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 29/10/2016
Nov 5 16
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 planting bulbs in pots and containers, sowing green manure, winter flowers for window boxes, lifting and storing dahlias and using a step approach when covering an outdoor wall with climbers.