With school holidays upon us this week’s programme looked at gardening with children and plants that offer interest which are quick and easy to grow. Family apple trees providing more than one variety were featured and Paraic recommended planting in conjunction with strawberries. Blueberries and rhubarb were also featured with tips on soil conditions and feeding. There was information on preparing greenhouses and tunnels for vegetables while sweet pea, bleeding heart, lavender and Chilean lantern all featured for planting now. Listeners questions included leaves curling on amellias, colourful shrubs for borders, the strawberry tree and plants for hanging baskets that tolerate rainy conditions.