BBC Essex gardening presenter Ken Crowther answers all your gardening questions and queries. This week he is joined by Mike Lavelle, the Senior Lecturer at Writtle University College in Essex.
Tom Cole, Senior Horticultural Lecturer at Writtle University College is responsible for getting students out and into industry. The students get the opportunity to meet employers, the nurseries and see where plants are produced as Tom explained to Ken Crowther.
A lecturer at Writtle College in Essex has bred a new variety of Osteospermum. It has taken five years to breed, is hardy and needs very little care. Breeder John Cullum told Tim Gillett how the plant, called the Little Writtle was developed.
As one of the largest employers, the horticultural industry offers a wide variety of jobs from landscaper, designer, gardener or tree surgeon. Writtle College lecturer Tom Cole and Ken Crowther talk about education and careers in horticulture.
Writtle college lecturer Tom Cole has been developing his garden. He told Ken Crowther what’s been happening and what his plans for the future are.