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.
#86 New discoveries, old adversaries and very strong coffee: A gardening podcast
In this midwinter episode of the Garden Log Ben plays dice with the Gods of Winter, prunes ground cover roses and discusses the newty beauty of psuedopanax
#85 Russian sage, British mud, almond puddings: A gardening podcast
Ben discusses snowdrop planting, creates a forget-me-not dream screen and warns of the dangers of the plum bun.
#85 How to rehabilitate an olive, revive a flowerbed and restore a rockery: A gardening podcast
Hello! Ben here. It’s wet. The garden is half-flooded and really only good for eels and starfish. But never mind! We’re planting bright yellow achillea to cheer everybody up. All aboard for another voyage on H.M.S Horticulture.
#83 Hard edges, cold winds and twelve thousand little droplets of hope: A gardening podcast
In this season-straddling episode of the Garden Log Ben discusses the art of horticultural gossip, rides a new machine, names many beetles and get the business of bulb planting under way.
#82 Scything for beginners, rose pruning for experts and lawn mowing for everyone
n this hot and humid episode of Britain’s Best Gardening Podcast Ben deals with a rambling rose, learns a new technique and tries to hide the damage of midsummer heat.
#81 Yellow trees, purple trees and Isabella Trees + naked calendars, shredded perennials and a new vegetable garden.
In this wind buffeted episode of the Garden Log Ben takes a risk in the compost heap, plants some very special trees and batters the hedges.
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Lovely to listen to.
I recently found this wonderful podcast full of detail, helpful hints, humour and delightful ambiance. An absolute treasure of a find. Enjoyable at every turn. A great host with a calming, reassuring voice. Heartfelt thanks!
Garden narrative at its best. Thank you for the hope of spring and the promise of hardwork.