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Midwest Radio Gardening Show

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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.

Latest Episodes

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 26/10/2019

In the final programme of the current series Paraic suggested a list of things to do in the garden over the Halloween weekend and suggested some Autumnal projects for the garden. The programme looked at planting indoor Hyacinths and Amaryllis and for Christmas colour and storing bulbs over winter. There was information on how to keep Hyndrageas blue, moss treatments for hard and grass surfaces, sowing lillies for net year and planting with children over Halloween. Listeners questions included wire worm in potatoes, taking cuttings from geraniums, planting garlicand Japanese Onion sets, covering Camelias over winter and seeds for birds at this time of year.

-1 s3 w ago
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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 26/10/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 19/10/2019

October is bulb planting season and this week Paraic looked at a variety of flowering bulbs that are easy to grow and perfect for adding colour to patios, pots and the garden in general. Tulips, Daffodils, Narcissus, Freesias, Camassia and Alliums were all featured with hints and tips on planting up. There was advice on cutting back apple trees and treating with winter wash and also tips on growing apple trees in containers. Listeners questions included dividing herbaceous plants, transplanting Daffodils, cutting back White Beam and Cherry Blossom, propogating roses and options for natural coloured Heathers.

-1 sOCT 19
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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 19/10/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 12/10/2019

This week Paraic looked ahead to the Westport Honeybee Festival taking place on Saturday 18th October which includes speakers on a variety of honeybee and honey related topics including gardening and biodiversity. As this is the time of year to take cutting Paraic gave a step by step guide on how to take cuttings, the best environment for bringing them on successfully and how to care for them over the winter period. Cyclamen were featured in detail with information on both bulb and patio varieties and tips on how to sow from seeds. Listeners questions included spring flowering bulbs for shaded areas, storing Dahlias over the winter, splitting and replanting hostas, care of apple trees post fruiting, slug control, harvesting Sea Buckthorn berries and treatment for Nostock which appears on hard surfaces at this time of year.

-1 sOCT 12
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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 12/10/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 05/10/2019

On the programme this week Paraic looked back at the recent Climate Fest event which featured various workshops and seminars on how can positively impact the issue of climate change at an individual level. One such way from the perspective of gardening is to plant more trees and the programme looked at a range of native Irish trees with that in mind such as Hazel, Willow, Poplar, Mallus and Lime. There was information on how to get Hazel trees to fruit, the different kinds of Mountain Ash, trees suitable for an elevated site and trees suitable for wet conditions. Listeners questions included varieties of blue roses, trimming back Dogwood, growing micro greens, cultivating kiwi fruit in tunnels, the planting and care of Helibores and the creation of green manure.

-1 sOCT 5
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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 05/10/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 28/09/2019

As September bows out this week's programme looked at some of the beautiful autumn leaf colour available at the moment with trees such as Liquid Amber, Autumn Blaze and Parrotia Persica all in the spotlight. The honey harvest has arrived and Paraic noted the benefits of honey avaialable locally compared to that mass produced elsewhere. There was information on building and cleaning out nesting boxes in preparation for spring and tips on what to do in the greenhouse now while the Ice Plant, Sunflowers and Nerines were all featured this week. Listeners questions ranged from cutting back Poplars and Hazelnut Trees to food for house plants and using coffee cups to sow seeds indoors.

-1 sSEP 28
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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 28/09/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 14/09/2019

On this week's programme Paraic looked at sowing for next year and tidying up the garden. There were tips for managing moss which is very prevalent after the moist conditions in August - Paraic advised on applying treatments before it takes hold. There was information on composting, sowing sweet peas and herbs for Christmas and a reminder to plant bulbs now for spring colour. Listeners questions featured moving deciduous trees, plants for a long slope, digging and dividing hostas, collecting and saving sunflower and other seeds, advice on the best apple trees to plant for cooking and eating and managing and feeding camelias.

-1 sSEP 14
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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 14/09/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 07/09/2019

On this week's programme Paraic focused on treating moss in lawns at this time of year and advised on how to keep moss under control coming into the winter months. There was also advice on watering and liquid feeding plants in tubs and containers to prolong flowering and a reminder to get on top of weeds as they come into seed. As fruit is harvested so is it sown and Paraic discussed the planting of rhubarb, logan berries, raspberries, tayberries and gooseberries and suggested some interesting varieties for listeners to try. Questions this week included reseeding a damaged lawn, platning ground covering and climbing roses, collecting and saving poppy seeds, pruning back apple trees, soil testing for mineral elements and plants for wet areas of the garden.

-1 sSEP 7
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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 07/09/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 31/08/2019

The garden show returned for the Autumn season with a feature on Autumn colour over the coming months from both foliage and flowering plants. Liquid Amber, Pittosporum and varieties of Peniculata all took centre stage while there was a look ahead to Winter and early Spring flowering bulbs such as Winter Achonites, Snowdrops, Tulips and Honey Lillies. There was information on vegetable planting in tunnels, Christmas potatoes, taking cuttings for next season and planting winter flowering heathers. Listeners questions included bulb planting between Patriot Hostas, Pyracantha affecte by apple scab, overwintering Angel Trumpets, hanging basket ideas for Winter and care and propogation of Coleus.

-1 sAUG 31
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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 31/08/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 29/06/2019

In the final programme before the summer break Paraic looked at forgaing events happening locally, the kinds of plants that can be found it the countryside at the moment and how they can be incorporated into dishes and recipes. Increased temperates has resulted in plants really coming into bloom and there was a timely reminder on feeding and general care over the Summer. Plants featured this week included Hornbeam and Foxglove, and there was information on summer cuttings, dealing with blight, feeding lawns and controlling caterpillars on cabbage. Questions to the programme included preventing the spread of Himalayan Balsam, good varieties of floury potatoes, plants suitable to grow for a science project, planting banks and slopes and controlling red spider mites.

44 MINJUN 29
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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 29/06/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 22/06/2019

Weather conditions this week are favourable for blight and Paraic gave a timely reminder on the different methods and proprietary options available to reduce damage to crops. The programme profiled some instant flowering plants for colour from mid-June to October including Dahlias and Petunias. There were features on Berberis Hammond Piller, Agyranthemums and Hemerocallis and information on how the steps to take when creating a new border from scratch. Listerners questions included taking cuttings from Escalonia, saving and sowing Lupin seeds,using garlic as a means of pest control, splitting and transplanting Calla Lillies and ways to prevent Gooseberry Saw Fly and Red Lily Beetle.

-1 sJUN 22
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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 22/06/2019

Latest Episodes

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 26/10/2019

In the final programme of the current series Paraic suggested a list of things to do in the garden over the Halloween weekend and suggested some Autumnal projects for the garden. The programme looked at planting indoor Hyacinths and Amaryllis and for Christmas colour and storing bulbs over winter. There was information on how to keep Hyndrageas blue, moss treatments for hard and grass surfaces, sowing lillies for net year and planting with children over Halloween. Listeners questions included wire worm in potatoes, taking cuttings from geraniums, planting garlicand Japanese Onion sets, covering Camelias over winter and seeds for birds at this time of year.

-1 s3 w ago
Comments
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 26/10/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 19/10/2019

October is bulb planting season and this week Paraic looked at a variety of flowering bulbs that are easy to grow and perfect for adding colour to patios, pots and the garden in general. Tulips, Daffodils, Narcissus, Freesias, Camassia and Alliums were all featured with hints and tips on planting up. There was advice on cutting back apple trees and treating with winter wash and also tips on growing apple trees in containers. Listeners questions included dividing herbaceous plants, transplanting Daffodils, cutting back White Beam and Cherry Blossom, propogating roses and options for natural coloured Heathers.

-1 sOCT 19
Comments
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 19/10/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 12/10/2019

This week Paraic looked ahead to the Westport Honeybee Festival taking place on Saturday 18th October which includes speakers on a variety of honeybee and honey related topics including gardening and biodiversity. As this is the time of year to take cutting Paraic gave a step by step guide on how to take cuttings, the best environment for bringing them on successfully and how to care for them over the winter period. Cyclamen were featured in detail with information on both bulb and patio varieties and tips on how to sow from seeds. Listeners questions included spring flowering bulbs for shaded areas, storing Dahlias over the winter, splitting and replanting hostas, care of apple trees post fruiting, slug control, harvesting Sea Buckthorn berries and treatment for Nostock which appears on hard surfaces at this time of year.

-1 sOCT 12
Comments
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 12/10/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 05/10/2019

On the programme this week Paraic looked back at the recent Climate Fest event which featured various workshops and seminars on how can positively impact the issue of climate change at an individual level. One such way from the perspective of gardening is to plant more trees and the programme looked at a range of native Irish trees with that in mind such as Hazel, Willow, Poplar, Mallus and Lime. There was information on how to get Hazel trees to fruit, the different kinds of Mountain Ash, trees suitable for an elevated site and trees suitable for wet conditions. Listeners questions included varieties of blue roses, trimming back Dogwood, growing micro greens, cultivating kiwi fruit in tunnels, the planting and care of Helibores and the creation of green manure.

-1 sOCT 5
Comments
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 05/10/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 28/09/2019

As September bows out this week's programme looked at some of the beautiful autumn leaf colour available at the moment with trees such as Liquid Amber, Autumn Blaze and Parrotia Persica all in the spotlight. The honey harvest has arrived and Paraic noted the benefits of honey avaialable locally compared to that mass produced elsewhere. There was information on building and cleaning out nesting boxes in preparation for spring and tips on what to do in the greenhouse now while the Ice Plant, Sunflowers and Nerines were all featured this week. Listeners questions ranged from cutting back Poplars and Hazelnut Trees to food for house plants and using coffee cups to sow seeds indoors.

-1 sSEP 28
Comments
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 28/09/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 14/09/2019

On this week's programme Paraic looked at sowing for next year and tidying up the garden. There were tips for managing moss which is very prevalent after the moist conditions in August - Paraic advised on applying treatments before it takes hold. There was information on composting, sowing sweet peas and herbs for Christmas and a reminder to plant bulbs now for spring colour. Listeners questions featured moving deciduous trees, plants for a long slope, digging and dividing hostas, collecting and saving sunflower and other seeds, advice on the best apple trees to plant for cooking and eating and managing and feeding camelias.

-1 sSEP 14
Comments
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 14/09/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 07/09/2019

On this week's programme Paraic focused on treating moss in lawns at this time of year and advised on how to keep moss under control coming into the winter months. There was also advice on watering and liquid feeding plants in tubs and containers to prolong flowering and a reminder to get on top of weeds as they come into seed. As fruit is harvested so is it sown and Paraic discussed the planting of rhubarb, logan berries, raspberries, tayberries and gooseberries and suggested some interesting varieties for listeners to try. Questions this week included reseeding a damaged lawn, platning ground covering and climbing roses, collecting and saving poppy seeds, pruning back apple trees, soil testing for mineral elements and plants for wet areas of the garden.

-1 sSEP 7
Comments
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 07/09/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 31/08/2019

The garden show returned for the Autumn season with a feature on Autumn colour over the coming months from both foliage and flowering plants. Liquid Amber, Pittosporum and varieties of Peniculata all took centre stage while there was a look ahead to Winter and early Spring flowering bulbs such as Winter Achonites, Snowdrops, Tulips and Honey Lillies. There was information on vegetable planting in tunnels, Christmas potatoes, taking cuttings for next season and planting winter flowering heathers. Listeners questions included bulb planting between Patriot Hostas, Pyracantha affecte by apple scab, overwintering Angel Trumpets, hanging basket ideas for Winter and care and propogation of Coleus.

-1 sAUG 31
Comments
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 31/08/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 29/06/2019

In the final programme before the summer break Paraic looked at forgaing events happening locally, the kinds of plants that can be found it the countryside at the moment and how they can be incorporated into dishes and recipes. Increased temperates has resulted in plants really coming into bloom and there was a timely reminder on feeding and general care over the Summer. Plants featured this week included Hornbeam and Foxglove, and there was information on summer cuttings, dealing with blight, feeding lawns and controlling caterpillars on cabbage. Questions to the programme included preventing the spread of Himalayan Balsam, good varieties of floury potatoes, plants suitable to grow for a science project, planting banks and slopes and controlling red spider mites.

44 MINJUN 29
Comments
Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 29/06/2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 22/06/2019

Weather conditions this week are favourable for blight and Paraic gave a timely reminder on the different methods and proprietary options available to reduce damage to crops. The programme profiled some instant flowering plants for colour from mid-June to October including Dahlias and Petunias. There were features on Berberis Hammond Piller, Agyranthemums and Hemerocallis and information on how the steps to take when creating a new border from scratch. Listerners questions included taking cuttings from Escalonia, saving and sowing Lupin seeds,using garlic as a means of pest control, splitting and transplanting Calla Lillies and ways to prevent Gooseberry Saw Fly and Red Lily Beetle.

-1 sJUN 22
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Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 22/06/2019
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