Articles: WRS

Dig It! Summer proof your garden (24 June 2019)

Dig It! Summer proof your garden (24 June 2019)

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With the first of the summer heatwaves hitting Switzerland this week, it's a good opportunity to take stock of your garden or terrace and summer-proof it as well as you can. Watering systems, DIY k...

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Dig It! Flowering Bulbs (17 June 2019)

Dig It! Flowering Bulbs (17 June 2019)

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As the spring-flowering bulbs start to fade, it's a good time to check out what autumn-flowering bulbs you could use to replace them, for containers or straight in the ground. Anne van der Elst fro...

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McKay Interview: Yves Daccord, Director-General ICRC

McKay Interview: Yves Daccord, Director-General ICRC

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On this week's Mckay Interview, Michael talks to Yves Daccord, the Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The humanitarian organisation based in Geneva. Michael and Yve...

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Dig It! Irises (11 June 2019)

Dig It! Irises (11 June 2019)

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The Goddess of the Rainbow, Iris, has definitely been playing with all the colours at the Merian Garten in Basel.Wwith over 1500 varieties of bearded iris, you're sure to find a favourite, see if y...

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Dig It! Roses and the Estaveyer-le-Lac festival (3 June 2019)

Dig It! Roses and the Estaveyer-le-Lac festival (3 June 2019)

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June is the month for roses, and this year sees the big Festival des Roses in Estavayer-le-Lac, on the 14th, 15th and 16th of June. For details, go to www.festivaldesroses.ch My "tried and ...

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McKay Interview: Alain Barbey, regional director SBB/CFF

McKay Interview: Alain Barbey, regional director SBB/CFF

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Swiss railways are the envy of the world. But to stay successful the network needs continuous development and improvement. Michael McKay talks with the regional director of Swiss Federal Railways ...

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Dig It! Chelsea Flower Show (27 May 2019)

Dig It! Chelsea Flower Show (27 May 2019)

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This year's Chelsea Flower Show was, as ever, sold out, but if you missed it, Hester has some highlights for you. If you want to go next year, the easiest way is to join the RHS, find out how o...

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

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

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  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 &...

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McKay Interview: Lord David Owen (20 May 2019)

McKay Interview: Lord David Owen (20 May 2019)

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Veteran UK politician Lord David Owen talks to Michael McKay. Lord Owen is a former UK foreign secretary - at the time one of the youngest Foreign Secretaries at 38 years old. In 1983 he caused a p...

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Dig It! Jardins en Fete (13 May 2019)

Dig It! Jardins en Fete (13 May 2019)

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The largest outdoor garden show in Switzerland, Jardins en Fete, took place this weekend at the Château de Coppet. Among the many plants, accessories, furniture and objets d’art, some beautiful nat...

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Dig It Listener Questions 6 May 2019

Dig It Listener Questions 6 May 2019

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Our listener Sandy wanted to know why her tulips stop flowering after a few years. You can try digging them up after flowering and storing them for the summer, or choose tulips that re-flower relia...

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Win a stay in Ticino

Win a stay in Ticino

Mid Morning Mix

  Here in Ticino, quality and efficiency are Swiss, whereas the flair and the lifestyle is Italian. Be seduced by the breathtaking scenery, the colours and the flavours of the "...

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McKay Interview: Dr Gihan Kamel from SESAME in Jordan (4 May 2019)

McKay Interview: Dr Gihan Kamel from SESAME in Jordan (4 May 2019)

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Michael McKay's guest is Dr Gihan Kamel. She is a distinguished Egyptian scientist and works for SESAME - Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East in Jorda...

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Dig It! Begonias (29 April 2019)

Dig It! Begonias (29 April 2019)

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With lots of lovely summer flowering plants in the garden centres, it can be tempting to go crazy and plant them out right now, but traditional gardening wisdom says to wait until the Ice Saints Da...

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Dig It! Organic Seeds (24 April 2019)

Dig It! Organic Seeds (24 April 2019)

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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...

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McKay Interview: Dame Inga Beale (20th April 2019)

McKay Interview: Dame Inga Beale (20th April 2019)

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Michael McKay's guest this week has broken so much new ground, has smashed through the corporate glass ceiling with such elan, and has forced so many to look at things differently, indeed do thi...

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Dig It Tree Damage 15 April 2019

Dig It Tree Damage 15 April 2019

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A couple of weeks ago most of Switzerland suffered a fall of some heavy, late spring snow, causing damage to trees all over the country. Dig It takes a trip to listener Chris's garden to see hi...

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Dig It! Biodiversity (8 April 2019)

Dig It! Biodiversity (8 April 2019)

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Biodiversity is one of the big buzzwords in the garden right now, and the Meier garden centre show garden at Giardina was packed with easy and accessible ways to make your garden more biodiverse. E...

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McKay Interview: Francis Martin, President of British Chambers of Commerce

McKay Interview: Francis Martin, President of British Chambers of Commerce

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On this week's edition, Michael speaks to Francis Martin - the president of the British Chambers of Commerce. Francis discusses the state of UK business and how it's struggling with the ...

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Flora Carmichael - Beyond Fake News

Flora Carmichael - Beyond Fake News

Mid Morning Mix

  Mid Morning Mix presenter Katt Cullen spoke to Flora Carmichael at Radiodays Europe in Lausanne.

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Dig It! No more plastic pots (1 April 2019)

Dig It! No more plastic pots (1 April 2019)

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With plastic at the top of many people's lists of concerns for the planet, it's a good moment to ask the horticultural industry what they are doing to reduce or stop their plastic usage. Ji...

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Dig It! How to help the bees (25 March 2019)

Dig It! How to help the bees (25 March 2019)

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We all want to help the bees, but it can be difficult if you garden on a balcony, or are renting your house and can't make major changes in the garden. the Be Conservancy have lots of suggestions a...

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McKay Interview: Stephanie Jarrett, partner at Baker McKenzie.

McKay Interview: Stephanie Jarrett, partner at Baker McKenzie.

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On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Stephanie Jarrett, a partner at the international law firm Baker McKenzie. One of the firm's roles is to advise on efficient tax planning. ...

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Dig It! Moss Balls (18 March 2019)

Dig It! Moss Balls (18 March 2019)

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The Giardina garden show was on last week in Zurich, and one of the big trends for this year is moss - it was everywhere, as ground cover, on rocks and on walls. The new company Cosmos, make moss b...

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