BBC Radio 4's "Gardeners' Question Time" : All Your Gardening Problems Solved
More than perhaps any programme GQT embodies the essence of Radio Four. For over 50 years it has been at, or near, the top of the radio charts. Recordings attract dedicated audiences of between 250 and 750 depending on the size of the venue. ALL YOUR GARDENING PROBLEMS SOLVED is a collection of the most asked questions from 50 years of broadcasting. These have been divided into five sections: Trees, Shrubs & Herbaceous, Houseplants, Fruit and Vegetables, Garden Design and Pests & Diseases. It contains over 350 answers, written especially for this book, and gives sound practical advice on virtually any problem that might arise in your garden.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 192 x 262 x 26mm | 1,061.41g
- 21 Mar 2002
- Orion Publishing Co
- London, United Kingdom
- 50 colour illustrations, index
Table of contents
Trees, shrubs and herbaceous; house plants; fruit and vegetables; garden design; pests and diseases.
All seasoned gardeners know Gardeners' Question Time. Sunday lunchtime would not be Sunday lunchtime unless they tuned in to listen to gardening advice from experts, delivered with wry humour and the occasional discursive bantering. Be it in the "Potting Shed" or a village hall, you are guaranteed a laugh coupled with tips of the week and solid horticultural knowledge from acknowledged experts in their fields. Started over fifty years ago, the world's longest running gardening programme has amassed a core of oft-asked questions. As long ago as the end of the war people were having problems with slugs and snails and organic gardening, all as pertinent now as then. This book is a collection of the 350 most frequently posed. The contributors are all regulars of Eric Robson, the Chair, and include specialist expertise such as organic gardening (Bob Flowerdew), greenhouse gardening (Anne Swithinbank), garden design (Bunny Guiness), pests and diseases (Pippa Greenwood) and general cultivation (John Cushnie). With all that experience mixed together the book gives a rounded picture to all queries presented. Each question is answered by the relevant expert but also accompanied by any other thoughts from the other contributors. A must for all GQT listeners, a must for all gardeners and a conversion aid to all those people not yet ensnared by this endearing British institution. - Lucy Watson
About John Cushnie
John Cushnie is a landscape designer and contractor. Bob Flowerdew is Britain's leading organic gardener. Pippa Greenwood is one of Britain's leading plant pathologists. Bunny Guinness is a chartered landscape architect and Anne Swithinbank was Glasshouse Supervisor at the RHS at Wisley for four years. All of the authors are GQT panel members.