(London Daily Mail) With its amiable discussions on greenfly and compost, it may seem as innocuous as a radio show could be.
So regular listeners to Gardeners' Question Time will be surprised to find it caught up in a race row.
For an academic claims that Radio 4's long-running programme is spreading covert racist stereotypes disguised as horticultural advice.
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The panel from BBC Radio 4's Question Time, which has been criticised as being full of racial language
Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster, says the panel show is 'saturated' with racial language.
From debates about native and non-native plant species to advice about the purity of different soil types, the programme's resident green-fingered experts are secretly feeding nationalist and fascist fantasies, he claims.