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.
Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins is planning a Henri Le Worm garden for the Hampton Court Flower Show. Pot-bellied worm Henri was developed by Oli Blanc, son of famous chef Raymond Blanc to encourage healthy eating in children. Chris explained it all to Ken Crowther.
The rhubarb crop at Calcott Hall Farm in Brentwood is well ahead this year. The team have been able to pick for several weeks beating the local competition. Market gardener Andrew McTurk talked to Ken Crowther about the latest on the farm.