73 episodes

The Garden Log is an award winning podcast from Ben Dark, Head Gardener at an English country estate. Episodes begin with a review of events in the flowerbeds, meadows and woodland, before moving on to discuss horticultural matters more generally.

Ben is an ever-curious host who does not take himself, his job or gardening too seriously. A half-hour spent in his company is a half-hour spent far away from the myriad concerns of modern life.

The Garden Log Ben Dark

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The Garden Log is an award winning podcast from Ben Dark, Head Gardener at an English country estate. Episodes begin with a review of events in the flowerbeds, meadows and woodland, before moving on to discuss horticultural matters more generally.

Ben is an ever-curious host who does not take himself, his job or gardening too seriously. A half-hour spent in his company is a half-hour spent far away from the myriad concerns of modern life.

    #73 Twenty-three thuja, two-hundred-thousand worms and one almighty disaster - happy new year everybody!

    #73 Twenty-three thuja, two-hundred-thousand worms and one almighty disaster - happy new year everybody!

    In this episode of the Garden Log Ben celebrates very happy news, makes some awful horticultural mistakes, plants roses and talks of irrigation.

    • 30 min
    #72 How to lift dahlias, grow summer fruiting raspberries, naturalise scilla and be a horticultural vigilante

    #72 How to lift dahlias, grow summer fruiting raspberries, naturalise scilla and be a horticultural vigilante

    In this early December episode of the Garden Log Ben plants bulbs at three per second, worries about citrus trees, looks into the rooting capacity of autumn soil and encounters mob justice in Finsbury Park

    • 31 min
    #71 Gardeners’ wages, frozen toes and martagon lilies: A horticultural podcast

    #71 Gardeners’ wages, frozen toes and martagon lilies: A horticultural podcast

    In this November episode of the garden log Ben rescues a flopped wisteria, plants vast quantities of spring bulbs, starts the mulching and discusses the best technique for clearing leaves from saturated soil.

    • 24 min
    #70 Agapanthus and autumn flowering snowdrops

    #70 Agapanthus and autumn flowering snowdrops

    In this blazing autumnal episode of the Garden Log Ben takes a trip to Mottisfont Abbey and RHS Wisley. Also, hellebores, peonies, variegated yew, mud eating and much much more

    • 30 min
    #69 Hot tea and rainclouds: a week in an English garden

    #69 Hot tea and rainclouds: a week in an English garden

    Head Gardener Ben Dark considers the dock, rejects time travel, splits bananas and plants cyclamen.

    • 26 min
    #68 Slug life, magnolia death and a ground elder invasion: A gardening podcast

    #68 Slug life, magnolia death and a ground elder invasion: A gardening podcast

    This week the Garden Log gets into the weeds. Barrowloads of brambles, some nettles, wood avens, ground elder, dandelions and purple cherry plum.

    Also! Dog's tooth violets, camassias, water pipes and flooded lanes.

    • 30 min

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