Gardening with the RHS

Gardening with the RHS

Gardening for wildlife; top plants & top tips

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How do you make your garden wildlife friendly? What are the star plants for helping out the birds and the bees? Horticultural Advisors Jenny Bowden and James Lawrence discuss top tips for bringing nature to your plot.

Meanwhile Guy Barter and entomologist Andy Salisbury discuss the results of a pioneering RHS research project to discover whether native plants are better for bugs and Hayley Jones shares advice on what's hot and what's not when it comes to insect hotels. Plus an allotmenteer shares his love of bees.

Useful linksRewild your garden with tips from BBC Springwatch ►RHS advice on compostingWinter plants for beesGardening for health & wellbeingSearch RHS gardening advice Plants for Bugs research ►Plants for Pollinators listsFind an RHS event near youAdvice on wildlife pondsDiscover firethorns (Pyracantha)


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About this podcast

'Gardening with the RHS' offers seasonal advice, inspiration and practical solutions to gardening problems. Trusted gardening professionals give you the latest horticultural advice, scientific research and tried and tested techniques to bring out the best in your garden.

Topics covered include: growing your own vegetables, flowers, garden design, lawn care and gardening with children. Plus expert masterclasses in topics ranging from cottage garden plants, growing orchids, to pest control and eco-friendly gardening.

Plus we’ll have behind the scenes reports from the country’s most prestigious flower shows. There’s something in these podcasts to interest every gardener, whatever your level of expertise. For more info see

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