Temperatures are starting to fall and this week's programme started with a timely reminder to protect softer flowering plants at night. Harvest season has arrived and Paraic explained how to recognise when fruit is ripe and the best approach to use when picking. He also advised on the importance of pruning and applying a winter wash once harvesting is complete. Other topics covered this week included planting fruit trees for next year, splitting rhubarb and propogating strawberries from runners. Listeners questions featured dwarf daffodils, cutting back wildflower meadows, pruning hyrdrangeas, controlling ivy using a brushwood killer, pruing and feeding blueberries and suggestions for good white climbers.