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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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Who needs context? New on-air segment: The Joy of Text!

Who needs context? New on-air segment: The Joy of Text!

The Breakfast Show

Introducing our newest on-air segment, The Joy of Text! Brought to you by TalkTalk. Mark and Katt read out your texts and tell all of us what's going on!

Provided by TalkTalk

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The McKay Interview: Mary Robinson

The McKay Interview: Mary Robinson

The McKay Interview

The McKay Interview's 100th guest, Mary Robinson! 

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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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Dig It! Holly (13 Nov 2017)

Dig It! Holly (13 Nov 2017)

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

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Put a smile on a child's face this Christmas

Put a smile on a child's face this Christmas

Mid Morning Mix

Put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas. The Gift Box Project was set up in 1996 and has cheered up Christmas for thousands of kids in the poorest parts of Europe every year. For u...

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McKay Interview: Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emotiv

McKay Interview: Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emotiv

The McKay Interview

Michael is talking today to Tan Le. Her name might not be familiar, but she is a remarkable, young woman regarded, not only in her own country of Australia, but in many countries around the world, ...

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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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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...

Provided by Schilliger Garden Centre

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McKay Interview: Antoine Marguier, Director of the UN Orchestra (23 October 2017)

McKay Interview: Antoine Marguier, Director of the UN Orchestra (23 October 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week's McKay interview is with Antoine Marguier, the Director of the well-known, and very popular United Nations Orchestra based in Geneva.

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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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McKay Interview: Julian Braithwaite, UK Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva

McKay Interview: Julian Braithwaite, UK Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest is Britain’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Julian Braithwaite, the UK's face and voice in Geneva for the UN and other international organisations.

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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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McKay Interview: Honey Al - Sayed, refugee and fellow at the GCSP

McKay Interview: Honey Al - Sayed, refugee and fellow at the GCSP

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest today is someone who, through radio has built a unique reputation and following in a country we have seen repeatedly on our TV news programmes for the past 6 years or more. A co...

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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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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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McKay Interview: Cornelio Sommaruga, former president of the ICRC (11 September 2017)

McKay Interview: Cornelio Sommaruga, former president of the ICRC (11 September 2017)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Cornelio Sommaruga (CS). Perhaps most well known as the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross – the ICRC - from 1987 – 1999. But there i...

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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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McKay Interview: Veteran British Diplomat Sir Peter Marshall KCMG CVO (28 August 2017)

McKay Interview: Veteran British Diplomat Sir Peter Marshall KCMG CVO (28 August 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week's guest on the McKay Interview is Sir Peter Marshall, a distinguished British diplomat whose experience dates back to 1949. Once serving in the RAF in World War II and graduating f...

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McKay Interview: Neuroscientist Dr Henry Markram (17 July 2017)

McKay Interview: Neuroscientist Dr Henry Markram (17 July 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week, Michael McKay talks to Professor Henry Markram who is the Founder of both the Blue Brain Project and Human Brain Project. His impressive academic record is extensive: • He gained hi...

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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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