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On Gardeners’ Corner this Saturday morning David Maxwell will be celebrating the green fingers of two very talented young gardeners who have been making a difference in the community during lockdown. David will also be finding out more about the best way to grow herbs in pots and how a ‘no dig’ policy might be the best way forward for your soil. Co…
 
David Maxwell will be discovering how to create a restful part of the garden that will give you plenty of pleasure but zero bother. David’s experts will be taking all your calls as well as helping one listener who wants to know the best hedge to plant for maximum shelter and growth. And ever thought about green manures? Well it’s time to wake up an…
 
David Maxwell will be out and about at Rowallane Garden to find out how to create colour in your autumn garden. David also discovers how the legacy of an intrepid teenager will take root in Belfast in the shape of a charity garden for patients with spinal injuries. And is it an Irish lizard or a newt? – one listener wants to know what she has disco…
 
Tune into BBC Radio Ulster’s Gardeners’ Corner this Saturday morning when David Maxwell will be discovering how to produce the perfect hedgerow with the clever use of fruit trees as well as finding out how to brighten up the autumn season in the garden with a splash of vibrant colour. He’ll also be speaking to a gardening expert whose green fingers…
 
Presenter David Maxwell visits Hillsborough Castle gardens a year after it reopened to the public. He chats to garden manager, Claire Woods in the lost garden about tree ferns and gets some top tips from Adam Ferguson on growing the perfect pears. David also meets up with Claire McNally, the new head gardener at Rowallane gardens near Saintfield. A…
 
BBC Radio Ulster’s Gardeners’ Corner this Saturday morning is a musical and visual feast for Proms in the Garden with David Maxwell. David will broadcast live from his garden in Belfast with the music of the Ulster Orchestra weaved through the very first hour long edition of the programme. Our gardening experts will be answering all your horticultu…
 
In national allotments week, David Maxwell heads to Ards Allotments where he meets Amy Kelly on her plot. She’s been harvesting her blueberries – a plant which not only produces super fruits but is also an attractive plant to have in the garden. In Killinchy, David meets up with Ann Fitzsimmons who thinks every garden, even small ones should have a…
 
Join David Maxwell for a live phone-in Gardener’s Corner programme. He’ll be joined by expert guests Averil Milligan and Brendan Little. Questions include suggestions for good ground cover plants, what to do with a weak wisteria and what rogue plant has found its way into a packet of parsnip seeds. Also on the programme, David gets an update from t…
 
In a programme originally broadcast in 2019, David Maxwell meets Labour Party veteran Kate Hoey at her home on Rathlin Island. He explores the wild garden she's created there as a getaway from life in Westminster. David finds out how for years she has been able to deal with constituency issues in Vauxhall from a remote cottage on the Island. He als…
 
Presenter David Maxwell is joined by gardening experts Ann Fitzsimons and Jim Bradley answering your questions. This week we find out if you can graft a plum tree to an apple tree, tackle an unwieldy wisteria and discover ways to give an old hedge new life. Listener Lisa Camlin shares her tricks to designing your own border and Conrad McCormick sha…
 
David Maxwell is joined by a lockdown gardener planning to turn a profit and he’s only 13! A Giant Water Lily blooms in Belfast after nearly a 30 year absence and gardening experts Brendan Little and Averil Milligan tackle a Sweet William Challenge while hedging their bets on a tricky border. Also water saving tips and a taste for something exotic.…
 
Whether you're new to gardening or a seasoned pro, there's always something to surprise you in your garden. So if you have encountered an unusual insect or need to know what to add to your soil, join David Maxwell and his experts for the live phone-in this Saturday.If you would like to call them or text with your gardening query, the number is 0303…
 
It’s spring at home and, whether you have a garden, a yard, a balcony or a windowsill, growing something is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Join David Maxwell Easter Saturday for a live Gardener’s Corner call-in that will put a spring in your step and bring some Easter colour into your home, along with gardening experts answering your questions an…
 
David Maxwell and experts Cherry Townsend and Neil Porteous bring you gardening ideas for children, find out about lunar planting and answer listeners' questions.David interview his 5 year old aughter Seren while they plant peas, Frank McCooke is the man in the know about lunar planting and the team speak to Geroid McDonnell, a 12 year old with a p…
 
David Maxwell presents the Gardeners’ Corner roadshow from Portaferry. Experts Averil Milligan and Neil Porteous join him at Ballyphilip Parish Church hall where Portaferry Women’s Institute are the hosts. With the club celebrating its 85th year members questions include suggestions for seaside planting, how to move peonies and what to do with a Ca…
 
This week David Maxwell and the Gardeners' Corner roadshow team head to Ballygawley where members of Castlecaulfield Horticultural Society put their questions to Brendan Little and Averil Milligan. Amongst the gardening topics are growing hydrangeas as a hedge, pruning rhododendrons and how to deal with whitefly as well as lots of tips for the week…
 
In Gardeners' Corner this week plants for under a tree canopy, planting up a window box, creating a pharmacy garden at Queen's University and the beauty of hellebores in the February garden. That's Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell after the 9 o'clock news on Saturday morning on BBC Radio Ulster and on BBC Sounds.…
 
In Gardeners' Corner this week, a makeover for the Italian garden at Mount Stewart, a new allotmenteer gets to grip with her plot at the Minnowburn, a browse through the seed catalogues with spring in mind, how to create the right conditions for plants in a terrarium and herbs for mocktails if dry January is your thing. That's all in Gardeners' Cor…
 
David Maxwell presents Northern Ireland's weekly gardening programme with advice on the best snowdrops and winter flowering shrubs. He also visits a restored Walled garden at St Columb's Park in Derry which is going to be gardened by the community. Also in the programme, Keith Crawford is in studio to talk about how to put that discarded Christmas …
 
David Maxwell escapes the winter chill and starts the New Year in Belfast's Botanic Gardens with expert guests. Colin Agnew sells the virtues of winter cherries in the cool wing of the Victorian Palm House, Adrienne Armstrong gives David and update on the Tropical Ravine two years after its major renovation and David explores a new medicinal garden…
 
David Maxwell is joined by Ann Fitzsimmons and Brendan Little for some festive gardening fun. Herbs for Christmas, using the tree after the big event and top present ideas for gardeners. Also in the programme, David and his guests suggest a Christmas walk to burn off some of those excess calories and the team review some books that would make great…
 
In Gardeners' Corner this week David Maxwell visits world renowned Kew Gardens in Richmond outside London where he talks to the gardeners who work there including Tony Kirkham, well known writer and broadcaster whose specialist interest is trees, particularly at Kew. Also in the programme Brendan Little shares his thoughts and reminisces about his …
 
Winter gardening with David Maxwell. This week David meets Sweet Pea legend Sydney Harrod who has spent a lifetime breeding beautiful Sweet Pea in Londonderry. Sydney named between forty and fifty varieties including a series with local place names intended to encourage people to visit Northern Ireland during the Troubles. David also speaks to Jim …
 
In this week's Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell, Brendan Little and Averil Milligan answer questions from members of the Tully Meadow Community Garden in Augher. Among the gardening questions up for discussion are how to make use of wood ash, advice on growing orchids, gourds and blue berries and suggestions on planting up fruit and veg all yea…
 
In Gardeners' Corner this week an autumn walk at Mount Stewart reveals beautiful late autumn colour. Also in the programme a visit to a school garden and a memorial garden and practical tips on planting up tulips and garlic for spring. That's Gardeners' Corner with David Maxwell this Saturday morning just after the 9 o'clock news on BBC Radio Ulste…
 
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