By Tony Murrell and Helen Jackson
Landscapers and gardeners have never been so busy, nor have the growers and finally the industry picks up from a lull.
This weekend we discuss who sets the trends in the gardening world and what we are planting in our gardens every season.
What world gardening event have you recently attended and what did you get from your experience? Can you see overseas trends influencing our garden scene?
How safe do you play it in and around your home when it comes to using everything from cleaning products to fungicides? Whats really in those spray bottles and what effects do they really have on our health and well being?
This could be slightly controversial but hey it wouldn’t be RadioLIVE if we didn't sometimes push the boundaries.
A grower and supplier of plants told me he doesn't recommend using hybrid flax or some hebe species because they have no longevity on the domestic garden. Really? I ask the hard questions: What really lasts and stands the test of time when planting our gardens out?
After a recent trip to Samoa I am still dreaming of the magnificent coconut muffins, cakes and crusted fish that I ate.
Coconut is so much more than the age-old bag sitting in the pantry shelves, let's talk about your favourite coconut recipes, whether they have desiccated, thread or coconut cream.
Try these flavoursome coconut biscuits or these decadent prawn and coconut balls.
Figs, figs and more figs – any new ideas out there or favourite chutney recipes to share?