Midwest Radio Gardening Show
About This Show
Each week Padraic Horkan from Horkans Garden Centre joins Deirdre Kelly to look at every aspect of the world of gardening. From answering listeners' queries to explaining the ins and outs of every plant known to man,Padraic has all bases covered when it comes to gardening.
Most Recent Episode
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 22/04/2017
7 days ago
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. Other topics discussed this week included earthworm casts, planting hanging baskets, using green manure to supress weeds around potatoe plants and controlling grubs in pots. Listeners questions featured growing Myrtle, fruit plants in pots, sowing roses at this time of year and climbers suitable for a pergola.