Gilwell Park is the home of The Scouts, and shortly before a royal visit by The Duchess of Cambridge our reporter Owen Ward spoke to head gardener Charlie Thoirs.
Petunia’s can’t be beaten for their versatility or flower power. It is for this reason Thompson & Morgan have picked them as their top genus for 2016. There have been some vast improvements made by the plant breeder including their weather resilience as managing director Paul Hansord explained to Ken Crowther.
The foliage is changing from the greens of summer to the golden hues of autumn before the leaves finally fall as we move into winter. There are things to do, things to enjoy and things to plant in the garden as Adam Pasco explains.
The nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder making it the perfect time to plan your planting for the year ahead. Thompson & Morgan ‘s new seed catalogue has a number of varieties to look out for including their flower of the year the butter-yellow cosmos, ‘Xanthos’ as Michael Perry explained to Ken Crowther.