The Sodshow

Irelands Best Podcast 2012 and 2013 and Only Garden Radio Show. With love from Greensax.ie – every Friday @ 3pm

21 March, 2015
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The Sodshow – A Day Late, St Patrick’s Day Week, Kevin Rowe and Inis Mór 2015

On This Weeks Show:
peter donegan, kevin rowe, inis mor, temple street

A day late due to building gardens….. but this weeks podcast sees Peter Donegan and Kevin Rowe take a walk around the island of Inis Mór. This was recorded last year on almost the eve of Peter’s return this year 2015.

This years trip out and what not details over on the Donegan Landscaping Blog

The Sodshow was awarded Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only full time garden radio show and is brought to you with thanks to the very lovely Greensax.ie.

Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores around 3.30pm the same day.

Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.

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13 March, 2015
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The Sodshow – Episode 200 – In Review

On This Weeks Show (Number 200):

spirit of folk, experimental archaeology

Today we are 200 episodes old. Brian takes us down memory lane to his pick of the best of the previous 199 episodes. These include how fresh shamrock is exported across the world in time for St Patrick’s Day, how plants adapt to the seashore from Jane Powers, and how it’ll cost you 10 fish to light your oven with Brian Greene.

Today rather than the usual linky-notes, we want to include credit to the team at The Sodshow, so below you’ll find details of the terrific-three (Brian, Caitriona & Peter – in alphabetical order), our regular contributor Jane Powers, and Niall O’Keeffe, who says he has been responsible for 12% of the episodes to date!

It just remains for us to say thank you. Thanks for listening, tweeting, liking, messaging & being part of the past 200 episodes. We wouldn’t do it without the great listeners.

Notes:

Featured Image: Experiential Archaeology from The Spirit Of Folk Festival, photo taken by Peter Donegan.

Song of the Week:
The Kinks – Lola.

The Sodshow was awarded Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only full time garden radio show and is brought to you with thanks to the very lovely Greensax.ie.

Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores around 3.30pm the same day.

Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.

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6 March, 2015
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The Sodshow – Episode 199 – Ireland’s Only Garden Radio Show

On This Weeks Show (Number 199):

clare garden festival 2014 (2)

Peter and Brian chat about the news in the world of Irish Gardening. They recap on Brian’s opinion of his visit to Kew, covered on The Sodshow last week. There’s a mention for National Tree Week, Seachtain Na Gaeilge (which isn’t really a week, we know!), then moving swiftly on to Clare Garden Festival who are featuring a show garden this year.

They also manage to fit in a chat about the Bloom Fringe, Peter’s half marathon for charity (all support appreciated) and the imminent 200th Sodshow. Phew! It’s a jampacked show today.

Notes:

Featured Image: Miniature garden from Clare Garden Festival 2014, photo taken by Peter Donegan.

Song of the Week:
Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn.

The Sodshow was awarded Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only full time garden radio show and is brought to you with thanks to the very lovely Greensax.ie.

Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores around 3.30pm the same day.

Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.

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27 February, 2015
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The Sodshow – Brian Greene Visits Kew Gardens And Talks to Nick Johnson

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On This Weeks Show (Number 198 – Yikes It’s getting very close to the big 200!):

Brian Greene At Kew Gardens 1

Brian Greene goes on a bus-man’s holiday to Kew Gardens where he speaks to Nick Johnson, Manager of the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew. Nick describes working in a horticulturalist’s dream job along with 700 other professionals. There’s a wealth of really interesting facts to be heard in this interview, including how insects see light and colours, how plants are pollinated in Kew Gardens and much, much more. How are plants named, why use Latin, and how cataloguing is extremely important to keeping up with Botanists? You’ll want to tune in.

Kew is home to a lot of conservation plants – there are more than 1,000 critically endangered species, never mind “extinct in the wild” species to be found behind the scenes. How on earth did the old London Bridge make its way to Kew Gardens? That question went unanswered, we’ll have to visit ourselves to find out!

If Brian says it’s good, then we think that’s persuasion enough.

Image Credits: Vanessa Greene AKA @DalekMad

Notes:

The Sodshow was awarded Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only full time garden radio show and is brought to you with thanks to the very lovely Greensax.ie.

Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores around 3.30pm the same day.

Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.

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20 February, 2015
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The Sodshow – Should You DIY Your Garden?

 

On This Weeks Show (Number 197!!!):

peter donegan landscaping dublin, irish distillers garden

Peter and Brian discuss whether it’s a good idea to build your own garden. Is it worth hiring a landscape garden professional and just how much can the average “Joe-Soap” do with their own garden? Peter reckons that if you build your own garden that it’s unlikely you’d be able to get as high a level of finish and quality as that constructed by a landscape expert.

Brian has some great analogies where he compares building a garden to building a website. Peter, as a professional landscape gardener, has an awful lot of expertise to bring to the party, he details how and why a landscape gardener may do better than “Mary McGinnity“. He also explains how he can help with garden design, not just full scale construction. There’s a reason why professional garden construction is expensive, Peter explains why…

Listen right to the end to get great advice on planting trees in the garden.

Song Of The Week: “Longshot” by Newton Faulkner – Caitríona picked this one.

Featured Image: Peter Donegan’s picture of the Irish Distiller’s Garden

Notes:

The Sodshow was awarded Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only full time garden radio show and is brought to you with thanks to the very lovely Greensax.ie.

Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores around 3.30pm the same day.

Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.

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