Here are shows 20-29
Talking Dirty – Episode #29
Three months after his last appearance, Ben Preston is back with Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis Fridriksson for another plant-filled appearance on the podcast.
From the regimental precision of seed-sowing at York Gate Garden, to the sad demise of their favourite Galanthus, he brings us all up to date with what’s been going on in his patch.
Plus an impressive Lobelia grown from seed, grass inspiration, a diminutive darling of a Narcissus, and a show-stopping Prunus!
Talking Dirty – Episode #28
If you’ve never been to Hunting Brook Gardens in Ireland, get ready to be transported by its owner Jimi Blake. He tours us through his favourite plants for structure and foliage, plus his newer forays into houseplants and the latest additions to his Snowdrop collection.
As usual Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis share their FLOMO (the plants at the top of their wishlists) and it turns out Jimi has quite a few as well!
Talking Dirty – Episode #27
This week Matthew Pottage – the man behind one of the UK’s five gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society – shares his love of conifers, variegated plants and houseplants. We get a tour of his collection of plants in his house, plus a peek at his London garden at home. Plus what does he want to grow the most.
Talking Dirty – Episode #26
Get ready for an avalanche of evergreens, from variegated wonders to a cacophany of conifers. The Plant Doctor brings some serious show and tell to the table for his latest appearance on the Podcast. And, not to be left out, Alan Gray shares some of the treasures found in his garden.
Talking Dirty – Episode #25
Hear the nitty gritty of what’s in our soil, from the minerals to the earthworms and everything in between, all in the company of Soil Scientist, Professor Jane Rickson. She joins Alan Gray and Thordis Fridriksson to share her knowledge and enthusiasm about how we can best look after our soils and what’s in them. Plus some FLOMO and Show and Tell.
Talking Dirty – Episode #24
Top Garden Designer and Radio 4 ‘Gardeners Question Time’ panellist Matthew Wilson joins Alan Gray and Thordis Fridriksson to talk about his busy year designing gardens, the joys of Wildflower mixes (like those from Pictorial Meadows), a houseplant he holds very dear and other plants he holds less so (get ready for Anti-Flomo!)
Talking Dirty – Episode #23
You’ve heard Alan Gray raving about her book – now hear the author behind ‘Modern Country Gardener’, Tamsin Westhorpe, chat about her life and garden. From the tribulations of opening to the public, to her favourite plants of the moment via thermal underwear and Mistletoe!
Talking Dirty – Episode #22
Organic gardener and recent award winner Val Bourne joins Alan Gray and Thordis Fridriksson to share some of her favourite plants…from her top picks for easy Galanthus to an unusual umbellifer, cracking Clematis for Winter, Sassy grass and a rose that’s caught Val’s eye.
Talking Dirty – Episode #21
Alan and Thordis catch up with two greats of the gardening world, Rosy and Rob Hardy – the brains behind Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants (hardysplants.co.uk) to talk about the history of the company, their final Chelsea Flower Show, ‘Frilly Knickers’, FLOMO and why you shouldn’t buy Orchids for Rosy!
Talking Dirty – Episode #20
If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for the gardener in your life (even if that’s you!) then we’ve got some real inspiration in store for you in this podcast.
Plus tree-tastic FLOMO, andserious seasonal Show and Tell – from Miscanthus to Cornus to Sorbus!