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    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

Garden podcast. Hosted by garden speaker and award winning landscape garden designer Peter Donegan. Weekly, since 2011.

    John O'Connor, Sculptor

    John O'Connor, Sculptor

    With much thanks to CED Natural Stone (https://www.cedstone.co.uk/) , we bring you the last in the series on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 episodes and today Peter Donegan (http://doneganlandscaping.com) chats with the great British artist and sculptor John O'Connor.
    From day dreams and counting snowflakes, to how John left landscaping, his first attempt at sculpting and art school to becoming one of the most talented sculptors that I have ever had the honour to sit and chat with.
    The Sodshow is available every week in iTunes, spotify and all good podcast stores. Spotify Tim Howell. Spotify !
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    • 29 min
    Con Traas 2019, Part 2, The Apple Farm Tipperary

    Con Traas 2019, Part 2, The Apple Farm Tipperary

    Peter Donegan returns to chats with Con Traas' Apple Farm in Tipperary. It is an apple farm. But it's also a lot more than just an apple farm. 
    It's worth noting maybe that Peter was on holidays working whist camping, again; surrounded by all that the fruit farm has to offer. The old buddies chat practices that were then acceptable, what is done now, changes in presentation over the eons and just what the supermarket will want to see and what is logic in growing and being responsible. 
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    Show Links:
    The Apple Farm Website: www.theapplefarm.com (http://www.theapplefarm.com/)
    Con Traas on Twitter: @theapplefarmer (https://twitter.com/theapplefarmer)
    The Apple Farm on Facebook: The Apple Farm (https://www.facebook.com/IrishAppleFarm?fref=ts)
    Further information:
    Twitter: @sodshow (http://twitter.com/sodshow)
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    • 29 min
    Jilayne Rickards, RHS Chelsea, 2019

    Jilayne Rickards, RHS Chelsea, 2019

    With thanks to CED Natural Stone, on this episode Peter Donegan speaks with Jilayne Rickards, designer of the CAMFED Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.
    To quote CED Stone:
    The CAMFED garden was just one of the gardens that we were lucky enough to work on. The charity is fantastic and works to help women obtain the education they need in order to prosper. Thank you so much to CAMFED, Jilayne Rickards and Cormac from Conway Landscapes for letting us join in on this fantastic garden!
    Garden Details: The CAMFED Garden: Giving Girls in Africa A Space To Grow
    Designer: Jilayne Rickards
    Contractor: Conway Landscapes
    Materials: Red Sandstone Rockery & Sandstone Boulders
    Awards: Gold Medal
    Find out more about CAMFED and their amazing work here: https://camfed.org/ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fcamfed.org%2F&v=DcPrw2URtpk&redir_token=jbrPBSt2j_MUjkIXqRsS_ox_kUh8MTU2NzA3MTU2NEAxNTY2OTg1MTY0&event=video_description)
    Visit our website: https://cedstone.co.uk/ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fcedstone.co.uk%2F&v=DcPrw2URtpk&redir_token=jbrPBSt2j_MUjkIXqRsS_ox_kUh8MTU2NzA3MTU2NEAxNTY2OTg1MTY0&event=video_description)
    The Sodshow is available every week in iTunes, spotify and all good podcast stores. Spotify Tim Howell. Spotify !
    The Sodshow:
    Twitter: @sodshow (http://twitter.com/sodshow)
    facebook: The Sodshow (http://facebook.com/thesodshow)
    instagram: sodshow (http://instagram.com/sodshow)

    • 29 min
    Con Traas 2019, The Apple Farm Tipperary, Part 1

    Con Traas 2019, The Apple Farm Tipperary, Part 1

    Peter Donegan returns to chats with Con Traas' Apple Farm in Tipperary. It is an apple farm. But it's also a lot more than just an apple farm. 
    It's worth noting maybe that Peter was on holidays working whist camping, again; surrounded by all that the fruit farm has to offer. The old buddies chat practices that were then acceptable, what is done now, changes in presentation over the eons and just what the supermarket will want to see and what is logic in growing and being responsible. 
    Subscribe to The Sodshow in iTunes, all good podcast stores and via www.sodshow.com
    Show Links:
    The Apple Farm Website: www.theapplefarm.com (http://www.theapplefarm.com/)
    Con Traas on Twitter: @theapplefarmer (https://twitter.com/theapplefarmer)
    The Apple Farm on Facebook: The Apple Farm (https://www.facebook.com/IrishAppleFarm?fref=ts)
    Further information:
    Twitter: @sodshow (http://twitter.com/sodshow)
    facebook: The Sodshow (http://facebook.com/thesodshow)
    instagram: sodshow (http://instagram.com/sodshow)

    • 29 min
    Derreen Gardens, West Cork Garden Trail

    Derreen Gardens, West Cork Garden Trail

    Jamie Bigham is the person in charge of Dereen Gardens based in Kenmare and speaks with Peter Donegan. 
    Derreen Garden covers more than 60 acres of garden and has over 12 km of paths which wind through mature and varied woodland full of rare and exotic plants. The garden is also a haven for wildlife and a habitat for Sika deer, Irish hares and red squirrel. Seals can often be seen from the shore and there have been sightings of otters and Kerry’s rarest mammal, the pine marten. By the shore there is an abundance of bird life, including cormorants, oyster catchers, gulls, great northern divers, guillemots, and sea eagles.
    Website: www.derreengarden.com
    West Cork Garden Trail: www.westcorkgardentrail.com
    The Sodshow:
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    • 29 min
    Garden Podcast: Helen Boem, RHS, Floral Marquee Manager

    Garden Podcast: Helen Boem, RHS, Floral Marquee Manager

    With thanks to CED Natural Stone (https://www.cedstone.co.uk/) , on this episode Peter Donegan (http://doneganlandscaping.com) speaks with Helen Boem, Floral Marquee Manager for The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
    From volunteering for RHS shows to her actual job now, her career before as a garden designer and meeting her Mammy at RHS Chelsea to just how much it takes to fill a floral marquee at Chelsea Flower Show, the work that goes in behind the scenes for the growers and nurseries and of course everything else that manages to run through Peters brain.
    The Sodshow is available every week in iTunes, spotify and all good podcast stores. Spotify Tim Howell. Spotify !
    The Sodshow:
    Twitter: @sodshow (http://twitter.com/sodshow)
    facebook: The Sodshow (http://facebook.com/thesodshow)
    instagram: sodshow (http://instagram.com/sodshow)

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Stefka.Caran ,

Short and sweet

A really enjoy the short, lighthearted format of this show.
Would welcome more actual gardening and botany and less rambling about garden shows and show gardens.

Ianoanini ,

What a show

This is a smashing show. For a home gardener with aspirations of becoming better, Peter is full of simple and sound advice and tips. The features on the show are great too. Keep up the great work guys. Ian

Nadia (Cottage Notebook) ,

Fantastic

Fantastic garden podcast and it's Irish! Can't wait to hear more from Peter and the people within the gardening industry in the UK & Ireland. Eye opening interviews with a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

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