Articles: #dig-it

Dig It! Hydrangea macrophylla "So Long Sunny" (20 May 2019)

Dig It! Hydrangea macrophylla "So Long Sunny" (20 May 2019)

Dig It!

  Hydrangeas are among my favourite flowers for the month of May, and Eric Renault of Sapho nurseries in the north of France, was showing a brand new variety, called Hydrangea macrophylla &...

Read more
Dig It! Organic Seeds (24 April 2019)

Dig It! Organic Seeds (24 April 2019)

Dig It!

Warm weather and occasional rain make for a perfect start to the veggie growing season in Switzerland. If you haven't already started your veggie plot this year, or are looking for some inspira...

Read more
Dig It: Christmas Gifts (17 Dec 2018)

Dig It: Christmas Gifts (17 Dec 2018)

Dig It!

  This is the second show in our two-part special on Christmas and holiday gifts for gardeners. Last week we were looking at gifts with a little bit of luxury, so this week we are looking a...

Read more
Dig It:  Gift-giving for gardeners (10 Dec 2018)

Dig It: Gift-giving for gardeners (10 Dec 2018)

Dig It!

  With the holidays rapidly approaching and the season of gift-giving almost upon us, we have a collection of fantastic gift ideas for the green-fingered gardener in your life, of maybe jus...

Read more
Dig It: Clothes (26 Nov 2018)

Dig It: Clothes (26 Nov 2018)

Dig It!

  What do you wear to do the gardening? Special gardening clothes? Special boots? My trusty Le Chameau boots are great, and I love my Danish clogs too, but I think I've found the perfec...

Read more
Award winning must-haves from Chelsea

Award winning must-haves from Chelsea

Dig It!

The Royal Horticulatural Society’s Product of the Year is a hotly-contested title, judged by a panel of experts including Deborah Meaden, business woman extraordinaire and long-running judge ...

Read more
Chelsea Show Gardens – how to get the look in your garden

Chelsea Show Gardens – how to get the look in your garden

Dig It!

The 2018 Chelsea Flower Show closed on the 26th of May, but the ideas seen in the Show Gardens will be providing both designers and home gardeners with plenty of inspiration over the next year.

Provided by Meier Garden-Centre

Read more
Hester Digs Chelsea - Things to take home (4/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - Things to take home (4/4)

Dig It!

 What were the big themes or take-homes from this year's Chelsea Flower Showthat you can try in your garden right now? Screens and water for the hardscaping and yellow in any form at ...

Read more
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)

Dig It!

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...

Read more
Dig It! Holiday Gifts (11 Dec 2017)

Dig It! Holiday Gifts (11 Dec 2017)

Dig It!

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

Read more
Dig It! Holly (13 Nov 2017)

Dig It! Holly (13 Nov 2017)

Dig It!

Join Hester this week on the new episode of Dig It! all about Holly.

Read more
Dig It! Box hedges alternatives (6 November 2017)

Dig It! Box hedges alternatives (6 November 2017)

Dig It!

What can you use if not box hedges - Hester explains

Read more
Dig It! Box Hedges  (30 Oct 2017)

Dig It! Box Hedges (30 Oct 2017)

Dig It!

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...

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

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

Dig It!

Plunge into some greenery this autumn. 

Read more
Dig It! Lawns (4 September 2017)

Dig It! Lawns (4 September 2017)

Dig It!

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.

Read more
Dig It! Nantes garden park (26 June 2017)

Dig It! Nantes garden park (26 June 2017)

Dig It!

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...

Read more
Dig It! French plant fair  (8 May 2017)

Dig It! French plant fair (8 May 2017)

Dig It!

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...

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

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

Dig It!

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...

Read more
Search