KEEN GARDENER Darren Everest will appear on today's (Wednesday) episode of Farmers' Country Showdown.

The BBC One show followed Darren as he battled to win gold at the Kent County Show with his sweet peas.

Darren, 45, and wife Dawn moved to the Isle of Wight shortly before Christmas. They live in Cranmore.

"It was great fun being filmed despite the exceptionally hot conditions during the summer long drought," said Darren, who grows thousands of sweets peas, dahlias and daffodils, and has won several national championship awards.

"It was the most challenging year I can remember to get any good blooms on the bench, and was touch and go as to whether we could do a display.

"We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to come and live on the Island, it's such a beautiful place.

"We hope to support the local horticultural societies in whatever way we can."

Did Darren and Dawn win gold? Tune in at 3.45pm this afternoon to find out.