March 28th, 2016
Episode 536 of 796 episodes
Jane Garvey visits RHS Hyde Hall in Essex with horticulturalist and Guardian writer, Alys Fowler to discuss spring flowers, growing vegetables and foraging. Matthew Oliver is in charge of planting plans for Hyde Hall's Global Growth Vegetable Garden - he tell how he hopes to inspire young people to grow their own. And Karen Robbirts who works on plant trials at RHS Wisley explains how they decide which ornamental plants and vegetables to test for their Award of Garden Merit. Heather Cutmore is in charge of propagation at Hyde Hall and talks about succulents for indoors and out. And horticulturalist and mixologist, Lottie Muir mixes a couple of cocktails from her book Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary. Presented by Jane Garvey Produced by Jane Thurlow.