The Sodshow, Garden Podcast

8 November, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Lou Petrons, Greenfingers

On This Weeks Garden Podcast:

Linda Petrons, better known to me as Lou, is the Director of Communications at Greenfingers. As they word it, they are a national charity dedicated to supporting children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens.

On todays episode Peter Donegan sits with Lou to chat working with some of the UK’s top garden designers, why they do what they do and just what it means to be a child or a member of their family with a photosynthetic outdoor place to be just that, if only but for a moment or a memory in time.  Continue Reading →

30 October, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Tim Richardson

part 2 will apear here 15 Nov 2018

On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

This is a 2 part episode – with Tim Richardson.

Tim Richardson is a London-based writer, historian and critic specialising in landscape, gardens and art. He writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph and other publications including Country Life and Gardens Illustrated. He is the author of a number of books including Arcadian Friends (Bantam, 2007), Avant Gardeners (Thames & Hudson, 2008) and The New English Garden (2013).

A collection of his journalism entitled You Should Have Been Here Last Week has just appeared in paperback. Tim advises the National Trust on gardens and wrote the course on landscape history for Oxford University. He is the founder-director of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, now in its eighth year.

On todays episode Peter Donegan chats with Tim.

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23 October, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Will Williams

On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

Will Williams has completed three show gardens, including at RHS Hampton Court and of his latest, at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, he walked away with Gold and The RHS Young Designer of the Year award for 2018.

With thanks to London College of Garden Design for making this one happen, on todays episode Peter Donegan sits with Will to ask all of the why’s. From how he ended up in landscape design, his first show garden, real friends and mentors not just of horticulture, but of life – to what the future holds, staying in business and standing tall with the very best.

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18 October, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Misti Little, The Garden Path Podcast

On This Episode of The Garden Podcast:

Misti Little is an biologist and environmental consultant based out of Houston, Texas by day, and gardener, podcaster, and outdoor enthusiast when she can fit them in the other hours of the day.

On todays episode, Peter Donegan also a long time fan of Misti’s ramblings and conversation chats about all of the why’s than invariably pop up in gardening more hours than one could shake a stick at and also exist in one day.  Continue Reading →

3 October, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Jos Smit, Jub Holland

On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

Jos Smith grows and breeds 250 acres of flower bulbs in Holland.

The son of a bulb grower, on todays episode Peter Donegan and Jos chat everything from changes in chemical, fertiliser and manual labour to wild flower bulb mixes and supplying bulbs to Wimbledon, Wisley and Kew Gardens to how not just of commercial large scale planting but also in a domestic market how trends and the new generation of bulb growers are changing what remains the development of the same end product.

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