Mottisfont Abbey is a historical priory and country estate in Hampshire operated by the National Trust since 1957. The grounds include a walled garden which would have previously been used to grow food for the abbey. In 1972 it was turned over to a rose garden as Assistant Head Gardener Howard Brisland explained to Ken Crowther.
Mathew Soper from Hampshire Carnivorous Plants explains how easy carnivorous plants are to grow. His love of them started as a seven year with a Venus Flytrap, which he fed a piece of cheese and killed it. He told Ken Crowther how the collection has grown over the last 20 years.
Rosy Hardy has been running her Hampshire based nursery since 1988. Winners of 20 RHS Chelsea Gold Medals, Hardy’s Cottage Plants have noticed gardeners tastes are changing year on year. This year the more natural look is popular with a bit of zing, which makes an interesting mix as she explained to Ken Crowther.