A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. With Andrew O'Brien.
Writing with trees. With Jackee Holder
I'm joined by Jackee Holder to discuss her work as a creative consultant, her deep relationship with nature and, especially, trees, and her mission to introduce people to the urban forest. With a micro review of Roger Deakin's Wildwood; A Journey Through Trees
A plant-inspired practice. With Katie Robbins
Containing hot fried potatoes on cold winter days, a catch-up with Almanac creator Lia Leendertz, the honeyed tones of Milli Proust and long-awaited conversation with Birmingham-based potter Katie Robbins about her plant-inspired creative practice. https://apple.co/2P21VX6
Home. With Jennie Spears of Lemon Tree Trust
Revisiting the question "why do we build gardens?", and how plants help us to transform a shelter into a home. I'm joined by Jennie Spears to tell me about the work she does with Lemon Tree Trust, helping people to garden in refugee and IDP camps in northern Iraq. Claire Ratinon drops by for a quick chat about her new book, How to grow your dinner without leaving the house.
Gratitude, privilege, responsibility. With Ann-Marie Powell
I'm joined by multi-award-winning designer Ann-Marie Powell to talk about her lockdown project @myrealgarden, her approach to garden design and making restorative green spaces for children's hopsices with the charity Greenfingers.
The Five Minute Garden. With Laetitia Maklouf
Lockdown has brought with it an explosion in garden interest – but it's not always easy to know where to start. Garden writer Laetitia Maklouf has always had a knack for breaking the subject down, and she joins me to explain how she does just that in her new book, The Five Minute Garden.
Practical, useful & pretty. With Katie Rushworth
A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing.
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Birdsong, and gardening in the new normal.
Gardening in one place over time.
Extract from The Garden Log Podcast, episode 74, read by the host, Ben Dark. https://thegardenlog.libsyn.com/
Interview with the Katie Rushworth 05:51
06:21 Not the only Yorkshire-born gardener on the telly…
07:00 Katie’s experience of nature and plants growing up
09:29 Chomping for wood!
10:12 The place of the Yorkshire landscape in Katie’s garden design work
11:44 Gardening is about a feeling
12:43 Before gardening…
16:32 Juggling gardening, TV schedules and being a mum
17:43 Transferrable skills – an appreciation of colour, shape, form and texture
19:11 Garden coaching and mentoring
26:35 Domestic gardens
27:21 Practical, useful & pretty
30:42 The biggest obstacles people face in their gardens
32:54 Plants – just pretty window dressing, or more than fluff?
36:25 Productively using our time in the garden
Thank you to Katie for joining me on this episode. Katie’s book Plants, Beds & Borders is available here https://amzn.to/3ayCySE
Katie's website: http://katierushworth.com/
Katie on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thequeenofspades00/
I’m ever grateful to all my listeners for your continued support and reviews, I really do appreciate them. You can support the podcast by buying its producer a virtual cup of coffee for three quid, at https://ko-fi.com/andrewtimothyOB. Proceeds will go towards equipment, software and the monthly podcast hosting fees.
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I love love love this show. Informative, soothing, always interesting. ‘Can’t wait for the next episode.
Best discovery ever
This podcast has a way of gently soothing and seeping it’s way into my gardening soul. Every element of sound, literature and rustling leaves supports Andrew O’Brien’s conversations with interesting, intelligent gardenophiles. Always a delight to see a new episode sprouted.
Just discovered this new podcast and love it. Always love podcasts with the chirrups of birds or gardening noises in the background. The format is chilled but informative. Wonderful conversations that are deep and meaningful for our our time or just tips and tricks which we all need. Really love it. Thanks!