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Dig It! Spring Bulbs (11 February 2019)

Dig It! Spring Bulbs (11 February 2019)

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Spring flowering bulbs bring a great touch of colour to any garden or balcony. They are generally planted in the autumn, but if you missed the boat on planting in the autumn, don't panic, you can b...

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McKay Interview: Nadia Isler, Director UN SDG Lab (4 February 2019)

McKay Interview: Nadia Isler, Director UN SDG Lab (4 February 2019)

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Michael's guest is Nadia Isler, Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Lab at the UN in Geneva. Nadia Isler has had a long career in international development with several years of fi...

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Dig It! Lawn alternatives (4 February 2019)

Dig It! Lawn alternatives (4 February 2019)

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This week's show was inspired by a client consultancy from last year. The clients were looking for ways to reduce their watering and drought-proof their garden, and one of the things we looked at w...

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Dig It! Butterflies (28 January 2019)

Dig It! Butterflies (28 January 2019)

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Caspar Bijlevedt, the Director of Papiliorama talks to us about biodiversity and butterflies, and right now is the perfect time to plan ahead for adding plants to your borders or dream up some new ...

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McKay Interview: Antonio Gambardella, director of FONGIT.

McKay Interview: Antonio Gambardella, director of FONGIT.

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Antonio Gambardella is the Director of FONGIT, an invaluable foundation based in the thriving commune of Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva. FONGIT provides support for the important start-up sector in t...

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Dig It! Swiss Gardens Book (21 January 2019)

Dig It! Swiss Gardens Book (21 January 2019)

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As part of a new year-long series, this is the first of our shows about Swiss Gardens, to tie in with my new book "Swiss Gardens" which will be published in April by Bergli Books. Caspar Bijleveld,...

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Dig It 11 Jan 2019

Dig It 11 Jan 2019

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In the second of our two-part book review, Tara Lissner and I are reviewing "Terrain", edited by Greg Lehmkuhl. It's packed with stunning images, great, practical ideas and glorious planting combin...

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McKay Interview: Annika Hilding Norberg from the GCSP

McKay Interview: Annika Hilding Norberg from the GCSP

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This week's guest with Michael McKay is Annika Hilding Norberg. She's the Geneva Center for Security Policy’s Cluster Leader for Peace Operations and Peacebuilding. Before that she wa...

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Dig It! Dahlias (7 January 2019)

Dig It! Dahlias (7 January 2019)

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When it's cold and dark outside in the garden, there's nothing better than sitting down with a great book, full of inspiration for the year to come. A perfect book for any beginner or exper...

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WRS Christmas and New Year schedule

WRS Christmas and New Year schedule

What can you expect on WRS over the holiday period?

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Dig It: Christmas Gifts (17 Dec 2018)

Dig It: Christmas Gifts (17 Dec 2018)

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  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...

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

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

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  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...

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Dig It: Expat Expo Q&A (3 December 2018)

Dig It: Expat Expo Q&A (3 December 2018)

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On this week's Dig It, Hester answers your questions from the Geneva Expat Expo. Questions recorded at the Geneva Expat Expo, one from Francesca, of the three co-writers of "The Trailing Spouse Rei...

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Dig It: Clothes (26 Nov 2018)

Dig It: Clothes (26 Nov 2018)

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  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...

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McKay Interview: Andrew Mitchell, UK Trade Commissioner for Europe

McKay Interview: Andrew Mitchell, UK Trade Commissioner for Europe

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On this week's McKay interview, keeping up with the fast moving story that is Brexit, Michael McKay talks to the UK's Trade Commissioner for Europe, Andrew Mitchell. He will be charged with...

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Dig It: Urban Gardening (19 November 2018)

Dig It: Urban Gardening (19 November 2018)

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Greening your environment is easy when you live at ground level or have a garden, but it's a lot harder when you're on the third floor and there's no lift. Noocity have tried to ma...

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McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland: Jane Owen

McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland: Jane Owen

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Michael McKay talks to Her Excellency Jane Owen. Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein. Jane Owen discusses the state o...

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McKay Interview: Genevois Public Transport with Anne Hornung-Soukup (12 November 2018)

McKay Interview: Genevois Public Transport with Anne Hornung-Soukup (12 November 2018)

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  Anne Hornung-Soukup is the president of TPG, the transport public genevois. With the TPG network spanning across the French-Swiss border, there are a lot of factors to consider in running...

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Dig It! Conifers (12 November 2018)

Dig It! Conifers (12 November 2018)

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Michel Meylan is a Swiss nursery owner and has a particular passion for conifers. His nursery www.meylan.ch and garden centre are in Renens near Lausanne, and the nursery produces 100,000 grafted c...

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Dig It!  Expat Expo questions and answers (1 5 November 2018)

Dig It! Expat Expo questions and answers (1 5 November 2018)

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The first of our shows recorded at the Expat Expo in Geneva, with listener questions from visitors and exhibitors. Rylla Resler, one of the authors of "The Trailing Spouse Reimagined" to be publish...

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McKay Interview: The Swiss tourist industry with Urs Eberhard (October 30)

McKay Interview: The Swiss tourist industry with Urs Eberhard (October 30)

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    Urs Eberhard, the Head of Markets at Switzerland Tourism, discusses the Swiss tourist industry and how it's influenced by environmental and political changes such as Global ...

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Dig It! Climate Change and gardens  (29 October 2018)

Dig It! Climate Change and gardens (29 October 2018)

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The Dutch climatologist and TV weather presenter has plenty to say on the subject of climate change and horticulture. I caught up with him at Groot Groon Plus in Zundert in the Netherlands, the sho...

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Win 2 Months of Sky Show TV

Win 2 Months of Sky Show TV

Tune in to WRS every morning for a chance to win 2 months of free viewing with Sky! Listen to Mark and Katt from 6.30 to find out what you need to do to get a magic code for free viewing for two...

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Dig It! Ivy for Hedges (22 October 2018)

Dig It! Ivy for Hedges (22 October 2018)

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If you don't have the space for a traditional hedge, perhaps think about a ready made hedge, grown on a frame, with climbers instead of hedging plants? Marianna of the Dutch company Hedgeworld www....

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