Garden designer Roddy Llewellyn has been gardening for 65-years after being given a packet of seeds when he was three years old. It’s not something he’s always enjoyed, but he’s never given up. He spoke to Ken Crowther about gardening throughout this life.
With spring in mind, Ken Crowther has been to the Royal Horticultural Garden Hyde Hall in Essex to meet garden manager Ian Bull to talk about the colour and fragrance you can still find in the midst of winter.
As their top plant for 2016, Thompson and Morgan are showing off their fantastic range of petunia’s in their Petunia Parade with several new varieties in their spring catalogue. They are hoping to inspire UK gardeners and change perceptions of this great plant. Ken Crowther has been finding out more.
The RHS’s gardens at Hyde Hall has undergone a mammoth tree planting project over the last few years with approximately 70,000 tree planted. Garden manager Andrew Lodge spoke to Ken Crowther about how the landscape is changing.
College lecturer Christine Lavelle is working on a new project at Writtle College in Chelmsford in Essex. The job involves working with a colleague to rejuvenating a tired, old rock garden at the entrance of the college. The plan is to create a dry garden similar to the one at Hyde Hall as Christine told Ken Crowther.