This month on the Kings Seed Plot the runner beans are already over. It’s not usual for Andrew Tokely to be still picking his runner beans into October and beyond. However, this year they took a bit of a battering by the wind and had to be stripped down early as Andrew explained to Ken Crowther.
Peter Seabrook speaks to Professor Nicola Spence from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Xylella fastidiosa is a plant disease threatening to spread across the UK. Nicola and Peter discuss how you can monitor plant health and prevent disease in your garden.
Perennials usually take two years to get into flower; however, Mr Fothergill’s have a selection of seed which flower in the first year. Trials manager Brian Talman told Ken Crowther how they have working to develop a range of seeds which are fool proof.
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.