With the weather in the UK at its coldest, it’s a good time to look ahead to the summer when the garden is once again filled with colour. Garden centres and mail order catalogues are filled with summer flowering bulbs. There are plenty of varieties to pick from as Geoff Hodge told Ken Crowther.
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.
Autumn 2016 in the UK has been great time for vegetable growers with the warmer weather lasting longer than expected. It has meant the harvest has been pushed back as Colin Randall from Thompson & Morgan explained to Ken Crowther.