Well known dahlia grower Dave Gilham has diversified and has taken up growing daffodils. For the past three years he’s been growing the garden bulbs and last year won a National Trophy class in 2016 with 12 flowers. He will be trying to win again this year as he told Ken Crowther.
As Ambassador for the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, Ken Crowther is encouraging people to open their garden and raise much needed funds for the charity. As part of the summer of open garden, Baby Bio are running the Big Boost Challenge as Anita Dent explained.
Garden designer Roddy Llewellyn has been gardening for 65-years after being given a packet of seeds when he was three years old. It’s not something he’s always enjoyed, but he’s never given up. He spoke to Ken Crowther about gardening throughout this life.
Waddesdon Manor is near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, it is an delightful building and wonderful garden built in the style of a 16th century French chateau. It is managed by the charitable trust the Rothschild Foundation on behalf of the National Trust. Ken Crowther spoke to the assistant head gardener Richard Ernst who gave him a tour of the property.
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