The Sodshow, Garden Podcast

1 August, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Maddy Harland, Permaculture

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Part 2 –

On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

Maddy Harland is the co-founder of Permaculture Magazine International (1992) and book publishing company Permanent Publications (over 80 books inc. former guest Charles’ Dowding and Stephanie Hafftery’s Award winning, No Dig Home and Garden, 1990).

In 1995 Maddy helped set up The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire, a former Naval base and now a thriving educational centre and is the author of The Song of the Earth, Fertile Edges and the Biotime Log (August 2018).

Over 2 episodes, Maddy talks with Peter Donegan about permaculture. What is it ? How does one do a little, on their balcony, small back garden in their town or in their estate. As important, we chat what one should not do, the magazine she co-founded and edits, the books she has written and published and in true Peter style (?) things go a little off the beaten path and come back again.

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8 August, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Ascot Garden Show 2018

On this episode of The Garden Podcast:

Early 2018 Stephen Bennett was a guest on The Sodshow. Stephen had, he told Peter Donegan, started a new journey working alongside Royal Ascot. Better famed for their race meetings a new garden show was about to give birth and the voices you hear are just 20 of the growers, nursery’s, designers and trades that were there over that weekend.

If I’m honest, I’ve personally felt the pinch and the knock on effect of 2018’s adverse weather and it’s important, if only to me, that new garden shows and those who smile always as I walk through the gates get a little of the available air time. I’m glad I did and as with all of The Sodshow episodes, this one made me smile.

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25 July, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Butter Wakefield

On this Episode of the Garden Podcast:

Butter Wakefield is at this stage, well known to me. It’s pretty hard if I’m quite honest not to notice her work and when elegance, style and a class attention to detail meet with the highest standard of garden furntiture in Gaze Burvill to create a garden (nee display, but officially called a trade stand) on Main Avenue Chelsea 2018 for their 25th Anniversary year at the prestigeous Chelsea Flower Show, you know you are going to get something really special.

With thanks to the team at CED Natural Stone, on todays episode Peter Donegan sits with Butter to chat about creating what was awarded “5 Stars” together with the much coveted “Best Trade Stand” by the RHS Judges.

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18 July, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Alec White, Primrose Hall Peonies

On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

Alec White formerly worked in a garden centre, studied law, became a barrister and, for the last 12 years has grown Peonies and since then has exhibited in the floral pavillion at RHS Chelsea. On todays episode Peter Donegan chats the beast from the east, how did that pasion end becoming the living income, Bronwynne Britt and how we came to chat with each other in the first place and the dream of living the horticultural dream (?) and staying in business.

With thanks to Catherine and the team at CED Natural Stone for supporting this one and making the RHS Chelsea episodes possible. And Le Bron. Ye done good. X

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11 July, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Claudia de Yong

On this episode of the garden podcast:

Peter Donegan sits with Claudia de Yong to chat everything from the lonely life of a garden designer and landscaping your garden, the highs and the unseens of show gardening to where it all began and why a person who is nervous at times of speaking about oneself ended up chatting with Peter in the first place.

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