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Midwest Radio Gardening Show
49 minutes | Jun 25, 2022
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 25/06/2022
Gardening Show for the 25th of June.
46 minutes | Jun 18, 2022
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 18/06/2022
Gardening Show for the 18th of June.
48 minutes | Jun 11, 2022
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 11/06/2022
Gardening Show for the 11th of June.
47 minutes | Jun 4, 2022
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 04/06/2022
Gardening Show for the 4th of June.
47 minutes | May 28, 2022
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 28/05/2022
Gardening Show for the 28th of May.
47 minutes | May 21, 2022
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 21/05/2022
Gardening Show for the 21st of May.
41 minutes | May 7, 2022
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 07/05/2022
Gardening Show for the 7th of May.
47 minutes | Apr 30, 2022
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 30/04/2022
Gardening Show for April 30th.
50 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 23/04/2022
Gardening Show for the 23/04/22
48 minutes | Apr 9, 2022
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 09/04/2022
Gardening Show for the 09/04/22
53 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 26/03/2022
Show For The 26 of March
47 minutes | Oct 30, 2021
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 30/10/2021
In this final programme for 2021 Paraic runs through all of the tasks that should be done now to set gardens up for a great winter period. With nighttime frosts setting in there's a reminder about taking cuttings from tenders plants and the importance of looking after wildlife now that temperatures are dropping. It's still a good time to plant up winter veg and spring bulbs can also be planted between now and mid-November. Hedges should also receive a light trimming and the ever present moss should also be treated now to keep it under control over the winter months. Listeners questions this week include what to grow in a new greenhouse, storing nastursium seeds over winter, the benefits of keeping strawberries outdoors in colder weather, harvesting seeds from a wildflower meadow, plants suitable for silt based soil, transplanting conifers, growing red hot pokers, moving holly and peoney trees.
45 minutes | Oct 23, 2021
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 23/10/2021
As we head into the October Bank Holiday weekend it remains great gardening weather for planting and this week Paraic offers some great tips on how to maximise any planting undertaken now. For those who have cleared out potatoe and vegetable plots there's information on what to put in for winter and early spring veg. There's a look at calluna heaters which are offering some seasonal colour and trees and a reminder of the benefits of planting trees and shrubs right which will all benefit from rooting over the winter leading to much better established plants come spring. Paraic also discusses the merits of indoor plants and provides some great tips on their care over the winter months with particular emphasis on reducing watering and ensuring they get as much daylight as possible. Lisenters questions this week feature pruning roses, taking cuttings from rhodedendron, aphid damage on conifers, lawn care during October, splitting formiums and grasses, moving acer palmatium, growing conditions for african marigolds and planting outdoor cyclamen on a grave.
46 minutes | Oct 16, 2021
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 16/10/2021
On this week's programme Paraic discusses how community clean ups can enhance local areas with bulb planting projects and how children can get involved in creating pollinator friendly plant spaces for all to enjoy. Bulb planting is also in the spotlight for spring with an in depth look at varieties of tulips and irises for early colour this coming year, and there's also a reminder on planting up hyacinths and amaryllis now to flower for Christmas. There's a special feature on planting apple trees; Paraic discusses the importance of using dwarf rootstock, of sowing varieites that flower at the same time to facilitate cross pollination and offers guidance on pruning apple trees in November. Listeners questions include how to plant a nut orchard, growing an avocado from seed, pruning angels wings, propogating herbaceous flowering plants like daisies and phlox, storing carrotts and how the french style of shaping trees known as pleaching can offer privacy in small urban gardens.
46 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 09/10/2021
On the programme this week Paraic looks back on the recent meithel in Kiltimagh and pays tribute to the community planting project that took place at the town's railway station area. There's information on making wreaths and table centre pieces for halloween and Paraic explains about the useful bulb planting tools which come in a range of sizes and are great for planting bulbs into the ground with the miniumum of effort. As trees and shrubs start to shed their leaves there's another reminder on how to go about making compost plus a very comprehensive look at planning and planting hedges for different locations with information on varieties, speed of growth and options to grow from pots and bare root. Plants featured this week include nerines, pellargonium, pampas grass, and hydrangeas. Listeners questions include when to feed winter heathers, the best manure for potatoes, move acers to larger pots, types of cabbage that can be sown now, when to trim ivy, transplanting purple sprouting broccoli and growing viburnum tinus.
46 minutes | Oct 2, 2021
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 02/10/2021
This week Paraic tells us about a community initiative in Kiltimagh and a meithel gathering for the purpose of planting up a bank with biodiversity plants for the local community. The programme focuses in on what people can be doing at the moment in the garden. For those with a love of garlic, now is the ideal time to plant and Paraic explains about the long growing season and takes us through some of the different variety, both while and purple, currently available. There's a reminder about planting autumn veg, and steps invovled in getting a composter up and running. There's advice on when and where to plant thuja, moving a pheasant berry bush, replacing leylandii hedging, and propogating favourite plants including using a cutting ball. Listeners questions this week include pruning back and treating roses for capsid bugs, problems with slow flowering cyclamen, how to prevent potatoe blight remaining in soil, suggestions for plants for a winter wedding, problems with dwarf pampas greass and treating liverwort.
45 minutes | Sep 25, 2021
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 25/09/2021
Climbing plants are a great gardening staple at this time of year, with many coming into their own as temperatures dip. On this programme Paraic explains about the transition from green to autumnal colours and looks at some of great climbing options in detail. There's discussion on clematis winter beauty, pyracantha, passion flower, varietgated ivy and others with recommendations for planting right now. There's also information on taking cuttings from begonias, an in depth look at pruning apple trees and super tips rejuvenating old hydrangea plants. Questions from listeners addressed in this episode include caring for Arthur Bell roses, overwintering angels wings, olive trees and geraniums, suggestions for window boxes at this time of year, changing the soil in tulip pots, counteracting weeds in a new lawn and suggestions for plants on graves that will endure through winter.
46 minutes | Sep 18, 2021
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 18/09/2021
As Autumn starts to take a firmer hold, this week Paraic looks at fruiting plants which can be sown in patio pots or directly into the garden soil right now, and there's a wealth of plants to choose from - raspberries, black, red and white currants, blueberries, strawberries, rhubarb, apples, pears and plumbs can all be planted now. September is also a great time to plant braodleaf trees, with many flower trees excellent for biodiversity. Trees that produce flowers and berries include sorbus, holly, malus and cotoneaster offering nectar, pollen and fruits to support insect and animal life. There's advice on putting in a new lawn, moving roses, treating wire worm in carrots and potatoes and trimming back red robin. Listeners questions include cutting back peoney roses, overwintering the coleous plant, sowing seeds of aqualegia, sweet william and lupins, dealing with ash dieback, sowing a hedge of holly, tips for helleborus and growing watermelon and aubergine in polytunnel.
44 minutes | Sep 11, 2021
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 11/09/2021
As we head into Autumn this weeks programme looks at lawn care at this time of year. Paraic discusses how to prevent lawn problems before they start, there's information on getting a head start on moss, things to watch out for when lawns are hungry and need feeding and to steps that can be taken to keep weeds at bay. It's also time to think about planting up bulbs for winter and early spring colour. Paraic showcases a range of bulbs available now including narcissii, muscari, winter achonites and bluebells, and there's a reminder on vegetables that can be sown now including onions, mustard from seed, turnips and pea shoots. For those considering propogating cuttings Paraic outlines the key steps to ensure success. Listeners questions this week include brussel sprouts not growing very well, crows attacking potatoe tubers, how to control wild rhubarb, eradicating hard grass naturally, suggestions for a fast growing seaside hedge and trees for a church ground that would favour carbon absoportion.
47 minutes | Sep 4, 2021
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 04/09/2021
In the first show for Autumn 2021 Paraic introduces the all new "capability" hand trowel, new to the market and a brilliant gardening tool for all gardeners as it cuts plants, hammers and serates in addition to digging soil. Early autumn temperatures have remained high which lends to super gardening weather. For those considering sowing a new lawn, September is the perfect time and Paraic discussed the steps involved in detail. There's also discussion on the benefits of planting green manure, particularly where potatoes or summer veg have been lifted. There's lots of options for those replanting vegetables and Paraic looked at different varities of purple broccoli, cabbage, kale and winter lettuce. There's a reminder of options for weed control and Paraic advocates regular use of the garden hoe for best results. This edition of the programme also features a round up of listeners questions including cutting back roses, pruning hydrangeas, harvesting potatoes and care of hedges among others.
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