24 episodes

A fortnightly podcast on how to garden for wildlife right at home with top-tips, plant ideas and even a book club! Like the page to let us know what you've been up to for wildlife in your own garden

The Wildlife Garden Podcast The Wildlife Garden Podcast

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

A fortnightly podcast on how to garden for wildlife right at home with top-tips, plant ideas and even a book club! Like the page to let us know what you've been up to for wildlife in your own garden

    Spring Update

    Spring Update

    Just a quick update on where we have been and what is coming up on the podcast!

    Help us keep the podcast running by making a donation! Every penny goes towards our running costs, and means there are no adverts or sponsors messages to listen to. We're grateful for any donations to PayPal.Me/thewildgdn

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    • 4 min
    Happy Birthday to Yew (and us)!

    Happy Birthday to Yew (and us)!

    We've made it! One year of the podcast and 24 episodes later, we have a chat about our own way into gardening and test ourselves on what we've learned so far. Then we look at our most ancient native tree, the Yew.


    Find all the information and links mentioned in the episode on our website Ellies Wellies - Happy Birthday to Yew (and us)!


    Help us keep the podcast running by making a donation! Every penny goes towards our running costs, and means there are no adverts or sponsors messages to listen to. We're grateful for any donations to PayPal.Me/thewildgdn


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Delightful Dog Roses and Dr Ian Bedford pt. 2

    Delightful Dog Roses and Dr Ian Bedford pt. 2

    A new year is upon us and we start in style by taking a break from our own rules and discuss wildlife we've seen outside gardens over the Christmas holidays. Then we return to the fantastic Dr Ian Bedford who tells us exactly why there is no need for pesticides in any garden! We finish by discussing the delightful Dog Rose, whose ruby red berries speckle hedgerows up and down the country over winter.


    Find all the information and links mentioned in the episode on our website Ellies Wellies - Delightful Dog Roses and Dr Ian Bedford pt. 2


    Help us keep the podcast running by making a donation! Every penny goes towards our running costs, and means there are no adverts or sponsors messages to listen to. We're grateful for any donations to PayPal.Me/thewildgdn


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Interview: Dr Ian Bedford and Incredible Crab Apples

    Interview: Dr Ian Bedford and Incredible Crab Apples

    As winter comes on more birds start to visit our garden and we discuss some of the plants looking good right now. Then, our guest Dr Ian Bedford tells us about how he gardens for wildlife and insects. We also discuss a botanical mystery about the fabulous native shrub Daphne mezereum, which is followed by our native plant of the week, the incredible Crab Apple.


    Find all the information and links mentioned in the episode on our website Ellies Wellies - Interview: Dr Ian Bedford and Incredible Crab Apples'


    Help us keep the podcast running by making a donation! Every penny goes towards our running costs, and means there are no adverts or sponsors messages to listen to. We're grateful for any donations to PayPal.Me/thewildgdn


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    Follow us on Facebook or Twitter too, if you are so inclined!


     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Pollination perfection and ‘The Gin Shrub‘

    Pollination perfection and ‘The Gin Shrub‘

    Book club is upon us so we delve deep into the world of pollination with a fantastic book by ecologist Professor Jeff Ollerton. After that, Ellie takes a sip of our homemade Sloe Gin while Ben waxes lyrical about the fantastic (if thorny) shrub Prunus spinosa, otherwise known as the Blackthorn.


    Find all the information and links mentioned in the episode on our website Ellies Wellies - Pollination perfection and 'The Gin Shrub'


    Help us keep the podcast running by making a donation! Every penny goes towards our running costs, and means there are no adverts or sponsors messages to listen to. We're grateful for any donations to PayPal.Me/thewildgdn


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    • 48 min
    Spiky characters: Hedgehogs and Teasels

    Spiky characters: Hedgehogs and Teasels

    As Hedgehogs roam the British countryside looking for a place to nestle down and hibernate for the winter, we discuss how you can help them in your own gardens. Then we take a look at a favourite wildflower of ours that looks fantastic in any garden: the Teasel.


    Find all the information and links mentioned in the episode on our website Ellies Wellies - Spiky characters: Hedgehogs and Teasel


    Help us keep the podcast running by making a donation! Every penny goes towards our running costs, and means there are no adverts or sponsors messages to listen to. We're grateful for any donations to PayPal.Me/thewildgdn


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Iwantthisnicknmae ,

YES YES YEA

Love this podcast, I hope it’ll be back soon!

Neil UK Wildlife ,

Brilliant

Top podcast, best on Wildlife Gardening and great hosts

McFishyFace69 ,

Easy listening and great garden tips

I’ve tuned into a few podcasts now and have to say I’ve learned loads of tips and hints for my own nature garden and enjoy the chemistry between ben and Ellie which make the listening really easy.

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