The 2019 garden programme kicked off with a general look at how gardens
have fared over the winter period with lots of plants coming into growth
and flower a little earlier than usual due to the mild conditions. Roses
were in the spotlight as its a perfect time to prune and feed them now.
There was also a focus on summer flowering plants such as hydrangeas and
budleias which will all benefit from pruning at the moment while summer
flowering bulbs like dahlia and begonias can be planted inside now for
transplanting later in the spring. The benefits of gardening with
Vegeopds were highlighted as a great way for growing a variety of
vegetables while listeners questions included problems with bolting
onions, sowing herbs for sensory therapy, planting oregano to attract
bees around apple trees and how to deal with grubs and vine weavil on
bulbs that have remained in the ground over winter.