Mr. Middleton will describe the planting of Roses, Raspberries, Fruit Trees, and Shrubs.
Plantings, whether of roses, fruit trees, or shrubs, may be made any time now up to the end of March, provided the ground is not frosty or waterlogged, and this afternoon C.H. Middleton is to demonstrate before the television camera how planting should be done.
A common mistake is to plant too deeply. The tree should be set at the same depth at which it was growing previously, and there is usually an old soil mark on the stem just above the roots to guide you. Roots should be pruned before you plant; broken or torn ends trimmed off, and the long coarse roots shortened; and-a very important point-they must be spread out nearly flat in the hole. Don't put manure among the roots; plant firmly. These and other tips will be given by C.H. Middleton today to those who are likely to be engaged in the business of planting in the weeks to come. He will also give special hints on the planting of raspberry canes.
with Ronald Frankau, Comedian, Michaelson, Cartoonist, Paddy Brown, Diseuse and The June Dancers.
In addition to the June Dancers, an unusual dancing act, Michaelson, a cartoonist whom viewers have seen before, and Paddy Brown, a diseuse who has been very successful in West-End non-stop revue, this evening's cabaret is noteworthy for the appearance of Ronald Frankau.
The son of Frank Danby and the younger brother of Gilbert Frankau, the novelists, Ronald Frankau left Eton and slowly but determinedly drifted on to the stage. He made his first appearance in the chorus of A Country Girl at Daly's. His first real success was with his own concert party, called 'The Cabaret Kittens'. Since December 1934, his double act on the air with Tommy Handley as Murgatroyd and Winterbottom has been one of the highlights of broadcast Variety. On the stage and in cabaret Ronald Frankau is now one of the biggest attractions. He is entertaining both as a singer and as a raconteur.
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