Ken Crowther has returned to Wilkin & Sons at Tiptree where he met Farm Manager Andrey Ivanov on the fruit farm in the new growing area. The state of the art poly tunnel is currently being used to grow this season’s strawberries using a revolutionary new system which is the first in the UK.
A frequent question to the World Radio Gardening team is what is the best way gardeners look after herbaceous plants through winter and into spring. Mick Lavelle, Senior Lecturer at Writtle College and Ken Crowther discuss some of the best ways.
When it comes to working in horticulture there is a huge variety of area which people can work in from production, to landscaping and maintenance, tree work and lawns. John Mason from ACS in Australia talks about the variety of opportunities open to those who want to work horticulture.
The team at Thompson & Morgan have been looking ahead to 2017 and the vegetables which gardeners will be planting in the new year. Colin Randall or ‘Spud’ as he is known is the vegetable man at Thompson & Morgan he spoke to Ken Crowther about planting for the year ahead.
The quince trees in the fruit orchards of Wilkin and Sons in Tiptree are waiting for the first frosts of the season so the fruit can be picked. The fruits are looking yellow and ready to eat. However, if you took a bite it would initially taste nice but leave an unpleasant sensation in your mouth as Tiptree farm manager Dan told Ken Crowther.