46 episodes

Join the team from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine as we share lively conversation about all things gardening. We’ll be exploring growing for health and for wildlife, success with homegrown food and flowers, making a thriving garden for you and your family to enjoy, plus how to green up your indoors, and much more. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or are just setting out on your growing journey, we promise you an enjoyable – and useful – escape into gardening with every episode.
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Join the team from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine as we share lively conversation about all things gardening. We’ll be exploring growing for health and for wildlife, success with homegrown food and flowers, making a thriving garden for you and your family to enjoy, plus how to green up your indoors, and much more. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or are just setting out on your growing journey, we promise you an enjoyable – and useful – escape into gardening with every episode.
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    Growing Veg in a small space

    Growing Veg in a small space

    Gardener, author and You Tube content creator, Huw Richards reveals how small space veg growing doesn’t need to be restrictive. He shares how to get around the challenges of growing in a tight space as well as some of the opportunities it offers. He shares which plants will do best, how to make you own feed, as well as some less traditional approaches to gardening.
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    • 40 min
    New ways to grow more veg - with Frances Tophill

    New ways to grow more veg - with Frances Tophill

    Frances Tophill, Gardeners’ World presenter and horticulturist, is passionate about growing delicious vegetables and herbs in an organic, sustainable way, but that also saves her time and produces maximum harvests. Alongside the everyday varieties, she also grows unusual and perennial vegetables for easy results – and even makes the most of the weeds that grow on her plot.
    Whether you’re taking on an allotment, or just have a few pots at home, you’ll discover her advice on how to make your own organic plant feed, deal with pests and diseases, manage your time if you can’t tend the plot daily – and all you need to know to achieve success with veg, growing in a modern, sustainable way.

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    • 47 min
    Gardening for wellbeing with JJ Chalmers

    Gardening for wellbeing with JJ Chalmers

    JJ Chalmers, former Royal Marine, multi-medal-winning Invictus Games athlete and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, reveals how gardening has been part of his healing process after life-changing injuries, suffered while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2011.
    He shares how it helps him and his family connect with nature, how he overcomes physical challenges that are the lasting legacy of his injuries, and why he thinks gardening can benefit us all. JJ discusses the mental health benefits of gardening and how, after working as a teacher in some deprived areas, he’s observed that it could help more young men and women through their own tough times. Above all, he shares the joy that his garden gives him, sharing it with his young family and passing on to them his lifelong love of being outdoors.
    This podcast touches on mental health issues, so if you are affected by any of the content, you can find good resources to support you at NHS Every Mind Matters (www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/). And you can contact the Samaritans on 0116 123 for free in the UK, or visit www.samaritans.org

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    • 30 min
    What to prune in winter

    What to prune in winter

    Get your gardening gloves on and gather your tools to do some invigorating winter pruning of shrubs and climbers. Winter pruning stimulates new growth so listen to Alan’s guide to which plants to prune and which to leave. With a few clear rules to follow you’ll be pruning with confidence to improve the shape, health and even flowering of climbers, shrubs, fruit trees and roses.

    Wreath-making made easy

    Wreath-making made easy

    A traditional Christmas door wreath is just the thing to give visitors a hearty festive welcome. And even better if it’s homemade with materials foraged from the garden – it’s the perfect way to keep costs down, while making something totally individual to you.
    Hello, I’m Kevin and I’m joined by florist and gardener, Shilpa Reddy. Shilpa created the beautiful Christmas wreath that features on the front cover of our December issue, and we’re going to recreate it in the studio right now as we record this podcast. Apparently it’s simple and easy enough for even me to have a go at

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    • 36 min
    How to grow soft fruit

    How to grow soft fruit

    Add tasty soft fruits to the harvest with Alan’s guide to growing soft fruit, even in the smallest space. Alan will help you with choosing and growing berries and currants in all their forms. Learn to prune them properly, keep the birds off them and look forward to picking plenty of juicy fruits for delicious desserts, berries to add to your breakfast cereal, or preserve as jam.

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