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.

Family run company Grazers have been trialling their spray pest control formula in Australia and New Zealand with interesting results. Jonathan Tebb Rogers from the company spoke to Ken Crowther about how the product is being used to stop wild parrots eating almond crops.