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BBC Essex gardening presenter Ken Crowther answers all your gardening questions and queries. This week he is joined by Lucy Chamberlain, who gardens at East Donyland Hall, Fingringhoe.

This month on the Kings Seeds plot Andrew Tokely has been working extra hard. Due to the dry conditions he’s been knocking the plots down by hand. The first plot is netted to protect from pigeons and has been planted with brassicas as Andrew explained to Ken Crowther.

Now in their 68 year, the Dutch bulb fields at Keukenhof attract millions of visitors. The 32 hectares bulb fields are a sight to behold with more seven million bulbs planted and 800 varieties of tulips.
Ken Crowther met up with Director of Keukenhof, Bart Siemerink to find out how it all started.

There’s a lot of enthusiasm for growing spuds which is partly down to gardeners being encouraged to grow them not just in the ground but in bags and containers on patios and balconies as Thompson & Morgan’s veg man Colin Randall told Ken Crowther.

It’s a great time to start thinking about summer flowering bulbs which will inject a bit of colour to the summer garden. From dahlia’s to canna lilies they will brighten up a border and give a great perfume too, as Ken Crowther and Geoff discussed in the World Radio Gardening Studio.