57 episodes

Join professional gardener, podcaster & broadcaster, Mike Palmer, for lively discussions with gardening personalities and experts from the fantastic world of gardening.

Look out for Mike's 'Plant Specials' including dahlias, roses & clematis with more to come.

You can see & hear more from Mike in his beautiful garden at his popular Instagram account @mike_thegardener.

Mike's podcast is sponsored by Natural Grower the supplier of plant-based products for organic & chemical free gardening and houseplants.

Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast Michael Palmer

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Join professional gardener, podcaster & broadcaster, Mike Palmer, for lively discussions with gardening personalities and experts from the fantastic world of gardening.

Look out for Mike's 'Plant Specials' including dahlias, roses & clematis with more to come.

You can see & hear more from Mike in his beautiful garden at his popular Instagram account @mike_thegardener.

Mike's podcast is sponsored by Natural Grower the supplier of plant-based products for organic & chemical free gardening and houseplants.

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Naomi Slade (Lilacs)

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Naomi Slade (Lilacs)

    Hello and welcome back to this week's episode  of the Mic the Gardener - Gardening Podcast. This week you find me heading to Great Chalfield Manor gardens in Melksham, Bradford-on-Avon to chat to a previous guest on the podcast, garden writer, journalist, author, garden consultant and garden designer, Naomi Slade.

    After a personal tour of the garden we found the perfect place to record this episode at the back of the Manor House, looking out over the perfectly planted Well Court and the beautiful gardens beyond.

    I invited Naomi back to the podcast to chat about her new book ‘Lilacs - Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden’ published by Pavilion Books (7th April).  We chat about the book and how it came about, the stunning photography photography Georgianna Lane and of course, lilacs.

    To find out more about Naomi and/or to order her book head to www.naomislade.com. You can also follow Naomi on Twitter (@NaomiSlade) and Instagram (@NaomiSladeGardening).

    You can also follow me on Instagram (@Mike_TheGardener).

    In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you all here next week.

    Mike

    • 45 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Young Horticulturist of the Year 2022 - Charles Shi

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Young Horticulturist of the Year 2022 - Charles Shi

    Hello and welcome back to this week's episode of the Mike the Gardener – Gardening Podcast.

    If you're a regular to the podcast, you'll know I spoke to Victoria, national organiser and chair of the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition in May this year.  I'm passionate about looking to the future for gardening and horticulture and for getting the next generation of gardeners on board. One of the most reassuring things that came out of my chat with Victoria was that 2000 young horticulturists enter this competition.

    Today I speak to the 2022 winner, Charles Shi.

    We chat about his journey through the competition and what it feels like to be the winner of the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition 2022.

    Thank you for listening today and do make sure you hit that follow/subscribe button to make sure you don't miss out on future episodes.

    And, if you've enjoyed today's episode, do leave a review with your preferred podcast provider.

    Mike

    • 41 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Magazine Edition

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Magazine Edition

    Hello there and welcome back to this weeks edition of the Mike the Gardener – Gardening Podcast. 
    In this weeks edition, I'm mixing it up slightly, and you're stuck with me, and me alone. Come back! Don't go away.  It's what I'm calling a magazine edition, and I'll be covering a few topics this week including:
    Plant of the Month - The Nitty Gritty - this month, I'll be giving you the lowdown on English lavender and we'll be looking at everything you need to know to grow lavender, including maintenance, some interesting facts and more. 
    Job's Worth - some important jobs for us all to be getting on with now in our green spaces. 
    In the News - some interesting and topical news items in the world of gardening and horticulture.  
    Your Questions - Mike answers some of the questions you have sent into him. 
    Thank you! 
    Mike

    • 28 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - George Anderson (Beechgrove)

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - George Anderson (Beechgrove)

    In this week’s episode I chat to (BBC Scotland) Beechgrove presenter, George Anderson who tells me about his very early days in gardening and horticulture, his studies and days at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and how he secured the job as one of the presenters of the ever popular Beechgrove gardening TV programme. 
    It's a lovely chat and I just know you're going to enjoy it. 
    You can find out more about George by following him on his Instagram account and head to the Beechgrove website for more information. 
    You can also follow me on my Instagram account, @mike_thegardener where you can see what I'm getting up to in my own garden and follow me live most Sunday mornings at 10am (BST), when I take you for a tour of my garden, show you what I'm growing and what I'm doing and answer as many questions as I possibly can.
    Don't forget to follow/subscribe as there are more episodes to come in this series of the podcast.  And please do leave a review with your preferred podcast provider.
    See you next week. 
    Mike

    • 55 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Wimbledon Special with Martyn Falconer (Head Gardener)

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Wimbledon Special with Martyn Falconer (Head Gardener)

    Whether you're a tennis fan or not, it won't have escaped your attention that we're in the middle of Wimbledon fortnight. 

    In this episode, recorded live at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club grounds, I chat to Wimbledon Head Gardener, Martyn Falconer about the incredible horticultural preparations to make Wimbledon what it is. 

    To view pictures taken on the day of this recording, head to my Instagram page by clicking here. 

    Follow Martyn on his Instagram page by clicking here. Follow me on my Instagram page by clicking here.

    Thank you. 

    Mike

    • 47 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - The Slot From The Plot (Ep 1)

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - The Slot From The Plot (Ep 1)

    Welcome back to the Mic the Gardener – Gardening Podcast.

    In this episode I visit my best friends' Ben and Otis‘s brand new allotment to see how they are getting on with the transformation from turfed plot to productive plot. 

    The ‘Slot from the Plot’ will be an occasional featurette where I will go back to chart the progress of the plot, see what’s going well, see what’s not going so well and why and share all of the gardening antics from Otis and Ben‘s new allotment. 

    In this episode I also chat to neighbouring allotment is Lynn and Pete.

    You can follow Otis on Instagram where you will find him as @OtisTheGardener. 

    • 24 min

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Fantastic podcast!

This is a wonderful podcast for gardeners, actually anybody!, who enjoys interesting stories, helpful and timely information, and generally a great escape from the daily slog of life! Highly recommend. Can’t wait until the next one drops. 👍🏻💕😊

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