With the blossom still in bloom and growing times about 2 weeks behind where they usually are, Claire and Steve squelch and squash their way to the Adhurst Estate Allotments.

They’re joined by Alitex’s Nelly Hall with her second Chelsea Flower Show ‘Growing Diary’ and tree expert Phil Paulo talks about healthy hedgerows as part of National Hedgerow Week.

There’s also advice for growing dahlias and beans, feeding your plants and what to do if you see a swarm of bees.

Growing Together is sponsored by Alitex Glasshouses, modern Victorian glasshouses, based in South Harting.

Listen to a new Growing Together twice a month with Steve Amos and Claire Vennis from Petersfield’s Shine Radio on shineradio.uk or on your favourite podcast app.

Beautiful apple blossom

Nelly Hall from Alitex and Julia Parker from Parker’s Patch

Phil Paulo