macdonald

Planting Spring Bulbs with DigIt's Hester Macdonald

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

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Dig It! Gardening events for the end of summer (18 Sept 2017)

Dig It! Gardening events for the end of summer (18 Sept 2017)

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Plunge into some greenery this 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! 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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Hester Digs all the "sundries" at the Chelsea Flower Show

Hester Digs all the "sundries" at the Chelsea Flower Show

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Hester Digs! talks about all the "sundries" at the Chelsea Flower Show; from beautiful sculptures to watering cans.

Provided by Meier Garden-Centre

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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 Chelsea's Flower Pavilion

Hester Digs Chelsea's Flower Pavilion

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There are always lots of new plants and unusual plants to enjoy inside the Aladdin’s Cave that is the Floral Pavilion at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Provided by Meier Garden-Centre

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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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Hester Digs Chelsea Review "A Masterclass in Colour and Structure"

Hester Digs Chelsea Review "A Masterclass in Colour and Structure"

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The Royal Horticultural Society awarded winners; primary schoolers studied leaf cells and visitors enjoyed the splendor of the Chelsea Flower Show. 

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Dig It! Hester's Chelsea Flower Show review (29 May 2017)

Dig It! Hester's Chelsea Flower Show review (29 May 2017)

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The Chelsea Flower Show this year was glorious under the hot British sun, find out about the winners and trends to watch, you might want to buy up stocks of Iris "Kent Pride" and orange g...

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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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Hester Digs Chelsea

Hester Digs Chelsea

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The spectacle that is “Chelsea” is a staple of the start of the British season, expect lots of floral frocks, hats and, if the weather doesn’t behave, brightly coloured wellies too.

Provided by The Chelsea Flower Show

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