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South Oxhey, Herts

Duration:
43 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 01 June 2012

Peter Gibbs and the panel are guests of the Dig Deep Community Project in South Oxhey. The team also report from the brand new Chelsea Fringe show.

Questions addressed in the programme:
Which edibles would grow in 15x30cm containers (on a narrow boat)?
Plant suggested: Mushrooms, dwarf courgettes, dwarf beans, dwarf aubergines and dwarf peppers.

Which wild flowers attract moths?
Plant suggested: grasses, honeysuckle and campion

How can I grow sweetcorn from seed?

Which pond plants will not be eaten by Koi fish?
Plants suggested: rushes and marsh marigolds

My previously healthy Wisteria is very sickly - has it got a disease that may affect other plants in the garden and does it need to be replaced? The panel recommended replacing with Akebia Quinata

What is the Chelsea chop?

Will seed potatoes blighted by frost, come back?

Which vegetables would crop by July (for a school workshop)?
Plants suggested: dwarf beans. chard and peas

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

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    Elizabeth MacCleod Mathews and Christine Walkden

    Elizabeth MacCleod Mathews and Christine Walkden in the
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    Rhubarb growing at The Edible Bus Stop - help yourself!

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    Samples from a very dead Wisteria

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