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.
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.
Organic gardener, television and radio presenter Bob Flowerdew is a big fan of soft fruits and has been busy harvesting. The raspberries are almost over, but his hybrid boysenberry a cross between a raspberry and blackberry fruits throughout the season as he explained to Ken Crowther.