Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 23/05/2015
Published May 23, 2015
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    Weather conditions over the past few weeks have made early potatoe plants susceptible to blight so this week's programme started with a blight warning with Paraic advising on how best to protect young shoots. Key tasks for the coming week featured tackling algal bloom in ponds and water features, feeding of plants in general and the planting of roses with advice on soil, feeding and pest prevention. Paraic also discussed putting out hanging baskets, preventing woodlice from damaging seedlings, trimming bay trees and planting out rosemary and lavendar. Listeners questions included sowing everlasting sweet pea on banks, vegetable plants suitable for shady areas, treatement of flea beetle on rhubarb and flowering plants for december colour.
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