Postbag Edition, Sparsholt College

Eric Robson and the panel answer the questions you have sent in by post and email.
BBC Gardeners' World Magazine's Kate Bradbury advises on protecting your pond in winter.

What is a Pride of India tree? How rare is Clematis wilt and how to store your almond crop. All this and much, much more.

Questions answered in the programme are:
I cover my flower beds with coco shells. Should I dig them in come winter? Or just top up?
Why are my trailing lobelias all dead?
My 50 yr old Pride of India tree used to seed prolifically. This year it produced nothing and the leaf undersides are looking yellow. How does the panel explain this?
I suspect my Clematis has wilt. How do I prevent this happening next year?
How do I store my crop of almonds?
Why is my lemon tree growing thorny leaf nodes?
How can I encourage my Pyracantha to fruit?
How do I take a Geranium cutting and prepare it for planting?
How best to overwinter a Chocolate Crosmos
When can I move my Japanese Red Maple?
How best to water Stephanotis?
Can you overwinter peppers & chillies in a greenhouse?
Is it possible to chit supermarket sweet potatoes?

Produced by Lucy Dichmont
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

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Sun 6 Nov 2011 14:00

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