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A weekly ramble with the most diverse folk from our world of green fingers, green thumbs and dirty knees.

Flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, herbs and more - it’s bound to be covered. On your commute, or in the garden of your choosing - we’ll be here to keep your ears busy.

Tales From The Potting Bench Adam Kirtland

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 59 Ratings

A weekly ramble with the most diverse folk from our world of green fingers, green thumbs and dirty knees.

Flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, herbs and more - it’s bound to be covered. On your commute, or in the garden of your choosing - we’ll be here to keep your ears busy.

    Daisy Payne - Start Growing!

    Daisy Payne - Start Growing!

    Hello and welcome back to a brand-new season - we’re back for a whopping sixth season of the podcast with new guests and brand-new stories and conversations and this time I'm using this as my chance to celebrate the amazing women of horticulture with a season I'm calling 'A Celebration of Women in Plants'!



    Throughout this season we’ve featured all sorts of women from all sorts of plant backgrounds and in this final episode of the season we’re going into the world of TV! As long as I can remember, there has been gardening on the TV and as a little nipper I remember seeing segments on daytime shows with plants and garden tips. One person who shares their expertise and passion for gardening on one such show is Daisy Payne, gardening expert from ITV’s This Morning, my guest for this episode.



    Daisy is a presenter, gardener and now author, with her first book being JUST published. In this episode we discuss the book, This Morning and much more, enjoy!



    You can find out more about Daisy, by following her on Instagram where you’ll her as @gardentogarnish. Daisy’s new book ‘Start Growing’ is out now from ebury press and is available in all good bookshops!



    💜 This podcast is sponsored by Plant Grow, producers of award-winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 and don't forget to use code POTTINGBENCH on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠plantgrow.co.uk⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for 10% everything on their site.  


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    • 42 min
    Hannah Shaw - Co-founder of 'Hota'

    Hannah Shaw - Co-founder of 'Hota'

    Hello and welcome back to a brand-new season - we’re back for a whopping sixth season of the podcast with new guests and brand-new stories and conversations and this time I'm using this as my chance to celebrate the amazing women of horticulture with a season I'm calling 'A Celebration of Women in Plants'!



    Gardening to lots of us – is a dream, something we spend hours doing, and in the process we’ve all taught ourselves so much. But, cast your mind back to when you first started gardening, did you know what to do and how to do it? I certainly didn’t and at first, I had no idea at all. In this episode I’m talking to landscape architect and co-founder of the new gardening app, Hota – Hannah Shaw. Hota aims to help gardeners, new and old alike, with creating new beds and borders in their gardens, with plant suggestions, design tips and maintenance advice right across the year. This app is about to change the way lots of us might garden, and I was interested to hear more about it, and I hope you are too.



    You can find out more about Hota, by following them on Instagram where you’ll find them as @hota_app. You can download Hota now on the Apple App Store for iPhone and other versions are in the planning stages too!



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    • 33 min
    Kelly-Jane Leach - Dirty Garden Hoe!

    Kelly-Jane Leach - Dirty Garden Hoe!

    Hello and welcome back to a brand-new season - we’re back for a whopping sixth season of the podcast with new guests and brand-new stories and conversations and this time I'm using this as my chance to celebrate the amazing women of horticulture with a season I'm calling 'A Celebration of Women in Plants'!

    Through social media, I’ve found a number of people that have since gone on to be incredible friends of mine, and my guest this week is one of those people. Kelly-Jane Leach, is a gardener, trained horticulturalist, writer, designer and influencer, and is perhaps better known by her online moniker, Dirty Garden Hoe. Kelly’s day to day focusses on the work she does with the trial garden at Which Magazine, which you can see her sharing through her social channels. In this episode we talk about all of that, and the kinship we’ve found through gardening, and so much more, enjoy!



    You can find out more from Kelly through Instagram and Twitter where you'll find her sharing her work and her gardening adventures!


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    • 47 min
    Anne Swithinbank - Gardening Royalty!

    Anne Swithinbank - Gardening Royalty!

    Hello and welcome back to a brand-new season - we’re back for a whopping sixth season of the podcast with new guests and brand-new stories and conversations and this time I'm using this as my chance to celebrate the amazing women of horticulture with a season I'm calling 'A Celebration of Women in Plants'!

    Often, within gardening – we’re surrounded by so much knowledge that it's tough to know where to start! For me, when I found my love of gardening there was one place that informed me perhaps more than anywhere else and that was BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time. In this week’s episode I’m joined by the longest serving member of the panel, writer and houseplant expert Anne Swithinbank. Anne has been on GQT for over 30 years now, and she’s enjoyed every second of her time so we’ve got plenty to talk about here. Anne shares her tales of GQT, how our attitudes to gardening have changed over time and much more.



    You can find out more from Anne by following her on Instagram and Twitter or X where you’ll find her on both as @anneswithinbank.


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    • 34 min
    Katie Rushworth - Love Your Garden!

    Katie Rushworth - Love Your Garden!

    Hello and welcome back to a brand-new season - we’re back for a whopping sixth season of the podcast with new guests and brand-new stories and conversations and this time I'm using this as my chance to celebrate the amazing women of horticulture with a season I'm calling 'A Celebration of Women in Plants'!

    Have you ever watched Love Your Garden and wondered whether they actually do it in the time they say they do? Or, have you ever thought whether the neighbours want to get involved? Well in this week’s episode we answer those exact questions as I talk with presenter, designer and garden consultant, Katie Rushworth. In this episode we also talk about what garden trends Katie thinks we could still see happen this year and so much more, enjoy!



    You can find out more from Katie by following her on Instagram where you’ll find her as @katie_gardens. Katie’s website, katierushworth.com is where you can find out about the rest of Katie’s garden work and how you can book your own consultation.



    The Cottage Herbery that Katie mentioned in this episode has sadly now closed its doors, but they are still active on Instagram where you’ll be able to find them as @thecottageherbery
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    • 24 min
    Kim Stoddart - Resilient Gardening!

    Kim Stoddart - Resilient Gardening!

    Hello and welcome back to a brand-new season - we’re back for a whopping sixth season of the podcast with new guests and brand-new stories and conversations and this time I'm using this as my chance to celebrate the amazing women of horticulture with a season I'm calling 'A Celebration of Women in Plants'!

    Sustainability and resilience are two words we often hear, but what do they really mean, and why should we be thinking about how to be more of both? Kim Stoddart is an author and resiliency warrior, not to mention that she’s also the editor of Amateur Gardening Magazine and in this episode we discuss all of that and just why she had to follow up her first book with another, focussing on how to grow the perfect vegetables n a changing climate and world, enjoy!







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Customer Reviews

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59 Ratings

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Love listening to Adam’s podcasts, inspirational and great themes for people who love gardening or are new to it, loving the present series of women in gardening. One of my favourite gardening Podcasts.

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