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What is happening in the garden, with an emphasis on vegetables and fruit, but not exclusively.

An Hour in the garden - week by week Paul Peacock

    • Earth Sciences

What is happening in the garden, with an emphasis on vegetables and fruit, but not exclusively.

    An Hour in the Garden 81

    An Hour in the Garden 81

    Welcome to An Hour in the Garden No 81

    This week we take a quick look at what pots and containers we have used to grow vegetables

    Plants that deter insects pests, slugs and snails

    Houseplants that help clean the atmosphere

    And the State of the World’s Fungi report by the RHS at Kew

    • 40 min
    An Hour in the Garden 80

    An Hour in the Garden 80

    Welcome to An Hour in the garden no 80

    First of all, so sorry for last week. (Grandchildren + bug = wiped out!)

    I finally got into thegarden and harvested cabbages and potatoes and spent the ‘recovery’ time watching the leaves falling, so we do into a little about how and why leaves fall - after all, it can’t just be the wind, it gets windy in the Summer too and the leaves don’t fall at all.

    The thing is, for many reasons, a layer of cork appears at the end of the leaf, which is more brittle, and so consequently, the leaf eventually falls off under pressure.

    Quite why is a different story. Many explanations are given, but they don’t always fit the bill, and it seems to me there are combinations of reasons for the effect.

    We go on to look at some plants I am buying this autumn


    Broadbean:
    Aquadulce for sowing now
    Oscar and Robin Hood for later


    Cabbage:
    Getting plants of Aprio, Wheelers Imperial and Winter Green

    Plus Savoy for next year, though this year I have been sowing All Year Round

    Carrot:
    Aron F1, Berlicum and and Flyaway

    Cauliflower:
    You can’t beat the old favourite All Year Round

    Celery:
    Golden Self Blanching

    Garlic
    Bohemian Rose Wight from Prague
    Carcasonne Wight - lovely flavour
    Caulk Wight - pink striped from Russia
    Two old favourites:
    Early Purple Wight and Solent Wight

    • 36 min
    An Hour in the Garden 79 Sowing in September

    An Hour in the Garden 79 Sowing in September

    Time to sow in a cold frame:

    Violas 
    Lupins we’re sowing  Dwarf fairy pink
    Aquilegia,  - carulea
    Aconitum or monks hood or wolf’s bane
    Hollyhocks creme de cassis
    Eryngium 
    Echinops
    Verbascum  - I think they are like hollyhocks and lavateras seeds off outdoors now either direct sown or in pots in a coldframe.
    Salvias 
    Red Hot Pokers 
    Hardy Geraniums
    We have Wargrave Pink, and you can’t get rid of it! It is very invasive. But there are so many others! I quite fancy Orchid Blue and purple haze
    Sow where they will grow
    Poppies of all kinds
    Ammi majus (Bishop's Weed))

    Cornflowers
    Poached Egg plant
    Larkspur

    • 29 min

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