Tamsin Borlase - Bosley Patch, Henley on Thames (Thursday 3rd January 2019) Bosley Patch is located at Swiss Farm, just outside Henley on Thames. A family run business provide genuinely local produce to the community, selling only what is grown through the seasons here at Bosley Patch and rarely, during the winter months from a certified organic farming friend in Pangbourne. All of the vegetable boxes, market produce and cut flowers are picked fresh and in your home in a matter of hours. Whilst Bosley Patch is not registered as organic, chemicals are not used and fertility is maintained using local green waste compost. manure from a nearby organic dairy farm and fertility building crops such as clover. We sell our produce locally from the Shed@SwissFarm, a weekly market in the garden of Lovibonds Brewery in the centre of Henley, a small veg box scheme. We also supply a couple of chefs who really understand the French values of Terroire.
Terry Walton - (Thursday 7th February 2019) BBC Radio 2 gardener Terry Walton has cultivated his passion for gardening since the age of 4 and loves nothing more than sharing his wisdom with listeners of Jeremy Vine’s lunchtime show. Terry has had a ‘growing’ desire to garden. He took his first allotment at the age of eleven and has been on the same allotment site for over fifty years. Terry combined a busy life in industry, a happy family life with wife Anthea and two sons Anthony and Andrew with (at one stage) keeping ten allotment plots on the go. He is a born again organic gardener having seen the error of his ways in the late 1960’s and dispensed with using chemicals, now growing all his produce using all-natural means of nourishing them. Terry retired in 2001 and by some very fortunate means started broadcasting from his allotments on the, then new, Jeremy Vine show. He takes great pleasure in sharing his plot and growing experiences with all the listeners Terry Walton has been on the allotment from the age of 4, growing his own since 11. His is the official allotment of BBC Radio 2's The Jeremy Vine Show. Terry also has his own podcast "Tales from Terry's Allotment". Terry came to national acclaim in 2003 when BBC Radio 2 came calling and his plot came the official allotment on The Jeremy Vine show, and ever since has been helping the nations allotmenters with his down to earth practical advice from a lifetime experience on his allotment. He recently won the Garden Media Guild Award for Practical Journalist of the Year 2016
Ray Martin - (Thursday 7th March 2019) Ray is an accredited RNRS judge and has been growing roses for over 40 years and grows over 500 roses at his home. So what he doesn’t know about roses isn’t worth knowing about!
Joe Swift - (Thursday 4th April 2019) Joe is an English garden designer, journalist and broadcaster, most notably on BBC Gardeners' World, Chelsea Flower Show etc. Joe is the President of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and patron to many gardening charities including The Horniman Museum and The Harington Scheme.
Tony Russell - (Thursday 3rd October 2019) Tony is one of Britain's leading authorities on trees and shrubs, a presenter on gardening, horticultural and countryside programmes on TV and radio and an author. He was Head Forester at Westonbirt Arboretum.
Jim McDonald - (Thursday 6th February 2020) What Jim does not know about growing sweet peas for pleasure and exhibition is not worth knowing!
Frances Tophill (Thursday 5th March 2020) Frances Tophill is a horticulturalist and television presenter from Kent. She features in ITV's Love Your Garden alongside Alan Titchmarsh, David Domoney and Katie Rushworth. In 2016, she became a presenter on Gardeners World.
David Holmes (Thursday 2nd April 2020) The stories behind many of our garden tools, some familiar and some unusual,