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.