With plants now coming into their own Paraic recommended applying a tree and shrub fertiliser and advised on the best approach to use. The programme also highlighted feeding houseplants with recommendations on different feeds and featured cottage garden plants such as shasta daisy, asters, lupins and foxgloves. Bee friendly plants featured again this week while Paraic discussed the importance of planning for your location when choosing plants and hedging in particular. Listeners questions included controlling ivy, planting sprouted potatoes, ground covering plant for shade, treatment of club root in brassicas and growing spinach. Other plants discussed this week featured mother in laws tongue, royal burgundy, phalaenopsis, pear trees and montbretia.