Here are shows 30-39
Talking Dirty – Episode #39
With lots of questions to answer, Thordis and Alan Gray host a Postbag edition of the podcast, plus plenty of seed-sowing tips and Alpine trough advice. Don’t forget if you’ve got a horticultural conundrum, you can always email the team and they’ll try to get you an answer on a future edition. [email protected] is the address you need.
Talking Dirty – Episode #38
The wonderful floral artist Brigitte Girling of Moss and Stone Floral Design is back to share her botanical stars of the season with Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis – from Ranunculus to Narcissi. Plus top tips if you’re thinking of growing flowers for a wedding.
Talking Dirty – Episode #37
This week on the podcast Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis catch up with one of the most generous and enthusiastic growers in the gardening world, Mike Clifford. His small garden is akin to a Botanic Garden, packed with unusual and exotic varieties you may never have seen before, from Tree Dandelions to Giant Daisies, Impatiens, Tomatillos and Lobelias!
Talking Dirty – Episode #36
In this edition of The Talking Dirty podcast, it’s a true extravaganza of extraordinary plants as the utterly inspiring Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones of Crug Farm Plants join us to talk through some of their favourites at the moment. Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis are left astonished by their tales of plant hunting all over the world, from Vietnam to Colombia, and the amazing plants they’ve discovered – and saved – along the way.
Talking Dirty – Episode #35
Adrian Scamp of the Award-winning Scamp’s Daffodils, joins Alan Gray (East Ruston Old VIcarage) and Thordis to chat all things Daffodil, from exploring the thirteen divisions to sharing favourite varieties, plus tips for naturalising Narcissi in your lawn and the new varieties that might be heading to your garden soon. It’s a riot of absolute stunners, which will leave you with a wishlist longer than you ever imagined!
Talking Dirty – Episode #34
She’s the woman behind one of the most famous of British brands – this week Emma Bridgewater joins Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis Fridriksson, to talk about the botanical inspiration behind her pottery. Plus why Dandelions are front and centre of their latest collection, the people in her life who sparked a life-long love of plants, lockdown gardening endeavours with limited supplies, and a recent discovery she’s very excited about.
Talking Dirty – Episode #33
If you’ve ever wondered how some plants come into existence, then wonder no more as plant breeder Joe Sharman gives us a fascinating insight into the labour of love behind many of the plants that fill our gardens.
Join Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis Fridriksson as they hear about Joe’s dreams for Galanthus breeding, plus the work he’s doing with Eranthis (Aconites) and Celandines (Ficaria). There are also dreamy, dinky Narcissi, and an elusive Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) and lots of laughs along the way.
Talking Dirty – Episode #32
Across the world Botanic Gardens are doing amazing work. And at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, there are wonders to behold in every corner of its 40 acres. But the glasshouses are perhaps the most memorable, packed with exotic plants which will stay in your memory forever.
This week on the podcast, Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis Fridriksson are joined by Alex Summers, Glasshouse Supervisor at the Botanic Garden, for a chat about everything from his love of parasitic plants and epiphytes, to plant-collecting trips, the garden’s amazing Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) and database!
Plus an exciting gift courtesy of Mike Clifford (@mikesrareplants on Instagram – go follow him, he’s amazing!) and a potential Birthday present for Alan!
Talking Dirty – Episode #31
The name Charles Dowding has become synonymous with ‘No Dig’ techniques, but what exactly does ‘No Dig’ involve? And why is it such a successful and popular method of gardening? This week on the podcast, Alan Gray and Thordis are joined by Charles to talk about the lattice of ideas that make up the method, plus loofah antics and Show and Tell that looks good enough to eat!
Talking Dirty – Episode #30
Calling all Galanthophiles, this week Alan Gray (a self-confessed Snowdrop addict) and Thordis (doing her best to resist!) are joined by two gardeners who long ago succumbed to Galanthamania.
Award-winning Garden Writer, Val Bourne, shares her experiences of growing Snowdrops in the Cotswolds, while Brian Ellis, who sells many special varieties of Galanthus talks from the Norfolk perspective.
The conversation winds from the extraordinary people who make the Snowdrop community so special, to the varieties Val and Brian hold most dear. And while the gang didn’t get to mention all the things they wanted to, there’s certainly no shortage of specatular Snowdrops to set your pulse racing.