Last Monday BBC Gardeners' Question Time came to Dalston and recorded its weekly show at the Eastern Curve Garden including answering questions from a live local audience.
Eric Robson, Bob Flowerdew and James Wong with OPEN members Marie Murray and Brian Cumming who manage the Eastern Curve Garden
The show will be broadcast at 3pm on Friday 7th August, and repeated at 2pm on Sunday 9th, on Radio 4 FM. If you miss that you can always hear a replay on the BBC website
The BBCs request to broadcast from the Garden came after a recent visit, during the Chelsea Flower Show Fringe event, which the Garden has participated in for the last four years.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, shares a joke with Marie Murray on a recent visit.
The BBC panel showed their wide ranging expertise by answering questions relating to gardening on balconies and fire escapes, the best plants for reducing city air pollution, music as an aid to gardening, the best herbs to top the Curve Garden's yummy pizzas, eradicating mildew ( Beware dry roots - Ed.) and the opportunities for snail farming.
The Eastern Curve Garden is Dalston's only community managed green space. It's a meeting place for people and plants where you can enjoy a huge range of activities for all ages whether you love plants and gardening, music, arts, crafts or just a relaxing with friends and family. What's more its got some of the tastiest food and drinks to rival any of the hippest cafes locally.
(Fancy making a sustainable, locally sourced, organic wood fired snail pizza.....anyone? Ed.)