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.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-11 14:58
last episode published
2019-05-11 10:26
publication frequency
14.97 days
Contributors
garden@midwestradio.ie,(Midwest Radio Gardening Show) managing editor  
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Number of Episodes
175
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
11.05.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 11/05/2019

Frost has made its presence felt on young tender plants and this week the programme looked at how to repair some of the damage caused in recent days - hydrangea, laurel, beech, forest flame and many other plants have been affected and Paraic advised on...
4.05.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 04/05/2019

Nighttime temperatures remain low at the moment so this week Paraic reminded listeners of the importance of covering half hardy annuals at night in order to avoid frost damage. The programme discussed organic slug control, feeding and pruning roses, t...
27.04.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 20/04/2019

The trend of growing your own continues to gain momentum and this week's programme looked at how families are using different spaces to try out different kinds of vegetables with kale, baby carrotts, peas and salad crops all great options that can be s...
20.04.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 20/04/2019

The easter weekend offers a wealth of gardening opportunities and this week Paraic looked at caring for early plants in pots and containers with emphasis on feeding and watering for healthy growth. Cucumbers, aubergines, pumpkins, marrows and courgette...
13.04.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 13/04/2019

As summer starts to beckon this week's programme looked at advance planting with hints and tips on preparing hanging baskets, patio planters and window boxes. There were great options for colour and edible fruits with geraniums, petunias, fuschias, beg...
6.04.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 06/04/2019

Colour for Easter opened the programme this week with some great planting suggestions available at the moment including Dianthus, Euryops, Nemecia and others. Paraic advised against planting out summer bedding as night time temperatures are still somew...
30.03.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 30/03/2019

As Mother's Day twins with the start of National Tree Week this year today's programme looked at celebrating tree planting with many different native trees highlighted. Aquilegia (Granny's Bonnet) which comes into full flower now was featured and the p...
23.03.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 23/03/2019

With the good weather finally allowing us to get back into the garden property after winter this week's programme covered a range of tasks that can be tackled now from getting the lawn into shape and cutting back hydrangeas and roses to trimming hedges...
16.03.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 16/03/2019

This week's programme focused on getting vegetables and other early summer plants started in the garden - Paraic discussed a variety of vegetable options from early salad leaves and speedy veg to sowing peppers, chillies and tomatoes from seed indoors....
16.03.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 16/03/2019

This week's programme focused on getting vegetables and other early summer plants started in the garden - Paraic discussed a variety of vegetable options from early salad leaves and speedy veg to sowing peppers, chillies and tomatoes from seed indoors....
9.03.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 02/03/2019

St. Patrick's weekend is just around the corner and that signals the start of the potato planing season. The programme this week featured an in-depth look at this much loved staple with advice on sprouting indoors, planting out, layering in pots, slu...
2.03.2019

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 02/03/2019

The 2019 garden programme kicked off with a general look at how gardens have fared over the winter period with lots of plants coming into growth and flower a little earlier than usual due to the mild conditions. Roses were in the spotlight as its...
27.10.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 27/10/2018

The final programme of the series for 2018 focused on putting the garden to bed for the winter period. Paraic advised on giving the lawn a final trim and on feed and moss treatments in preparation for Spring. The programme explored compost options inc...
20.10.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 20/10/2018

High pressure and nighttime frosts have resulted in some fantastic autumnal gardening weather - this week Paraic advised on giving lawns a final mow and feed before the winter period sets in and spoke about planting fruit for next year. The programme l...
13.10.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 13/10/2018

The honey harvest has been very bountiful and this week the programme examined the different kinds of honey available inlcuding urban, heather, ivy and rapeseed honey. The programme also discussed walnut trees and fruit, pruning roses and planting orch...
6.10.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 06/10/2018

As the weather gets a little cooler Paraic looked at taking cutting from non-frost hardy plants this week and focused on preparing soil for planting hedging at this time of year. There were general tidying up tips and a reminder about controlling moss ...
29.09.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 29/09/2018

This week the programme looked at gardening for bees and focused on tender plants now that early frost arrived. Paraic recommended taking cuttings in order to propagate tender plants for next year and also gave some tips on planting hyacinth bulbs for ...
22.09.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 22/09/2018

Autumn is now in full swing and this week Pauric looked at tidying up the garden, particularly in light of damage caused by Storm Ali. The programme discussed reseeding lawns and repairing damaged areas, bulb planting for spring and general maintenanc...
8.09.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 08/09/2018

The sowing and reaping principles of Autumn got this weeks programme off to a flying start - Pauric looked at how to take cuttings using compostable coffee cups and explained about harvesting seeds from a variety of plants. Garlic, onion sets, winter h...
1.09.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 01/09/2018

As Autumn beckons this weeks programme focused on timely tips for early September, from sowing lawns to wildflower planting and forward planning for Spring 2019. There were ornamental options for autmumn colour and a variety of vegetables suitable for ...
30.06.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 30/06/2018

The hot weather has thrown up lots of challenges for gardeners and this week Paraic looked at the most effective ways to keep gardens hydrated with the main focus on watering pots, containers and hanging baskets rather than plants in the ground. ...
23.06.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 23/06/2018

Watering in the hot weather was the key focus on this weeks programme and there was lots of advice on watering for different locations, plant varieties and soil types including borders, baskets and planters, and greenhouses and tunnels. Paraic stressed...
16.06.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 16/06/2018

The arrival of Storm Hector during the week left many gardens damaged and this week Paraic advised on the best approach to bring flowering plants in particular back to full bloom. The Chelsea Chop technique was featured as a way of trimming back ...
9.06.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 09/06/2018

This week the programme looked at the many options for instant summer colour with alstroemerias, penstemons and hydrangeas all coming into flower now. For vegetable growers Paraic highlighted sweet potatoes and tomatoes and advised on controlling pests...
2.06.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 02/06/2018

With Bloom in full swing Paraic gave a run down on some of the highlights at this year's event, in particular the Dementia and Sunsmart gardens and the gold medal winner, the Sustainable Seafood Garden. Met Eireann has issued a national blight warning ...
26.05.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 26/05/2018

With the national Bloom festival just around the corner this week Paraic gave a preview of what's taking place this year, from show gardens both large and small to the myriad of food, lifestyle and cultural attractions on offer. Plants under the spotli...
19.05.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 19/05/2018

There were hints and tips this week on how to get the best from garden containers and Paraic gave an update on robotic mowers. Feeding lawns and shrubs in general is also high on the agenda at the moment and there was advice on planting up kitchen her...
12.05.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 12/05/2018

Hanging baksets were in the spotlight on the programme this week with advice on planting up containers and baskets for summer colour, and for something a little bit different there were options for edible window boxes and herb themed baskets. Paraic a...
5.05.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 05/05/2018

With the May bank holiday upon us this week the programme focused on planting flowering trees which are coming into flower shortly while thoughts are also starting to turn to hanging baskets and patio containers. Paraic discussed the Living Edible Sal...
28.04.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 28/04/2018

Vegetable planting is now in full swing and this week the programme looked at the different ranges of onions and cabbage available and advised on protecting young potatoe plants from frost. Chillies, lavender, black kale and lemon scented geranium also...
21.04.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 21/04/2018

Warmer temperatures are drying put soil resulting in more favourable conditions for planting and this week Paraic took a look at some trees that are coming into flower which can be planted now. Snowy Mespalus, Laburnum, Euryops and Flowering Cherries ...
14.04.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 14/04/2018

Lawn care was the main topic for discussion on this week's programme with lots of advice on moss control, sowing lawn seed and feeding in general. For those looking for something different, wildflower meadows can be sown now and Paraic advised o...
7.04.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 07/04/2018

With school holidays upon us this week’s programme looked at gardening with children and plants that offer interest which are quick and easy to grow. Family apple trees providing more than one variety were featured and Paraic recommended plantin...
31.03.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 31/03/2018

This week's programme opened with a feature on planting trees to create memories across the generations - Paraic looked at a few varieties including the cherry which is about to come into flower now. As it's Easter weekend Paraic reminded listeners to...
24.03.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 24/03/2018

With winter turning to spring grass is starting to grow and moss was the main topic of the programme this week. Pauric visited a garden in Enniscrone and described the steps taken to control moss into the summer months with lots of tips and advice on ...
17.03.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 17/03/2018

St. Patrick's weekend signals the start of the traditional potatoe planting season and this week Pauric discussed early planting and differient varieties favoured by Irish conditions. The programme described methods for planting in tunnels and pots wit...
10.03.2018

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 10/03/2018

With Mother's Day almost upon us this week's programme looked at some colourful flowering plants available now including double flowering primrose, camelia and orchids. Pauraic discussed growing shamrock in advance of St. Patrick's Day and how to get t...
28.10.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 28/10/2017

Our final programme for 2017 focused on tidying up jobs in the garden before winter sets in. Paraic recommended giving lawns a final cut, applying a moss treatment and using falling autumn leaves to add variety in composting. The programme also discu...
21.10.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 21/10/2017

Following on from recent stormy conditions this week's programme focused on cleaning up and checking for storm damage in the garden. Paraic discussed how ivy on trees can trigger uprooting and how to treat and manage wind ravaged branches. This week w...
14.10.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 14/10/2017

With Autumn colour all around this week's programme discussed colour for the winter months with Heather's being a great option. Paraic highlighted different varieites such as Kramer's Red, White Perfection, Furzey, Foxhollow and Darley Dale, with recom...
7.10.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 07/10/2017

October is National Reuse Month and this week the programme looked at making compost for use next Spring. Paraic recommended using grass clipping, leaves, natural garden and household waste when composting and noted the importance of keeping the compo...
30.09.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 30/09/2017

The honey harvest is now in and this week the programme sampled some of the honey produced and available locally. Autumn foliage was in the spotlight this week and Paraic discussed a variety of trees and berried shrubs that are awash with colour and su...
23.09.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 23/09/2017

Hedging was in the spotlight on this week with advice on when to stop feeding, and tips on tidying back and shaping for the winter months. Paraic discussed bare root planting, how to prepare the ground, and gave options for creating an instant hedge. ...
9.09.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 16/09/2017

The apple harvest is now in full swing and apples were the star of this edition of the programme with lots of advice on picking and storing this year's bumper crop into the winter months. There was also information on harvesting carrots and potatoes, ...
2.09.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 02/09/2017

The autumn series returned with a look at autumn planting - nature's time for renewal. There's a bumper harvest this year and Paraic discussed harvesting fruit in general. He gave tips on ripening and storing apples, plums and nectarines and ways to ...
24.06.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 24/06/2017

As the summer break approaches this week's programme looked back on a very successful gardening year so far and Paraic gave some recommendations for the coming weeks including the importance of blight control, feeding lawns without forcing growth and t...
17.06.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 17/06/2017

With germination at its optimum this is great planting weather and Paraic started this week's programme with advice on putting in a new lawn and traditional planting of broad leaved trees and hedges. The programme also focused on vegetable beds, Roses...
10.06.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 10/06/2017

On this week's programme Paraic issued a blight warning and advised to apply a systemic blight control treatment to potatoes and tomatoes. Looking ahead to autumn/winter planting the programme featured kale as a great winter vegetable which can be sowe...
3.06.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 03/06/2017

With Bloom in full swing Paraic gave a synopsis of some of the show gardens at this year's event taking place over the bank holiday weekend. Plants featured in this edition included Euryops with advice on how to grow and take cuttings. Paraic made som...
27.05.2017

Midwest Radio - Weekly Gardening Advice Show 27/05/2017

This week's programme kicked off with a flavour of what is on offer at this year's Bloom with 22 show gardens and talks and information over the 5 days of the festival. Featured plants this week included Laburnum and Hostas while timely topics ranged f...