Articles: WRS

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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Dig It! Ferns (11 March 2019)

Dig It! Ferns (11 March 2019)

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This week we are joining the delightful Elisabetta Cavrini of Garden Studio il giardiniere goloso, a garden design studio with a nursery based in Bologna https://www.gardenstudio.it/archivio-event...

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Dig It! Ticino Gardens (4 March 2019)

Dig It! Ticino Gardens (4 March 2019)

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This week we are in Ticino, visiting the glorious garden the Parco Botanico Gamborogno and the Vivaio Eisenhut, a nursery packed with fabulous camellias, azaleas, magnolias, as well as hardy citrus...

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McKay Interview: Andre Schneider, CEO of Geneva Airport

McKay Interview: Andre Schneider, CEO of Geneva Airport

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On this week's McKay Interview, Michael McKay speaks to the new CEO of Geneva International Airport, Dr André Schneider. Geneva airport is one of the smallest and oldest international ai...

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Dig It: Rose Breeder David Austin (25 February 2019)

Dig It: Rose Breeder David Austin (25 February 2019)

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This week we're celebrating the life of the British rose breeder, David Austin, who died last December, aged 92. His English Roses, hybrids with the best characteristics of old roses and modern ros...

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Dig It!  Zurich Gessner Garden (19 February 2019)

Dig It! Zurich Gessner Garden (19 February 2019)

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This week we are visiting the wonderful Gessner Garden in Zurich, in the company of Peter Enz, the Curator of the Botanic Garden of Zurich.

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McKay Interview: Tibère Adler (18 February 2019)

McKay Interview: Tibère Adler (18 February 2019)

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Michael McKay talks to Tibère Adler, former director of the think tank Avenir Suisse and CEO of Edipresse and now heading up the launch of a new Geneva based news website, Heidi.news. He ...

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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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