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First broadcast:
Friday 07 May 2010

Anne Swithinbank goes in search of bedding-plant inspiration at Sunderland's municipal gardens.

Matthew Biggs, Anne Swithinbank, Bob Flowerdew and chairman Eric Robson are guests of Herrington Flower Club.

The producer is Howard Shannon, and this is a Somethin' Else Sound Directions production for BBC Radio 4.

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    Anne gets up close and personal with Sunderland Council’s propagation tables!

  • Anne Swithinbank meets the team at Barley Mow Park nursery

    Anne Swithinbank meets the team at Barley Mow Park nursery

    This is where Sunderland City Council grow its bedding plants.

  • Bob Flowerdew heads off to a Sunderland garden centre

    Bob Flowerdew heads off to a Sunderland garden centre

    To look at the wonders of the plug planting.

  • Pelargonium Plug Plant

    Pelargonium Plug Plant

    Bob demonstrates how a pelargonium plug plant has a perfect root ball.

  • Aspidistra Leaves

    Aspidistra Leaves

    The sad state of a listener’s aspidistra leaves after an attack by red spider mite – and a snail!

  • GQT Summer Garden Party 2010

    This year the GQT Summer Garden Party returns to Sparsholt College near Winchester on Saturday 26th June. Join the team for full day of workshops, demonstrations and gardening problem-solving.

    Find out more and apply for your ticket.



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