BBC Essex gardening presenter Ken Crowther answers all your gardening questions and queries. This week he is joined by Dave Gillam, general manager at Abercorn Garden Centre in Essex.
Established in 1885, Wilkin & Son have always shown entrepreneurial spirit. Starting out as farmers of soft fruit they diversified to jam making, going on to make marmalades, honey and fruit gin liquers. The company has now established a chain of tea rooms across Essex, the latest recently opened in Chelmsford. Scott Goodfellow explained to Ken Crowther why he thinks they are so popular.
Peter Seabrook speaks to The Scotts Company about their products and the challenges faced in satisfying the gardener’s needs. Plus hear why you shouldn’t push hyacinth bulbs back and why you should be on the look-out for wonky fruits.
Ian Paton of the famous Paton twins discusses what goes into growing as he and his brother strive to create the world’s largest pumpkin. Plus Peter Seabrook explains how LED lights can be used to accelerate growth in your garden.
Peter Seabrook speaks to Westland Horticulture about the best ingredients and conditions for your potting compost. And there’s news on the strawberry that’s essential for women in the early stages of pregnancy.