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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Botanical Styling with Michelle Mason
This week I’m speaking to Michelle Mason, stylist, designer, author and co-founder of Mason & Painter a shop located next to Columbia Road which specialises in furniture, homewares and plants. Michelle’s latest book Flower Market: Botanical Style at Home, is a mouth-wateringly beautiful and inspirational guide to styling your home using plants and cut flowers.
Dr Ian Bedford’s Bug of the Week: Noctuid moths
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Coastal Gardens with Mark Laurence
This week I’m speaking to Mark Laurence. For decades, Mark has been at the vanguard of sustainable and ecologically sensitive landscape and garden design. He currently specialises in coastal plants and gardens and in this interview we cover what makes a coastal garden, which types of plants fare well on the coast and whether these gardens can be havens for wildlife.
Dr Ian Bedford’s Bug of the Week: Flatworms
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The Rose in Perfume with Mairi MacKenzie
Mairi MacKenzie is a fashion historian, writer and curator. Her latest research is into the world of scent and what flower could be more intrinsically linked with perfume than the rose? We discuss famous rose-based perfumes, the symbolism behind its use, the mysterious workings of the Osmotheque and why that rose perfume you made as a child never worked!
Bug of the Week: Hummingbird Hawk Moths
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Therapy Gardening with Carol Sales
Carol Sales headed up a therapy garden in a prison, before moving over to lead the Therapy Garden at Headley Court, a rehabilitation centre for injured military veterans. Carol was a pioneer in the use of horticultural therapy and is one of the most well-respected professionals in the field. She was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2019.
Dr Ian Bedford’s Bug of the Week: Vapourer Moths
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Podcast 115 - The State of Horticulture with Matthew Appleby
Whether a gardener or working in the horticultural trade, this episode is relevant, covering Brexit, the pandemic, plant supplies, the popularity of gardening and how the push to go peat-free is affecting gardeners and the trade too. Matthew, Editor of Horticulture Week & host of the Horticulture Week podcast, gives an overview.
Dr Ian Bedford’s Bug of the Week: Aphids and Ecosystems
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Grounded: A Gardener’s Journey to Abundance and Self-Sufficiency with Liz Zorab
Liz Zorab has been documenting her growing efforts, firstly via a blog and then her hugely popular YouTube channel. She’s recently written Grounded: A Gardener’s Journey to Abundance and Self-Sufficiency in which she talks about her new site in Wales & how her gardening journey went hand in hand with her improving health.
Bug of the Week: Black Garden Ants
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Best gardening-related podcast out there!
Incredibly thought provoking range of guests and topics covered in the series. I’ve been gardening for over 30 years and so much of the content makes sense and resonates with what you instinctively know to be right - even though some of the topics conflict with established practices and thoughts. Carry on the great work Sarah!
My new favourite podcast
Love the depth & range of topics discussed. Well researched ideas. Interesting guests. Great start to the week. I garden near the Scottish border, and the content is relevant for those in northern Britain, as well as subjects for gardeners all over the world.
I love this podcast. As a professional gardener it has been great to have Sarah's informative approach to such a vast subject. I love the more holistic perspective too. Well done Sarah and thank you very much x