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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.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast to make sure you don’t miss an episode.

Roots and All Sarah Wilson

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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.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast to make sure you don’t miss an episode.

    Podcast 44 - Fergus Garrett on Biodiversity at Great Dixter

    Podcast 44 - Fergus Garrett on Biodiversity at Great Dixter

    This week’s guest is Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, an historic house and garden in East Sussex. Over the past four or so years, experts from many fields have come together to record the biodiversity of the site and the results have been fascinating. Fergus shares some of the results of this biodiversity audit and talks about how important it is to establish a coherent network of habitats in both public and private spaces across the UK.

    • 29 min
    Podcast 43 - Pruning Roses with Richard Stubbs of David Austin

    Podcast 43 - Pruning Roses with Richard Stubbs of David Austin

    This week I’m speaking to Richard Stubbs of David Austin. Richard lectures, designs and advises all over the world and what he doesn’t know about roses you can write on the back of a stamp and still have room to lick it. I asked him about which roses need pruning and which don’t, when to do it, how to do it and how not to do it. Plus, I got some inside information on why you shouldn’t leave the label on a rose when you plant it...

    • 31 min
    Podcast 42 - Wildfires with Saul Elbein

    Podcast 42 - Wildfires with Saul Elbein

    The National Geographic published an article by Saul on December 9th titled “How to live with mega-fires? Portugal’s feral forests may hold the secret”, which provides an insight into what conditions are needed for mega-fires to occur, the effects they have on humans once they take hold and how we can, and indeed must, be responsible for curtailing these events in the future, however the way forward is not certain and will undoubtedly involve a large amount of individual responsibilty.

    • 34 min
    Podcast 41 - Kim Wilkie - Led By the Land

    Podcast 41 - Kim Wilkie - Led By the Land

    Part 2 of the Design Experts Series, kindly sponsored by the London College of Garden Design

    Arguably, it’s necessary on any project to tie together the culture, history, geology, the people, the place but never is it more important to get this right on large projects where human experience is being shaped through what happens in the landscape and will be for generations to come. Kim talks about his large projects & how he is led by the land through every part of the design process.

    • 30 min
    Podcast 40 - Robin Snowdon of Limeburn Hill Biodynamic Vineyard

    Podcast 40 - Robin Snowdon of Limeburn Hill Biodynamic Vineyard

    This week, I’m speaking to Robin Snowdon who runs Limeburn Hill Biodynamic Vineyard. The vineyard is biodynamic and Robin works closely with the land, managing the estate not just for the vines but also for native flora and fauna. He also uses fascinating methods to produce unique wines that encapsulate the flavour and essence of the site. Robin gives an excellent insight into what can happen when you grow crops in tune with your site, rather than fighting against it.

    • 36 min
    Bonus Episode - Plant Passports & New DEFRA Legislation

    Bonus Episode - Plant Passports & New DEFRA Legislation

    This is a bonus episode and a follow-up to one I did back in April with Graham, where he spoke about new DEFRA Legislation that comes into effect on Dec 14th 2019. 

    This episode will be relevant if you buy, sell or supply plant material (including plants, cut flowers, bulbs, Christmas trees and so on) in the UK.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

Val Sherlock ,

Roots and all

Fantastic podcast, new to it and already hooked, Sarah is a great interviewer, and some very funny moments, love it

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