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Dig It! LIVE in January - "Hack it back" vs "Snippy Snippy"

Dig It! LIVE in January - "Hack it back" vs "Snippy Snippy"

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World Radio Switzerland · Dig It! LIVE in January - "Hack it back" vs "Snippy Snippy" Today on the show our gardening expert Hester Macdonald talks about whether o...

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Dig It! Christmas Gifts and Markets

Dig It! Christmas Gifts and Markets

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Dig It LIVE is sponsored by Schilliger Garden Centre SPECIAL OPENING: The Gland store will be open this Sunday 13th December.   

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Dig It - 20 questions and one lonely pear

Dig It - 20 questions and one lonely pear

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Today on the show, Ash asked about how to keep his future Christmas tree alive after the festive season, David questions his scaly insect issue, Fiona's pear tree is bearing one singular fruit,...

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Mushrooms - can I eat this one?

Mushrooms - can I eat this one?

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With so many mushrooms out there, it's tempting to make a stroganoff! Or perhaps a nice wild mushroom soup? 

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Dig It - Conkers, conifers and a maybe-dead mint

Dig It - Conkers, conifers and a maybe-dead mint

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On today's episode of Dig It! LIVE on the Mid Morning Mix, Hester Macdonald takes a look at Art's stinging nettles, Val's brown conifer and Tay's mint plant that looks a l...

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Dig It! Maples, moths and nudey neighbours

Dig It! Maples, moths and nudey neighbours

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Garden Doctor Hester Macdonald steps into the studio with Katt Cullen to run through all of your garden questions.

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Dig It! Shady spots, ponds, fountains and grasses

Dig It! Shady spots, ponds, fountains and grasses

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Garden Doctor Hester Macdonald steps into the studio with Katt Cullen to run through all of your garden questions.

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Dig It! Chillis, Cherries, Cats & Coriander

Dig It! Chillis, Cherries, Cats & Coriander

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Garden Doctor Hester Macdonald steps into the studio with Katt Cullen to run through all of your garden questions.

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Dig It! Magical Swiss Gardens (13 July 2020)

Dig It! Magical Swiss Gardens (13 July 2020)

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This is the last Dig It before our summer break, and as many people will be taking their holidays in Switzerland, this is a great opportunity to explore some magical Swiss gardens. Some of the gard...

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Dig It! New nursery in Fribourg (6 July 2020)

Dig It! New nursery in Fribourg (6 July 2020)

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This week on Dig It we are visiting a brand new nursery in the Canton of Fribourg, the Pépinière d'Agnens, run by Ludivine Weber and Alexis Choffat. They started the nursery last autumn and expecte...

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Dig It: Roses (29 June 2020)

Dig It: Roses (29 June 2020)

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Last week saw a world first, in Nyon, in the Canton of Vaud. Unlike any other new rose competition, the Nyon new rose competition, is entirely zero treatment, and the results of this competition we...

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Dig It! Citrus (22 June 2020)

Dig It! Citrus (22 June 2020)

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This week's show is all abut bringing a touch of the Mediterranean to your garden or green space in Switzerland with citrus plants. Great plants for beginners include lemons (look out for the 4 Sea...

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Dig It! Botanica Week (15 June 2020)

Dig It! Botanica Week (15 June 2020)

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Botanic gardens cross Switzerland reopened last week, to the delight of visitors and staff alike. Annick Monod of the Botanical Garden of Fribourg tells us what's going on at the garden and what th...

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Dig It! Planting design book (8 June 2020)

Dig It! Planting design book (8 June 2020)

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This week we are looking at the new book from Nigel Dunnett, called "Naturalistic Planting Design: An Essential Guide" published by Filbert Press. If you've visited the Olympic Park in London or s...

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Dig It! Willows (1 June 2020)

Dig It! Willows (1 June 2020)

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On this week's Hester gives us the low down on willows...

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Dig It! Robot Lawn Mowers (18 May 2020)

Dig It! Robot Lawn Mowers (18 May 2020)

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This week's listener question is from Robert who is approaching a "significant" birthday and whose family would like to give him something to do with the garden as a gift. His dearest...

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Dig It: Noel Kingsbury and edible crops(25 May 2020)

Dig It: Noel Kingsbury and edible crops(25 May 2020)

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This week's guest is the well-known garden writer and horticulturalist, Noel Kingsbury www.noelkingsbury.com talking about books, learning and the Garden Masterclasses that he founded with Annie Gu...

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Dig It! Garden Masterclass (11 May 2020)

Dig It! Garden Masterclass (11 May 2020)

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Want to hear great garden-makers, gardeners and designers talking about their gardens and projects? Then check out the Garden Masterclass's www.gardenmasterclass.org huge selection of talks and rec...

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Dig It! Asima Pawpaw (4 May 2020)

Dig It! Asima Pawpaw (4 May 2020)

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I'm always on the lookout for new fruit varieties that are suitable for gardens in Switzerland, and I was delighted to find this Asimina or Pawpaw at the Groot Groen Plus show last year. Grown succ...

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Dig It! Listener Questions  (27 April 2020)

Dig It! Listener Questions (27 April 2020)

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This week we have a listener question from Dominic, who wants to find some attractive plants for his new office. Here are my Top 3 Office Plants Peace lilies, or Spathiphyllums are great office pl...

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Dig It! Gardening reading (20 April 2020)

Dig It! Gardening reading (20 April 2020)

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If you're looking for some thoughtful, garden-based reading, then the newly-published "A History of Gardening in 50 Objects" by George Drower, published by The History Press might be ...

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Dig It! More about heucheras (14 April 2020)

Dig It! More about heucheras (14 April 2020)

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Heucheras are one of my favourite plants for low-maintenance, easy-going year round colour. Find out more from expert grower Simon from AllPlants, who was showing a collection of some of the best h...

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Dig It! Composting

Dig It! Composting

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If you've been wondering what to do with all the green waste you've created in the garden, then a Hotbin (www.hotbin.ch) might just be the answer. The Hotbin Mini was voted Product of the Y...

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Dig It! Primroses (30 March 2020)

Dig It! Primroses (30 March 2020)

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If you're still able to get out and enjoy local woods, or just have a messy lawn, like me, you'll have noticed the welcome appearance of primroses in the last few weeks. Elizabeth Lawson...

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