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

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

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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.

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

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

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 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 ...

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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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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

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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! 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! 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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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! Great magazine gifts (27 Nov 2017)

Dig it! Great magazine gifts (27 Nov 2017)

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This week, Hester sits down with Tara to discuss the best subscription magazines for that great holiday gift!

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Last minute Christmas gift

Last minute Christmas gift

Join us at the Meier Garden Centre, Durnten, and enjoy a truly wonderful pre-Christmas season at the most "English" Garden Center in Switzerland.

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Dig It! Het Loo Planting (20 Nov 2017)

Dig It! Het Loo Planting (20 Nov 2017)

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For many gardeners, the colder weather means the end of the gardening year. But that just means a bit of time indoors planning and thinking about what you might like to do next year. One of the way...

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Sternenpracht / Poinsettia at Meiers

Sternenpracht / Poinsettia at Meiers

In the Christmas season, the Christmas Poinsettias are the absolute star among the flowering houseplants. With their coloured, star-shaped and lush foliage, they bring a piece of nature into the ho...

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Open Sundays at Meier in Dürnten

Open Sundays at Meier in Dürnten

Join us at the Meier Garden Centre, Durnten, and enjoy a truly wonderful pre-Christmas season at the most "English’ Garden Center in Switzerland

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Dig It! Box hedges alternatives (6 November 2017)

Dig It! Box hedges alternatives (6 November 2017)

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What can you use if not box hedges - Hester explains

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Meier's Advent and Christmas Exhibition

Meier's Advent and Christmas Exhibition

Join us at the Meier Garden Centre, Durnten, and enjoy a truly wonderful pre-Christmas season at the most 'English’ Garden Center in Switzerland. 

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Dig It! Box Hedges  (30 Oct 2017)

Dig It! Box Hedges (30 Oct 2017)

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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...

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Dig It! Groot Groen Plus (23 October 2017)

Dig It! Groot Groen Plus (23 October 2017)

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One of the big plant shows in the Netherlands is Groot Groen Plus. It’s held in the hometown of Van Gogh, Zundert, and it brings together tree and shrub specialists from all over the Netherla...

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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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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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John Ruttledge on autumnal flowers at the Château de Vullierens

John Ruttledge on autumnal flowers at the Château de Vullierens

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This Friday to Sunday the spectacular gardens of le Château de Vullierens are open to the public with amazing autumnal flowers, a sculpture park, local wines and tasty food, plus hallowe...

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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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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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