51 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 - Michael Marriott

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Michael Marriott

    Michael Marriott

    In this episode Mike chats to one of the worlds leading rosarians, Michael Marriott about his new book 'Roses - An Inspirational Guide to Choosing and Growing the Best Roses' published by DK books. 

    Michael tells us how the book came about, gives us an insight into its contents and talks about TOD tours and social media. 

    • 46 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Series 4 Trailer

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Series 4 Trailer

    S4 = Trailer

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    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Special

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Special

    In this bonus episode, Mike visits the Chelsea Flower Show on press day and has a chat with some wonderful people including:


    Tayshan Hayden-Smith
    Danny Clarke, AKA The Black Gardener (a previous podcast guest)
    Daisy Desire, AKA The Drag Queen Gardener
    Charlotte Durrant & Mo Bhula of the Aroid Attic

    Mike chats to Tayshan & Danny about their 'Hands off Mangrove Garden' by Grow 2 Know, which one and RHS silver-gilt metal, before tracking down the Drag Queen Gardener, Daisy desire, to chat about her Chelsea experience. 

    Mike also chat to Charlotte Durrant and Mo Bhula of the Aroid Attic about their silver-gilt medal winning 'Social Media Versus Reality' house plant studio. 

    • 17 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Exbury Gardens with Head Gardener, Tom Clarke

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Exbury Gardens with Head Gardener, Tom Clarke

    Hello, and welcome back to the last in the current series of them Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast.

    In this the final episode of the series, I chat to Head Gardener Tom Clarke of https://www.exbury.co.uk

    We chat about: 


    Tom's role as Head Gardener at Exbury
    The garden's original owner Lionel de Rothschild
    Looking after rhododendrons and azaleas and how to use them in our own gardens
    Everything you could possibly need to know about growing rhododendrons & azaleas
    How Tom develops the gardens
    His own private garden, and lots, lots more

    My thanks to Tom for taking the time to chat to me and for showing me around the gardens. And if you want more information about Exbury Gardens or wish to visit the garden, head to their website www.exbury.co.uk. And you can follow Exbury Gardens on their Instagram account.  

    And talking of Instagram, you can follow me on my Instagram account @mike_thegardener where I do a weekly live broadcast from my own garden most Sundays at 10am (BST). 

    I will be back in a few weeks time with Series 4, so don't forget to follow/subscribe to make sure you don't miss out. 

    Bye-bye for now, bye-bye. 

    • 53 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Heucheras with Heucheraholics

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Heucheras with Heucheraholics

    Hello and welcome back to this weeks episode of a Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast.

    This week we have another great Plant special.

    And in the spotlight this week it’s heucheras, and we’ll touch on heucherellas & tiarellas too.

    I speak to heuchera nursery owners and experts Jules and Sean of the fabulous Heucheraholics.

    We cover everything including;

    Where to grow them
    What compost to grow them in
    Maintenance
    Pests & diseases (including the evil weevil)
    Watering and feeding
    Propagation
    And much more

    If after this fact filled episode you still need more information about Heucheras, head to the Heucheraholics website.

    You can also follow Jooles and Sean (Heucheraholics) on Instagram.

    And, if you haven’t already had enough of me, you can also follow me on Instagram too.

    Thanks for listening and don’t forget to follow/subscribe and if you’re able, please leave a review with your preferred podcast provider.

    See you next week!

    Bye-bye for now, bye-bye!

    • 37 min
    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Young Horticulturalist of the Year Competition

    Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Young Horticulturalist of the Year Competition

    Welcome back to this weeks exciting episode of the Mic the Gardener – Gardening Podcast.
    I've always been passionate about looking to the future of gardening and horticulture, and in particular thinking about where the next generation of young gardeners will come from.
    In today's episode I chat to Victoria who is the Chair and the national organiser of the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition.  Now as the title of the competition clearly tells us, this is a competition to find the best young horticulturist. What are the most reassuring things that comes out of our chat is that there can be up to 2000 entrants into this competition, so there is young gardening and horticultural talent out there for sure.
    Victoria tells me all about the competition, including:

    How it came about
    What's involved in the process
    Who can enter
    How to enter
    What's the winner of the competition receives
    Key dates, and lots, lots more.

    It's truly a fascinating episode, and, if you know of anybody who is eligible to enter the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition, do point them in the direction of this podcast and the Young Horticulturalist of the Year website.
    How refreshing and reassuring to know that the hands of our gardens, horticulture in general and indeed our pallet is in safe hands.
    As always, it's been a pleasure spending time with you today, so do hit that follow or subscribe button to make sure he don't miss out on future episodes.
    And if you've enjoyed today's episode, do leave a review with your preferred podcast provider.
    Bye-bye for now bye-bye.
    Mike

    • 37 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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