Melrose, Scottish Borders

Eric Robson leads the panel in a gardening Q&A recorded with gardeners in Melrose. Eric Robson finds out about Sir Walter Scott, the gardener.

Matthew Biggs visits the National Memorial Arboretum.

Size matters: which slugs cause the most damage? How to fortify your plants against winter and how to prevent scab.

The questions answered in the programme were:
'If t's black put it back, it ti's brown squidge it down'. Is this good advice?
What do to with lawn plugs after you scarify
Can the panel suggest a plant for all-year interest?
Which veg can be grown in dry shade?
Is it possible to use nutrients to make a plant more hardy?
When is the best time to move a Himalayan Honeysuckle?
Can the panel suggest rockery plants to flower from April til June?
Suggestions included: Rhodiola Rosea "Roseroot", Erythorniums, Erigeron daisies and Pulsitillas,
What is the black scab on my cordoned pears and how can I treat it organically?
If a Camomile hedge with deter a rhinoceros will it deter badgers?

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

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45 minutes

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Sun 13 Nov 2011 14:00

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