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55 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 26 June 2011

Theresa Talbot and her panel of experts are on hand to answer all your gardening queries.

  • this week

    this week

    Joining Theresa in the Potting Shed this week are experts Jim MacColl and Callum Pirnie. If you have a gardening question for them call 0500 92 95 00.

    Email your question
  • scotland's gardens scheme

    scotland's gardens scheme

    Also this week Helen Needham meets Tim Jackson, organiser of the Scotland's Gardens Scheme open day at Gullane. In this photo he is showing Helen his bit of turf from the former Arsenal pitch at Highbury!

  • gullane gardens

    gullane gardens

    Visitors to Gullane will have a rare chance to explore ten of its beautiful, secret gardens this weekend, as they open their gates to the public for charity.

    Photo courtesy of Ray Cox.

  • glorious gardens

    glorious gardens

    The gardens' gates will open on Saturday 2 July from 1400-1730.

    Photo courtesy of Ray Cox.

  • mystery flower

    mystery flower

    Listener Wilma Arnott from Crieff got in touch with us regarding a mysterious plant in her garden. She's wondering what it is and whether it is invasive. Listen on Sunday to find out!

  • Acer Palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom'

    Acer Palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom'

    John Hutcheson from Erskine sent us a message. He says, "I have an Acer Palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom'. It is currently in a 14" container and the plant is about 1m in height. The foliage is rather light in colour just now and the roots now seem to fill the pot. I understand that this is a container palm but wonder if it should be potted into a larger pot or kept in the current pot. If it has to be potted on, eventually what size of pot will be required to hold the Acer? Would it be better in the ground?".

  • Holly tree problems

    Holly tree problems

    Listener Myra Thomson also got in touch. She says, "Help, something is happening to my standard variagated Holly tree. The leaves have very quickly started to turn brown and fall off. Normally there is the usual leaf drop, but this is drastic. What do I do to stop this?".

  • gooseberry sawfly caterpillar

    gooseberry sawfly caterpillar

    Kevin Lawrence from Bishopbriggs has also been in contact. He says, “I have a nasty case of what I am sure is the gooseberry sawfly caterpillar. I think you may have talked about this topic but I don't recall any of the experts talking about preventative measures that can be taken to avoid this devastation to future crops".

    Find out what the gardeners think on Sunday.


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