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Dig It - Discussions on Gardening Topics

Informal and lively discussions on gardening.

Chris Day and Peter Brown from Buckingham Garden Centre talk about their gardening experiences, what to do in the garden, seasonal gardening advice and interviews with horticultural experts.
Latest Episode5/10/2021

May in the Garden

Season 1, Ep. 4
May in the Garden Show NotesMay in the garden is certainly a busy month and keeps us gardeners busy. In this episode of Dig it Peter Brown and Chris Day look at how the late spring is affecting our gardens and how using specific plant fertilisers will help your plants recover and prosper this summer. How the gardening trade is coping with plant, gardening products and composts shortage is discussed as well as timely hints and tips on plant supports, choosing bedding plants, organic slug control and pond care. Plants mentionedCrataegus monogyna (Hawthorn, May, Whitethorn) Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn, Sloe) Fraxinus excelsior (Ash) No longer available for sale due to devasting effect of the Ash Die Back disease.Quercus robur (Common Oak, Pedunculate Oak, European Oak or English Oak) Runner beans Lettuce Herb seeds Antirrhinum Marigolds Strawberries Fertilisers mentionedMiracle Gro https://m.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk/search?keyword=Miracle%20Gro%20all%20purposePhostrogen https://m.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk/search?keyword=phostrogenVitax Q4 https://m.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk/search?keyword=Vitax%20Q4%20fertiliserMaxicrop Seaweed Extract https://m.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk/Original-Organic-Seaweed-Extract-1-Litre-p65899206Pond plants and productsFish Food: Tetra Pond Food Sticks Iris laevigata and Iris siberica (waterside and marginal Iris)Nymphaeaceae (Waterlilies)Houttuynia cordata (Chamaeleon plant)Dechlorinating tablets: Interpet Bioactive Tapsafe PlusBarley straw and Cloverleaf Blanket Answer Use a fishing net to remove Blanketweed / DuckweedGarden ProductsCopper tape to deter slugs and snails Horticultural fleece Plant ties Plant support system Pheromone trap for Codling MothPheromone trap for Plum MothWater buttsHozelock watering Hanging baskets and liners Weber BBQs
5/10/2021

May in the Garden

Season 1, Ep. 4
May in the Garden Show NotesMay in the garden is certainly a busy month and keeps us gardeners busy. In this episode of Dig it Peter Brown and Chris Day look at how the late spring is affecting our gardens and how using specific plant fertilisers will help your plants recover and prosper this summer. How the gardening trade is coping with plant, gardening products and composts shortage is discussed as well as timely hints and tips on plant supports, choosing bedding plants, organic slug control and pond care. Plants mentionedCrataegus monogyna (Hawthorn, May, Whitethorn) Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn, Sloe) Fraxinus excelsior (Ash) No longer available for sale due to devasting effect of the Ash Die Back disease.Quercus robur (Common Oak, Pedunculate Oak, European Oak or English Oak) Runner beans Lettuce Herb seeds Antirrhinum Marigolds Strawberries Fertilisers mentionedMiracle Gro https://m.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk/search?keyword=Miracle%20Gro%20all%20purposePhostrogen https://m.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk/search?keyword=phostrogenVitax Q4 https://m.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk/search?keyword=Vitax%20Q4%20fertiliserMaxicrop Seaweed Extract https://m.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk/Original-Organic-Seaweed-Extract-1-Litre-p65899206Pond plants and productsFish Food: Tetra Pond Food Sticks Iris laevigata and Iris siberica (waterside and marginal Iris)Nymphaeaceae (Waterlilies)Houttuynia cordata (Chamaeleon plant)Dechlorinating tablets: Interpet Bioactive Tapsafe PlusBarley straw and Cloverleaf Blanket Answer Use a fishing net to remove Blanketweed / DuckweedGarden ProductsCopper tape to deter slugs and snails Horticultural fleece Plant ties Plant support system Pheromone trap for Codling MothPheromone trap for Plum MothWater buttsHozelock watering Hanging baskets and liners Weber BBQs