Radio and TV gardener Matthew Biggs is probably best known as a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Gardener’s Question Time’. He has started collecting species pelargonium’s from South Africa. He told Ken Crowther how the collecting started.

BBC 2’s The Big Allotment Challenge saw nine gardeners compete in a series of green fingered challenges to test their horticultural knowledge. Series two winner was Rob Smith from Sheffield. He told Ken Crowther how he fitted in the filming around his day job as airline cabin crew.