On this week's programme Paraic reviewed some of the highlights of Bloom 2019 and where one of the biggest trends was an interest in biodiversiy and how individuals can take small steps to promote this in the way they approach their gardens. There was a look at bee friendly plants that can be sown now from seed for next year and enivornmentally friendly methods of controlling weeds. Paraic gave an advisory warning on blight with tips on how to prevent it not just on potatoes but on other fruits and vegetables as well. There was information on feeding lawns, moving hostas, taking cuttings from fushia and controlling mare's tail. Listeners questions this week featured hedging for rural areas, pruning back rhodedendrons, the best soil type for sowing calla lillies and putting straw on strawberries.