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.


At the end of November 2016 John Mason from ACS in Australia attended an Australian Institute of Horticulture seminar in Cairns. The theme of the conference was centred on urban horticulture as John explains.



As the weather is warming up Bayer’s Anita Dent and Ken Crowther have returned to the small garden in St Ives in Cambridgeshire to take a look at the planting. What the garden lacks in ground space is made up by having vertical structures which increases the potential to grow a variety of different plants.


Autumn is a good time for planting, and it’s also a good time for transplanting. After flowering herbaceous plants can be lifted and divided, but what’s unusual about herbaceous plants is they can be dug up, split up and replanted in the same spot as The Sun’s Steve Bradley explained to Ken Crowther.