It’s good to grow

Just a few weeks now till the Belvoir Castle Flower & Garden Show is back…

And organiser Andy Tudbury is back too, on Girls Around Town this weekend, with details of what to expect from a event that’s been growing bigger and better since its debut four years ago almost to the day!

Andy will be live in the studio with June in the first hour of the show to share the latest news about this year’s festival, which takes place in the grounds of Belvoir Castle on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July,

Perhaps you’re already a keen gardener searching for inspiration from some of the stunning show borders and gardens brought to Lincolnshire by award-winning designers who will once again be battling it out to win the coveted Duchess of Rutland Trophy?

Maybe you’re new to gardening and want ideas on how to turn a neglected space into a flower-filled spot to enjoy with family and friends?

Or you’ve a question for one of the well-known specialists and experts on the talks stage?

You’ll find all this and more in the beautiful grounds of Belvoir Castle, along with garden sculptures, furniture and tools among the items on sale, together with live music and a range of food and refreshments to enjoy too.

Make sure you’re listening on 107.8FM, on the apps or online from just after 10.20am to hear what Andy has to say about this year’s show…

And in the meantime, if you want to book your tickets for a great day out, you can follow this link to do just that!

The key to making a good first impression

Are you – or someone you know – thinking about renting out a house or flat?

There’s no shortage of advice online and on TV programmes about how to make the best impression when viewers arrive to see what’s on offer, of course…

But this week’s guest on Girls Around Town has a few top tips of her own to share when she’s live in the studio on Sunday!

Joining June in the second hour of the show, Gemma Atkinson will be explaining why and how she switched from being a social worker to set up Flying Keys, working with both landlords and tenants in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Based on her experience over the last couple of years, she’ll be highlighting some of the key things you should consider doing before those potential renters step through the front door to check out whether your property is the one they want to move into.

What is it they’re looking at and for? How important is kerb appeal?

And does it really make a difference if your home smells of freshly baked bread or brewing coffee?!

Make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am to hear those top tips from Gemma when you Put On Your Sunday Best this weekend.

A new chapter for Boston’s Book Festival

It’s all about Boston on Girls Around Town this Sunday morning.

But if previous on air chats with guest Jane Keightley are anything to go by, her conversation with June in the second hour of the show is sure to include a quick virtual trip over to Italy as well!

Freelance travel writer and tour guide Jane will be back in the studio to share some of the highlights of the past year, together with details of what’s on the cards for 2022. And top of both lists will no doubt be the Boston Book Festival she launched in 2021 that she’ll be bringing back to her Lincolnshire home town this September.

Make sure you Put On Your Sunday Best by tuning to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11.10am this weekend to find out what’s in store for book lovers of all ages at this year’s event, along with details of how to keep updated as the plans progress…

And hear what Jane has to say about the latest string added to her bow – a new job at one of the Book Festival’s venues, the 300-year old Fydell House in the heart of Boston’s Cultural Quarter, where she’s just taken on the role of receptionist, tour guide and wedding organiser!