Riverside Nursery in Hockley, Essex is run by John and Bo Galsworthy. The nine acre site between Hockley and Hullbridge sits in the Crouch Valley. John took Ken for a tour around the nursery to look at some of the best plants for autumn colour.
TV gardener and author Toby Buckland has taken a brave step and started a plant nursery in the grounds of Powderham Castle in Devon. He spoke to Ken Crowther, who used to run a nursery himself, about why he decided to have a go himself.
Doncaster based Taylors Clematis Nursery was started in the early 1980s, at a time when clematis started to become really trendy. The nursery is run by Chris Cox and his wife Suzy who took over the running from Suzy’s parents who founded the company. Chris and Ken Crowther discussed which varieties are popular today.
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.