• Ellen Mary

National gardening week on Mustard TV


My favourite week of the year - whilst gardening is in my life every week of the year - 10th to 16th April is a week of encouraging new gardeners to grow. My favourite task! Mustard TV, as always, have fully embraced the gardening theme with a whole week of horticultural going on’s through out the week.

I spent time filming with some of our fantastic Norfolk green fingers including Strangers Hall Museum where Christine - expert volunteer - showed us the history of plants with medicinal uses. Then on to my favourite community garden, Grapes Hill, where Richard enthusiastically talked about the benefits of community gardening for all. It is a great place to learn and get social!

Us gardeners are always banging on about the benefits of gardening for children so I was really interested to pop along to the Edith Cavell Academy in Norwich where trainee teachers were learning how to include plant science in the school day through the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. From there I met Peter at Thorncroft Clematis - I mean - who doesn't like Clematis!? Finishing up at the coolest of all nurseries, Urban Jungle Plants in Costessey where surrounded by a jungle of plants, Liz inspired us to do something a little different with our gardens. Not to be missed!

So, catch Mustard TV every Monday to Thursday next week at 6.30pm and then repeated again at 8.30pm to catch a glimpse and on Friday a whole half an hour show from 6.30pm (repeated again at 8.30pm) on gardening! See all of my visits especially filmed to get you out in the garden over the weekend for National Gardening Week.


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