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Poirot Returns!

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:28pm -- WCVE

David Suchet (“Henry VIII,” “The Way We Live Now”) returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries, “The Big Four” and “Dead Man’s Folly,” based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he’s on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not.

Tips From Richard: Semi-hardwood Cuttings for Propagation

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:21am -- WCVE

Take cuttings from your azaleas and other woody ornamentals for propagation. By early July, the new growth has reached the semi-hardwood stage which is ideal for propagating cuttings. Clip four to six inches of new growth and dip the cut end in rooting hormone. Place the cutting in a small pot with a moist, well drained medium and cover with a clear plastic bag. Place the pot in the shade. Cuttings should root in four to six weeks.

Tips From Richard: Pinch Your Mums

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:52am -- WCVE

Pinch your mums one last time in early July. By pinching or clipping off the last inch or two of each stem you’ll force the plants to put out new growth further down on the stem. This will make plants thicker and they’ll still have time to set buds for great color this fall.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

A Capitol Fourth

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:38am -- WCVE

America’s national Independence Day celebration will kick off the festivities for our country’s 238th birthday with an all-star salute led by our country’s favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”).

Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the event will feature performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt and Kelli O’Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

Last Tango in Halifax: Season 2

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:24pm -- WCVE

The six-part series returns as Alan and Celia continue to negotiate family baggage to plan a life together. Having come so close to losing each other forever thanks to Alan’s near fatal heart attack, he and Celia decide to have a romantic secret wedding as soon as possible.

But how will their respective daughters react? The uptight Caroline and rebellious Gillian are discovering they actually quite like each other, however Gillian’s need to own up to her night with Caroline’s ex-husband John could jeopardize the soon-to-be stepsisters’ fledgling friendship.

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