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Eric Robson chairs a programme from Othery Somerset. Chris Beardshaw, Anne Swithinbank and guest panelist Toby Buckland join him on the panel. Anne Swithinbank discusses good cultivation techniques in a nut forest near Totnes. Chris Beardshaw puts 'No Dig' to the test.

In addition, how to harvest the water falling onto your polytunnel and why do carrots fork?

Questions answered in the programme:
Why did this newly-planted pear tree fail?
Why does my variegated Oleandar produce flower buds but never flower?
How do I harvest water falling on polytunnel.
What can I plant to cover the concrete blocks holding up my 2-tier terrace.
Suggestions included: Stefanandra incisa and Periwinkle alba.
Why do some carrots fork?
Can the panel suggest some cheap plants for the front of village hall?
My Bougainvillea flowered well on the Yorkshire coast but in Somerset flowers less and later in the year/ Why?
A herd of cows damaged my lawns. Shall I fix them now or after the winter? Will the frost cause damage?

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

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45 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Nov 2011 14:00

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