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This time last year we were talking about courgettes, and hopefully this summer we’ll have better weather and can have more success with the courgette trial! And you can get a good deal on the forthcoming Seeds of Italy cookbook if you pre-order from their website!
This episode is all about pest repellent plants, including companion plants such as marigolds and nasturtiums and plants like the Shoo Fly plant (Nicandra physaloides) and the Scardy Cat plant (Coleus canina) and herbs that actively repel flies or larger pests!
But mainly we’re talking about cats – the problems they cause in the garden and how you can try to deter them from causing problems. Greenprints magazine tell us a story that might make us rethink our position on garden cats, and we learn how to make a special cat garden.
And if you’re on Facebook then you can come and join the new AKG Facebook group and say hello there.
On Friday 16th November I will be releasing a special edition of the AKG to support the BBC Children in Need appeal. If you have any stories, or hints and tips, about growing edible plants from pips and stones, then send me an email and I will include them in the show.