Gardener's Question Time

The programme is quite simply a gardening institution. For over 50 years "the team" has been Britain's voice of expert advice and common sense on all things gardening. It began in 1947 under the title ' How Does Your Garden Grow?' and for more than thirty years from 1950 featured an unchanging team of three wise men - Fred Loads, Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell - none of whom missed a single programme of that whole period.

There cannot be a pest, disease, shrub, flower or tool which this trio did not at some time have to rake over as they faced audiences in draughty village halls, horticultural societies and allotment associations the length and breadth of the land.

The original chairman was Robert Stead until 1953 and then followed Freddie Grisewood until 1961.

BBC Radio 4 Gardener's Question Time - All Your Gardening Problems Solved

is a collection of the most asked questions from 50 years of broadcasting, divided into five sections: Trees, Shrubs & Herbaceous, Houseplants, Fruit & Vegetables, Garden Design and Pests & Diseases. It has 350 answers each written especially for this book which gives sound practical advice on almost any problem that might arise in your garden.

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