Articles: Gardening & Green Spaces

Hester Digs Chelsea - Our favourite plant products & flowers (3/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - Our favourite plant products & flowers (3/4)

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The newest and best plants and products from this year's Chelsea Flower Show are right here.

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Hester Digs Chelsea - Gold Medal & Best in Show (2/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - Gold Medal & Best in Show (2/4)

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At this year's Chelsea Flower Show Hester and Tara from the Swiss Gardening School found a garden they walked straight into and loved - with lots of yellow...

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Hester Digs Chelsea - this year's highlights from The Chelsea Flower Show (1/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - this year's highlights from The Chelsea Flower Show (1/4)

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Here's Hester' Macdonald's highlights from this year's Chelsea Flower Show, including the new rose from David Austin, "Emily Bronte", a green wall for urban bees, Tom...

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Dig It! Questions (21 May 2018)

Dig It! Questions (21 May 2018)

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The students at La Découverte in Mies are back for a second week, this time with lots of questions about their veggie patch. School gardens are a great way to get kids gardening, and the evidence s...

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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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Gadget Guru - The top 3 apps for gardeners

Gadget Guru - The top 3 apps for gardeners

Gadget Guru

Our Gadget Guru Paul Bristow was having a nice time in the garden when he thought to himself "how can I enhance this experience and stand a better chance of keeping my plants alive?" H...

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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! Spirulina (30 April 2018)

Dig It! Spirulina (30 April 2018)

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Spirulina is a unique "super-food", providing most of our daily nutritional requirements, and yet is probably the oldest food source on earth. Find out how the growers at SwissMade Spiruline are gr...

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The Importance of the Night Sky

The Importance of the Night Sky

The Breakfast Show

Husband and wife team Roberto and Kerstin are so worried about how we are all missing out on the night sky due to light pollution. Artificial lights in our towns and cities means we can't se...

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Dig It! Jardin Botanique de Genève (23 April 2018)

Dig It! Jardin Botanique de Genève (23 April 2018)

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This week Dig It is taking a trip to the Botanic Gardens of Geneva, and Patrick Bungener, one of the researchers for a new exhibition, tells us all about the life of Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, o...

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Dig It! Smoothie (16 April 2018)

Dig It! Smoothie (16 April 2018)

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You can Grow Your Own Smoothies! Go for the easy plants that grow well like in Switzerland, like spinach, raspberries or strawberries and you'll have plenty for your smoothies and salads all summer...

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Dig It! SmoothieS (16 April 2018)

Dig It! SmoothieS (16 April 2018)

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You can Grow Your Own Smoothies! Go for the easy plants that grow well like in Switzerland, like spinach, raspberries or strawberries and you'll have plenty for your smoothies and salads all summer...

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Dig It! Lavender (9 April 2018)

Dig It! Lavender (9 April 2018)

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With temperatures slowly increasing, gardeners are starting to think about summer-flowering plants for their gardens and terraces. I'd choose a lavender plant, you can cut and dry the flower heads ...

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Geneva's Major Urban Projects

Geneva's Major Urban Projects

Mid Morning Mix

Geneva is a great place to live and work, but some may find that housing and transportation have been a challenge! So what is Geneva doing about it? Vincent Lusser, from the Departement of ...

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Gadget Guru - Build your own farming town with OSE

Gadget Guru - Build your own farming town with OSE

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Marcin Jakubowski founded Open Source Ecology (OSE). Gadget Guru explains...

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Dig It! Gardens To Visit (3 April 2018)

Dig It! Gardens To Visit (3 April 2018)

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Spring is sprung and it's the perfect time to get out and visit some beautiful gardens, get inspired and bring home something new. The gardens mentioned in today's show are the Camellia Park in Loc...

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Dig It: High performance smaller plants (26 March 2018)

Dig It: High performance smaller plants (26 March 2018)

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With the trend for smaller gardens and terraces, the plant growers and developers need to provide high-performing, compact plants for gardeners. Marco Conti from Selecta tells us about a cracking n...

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Birdlife Switzerland explain SpringAlive

Birdlife Switzerland explain SpringAlive

Mid Morning Mix

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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