Bayer offers Facebook advice

Bayer Garden's consumer advisor, Anita Dent, is going to be live on Facebook throughout the season answering consumers' questions.

Each ‘Facebook Clinic’ will focus on a different topic, kicking off in April with weeds.  

In May the clinics will centre around rose care and Baby Bio Vitality.  June will focus on pest control and later in the season the topics will again be weeds and fertilisers.  

Dent has been answering questions from gardeners on the telephone and email for 10 years.

She said: "A little bit of advice goes a long way. Growing plants is incredibly rewarding but when things go wrong it’s demoralising.  

"Perhaps the most common reason plants don’t thrive is their location.  The wrong soil or not enough light will restrict its growth.  Getting the feeding regime wrong can also have a damaging  effect and failing  identify which pest is infecting your plant in time can result in devastation.  Some good advice at the right moment can make all the difference.

"The concerns of gardeners about the safety, efficiency and sustainability of our products are very important to us. I spend a lot of time advising customers on the safe and appropriate use of our products. Our Facebook clinics will give our customers yet another forum for addressing any concerns they may have."

The first clinic, on weeds, is taking place at 4.30pm on 23 April.  Visit the Facebook page [] for more information.  

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