5 episodes

Join Dorset gardener and designer Mike Palmer for discussion with horticulturalists, gardeners and gardening enthusiasts.

Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcas‪t‬ Michael Palmer

    • Home & Garden
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Join Dorset gardener and designer Mike Palmer for discussion with horticulturalists, gardeners and gardening enthusiasts.

    Mic the Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Katie Rushworth

    Mic the Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Katie Rushworth

    Mike chats to television presenter, Katie Rushworth of ITV's highly popular garden makeover programme 'Love Your Garden' about making beautiful gardens in the rain, being a jobbing gardener and coarse fishing..., yes, coarse fishing!  They also talk about her own family garden makeovers (see Katie's Instagram for more information) and her very successful garden consultation business. You can find more information about this at https://katierushworth.com.

    Also in this episode, Mike takes us for a wander around his beautiful garden in Bournemouth, on the south-coast of England and tells us about some of the gardening jobs we can all be doing in our gardens and green spaces.

    You can find out more about Mike through his Instagram accounts, @mike_thegardener and @mic.thegardenerpodcast and his website    www.mike-palmer.com.

    And you can contact Mike through the podcast email micthegardener01@gmail.com.

    And don't forget to SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW and if you listen through Apple podcasts, please leave a REVIEW.  Thank you for listening. 

    • 45 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Simon Lycett

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Simon Lycett

    Mike talks to awarding winning royal florist extraordinaire, author and presenter Simon Lycett from 'Lycett Towers' in London - check out his website for the most beautiful displays to cheer you through the February Freeze.  Mike and Simon explore the stigma experienced identifying as a florist in an all-boys school. Get to the roots of what it is really like to be a florist in lockdown and find out more about plans for Series 2 of Full Bloom, flower friends! 
    As always Mike catches up with professional gardener, Otis Scadding, to discuss horticultural college, qualifications and the benefits of getting invaluable plant experience from working in a garden centre
    If you need a spot of romance, then you have all the flowers you need right here. 
    And you can join Mike on his weekly Sunday Strolls LIVE from his garden on his Instagram account to see what's blooming (or chilling!) in his space. 
    Thanks for listening and please do SUBSCRIBE and if you listen on Apple Podcasts please leave a review. 
    Mike 

    • 45 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Lia Leendertz

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Lia Leendertz

    January 2021,  Lockdown 3 might be upon us in the UK but we are still tending the soil.  Mike meets The Almanac's author Lia Leendertz who warms our feet like a toasty fire with tales of meditation and the journey to being a writer. Dorset gardener Otis reveals a garden designers start-of-year regime.

    • 46 min
    Gardening New Year Resolutions 2021

    Gardening New Year Resolutions 2021

    In this most welcome New Year special, Mike grabs his unwitting producer Jo to chat through a selection of your 2021 gardening New Year’s resolutions. There are also some great resolutions from some of our friends in the celebrity gardening world. You’ll hear about the origin of the courgette challenge, dreams of ‘no dig’ and so much more.

    • 35 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast (pilot) - Tamsin Westhorpe

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast (pilot) - Tamsin Westhorpe

    The first episode of an exciting new podcast from professional gardener and garden designer, Mike Palmer.  
    We join Mike from his beautiful garden in Bournemouth where he has spent most of 2020 sharing his gardening and garden design knowledge on his Instagram.
    In this pilot episode, Mike is joined by successful author, RHS judge, curator and gardener at Stockton Bury Gardens, Tamsin Westhorpe.   They discuss Tamsin’s very first jobs in horticulture, including being an interior landscaper and gardener for the Bournemouth Parks Department  Tamsin can be found on Instagram.
    Mike also chats to his best friend and professional gardener, Otis Scadding , who shares how gardening could just be the tonic we all need this winter and how gardening helps him live with anxiety and depression.
    As we approach the end of the year, Mike also encourages us all to consider and share our gardening new year resolutions.  
    If you wish to contact Mike you can email him at or on Instagram.
    This podcast has been made in association with audio producer Jo Tyler of Soniche Productions 
    Happy Christmas and New Year to all. 
    Mike 

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Murray af ,

When a 30 minute chat feels like 5

Love listening to Mike whilst pottering in the garden. Particularly enjoyed the chat with Katie Rushworth.

sazH&L ,

50 mins (or thereabouts of bliss)

What a great way to escape lockdown life, as well as those wet cold days when I don’t want to be in the garden. Very entertaining and educational interviews.

I can already imagine tuning in on a summers evening, after watering and dead heading of course, oh and with a glass of wine!

st albans gardener ,

Inspiration and education

Mike’s podcasts are a great source of inspiration and education and his relaxed style of interviewing allows his guests to shine.

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