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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 02/09/2017

The autumn series returned with a look at autumn planting - nature's time for renewal. There's a bumper harvest this year and Paraic discussed harvesting fruit in general. He gave tips on ripening and storing apples, plums and nectarines and ways to promote flowering and fruiting where yields are low. There was advice on sowing laurel hedging and other plants from cuttings, and hydrangeas featured with Annabelle, Phantom, Bobo and Vanilla Freeze some of the varieties highlighted. Listeners...

Duration: 00:44:52

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 24/06/2017

As the summer break approaches this week's programme looked back on a very successful gardening year so far and Paraic gave some recommendations for the coming weeks including the importance of blight control, feeding lawns without forcing growth and the benefits of regular deadheading. He also discussed garden design and ways that people can practically implement new ideas in their own gardens. Plants featured on today's programme included Beetroot with advice on harvesting, Hornbeam and...

Duration: 00:45:05

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 17/06/2017

With germination at its optimum this is great planting weather and Paraic started this week's programme with advice on putting in a new lawn and traditional planting of broad leaved trees and hedges. The programme also focused on vegetable beds, Roses and Sambucas and featured tips on pruing back herbs to promote autumn growth and the importance of feeding plants for longevity. Other topics ranged from organic control of slugs and snails to plants suitable for coastal areas and rocky...

Duration: 00:47:00

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 10/06/2017

On this week's programme Paraic issued a blight warning and advised to apply a systemic blight control treatment to potatoes and tomatoes. Looking ahead to autumn/winter planting the programme featured kale as a great winter vegetable which can be sowed from seed now. Roses are coming into flower and Paraic discussed some good varities for scent including Fascination, Whiskey Mac, Grandpa Dixon, Freedom and Ingrid Bergman. Other topics ranged from sowing whitethorn and lillies to tree...

Duration: 00:45:42

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 03/06/2017

With Bloom in full swing Paraic gave a synopsis of some of the show gardens at this year's event taking place over the bank holiday weekend. Plants featured in this edition included Euryops with advice on how to grow and take cuttings. Paraic made some recommendations to Tidy Towns groups interested in planting herbaceous perennials and looked ahead to June drop on apple and fuit trees as heavy early fruiting is indicating a good harvest. Other topics included controlling caterpillars and...

Duration: 00:43:50

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 27/05/2017

This week's programme kicked off with a flavour of what is on offer at this year's Bloom with 22 show gardens and talks and information over the 5 days of the festival. Featured plants this week included Laburnum and Hostas while timely topics ranged from greening up lawns to bedding plants for different occassions. Paraic gave advice on replacing hedging, plants for white colour, watering in general in warmer weather and treatment of aphids on hedging, flowers and fruit trees. Listeners...

Duration: 00:45:18

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 20/05/2017

As growth continues to surge Paraic reminded listeners to continue to water and feed plants in order to ensure good colour later in the summer. The programme discussed a selection of flowering plants and climbers with lupins from the west coast series, clematis, thembergia, and aztec dahlias all featured. Paraic gave tips on planting cucmbers, courgettes, peppers and chilli right now and described the best method to pinch back tall perennials. There was advice on lawn care and planting...

Duration: 00:46:11

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 13/05/2017

Moist weather heralded a great weekend for planting and Paraic encouraged listeners to take advantage of the conditions over the coming days. He discussedt treating lawns, watering and feeding plants in general and highlighted some good all rounders for planting in window boxes and hanging baskets such as nemesia. Tomatoe varieties supersweet and roma were also featured with tips on cutting grow bags to create pots. The difference between ericaceous and regular compost was explained and...

Duration: 00:47:24

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 06/05/2017

Colourful bedding featured this week with Paraic discussing Pellargonium, Paris Daisy, Ballon Flower and Non-Stop Begonias in detail. He also recommended liquid feed for actively growing plants and issued a timely reminder for aphid control. Lupins were also highlighted with particular focus on the west coast series. Listerns questions ranged from feed for sunflowers and rhubarb to growing tomatoes in hanging baskets and pruning flowering cherry. Other topics covered this week included...

Duration: 00:47:29

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 29/04/2017

As we head out of spring and into summer this week we focused on hanging baskets, bedding plants and fruit trees which are coming into flower at the moment and showing signs of a fruitful harvest. The coronet vareity of apples were featured as a plant that is easy to grow and requires low maintenance. The repair and maintenance of lawns was also discussed as was planting for the edible garden. Paraic advised on screening planting for privacy with hedging, tree and pampas grasses and...

Duration: 00:45:39

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 22/04/2017

On this week's programme Pauric reinterated the need to feed plants at the moment as they are now actively growing. He advised on treatment for aphid and greenfly with lupins, boxwood, beech and roses being particularly susceptible at the moment, while plants featured today included Geranium Orange Fizz and a special pink ribbon plant in support of the upcoming Mayo Pink Ribbon Cycle. With soil conditions at an optimum Pauric noted that it is a great time to get things into the ground....

Duration: 00:45:58

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 15/04/2017

Mid April hearalds the time when plants really start to open up and with moisture levels remaining low Pauric noted that conditions are ideal for planting over the Easter weekend. It's also the time to start hanging baskets with trailing petunias, fuschia, lobelia and nastursiums all available now. Pauric gave tips on growing sweet peas, rhubarb and feeding strawberries while hardy hedging plants were featured for exposed areas. Listeners questions included controlling slugs organically,...

Duration: 00:46:29

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 08/04/2017

Garden design was the main feature of the programme this week. Pauric examined how we use our gardens and gave a hints and tips on how to make your garden work for you. He advised on strategies for planting, looked at different features and materials for various life stages and explored discussed different ways to combine indoor and outdoor life. The programme also discussed a variety of plants available now and included some listeners questions.

Duration: 00:46:35

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 01/04/2017

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...

Duration: 00:47:53

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 25/03/2017

On this week's programme Pauric discussed protecting tender plants from frost and encouraged cutting lawns, and feeding lawns and plants in general. The programme focused on Grow Your Own with shallots, sets, onions and horseradish all available now and Pauric talked about Petit Posy - an alternative to brussel sprouts. The simplicity of using seed tapes was also highlighted for sowing a range of plants and Pauric reminded listeners that now is a perfect time to plant herbs for Easter....

Duration: 00:46:32

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 29/10/2016

Colder temperatures signal the time to protect softer plants and the final programme of the current season advised on protecting plants over the winter period. Paraic discussed plants that provide good foliage colour in colder months including liquid amber, nandinia blush pink, smoke bush and winter heathers. Tips and hints included the importance of trimming back the tops of newly planted hedging, harvesting carrots and ground covering plants for sloped areas. Listeners questions featured...

Duration: 00:44:02

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 29/10/2016

Garden designer Terry McEneany joined Paraic this week and the programme explored many aspects of garden design from form and function to location, lifetsytle and maintenance. Terry looked at different approaches to designing a garden including common challenges and how to plan for changes over the years. Questions included the use of artificial grass, disguising sceptic and oil tanks, designing outdoor cooking areas and trees suitable for long avenues. Other topics featured this week...

Duration: 00:43:47

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 22/10/2016

Autumn colour was the main feature of this week's programme and Paraic discussed a range of plants providing colour and interest for the next couple of months including cyclamen, rhubarb & custard, jewel of the nile and capsicum. Paraic featured some seeds suitable for sowing now such as spring onions, broad beans, night scented stock and other hardy annuals. The programme advocated for moss control and concentrated on climbing plants that can be sown now. Listeners questions included...

Duration: 00:46:02

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 01/10/2016

Temperatures are starting to fall and this week's programme started with a timely reminder to protect softer flowering plants at night. Harvest season has arrived and Paraic explained how to recognise when fruit is ripe and the best approach to use when picking. He also advised on the importance of pruning and applying a winter wash once harvesting is complete. Other topics covered this week included planting fruit trees for next year, splitting rhubarb and propogating strawberries from...

Duration: 00:43:24

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 24/09/2016

With Autumn winds blowing Paraic reminded listeners to firm down new trees and shrubs both at ground level and by securing stakes. It is also timely to cut back ivy on mature trees that may be vulnerable to storms in order to limit damage later. The programme focused on potting on geraniums, taking cuttings from plants such as coleus and rhus typhinia and moving hydrangeas and red flame japonica. Listeners questions included trees for colourful foliage, easy to grow house plants,...

Duration: 00:46:35

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