The ITV gardening programme Love Your Garden sees the team visit sites across the country helping people who are facing difficulties transform their gardens, offering them a place to relax and escape. One of the programmes hosts David Domoney spoke to Ken Crowther.
Peter Seabrook speaks to David Edge from Forest Edge Nurseries, an expert on heather plants, just as they’re coming into stock. Plus we discuss disbudding dahlias and encountering earwigs.
Mark Rowland could not find a tomato variety he really enjoyed so set about breeding his own concentrating entirely on flavour. The end result was so successful they were persuaded to market it, setting up Gourmet Genetics in 2011. They have gone on to develop other varieties of tomato and now also breed chillies and pepper as he told Ken Crowther.
An easy way to create instant summer colour is by using hanging baskets and troughs. Garden centres and nurseries have plenty on display but it’s easy to create your own. Phostrogen Slow Release Plant Food and Moisture Control is an ideal solution for busy gardeners as Tom Cole, Senior Horticultural Lecturer at Writtle University College told Ken Crowther.
We are well into the bedding season with garden centres and nurseries offering a variety of plants to give a colourful display. To ensure they keep looking great all summer long feeding is essential as Dave Gillam, general manager at Abercorn Garden Centre in Essex explained to Ken Crowther.