It's the start of the potatoe planting season and this week's programme featured hints and tips on getting planting underway including an in-depth look at different varities that are suited to Irish conditions such as Sharp's Express, Red Duke of York, Setanta and Foremost. Paraic recommended planting indoors now in preparation for transplanting outdoors in a few weeks time. The programme also focused on spring flowering plants with camelias, magnolias and forsythia discussed. Other topics included hedging for bogland areas and seaside locations, the treatment of overgrown ivy, and the importance of worms and how to get them back into the garden. Listeners questions ranged from creating an avenue of trees on a driveway to gardening with children and planting scented roses.