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Dig It!  Listener Questions (2 March 2020)

Dig It! Listener Questions (2 March 2020)

Dig It!

Mark has moved into a new house with a garden, but doesn't recognise some of the trees and shrubs. What are the best apps and books for identification and basic care? Listen in to find out.

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Choose a Tune!

Choose a Tune!

Mid Morning Mix

Each week Katt invites a listener to choose 5 tracks and tell her why they love them on the Mid Morning Mix.  Over the course of the week our 'Choose a Tune' VIP picks their ve...

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Choose a Tune - Carey (24-28 Feb)

Choose a Tune - Carey (24-28 Feb)

Mid Morning Mix

Carey is this week's 'Choose a Tune' guest on the Mid Morning Mix. She's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday: "This...

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Dig It: Watering systems  (24 February 2020)

Dig It: Watering systems (24 February 2020)

Dig It!

With the changing climate bringing more challenging conditions for our garden and container plants, now's the time to think about watering systems - more efficient, less wasteful and better tar...

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We're back and from a new studio!

We're back and from a new studio!

BBC News

All weekend we've been pulling cables, replacing equipment and generally refeshing the studio. Although still some things to do - everything is back to normal. We know there were a few 'qui...

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Choose a Tune - Suzi (2-6 March)

Choose a Tune - Suzi (2-6 March)

Mid Morning Mix

Suzi is this week's 'Choose a Tune' guest on the Mid Morning Mix. She's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday: "This ...

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Choose a Tune - Viki (17-21 Feb)

Choose a Tune - Viki (17-21 Feb)

Mid Morning Mix

Viki is this week's Choose a Tune guest on the Mid Morning Mix. She's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday: "This is such&nb...

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Dig It! Plant Parenting (17 February 2020)

Dig It! Plant Parenting (17 February 2020)

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If you would like to have a go at making more of the plants you love, the Leslie Halleck's new book, published by Timber Press, and titled "Plant Parenting" is exactly what you're looking for. Have...

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McKay Interview: Anne Marie De Weck, president of the BSCC

McKay Interview: Anne Marie De Weck, president of the BSCC

The McKay Interview

Michael has a special programme for you today; and a special Guest! She is a good colleague and friend of his who has been at the very top of an organisation that he has personally been very clos...

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Website problems - classifieds

Website problems - classifieds

The Breakfast Show

We're very sorry, but we've had some problems with our website over the past couple of days. We hope everything is back now - but if you've tried to load an advert on our classifieds, p...

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Dig It! The wonders of hydrangeas (10 February 2020)

Dig It! The wonders of hydrangeas (10 February 2020)

Dig It!

Of all spring flowers, I think hyacinths are my favourite. I like the shape of the petals and the fragrance and I was blown away when I came face to face with a brand new hydrangea at Groot Groen P...

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Choose a Tune - Marie (3-7 Feb)

Choose a Tune - Marie (3-7 Feb)

Mid Morning Mix

Marie is this week's Choose a Tune guest on the Mid Morning Mix. She's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday: "This is such a...

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McKay Interview: Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO Gavi Alliance (2 February 2020)

McKay Interview: Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO Gavi Alliance (2 February 2020)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael is talking to Anuradha Gupta from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Gavi works across the world to press the value of vaccines, and was set up 20 years ago. Anuradha talks about the org...

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Dig It! Listener Questions (3 February 2020)

Dig It! Listener Questions (3 February 2020)

Dig It!

It's the first week of the month and we have a listener question from Mark. He has moved into a new home, and the garden is partly covered in astroturf. What should he do, once the astroturf ha...

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Power Cut!!

Power Cut!!

The Breakfast Show

We're in the dark! No power here - it's not our fault. Back as soon as possible!

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Dig It! Pottery and vases (27 January 2020)

Dig It! Pottery and vases (27 January 2020)

Dig It!

When the weather is cold and damp, it's great to be able to display flowers inside the house instead. Denise Sigrist is a potter who makes beautiful vases, perfect for those with limited space,...

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An update from the Seablings

An update from the Seablings

Mid Morning Mix

Anna and Cameron are the Seablings! We spoke to them six weeks ago as they prepared to set off from La Gomera in a rowing boat. Today - less than a day away from arriving in Antig...

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Choose a Tune - Evie (20-24 Jan)

Choose a Tune - Evie (20-24 Jan)

Mid Morning Mix

Evie from Geneva is this week's Choose a Tune guest on the Mid Morning Mix. She's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday: "This is ...

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Dig It! Get your Mojo with berries (20 January 2020)

Dig It! Get your Mojo with berries (20 January 2020)

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With advances in breeding and development, it's getting easier and easier to fit a berrying plant or two into your garden. This week, Peter van Rjjssen from Plantipp https://www.plantipp.eu/en/Plan...

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McKay Interview: Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB

McKay Interview: Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Danny Sriskandarajah, head of the charity Oxfam. This major organisation was in the headlines two years ago amid claims of serious sexual m...

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Anzère - the year round family destination in the heart of the Valais

Anzère - the year round family destination in the heart of the Valais

Mid Morning Mix

We love Anzère in the summer and in the winter! The convenience of having everything within walking distance makes for an easy trip. The many activities available for kids and adults and ...

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Dig It! Moss (13 January 2020)

Dig It! Moss (13 January 2020)

Dig It!

Moss can be a divisive subject among gardeners, but Erica Nordstrom's new book, titled "Moss - Discover. Gather. Grow. From forest to garden: a guide to the hidden world of moss" might help to pers...

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McKay Interview: The International Centre for Earth Simulation Conference

McKay Interview: The International Centre for Earth Simulation Conference

The McKay Interview

Every two years Geneva hosts the International Centre for Earth Simulation conference. It’s a gathering of top scientists, business leaders and NGOs all focused on saving the planet and how t...

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Dig It! Choosing an indoor tree

Dig It! Choosing an indoor tree

Dig It!

Choosing a tree for an indoor space is a real challenge. Hervé from the International School of Lausanne would like to find a tree for their entrance hall. Have a listen to hear the suggesti...

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