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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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Roots and All Sarah Wilson

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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.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast to make sure you don’t miss an episode.

    Podcast 48 - Design Experts Part 3 with Leon Kluge

    Podcast 48 - Design Experts Part 3 with Leon Kluge

    This is the hotly anticipated Part 3 of the Design Experts series and my guest is South African garden designer Leon Kluge. I spoke to Leon about his work and the particular set of challenges he faces in South Africa. And let’s just say, you might just think twice the next time you moan about aphids…

    This series has very kindly been sponsored by the London College of Garden Design.

    • 29 min
    Podcast 47 - School Gardening

    Podcast 47 - School Gardening

    This episode I’m joined by 3 guests; Louise Moreton who heads up the horticultural programme at Wicor Primary School and 2 of the MiniHorts themselves, Rebecca and Kieran. Rebecca and Kieran are Year 6 pupils who are members of the after school gardening club and leads in the MiniHorts programme, passing on their knowledge and enthusiasm to younger pupils.

    • 24 min
    Introduction to Forest Gardening

    Introduction to Forest Gardening

    This episode I’m speaking to Jake Rayson. Jake lives in rural Wales on a 2 acre smallholding, which is set up as a working forest garden. In addition to managing his own plot, he also teaches about and designs forest gardens in the UK and beyond.

    • 28 min
    Podcast 45 - Documenting the Natural World

    Podcast 45 - Documenting the Natural World

    This episode is a double-bill, featuring two interviewees speaking about two historical figures who led lives with many parallels, although they were working almost two centuries apart.
    The first interview is with Teri Sayers-Copper and we discuss the life and work of Marianne North.
    The second interview is with Tanya Latty, Associate Professor of Entomology at the University of Sydney. Tanya talks about Maria Sibylla Merian, a naturalist and scientific illustrator who was born in Germany in 1647

    • 58 min
    Podcast 44 - Fergus Garrett on Biodiversity at Great Dixter

    Podcast 44 - Fergus Garrett on Biodiversity at Great Dixter

    This week’s guest is Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, an historic house and garden in East Sussex. Over the past four or so years, experts from many fields have come together to record the biodiversity of the site and the results have been fascinating. Fergus shares some of the results of this biodiversity audit and talks about how important it is to establish a coherent network of habitats in both public and private spaces across the UK.

    • 29 min
    Podcast 43 - Pruning Roses with Richard Stubbs of David Austin

    Podcast 43 - Pruning Roses with Richard Stubbs of David Austin

    This week I’m speaking to Richard Stubbs of David Austin. Richard lectures, designs and advises all over the world and what he doesn’t know about roses you can write on the back of a stamp and still have room to lick it. I asked him about which roses need pruning and which don’t, when to do it, how to do it and how not to do it. Plus, I got some inside information on why you shouldn’t leave the label on a rose when you plant it...

    • 31 min

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