52 episodes

Join professional gardener, podcaster & broadcaster, Mike Palmer, for lively discussions with gardening personalities and experts from the fantastic world of gardening.

Look out for Mike's 'Plant Specials' including dahlias, roses & clematis with more to come.

You can see & hear more from Mike in his beautiful garden at his popular Instagram account @mike_thegardener.

Mike's podcast is sponsored by Natural Grower the supplier of plant-based products for organic & chemical free gardening and houseplants.

Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast Michael Palmer

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    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

Join professional gardener, podcaster & broadcaster, Mike Palmer, for lively discussions with gardening personalities and experts from the fantastic world of gardening.

Look out for Mike's 'Plant Specials' including dahlias, roses & clematis with more to come.

You can see & hear more from Mike in his beautiful garden at his popular Instagram account @mike_thegardener.

Mike's podcast is sponsored by Natural Grower the supplier of plant-based products for organic & chemical free gardening and houseplants.

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - The Slot From The Plot (Ep 1)

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - The Slot From The Plot (Ep 1)

    Welcome back to the Mic the Gardener – Gardening Podcast.

    In this episode I visit my best friends' Ben and Otis‘s brand new allotment to see how they are getting on with the transformation from turfed plot to productive plot. 

    The ‘Slot from the Plot’ will be an occasional featurette where I will go back to chart the progress of the plot, see what’s going well, see what’s not going so well and why and share all of the gardening antics from Otis and Ben‘s new allotment. 

    In this episode I also chat to neighbouring allotment is Lynn and Pete.

    You can follow Otis on Instagram where you will find him as @OtisTheGardener. 

    • 24 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Michael Marriott

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Michael Marriott

    Michael Marriott

    In this episode Mike chats to one of the worlds leading rosarians, Michael Marriott about his new book 'Roses - An Inspirational Guide to Choosing and Growing the Best Roses' published by DK books. 

    Michael tells us how the book came about, gives us an insight into its contents and talks about TOD tours and social media. 

    • 46 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Series 4 Trailer

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Series 4 Trailer

    S4 = Trailer

    • 59 sec
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Special

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Special

    In this bonus episode, Mike visits the Chelsea Flower Show on press day and has a chat with some wonderful people including:


    Tayshan Hayden-Smith
    Danny Clarke, AKA The Black Gardener (a previous podcast guest)
    Daisy Desire, AKA The Drag Queen Gardener
    Charlotte Durrant & Mo Bhula of the Aroid Attic

    Mike chats to Tayshan & Danny about their 'Hands off Mangrove Garden' by Grow 2 Know, which one and RHS silver-gilt metal, before tracking down the Drag Queen Gardener, Daisy desire, to chat about her Chelsea experience. 

    Mike also chat to Charlotte Durrant and Mo Bhula of the Aroid Attic about their silver-gilt medal winning 'Social Media Versus Reality' house plant studio. 

    • 17 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Exbury Gardens with Head Gardener, Tom Clarke

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Exbury Gardens with Head Gardener, Tom Clarke

    Hello, and welcome back to the last in the current series of them Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast.

    In this the final episode of the series, I chat to Head Gardener Tom Clarke of https://www.exbury.co.uk

    We chat about: 


    Tom's role as Head Gardener at Exbury
    The garden's original owner Lionel de Rothschild
    Looking after rhododendrons and azaleas and how to use them in our own gardens
    Everything you could possibly need to know about growing rhododendrons & azaleas
    How Tom develops the gardens
    His own private garden, and lots, lots more

    My thanks to Tom for taking the time to chat to me and for showing me around the gardens. And if you want more information about Exbury Gardens or wish to visit the garden, head to their website www.exbury.co.uk. And you can follow Exbury Gardens on their Instagram account.  

    And talking of Instagram, you can follow me on my Instagram account @mike_thegardener where I do a weekly live broadcast from my own garden most Sundays at 10am (BST). 

    I will be back in a few weeks time with Series 4, so don't forget to follow/subscribe to make sure you don't miss out. 

    Bye-bye for now, bye-bye. 

    • 53 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Heucheras with Heucheraholics

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Heucheras with Heucheraholics

    Hello and welcome back to this weeks episode of a Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast.

    This week we have another great Plant special.

    And in the spotlight this week it’s heucheras, and we’ll touch on heucherellas & tiarellas too.

    I speak to heuchera nursery owners and experts Jules and Sean of the fabulous Heucheraholics.

    We cover everything including;

    Where to grow them
    What compost to grow them in
    Maintenance
    Pests & diseases (including the evil weevil)
    Watering and feeding
    Propagation
    And much more

    If after this fact filled episode you still need more information about Heucheras, head to the Heucheraholics website.

    You can also follow Jooles and Sean (Heucheraholics) on Instagram.

    And, if you haven’t already had enough of me, you can also follow me on Instagram too.

    Thanks for listening and don’t forget to follow/subscribe and if you’re able, please leave a review with your preferred podcast provider.

    See you next week!

    Bye-bye for now, bye-bye!

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Kim5Myles ,

Fabulous as always!

I love listening to Mike the Gardener podcasts and have been meaning to write a review for a while. Mike's guests are always so interesting and informative. I often listen to past episodes on my way to work or when gardening. I really enjoyed listening to Michael Marriott again today and now have his book on my birthday list🤞Mike has such an easy interview style and always asks his guests just the right questions. His live Instagram ‘Sunday Stroll’ every week is a joy, bringing the gardening community together in such a friendly way. Thank you Mike 😊🌸🌺

Hywel1959 ,

Brilliant, informative and entertaining

Love the Mic The Gardener podcast, the episodes are always entertaining, informative and just good fun. If I’m listening when I’m on the train, the journey seems to fly bye in the company of Mike and his guests. The conversation is always engaging and informative, I’d recommend this podcast to anyone with a passion for gardening and nature

Anne Targ ,

Mic the Gardener

So enjoy Mic the Gardener podcasts .Always interesting and informative.Great listening for both the professional and amateur gardeners out there .Mike asks interesting questions, with his listeners in mind and how the answers might help them.

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