BBC Essex gardening presenter Ken Crowther answers all your gardening questions and queries. This week he is joined by Dave Gillam, general manager at Abercorn Garden Centre in Essex.
Now in their 68 year, the Dutch bulb fields at Keukenhof attract millions of visitors. The 32 hectares bulb fields are a sight to behold with more seven million bulbs planted and 800 varieties of tulips.
Ken Crowther met up with Director of Keukenhof, Bart Siemerink to find out how it all started.
This month on the Kings Seeds plot Andrew Tokely has been digging the ground in preparation for the hard working to come in the weeks and months ahead. He explained to Ken Crowther about what he’s been doing to get the plots ready.
There’s a lot of enthusiasm for growing spuds which is partly down to gardeners being encouraged to grow them not just in the ground but in bags and containers on patios and balconies as Thompson & Morgan’s veg man Colin Randall told Ken Crowther.
It’s a great time to start thinking about summer flowering bulbs which will inject a bit of colour to the summer garden. From dahlia’s to canna lilies they will brighten up a border and give a great perfume too, as Ken Crowther and Geoff discussed in the World Radio Gardening Studio.