Oct 9, 2018
In this episode sponsored by MY WINDOW BOX (www.mywindowbox.com) Joff Elphick talks to scientist, gardener, cook, and former Tomorrows World presenter (1974-1994) Judith Hann. Judith released a book 'Herbs-delicious recipes and growing tips to transform your food' in 2017 and it was promptly recognised by Gardens Illustrated as one of the top 14 gardening books of the year.
Topics mentioned include The Herb Society, David Bellamy, fresh herbs in the 60's, Delia, Madhur Jaffrey, Ken Hom, and Franco Taruschio. We are treated to a guided tour of Judith's herb garden where we look at her collection of herbs and discuss herb teas, herb sugars, pruning, cup cakes, and seed collecting.
Joff reminisces about nearly setting the kitchen on fire during a 'coffee' making experiment, while Judith reminisces about the headline-making story of Rick Stein, Chalky, and the murdered pet rabbit; Judith gives her side of the story!!
Judith has a herb school Hanns Herbs and you can find venue details and dates at www.hannsherbs.co.uk
She also has a beautiful barn you can stay at surrounded by her garden. Take a look at www.baxtersfarmbarn.co.uk
Jane Perrone (www.janeperrone.com) Gardening Editor for The Guardian makes an appearance to give us details about her popular podcast 'On The Ledge' where she discusses just about everything you could need to know about growing houseplants.
Finally Joff and his old gardening chum Geoff Carr www.geoffreycarr.co.uk talk about a highly efficient bulb planter in a product review.
Find out more about Joff at www.joffelphick.co.uk.