A series of 13 films
Presented by Peter Thoday with Head Gardener Harry Dodson
The soft fruit is ready for picking. Peter visits Goostrey in Cheshire where the extraordinary Victorian tradition survives of pitting one gooseberry against another to find the heaviest. Harry feeds his plants with homemade liquid manure. And Peter tells the story of the Victorian craze for bedding plants.
BBC Bristol (R)