Cannock Wood, Staffordshire

The panel visit a gardening group near Rugeley for some gardening trouble-shooting. In addition, Anne Swithinbank explores the power of climbers in the garden, Alan Titchmarsh explains the appeal of working as a professional gardener as part of National Gardening Week.

Questions addressed in the programme are:

Why does my compost bin become soggy and smelly?
My Cordyline has produced off-shoots at the base. What should I do?
My rhubarb crop died of at one end of the garden but not the other, why?
I need to cut back my cyclamen but don't want to damage it. Help!
Does the panel advise growing fruit trees parallel to a giant conifer hedge?Will the conifer roots threaten my trees?
Plant suggestions included: Sea Buckthorn, 'Stella' cherries or 'Morello' cherries
Would you recommend saving and sowing my sweet pea seeds?
Why are my daffodils coming up blind?
Which plant will add the 'Wow' factor to the house I'm trying to sell. Plant suggestions included: Nigella or Calendula bedding plants, Or runner beans!

Produced by Robert Abel & Amy Racs
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

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43 minutes

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Sun 22 Apr 2012 14:00

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