Muckhart, Clackmannanshire

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Eric Robson chairs a programme with guest panellist Carole Baxter.

Practical March continues with an in-depth guide to 'Sowing and Planting' ; germination, soil preparation, bare-root planting -all explained.

In addition, will the violet ground beetle help me tackle the New Zealand flatworms in my garden? How can I make use of my moss?

Questions answered in the programme:

Can I combat the New Zealand flatworm problem in my garden with violet ground beetles? How can I encourage them in my garden?

How do I best use my farmyard manure on the veg.bed, fruit trees & flowerbed: Do I dig it in or mulch? At what point do I plant?

Should I prune my Saskatoon bush otherwise known as Amelanchier?

What variety of apple tree might survive the unfavourable conditions in this part of Scotland, with gravely and shallow soil?
Suggestions included: Discovery, Sunset & Fiesta.

Why won't my Skimmia produce berries?

Can you move a well-established Edgeworthia and when?

What is the best way to cultivate an indoor Azalea?
I've a pair of standard roses. One has 5 shoots and the other has 2. Would you graft extra shoots on?

Can you compost moss? How can I keep my border moss-free?

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

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Sun 25 Mar 2012 14:00

Seven things Prince Charles says you should do in the garden

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His Royal Highness reveals his top tips for amateur gardeners.

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