The eel could become one of Britain’s most expensive wildlife species as money is invested to protect it from extinction. Ken Crowther has been finding out more.
Social media is hugely important for gardeners helping them get the most from their gardens. Whether it’s Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter or any of the other social networks gardeners can feel they are part of a community by sharing pictures and asking advice. Ken Crowther spoke to Michael Perry about how you can use social media to your advantage.
The horticultural courses run by Writtle College in Essex are proving so popular there is a waiting list of students wanting to join them. Lecturer Christine Lavelle is one of the teachers in the Further Education department. She spoke to Ken Crowther about the range of courses available.
One of the largest seed producers in the world is Thompson and Morgan who are based in Ipswich, Suffolk. Communications officer Kris Collins is a fan of growing sweet peas from seed as he told Ken Crowther.
Ipswich based seed and plant merchants, Thompson and Morgan introduce the tom tato, a plant which grows tomatoes and potatoes last year. Michael Perry told Ken Crowther how they produced the plant with a clever grafting technique.