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Zoomer Radio’s Garden Show host is noted author, columnist, radio and HGTV personality Charlie Dobbin. She’ll update you with each week’s gardening tips and professional advice, while taking your calls and having some fun with gardening as well. Every Saturday from 9-10am on Zoomer Radio AM740 and FM96.7
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The Box Tree Moth is wreaking havoc on many gardens in southern Ontario and beyond. We discuss identifying the pest, pesticides (BTK) to control, and callers chime in with best replacements for boxwood. Overgrown lilac, and the search for Campanula isophylla also covered this week on the Garden Show.Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio…
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Paul Gellatly aka The Tattooed Gardener.ca joins Dean and Charlie in studio for a rollicking show. The 'piss-off plant' (Plectranthus caninus) is said to keep cats and other mammals away. Pruning Hydrangeas, whether to dead-head petunias and controlling what might be Robber Flies are all discussed.Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio…
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A new invasive species called Hammerhead Worms has arrived in Ontario. Be aware of flat-headed worms - do not touch with bare hands, squash them to kill and report via iNaturalist.ca or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Take pictures first to confirm sighting. Meanwhile, pruning Forsythia, planting Dahlias, moving Hydrangea and Holy/Thai basil s…
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Lots of questions for both indoor and outdoor plants. What to do when your Aloe vera flowers? Cyclamen care, and yellow leaves on Hibiscus. Outside: changing Hydrangea bloom colour, dormant spray for old apple tree, hosting a wedding in a hayfield, and roots growing under a swimming pool. Whew!Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio…
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Charlie is presenting for Union Villa on Apr 25th, plus don't forget Riverdale Hort is fundraising with bags of worm castings - gold for your garden! Questions include: lawns, climbing roses, Bloomerang Lilac and Ivory Silk Lilac trees. African violets, Gardenias and more!Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio…
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Warm weather means birds are on the move earlier than average. Paul Oliver from the Urban Nature Store says, keep your feeders clean and full. PLUS be aware of exposed windows with trees nearby that would typically have leaves. Protect the birds with decals or dabbers. We also discuss root pruning tropical Hibiscus, seeds, squirrels and whether dry…
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With virtually no frost in the ground, and temperatures warm enough to enable grub movement, skunks, raccoons and starlings are having a field day digging and pecking our turf. Bulbs are starting to pop up too. Pruning a cedar hedge, deterring rabbits, and caring for indoor plants also a consideration of the Garden Show this week.Listen live every …
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