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Joe Maiden

Is Aaron Hickman the new Joe Maiden?

When Joe Maiden died in September 2015 BBC Radio Leeds lost their best-loved gardening presenter. Joe appeared every Sunday morning for three hours with presenter Tim Crowther and the audience loved him. You could hear the twinkle in his voice as he recounted endless …

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Joe Maiden Memorial Service

Many thanks to BBC Radio Leeds who granted us exclusive access to record this special moment. We all loved Joe and interviewed him on many occasions at the Harrogate Shows, a lovely man with a fountain of knowledge. Great loss to the community.

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Visiting Ripley Castle in Yorkshire

While I was staying in Harrogate for the Autumn Show, I had a spare day to myself so I caught a local bus and headed to nearby Ripley to visit the Ripley Castle kitchen garden. As I was walking around, I took a telephone …

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Giant Veg hits Harrogate

Harrogate Autumn Show

It’s been another successful year for the growers at the annual Harrogate Autumn Show and the Giant Vegetable Competition. Single tomatoes big enough to feed the whole family, to cabbages that would keep an entire street fed for months. Joe Atherton from Nottinghamshire took …

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Visiting the Harrogate Autumn Show 2012

Sean heads off to the Harrogate Autumn Show in North-East England, meeting up with Jonathan Wallace and Jamie Butterworth (BBC, Young Gardener of the Year finalist). Plus, interviews with the world champion grower Peter Glazebrook who broke the world record for the heaviest onion, …

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