Hill Farm Oils in Heveningham in Suffolk grow nearly 1000 acres of rapeseed, of which half are used in the production of the oils. Manager, Lawrence Fraune explained the production of the oil to Ken Crowther.
Alton Garden Centre in Wickford is the largest in Essex covering 12 acres. Director Andy Bunker says plants are his passion, this year they are selling a lot of colour in the form of seasonal bedding. Andy told Ken Crowther which plants he thinks will be poplar this year.
WH Marriage and Sons, the flour milling company, have been in Chelmsford since 1824. James Marriage is the sixth generation to be milling in Chelmsford. He explained to Ken Crowther how the company has developed over its nearly 200 year history.
Dave Gillam is known for growing dahlias, this year he’s also trying his hand at daffodils and has 123 pots of daffs of mixed varieties. Due to the way they are grown, show daffs flower later appearing towards the end of April as Dave explained to Ken Crowther.
Wines from Chile are considered New World, however the Chilean vineyard is actually one of the oldest in the world. The wines produced say more about the soil, the aspect and the person making them than the country they are coming from as John Greenwold from the Wine Boutique explained to Ken Crowther.