The Sodshow, Garden Podcast

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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4 July, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Mark Diacono

On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

The last time Peter Donegan spoke with Mark Diacono was 2015. Where does the time go. And honestly don’t even answer that question. Anyhoo. At that time, Otter Farm hadn’t really got off the ground or, was not yet a structure if that makes better sense.

Back to this episode; I’m at Chelsea, in the floral pavillion. Former guest, fellow Arsenal fan and absolute legend The Rob Hardy comes running out and throws his arms around me and when I turn around The Diacono is there.

With thanks to Giles and the team at CED Natural Stone for making the RHS Chelsea episodes possible.

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26 June, 2018
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Garden Podcast: John Anderson, Windsor Great Park

On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

John Anderson assumed the role of Keeper of the Queens Gardens in June 2016 and has responsibility for 120 hectares across the Windsor Estate, including The Savill Garden and The Valley Gardens as well as the private garden at Frogmore House. In addition to his work at Windsor Great Park John is also Vice-Chairman of the RHS Plant Comittee and an RHS Judge.

Peter Donegan sits down with John to chat not just how achieved this most unique of titles and roles, but also what it involves, what makes a great park, how the greats (parks and gardens) are worth visiting 12 months of the year, what exactly is The Crown Estate and why they are involved with Royal Ascot and Ascot Spring Garden Show – and as is per usual with The Sodshow and Peter, we go entirely off the point and hopefully come back again.

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20 June, 2018
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Garden Podcast: Pollyanna Wilkinson, RHS Hampton 2018

On this episode of The Sodshow:

After a decade working in London Pollyanna nee Polly Wilkinson, graduated with distinction from the English Gardening School in 2017 and now runs her garden design practice from her studio near Hampton Court, working on gardens across Surrey and London. Her conceptual garden ‘A Very Modern Problem’ at Hampton Court Flower Show will be her first show garden.

On this episode of The Sodshow garden podcast, Peter Donegan speaks with Polly to find out why. And there are very many of them.

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