Do you want to know how to grow plants and get the best out of your outdoor space? Do you find traditional gardening media baffling and/or boring? Then you’re in the right place, because the Roots and All podcast is here to dig deep into how to create a successful garden.
If you want honest information and insider knowledge about how to get results, join irreverent horticulturist Sarah Wilson as she chats to the best people from the world of plants and gardens. Sarah is on a mission to help you create your own beautiful green environment, with a focus on saving resources and working with nature.
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In Search of Mycotopia with Doug Bierend
This week I’m speaking to Doug Bierend, journalist and author of In Search of Mycoptopia, a book which documents Doug’s journey of discovery as it pertains to the world of mushrooms. We talk about what sparked this journey and how his interest in fungi continues to develop with each new step he takes along the way.
Dr Ian Bedford’s Bug of the Week: Hoverflies
This episode is brought to you by the team at The Real Soil Company, producers of organic, peat-free SuperSoil.
Dig In: So & Mo
Luke Taylor of So and Mo talks about a new type of liquid lawn feed that’s formulated to work in different ways at different times of the year, depending on the growing needs of your lawn. You receive 6 formulas that you apply to your lawn between February and December. It’s a professional standard of lawn care simplified and delivered so you get professional results in a really easy way. Luke talks about the product, about lawn care & what you should be doing with your lawn right now.
The Love Lives of Birds with Laura Erickson
This week’s guest is Laura Erickson, talking about her brilliant book the Love Lives of Birds. Find out why some birds mate for life whilst others play the field, why some value age and experience, which birds lay their eggs in other bird’s nests and which stash their young in riverbanks and why there’s so much dancing involved!
Dr Ian Bedford’s Bug of the Week: Bee Flies
This episode is brought to you The Seed Sistas - their Pathway to Peace course starts on 28th April.
Stephen Hackett of Horatio’s Garden South West
This week’s guest is Stephen Hackett, head gardener at Horatio’s Garden South West. We talk about this amazing garden which was designed by Cleve West and is managed by Stephen, with the help of and for the benefit of the staff and patients at the adjacent spinal injuries unit.
Dr Ian Bedford’s Bug of the Week: Brimstone Butterflies
This episode is brought to you The Seed Sistas & their Pathway to Peace course.
Adventures in Eden with Carolyn Mullet
This week’s guest is Carolyn Mullet. Carolyn is an author and garden tour organiser. She recently released a book about some of the most beautiful gardens she’s visited in Europe, called Adventures in Eden. In the interview, I speak to Carolyn about the book and (with barely concealed envy) I ask her about the trips she undertakes and the gardens she sees with her company Carex Tours.
Dr Ian Bedford’s Bug of the Week: Bay Sucker Psyllid
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Dig In: Harvst
This is the first episode in the series and it features Rik Sellwood who along with his business partner Chris Tanner, has launched a company called Harvst. They build greenhouses for home gardeners, which can be controlled via an app. During the episode we talk about Harvst’s products of course, but we also talk about managing crops in greenhouses and how technology can be applied in a garden setting to make our lives easier.
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