Peter Seabrook is joined by Anthony Andrews, a man who traded seeds from Essex to East Germany. Plus with the imminent phasing out of Glyphosate, Peter has news on how to kill weeds. And there are some timely tips on leaf mould.
Perennials usually take two years to get into flower; however, Mr Fothergill’s have a selection of seed which flower in the first year. Trials manager Brian Talman told Ken Crowther how they have working to develop a range of seeds which are fool proof.
Tom Cole, Senior Horticultural Lecturer at Writtle University College is responsible for getting students out and into industry. The students get the opportunity to meet employers, the nurseries and see where plants are produced as Tom explained to Ken Crowther.
The weather conditions in Essex make it an ideal place to raise plants from seed. On their 300 acre farm in Coggeshall Kings Seeds have been following a production process which has been in place for over 100 years. Ken Crowther meet Andrew Tokely on the Kings Seeds plot to find out more.
Gardeners can be impatient to get started and see things happening in the garden. At this time of the year you will often find seed packets which can be sown from January to April. If you are keen to get going Mick Lavelle, Senior Lecturer at Writtle College has some tips to ensure you grow healthy, successful seedlings.