Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 13/06/2020 Midwest Radio Gardening Show

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While water conservation measures may have led to a hose ban for gardeners watering cans can still be used. Paraic reminded listeners that recycled dish water can be used on plants in addition to stored rainwater. He also gave tips on how to conserve available water to maximum effect by using plastic saucers, water butts and swell gels. Autumn vegetables such as kale can be planted from seed now and Paraic recommended sowing scarlet and black magic as well as the more traditional varieties. There was advice on propogating plants from cuttings and a reminder that weather conditions are favourable for blight over the coming days so now is the time to apply a spray treatment. Listeners questions included recommendations for a tree with foliage for a seaside location, plants for a border along a driveway, how to set weigelia and hosta, problems with pot bound roses, how to sow vegetables organically and treatment for cabbage root fly.

While water conservation measures may have led to a hose ban for gardeners watering cans can still be used. Paraic reminded listeners that recycled dish water can be used on plants in addition to stored rainwater. He also gave tips on how to conserve available water to maximum effect by using plastic saucers, water butts and swell gels. Autumn vegetables such as kale can be planted from seed now and Paraic recommended sowing scarlet and black magic as well as the more traditional varieties. There was advice on propogating plants from cuttings and a reminder that weather conditions are favourable for blight over the coming days so now is the time to apply a spray treatment. Listeners questions included recommendations for a tree with foliage for a seaside location, plants for a border along a driveway, how to set weigelia and hosta, problems with pot bound roses, how to sow vegetables organically and treatment for cabbage root fly.

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