13 episodes

We believe that gardening and being outdoors should be fun and no nonsense. The best way to do that? Sit three Northerners around a microphone to share a podcast of their adventures.

Trowels and Tribulation‪s‬ Phillip Airey

    • Home & Garden
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

We believe that gardening and being outdoors should be fun and no nonsense. The best way to do that? Sit three Northerners around a microphone to share a podcast of their adventures.

    E12 Christmas Edition

    E12 Christmas Edition

    This is our festive podcast , We talk about Christmas and of course "moss balls". ... again 

    Plant of the Pod - Hedera helix, Ivy is an evergreen, woody climber.

    Tree of the pod - The Christmas tree of choice.... The Nordmann Fir is the king of the trees, its needles will stay attached throughout the festive season. No more needles in your feet

    Plant of the pod - Mistletoe is an evergreen plant with distinctive forked branches and pairs of symmetrical evergreen leaves. In winter it produces clusters of pearlescent white berries which are favourites with hungry birds such as thrushes

    Thought of the Pod - Winter wellness

    We will return next year. 2021... Until then... Merry Christmas and a happy new year

    P.s Keep it green


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    • 37 min
    E11 Gin with Jam

    E11 Gin with Jam

    In this Episode we talk about botanicals in drinks especially gin. 
    Gin with Jam - We Interview Jamila Juma-Ware (Jam) about Tailors gin and using plants to enhance their gin.
    To find more information go to https://www.tailorsgin.com/our-story 
    Tree of the Pod - Fagus sylvatica, the European beech or common beech, is a deciduous tree
    Plant of the pod - Schlumbergera  a epiphytic cacti commonly known as Christmas cactus

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    • 27 min
    E10 Care for Christmas trees

    E10 Care for Christmas trees

    In this episode we talk about Christmas trees and how to care for them and a welcome return after another lockdown. 
    Plant of the pod is Schlumbergera - Christmas Catus
    Tree of the pod - Norway spruce - Picea abies
    Thought of the pod  - The wind they are a changin

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    • 31 min
    E9 To prune or not to prune

    E9 To prune or not to prune

    In this episode we talk about pruning back and getting ready for winter. To prune or not to prune....That is the question. 
    Fact of the pod - Saffron
    Thought of the pod - The air that we breath
    Things will get back to normal in December so keep tuned. We are all back in the studio and send us your gardening questions. 


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    • 26 min
    E8 Sculptures with Steve Blaylock

    E8 Sculptures with Steve Blaylock

    In this episode we talk about sculptures and what they do to enhance the garden and your life
    We talk to Steve Blaylock    https://metalsculpture.co.uk/
    From the humble beetle to the majestic oak, his sculptures are of many diverse subjects and sizes. From almost life size dragonflies to 30 foot lizards, owls with 16 foot wingspans and spiders that are big enough to carry you off.
    All his sculptures contain or are made of entirely from the last Sheffield stainless steel ever manufactured in the UK. This includes the Blue Peter Ship that now resides in the public garden at Media City.

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    • 43 min
    E7 Herbs with Andy Berry

    E7 Herbs with Andy Berry

    In this episode we talk about Herbs and Sarah talks to Andy Perry of Urban Herbs
    https://urban-herbs.co.uk/
    We are based in the Midlands in the heart of Birmingham. We don’t have a retail base but everyone is welcome in our online store. Here, you can find a huge range of living flavour. We love growing things and are slightly obsessed with herbs and spices – can you tell? We believe that exciting flavours make life better.
    We are a young company, operated by foodies who genuinely love the flavours that we sell. We share the joy and excitement of growing that we have discovered and only wish you could smell our amazing plants through the screen of your phone or tablet. Our greatest joy is making growing exciting and accessible to all - regardless of previous experience with growing. Herbs are such an accessible, easy and enjoyable way to begin a relationship with growing. You won't look back. We certainly haven't.
    We are a family business and service to customers is at the forefront of our business. We really do care about your satisfaction. When you enjoy the flavours that we sell it really does make us happy. Your feedback is so important to us. Now please explore, browse and enjoy our virtual herb farm. We really hope that you feel inspired. Reach out and follow us on Instagram where we love sharing our joy of growing.

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Roxy's Dad ,

Darwinian Gardening!

Great show. I really enjoyed the gentle conversational style. I also now feel exonerated. Although I didn’t know it until today, I too have a ‘Darwinian Garden’.

Scottish Country Garden ,

Northern charm

This is what podcasting’s all about! 3 great friends round the table in the potting shed, chatting about the magic of gardening. This charming programme has real warmth coupled with that marvellous northern sense of humour. This is not GQT, though, so if you like more trad broadcasting, this may not be for you. For me, it’s curiously addictive...!

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