Royal Horticultural Society

Dan Pearson's designs for Lowther Castle, secrets of great compost, celebrating the tastes of cooking apples

Dan Pearson's designs for Lowther Castle, secrets of great compost, celebrating the tastes of cooking apples

Internationally renowned, award-winning garden designer Dan Pearson talks to Chris about his exciting project to breathe new life into the gardens of a ruined castle high in the Cumbrian hills. Garden writer Melissa Mabbitt shares the down-to-earth secrets of making great compost, following a recent visit to RHS Garden Harlow Carr to meet 'Queen of Compost', Alison Mundie. Finally, food writer Mark Diacono discusses the last in his 'Tastes to celebrate' series: cooking apples – sharing favourite varieties, great ways to use and store them and giving some cultivation advice too.

Duration: 28 min

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