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Walsham Le Willows

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 05 August 2011

Peter Gibbs chairs this horticultural Q&A from Walsham Le Willows in Suffolk. We revisit Bob Flowerdew's laboratory garden to find out about inarching grafting and weed-killing carpets.

Matthew Wilson turns everything on its head at the upside-down garden in Hampton Court.

In addition, why not to grow carrots into compost; how to keep your cyclamen going and how best trim a box hedge.

Produced by Lucy Dichmont
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

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    Anoushka Feiler's upside-down garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

  • Suffolk melons

    Suffolk melons

    Melon roots need to be kept warm. Bob Flowerdew starts his off under glass.

  • Melon plants

    Melon plants

    Soil insulation with black plastic lining and glass.

  • Killer carpet

    Killer carpet

    Using carpets to kill weeds.

  • Hard graft

    Hard graft

    Bob Flowerdew a form of grafting called inarching as explained in the programme.


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