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Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 149 - THE EXOTIC EPISODE (Part 2): Saul is back, machete in hand, to take you on another tour of his jungle-like back garden - foliage has made way for floral delights as his garden reaches its autumnal peak.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 35:24 Very Popular


Autumn has arrived on the shores of the UK - a slight freshness to the mornings and a waning of the light signal that subtle change to the season. In the garden the peak colour and growth is starting to give way to the texture and autumnal colours that signal the slow, but beautiful descent, into a period of more dormant reflection. Autumn can be one of the most beautiful times of year and also a celebration of what has gone before, the present harvest of abundance but also the future excitement of gardening plans and work.Saul returns with another episode from his back garden - at its peak of lushness much of what was foliage has now turned floral. Gingers, Brugmansia, Salvias, Begonias have burst forth with a range of hues and scent that makes September the month for the lush jungle gardens around the UK, and a last hurrah of many gardens before the colder weather begins the slow work of pruning and protection for the winter.  Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep.148 - The Talking Heads team have been let loose on Audley End House and Gardens for #BBCGardenersWorldAutumnFair and bring you some of the sights and sounds from a wonderful weekend

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 39:06


Long summer days, high temperatures and maximum sunlight are the hall marks of a good summer (lets hope for a little rain though!). The Summer of 2022 is eagerly awaited by all the keen gardens up and down the UK as herbaceous borders, roses, veg gardens and meadows are awash with new plantings, flower and a general sense of abundance that only Summer can bring. Whereas Spring is a steady ramping of growth the Summer is a time for 'peak  plant' followed by the mellow and relaxed waning into Autumn - so slap on that sun scream, stick on your favourite summer hat and get out and enjoy all the hard work you've undertaken in your garden!Lucy and Saul are out and about again. This time working at BBC Gardeners World Autumn Fair held at the beautiful Audley End House and Gardens. The pair have been given the run of the amazing 2.5 acre Walled Garden and along with the gardening team of Louise, Gemma, Kelly, Ursula and Angi they've been waxing lyrical on Fruit and Veg to many of the shows visitors. So sit back and enjoy a few of the sights, sounds and highlights from their weekend. Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Bonus Episode #17 - Lucy and Saul are joined in conversation by Head Gardener Louise Ellis, Kitchen Garden Supervisor Gemma Sturges and Senior Kitchen Gardener Kelly Fowler from Audley End House and Garden in Essex.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 49:15


From time to time Lucy and Saul decided they wanted to record conversations with other Head Gardeners, Curators, Garden Owners and fellow horticulturists across the UK, these will be published as Bonus Episodes alongside their usual format of chatting about their gardening lives. We hope you enjoy.For the Bonus Episode #17 we are joined by Head Gardener Louise Ellis, Kitchen Garden Supervisor Gemma Sturges and Senior Kitchen Gardener Kelly Fowler from Audley End House and Garden, and English Heritage managed estate in Essex. Both Lucy and Saul along with Louise and her staff will be at BBC Gardeners World Autumn Fair (2nd-4th September) giving tours of the walled garden and appearing on the various stages giving insights into their work and lots of gardening advice. So we find out about how they got into gardening, some of the crucial elements that go into managing an extensive garden and two and a half acre walled kitchen garden, as well as a few insights into their favourite gardening jobs!Twitter links:Gemma @gemma_sturgesSaul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCInstagram links:Gemma madamtuberistKelly fedbyplantsLucy headgardenerlcIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 147 - Come on, rain! Whatever falls from our skies over the next few weeks and months will be sorely needed by the plants under Lucy and Saul's management. So, how best to conserve and harvest our water? Let the two head gardeners share their thou

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 33:32


Long summer days, high temperatures and maximum sunlight are the hall marks of a good summer (lets hope for a little rain though!). The Summer of 2022 is eagerly awaited by all the keen gardens up and down the UK as herbaceous borders, roses, veg gardens and meadows are awash with new plantings, flower and a general sense of abundance that only Summer can bring. Whereas Spring is a steady ramping of growth the Summer is a time for 'peak  plant' followed by the mellow and relaxed waning into Autumn - so slap on that sun scream, stick on your favourite summer hat and get out and enjoy all the hard work you've undertaken in your garden!The sporadic nature of summer thorms is testing the patience of Head Gardeners, Saul and Lucy. Rain may be falling locally, but not on their respective Devonshire and Essex estates. So, how do the pair contemplate managing such erratic water supplies, and what can home gardeners do to emulate the same thinking? Water storage tanks, domestic dwelling planning regulations and grey water recycling all get the Talking Heads treatment - plus, we get an insight into what can happen in a head gardener's bathtub!Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the showSupport the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 146 - Lights, camera, action! Garden media is extensive from mainstream TV, local radio and online influencers - both Lucy and Saul dabble from time to time and thoroughly enjoy using their voices to promote the gardening world.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 37:07 Very Popular


Long summer days, high temperatures and maximum sunlight are the hall marks of a good summer (lets hope for a little rain though!). The Summer of 2022 is eagerly awaited by all the keen gardens up and down the UK as herbaceous borders, roses, veg gardens and meadows are awash with new plantings, flower and a general sense of abundance that only Summer can bring. Whereas Spring is a steady ramping of growth the Summer is a time for 'peak  plant' followed by the mellow and relaxed waning into Autumn - so slap on that sun scream, stick on your favourite summer hat and get out and enjoy all the hard work you've undertaken in your garden!Gardening is portrayed in all sorts of media - from Monty on Friday nights, local radio garden phone-ins to YouTube influencers providing the latest gardening trends. The world of Gardening Media may seem glamorous but it is wide in its breadth with many outlets providing a space for the Horticultural voice to be heard. Lucy and Saul thoroughly enjoy using these platforms to  promote their beloved career and pastimes, and give a few tips and advice if you too want to give a little media work a go yourself.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 145 - LET'S EAT! Kitchen gardens are a grow your owner's dream during August, so what are Head Gardeners, Lucy and Saul, harvesting? And what can you sow now to ensure crops roll in year round? Take a 30-minute break this weekend to find out.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 37:43 Very Popular


Long summer days, high temperatures and maximum sunlight are the hall marks of a good summer (lets hope for a little rain though!). The Summer of 2022 is eagerly awaited by all the keen gardens up and down the UK as herbaceous borders, roses, veg gardens and meadows are awash with new plantings, flower and a general sense of abundance that only Summer can bring. Whereas Spring is a steady ramping of growth the Summer is a time for 'peak  plant' followed by the mellow and relaxed waning into Autumn - so slap on that sun scream, stick on your favourite summer hat and get out and enjoy all the hard work you've undertaken in your garden!We're all so much more aware of the benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables these days, and if you're a Head Gardener on an estate with a large kitchen garden, it's happy days during August. Saul and Lucy both love growing food for their employers, so what have they been harvesting over the past few days? Hear tales of courgettes, French beans, salads and agretti (plus, don't forget the fruit!). August is also a key month to start off hardier crops to yield during the cooler months, so Lucy urges you to utilise your glasshouse to the max this autumn and winter. In essence, get sowing!Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the showSupport the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 144 - It's the lawns episode! They should be green, but most are brown - what are the consequences of this present prolonged dry spell, and do we need to re-think the quintessential UK lawn? Head Gardeners, Saul and Lucy put their thinking caps on

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 32:36


Long summer days, high temperatures and maximum sunlight are the hall marks of a good summer (lets hope for a little rain though!). The Summer of 2022 is eagerly awaited by all the keen gardens up and down the UK as herbaceous borders, roses, veg gardens and meadows are awash with new plantings, flower and a general sense of abundance that only Summer can bring. Whereas Spring is a steady ramping of growth the Summer is a time for 'peak  plant' followed by the mellow and relaxed waning into Autumn - so slap on that sun scream, stick on your favourite summer hat and get out and enjoy all the hard work you've undertaken in your garden!Whilst May might have been unseasonally rainy for many UK gardeners, June and July have proved characteristically dry, especially for Lucy in Essex. This prompted the Head Gardener duo to assess their lawns, and ponder what the future might hold for them. Should we just accept that summer droughts equate to brown turf, or are there other planting or management options that will give us the desired green growth between our bare summer toes? Listen in to their thoughts as Lucy and Saul discuss ryegrass, Bermuda grass, and a re-think of brown grass.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the showSupport the show

Breaking Bread the Podshow
#023 - Lamb Chops and Pasta with Confit Tomatoes

Breaking Bread the Podshow

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 38:21


Luscious Lamb Chops. Decadent Pasta. Simply, divine! We pulled these recipes from Carla Lalli Music's, 'Where Cooking Begins'. Herbaceous grilled lamb chops: Lamb chops marinated in olive oil, red wine vinegar, crushed coriander seeds, mint, rosemary, and basil. Pasta all'amatriciana with confit tomatoes: Fusili pasta with confited tomatoesk pancetta, red onion, grated parmesan cheese, and crushed red pepper. It's a great recipe book. There are specific recipes, but also guides on methods of cooking, like confit. Enjoy!

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 143 - 'Scorchio'! Well you couldn't avoid the heat this week, but one of the Talking Heads pair had adapted herself by taking a Mediterranean holiday the week before, so Saul and Lucy take a look at how we can adapt our gardens to a warmin

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 34:16


Long summer days, high temperatures and maximum sunlight are the hallmarks of a good summer (lets hope for a little rain though!). The Summer of 2022 is eagerly awaited by all the keen gardens up and down the UK as herbaceous borders, roses, veg gardens and meadows are awash with new plantings, flower and a general sense of abundance that only Summer can bring. Whereas Spring is a steady ramping of growth the Summer is a time for 'peak  plant' followed by the mellow and relaxed waning into Autumn - so slap on that sun scream, stick on your favourite summer hat and get out and enjoy all the hard work you've undertaken in your garden!Summer hit the UK (and a lot of Europe) square in the face this week, the heat of Monday and Tuesday was very unusual with England, Wales and Scotland all breaking their record high temperatures. Gardening in the heat is not pleasant, but in a warming world and longer periods of heat in the summer predicted for our usual temperate climate, Gardeners will have to adapt, not only in their working practices but in some areas their plant palettes too. Luckily Lucy had (for the sake of the podcast) just returned from a holiday in Rhodes, where she assures Saul she did plenty of botany to research the topic of todays podcast! Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Bonus Episode #16 - Lucy and Saul are joined in conversation by Deborah Lambkin, Botanical Artist, and get talking about orchids, the artistic process and why Botanical Art is so important.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 42:07


From time to time Lucy and Saul decided they wanted to record conversations with other Head Gardeners, Curators, Garden Owners and fellow horticulturists across the UK, these will be published as Bonus Episodes alongside their usual format of chatting about their gardening lives. We hope you enjoy.For the Bonus Episode #16 we are joined by Deborah Lambkin, Botanical Artist. Deborah is an award winning artist who has worked for many botanical institutions around the UK and Ireland including primarily at RBG, Kew and for the RHS Orchid Committee as well as journals such as Curtis Botanical. Luc and Saul have an in depth conversation about Botanical art, how Deborah approaches the process and why it is so important.Twitter links:Deborah @DeborahLambkinSaul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCInstagram links:Deborah deborahlambkinLucy headgardenerlcIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show

The Level Up Board Game Podcast
Episode 65: The Hunger, Mantis Falls & More!

The Level Up Board Game Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 100:36


This adventure is jam-packed with gaming goodness! We chat about some recent plays including Dead Man's Draw, Cat in the Box, Herbaceous, Mantis Falls & more, then give the 8-bit breakdown to Richard Garfield's The Hunger! Stick around because our upcoming kickstarter preview is of a game called Davy Jones' Locker, the Kraken Wakes! www.levelupgamepodcast.com Facebook Instagram Twitter BGG Guild

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 142 - July might be here, but Head Gardeners Lucy and Saul haven't really talked about how June has been in their gardens; Bindweed, Bio-fumigants and Meadows all feature in some gardening chit-chat.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 34:08


Long summer days, high temperatures and maximum sunlight are the hallmarks of a good summer (lets hope for a little rain though!). The Summer of 2022 is eagerly awaited by all the keen gardens up and down the UK as herbaceous borders, roses, veg gardens and meadows are awash with new plantings, flower and a general sense of abundance that only Summer can bring. Whereas Spring is a steady ramping of growth the Summer is a time for 'peak  plant' followed by the mellow and relaxed waning into Autumn - so slap on that sun scream, stick on your favourite summer hat and get out and enjoy all the hard work you've undertaken in your garden!The Summer is in fall swing, as the summer solstice has been and gone and warm (even hot!), long days are ahead. Head Gardeners Saul and Lucy realise they haven't seen each other for quite some time, let alone chatted about tales from their respective gardens! So in this episode let the garden chit-chat begin as they Lucy brings stories of bindweed success, bio-fumigant experimentation and meadows that are both Poppy-less but none the less beautiful.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 140 - THE EXOTIC EPISODE: Saul takes you on a small tour of his own back garden looking at some of his plant passions and giving you a little glimpse into a the tender end of the UK plant world.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 33:10


Long summer days, high temperatures and maximum sunlight are the hall marks of a good summer (lets hope for a little rain though!). The Summer of 2022 is eagerly awaited by all the keen gardens up and down the UK as herbaceous borders, roses, veg gardens and meadows are awash with new plantings, flower and a general sense of abundance that only Summer can bring. Whereas Spring is a steady ramping of growth the Summer is a time for 'peak  plant' followed by the mellow and relaxed waning into Autumn - so slap on that sun scream, stick on your favourite summer hat and get out and enjoy all the hard work you've undertaken in your garden!With Lucy's family visiting from Down Under, Saul takes a solo look at his Exotic back garden, focussing on some of his plant passions and those plants he believes need a wider recognition in our Botanical lexicon as gardeners. Brugmansia, Gingers, Bannanas and his recent interest in Proteaceae all feature, as he tries to keep his thoughts on a small section of his plant collection to half an hour. So enjoy an episode of big leaves, fancy flowers and dreams of more tropical climes.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
BBC GWLive 2022 Bonus Episode: Saul and Lucy are released from being Head Gardeners for the week and have camped at The NEC in Birmingham for BBC Gardeners World Live - so join them as they take a look around the show.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 38:58


Saul and Lucy are at BBC Gardener's World Live 2022 as the Plant Experts. The show spans the 16th-19th June and is back to its usual sprawling best after the pandemic years - a smorgasbord of plants, gardens and the latest horticultural products (as well as the BBC Good Food Show) bringing some beautiful gardens and wonderful plants to see and buy. Saul and Lucy take a good wander around the show both inside the Floral Marquee and out in the Show Gardens and Beautiful Borders taking a look at a couple of the exhibits and catching up with some friends - both old and new - that have come to see the show as well.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show

Gye-Nyame Journey Show
The Power Of Dandelion Root

Gye-Nyame Journey Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 34:07


Dandelion herb has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. The roots, leaves and flowers of the dandelion plant have been used to treat a variety of ailments. Dandelion root is one of nature's most powerful cleansing agents and it also helps stimulate the body's own detoxifying processes. Dandelion root can help improve liver function by increasing bile flow to the liver, which stimulates digestion and promotes healthy cholesterol levels. It is believed that dandelion root may have anti-inflammatory properties as well due to its ability to support healthy liver function.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 139 - With the start of June, Kitchen Gardens set themselves to turbo as Fruit and Veg really start to grow and most of our precious plants can be planted outside, so Saul and Lucy take a look at how they cope with so much going on!

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 35:54


Long summer days, high temperatures and maximum sunlight are the hall marks of a good summer (lets hope for a little rain though!). The Summer of 2022 is eagerly awaited by all the keen gardens up and down the UK as herbaceous borders, roses, veg gardens and meadows are awash with new plantings, flower and a general sense of abundance that only Summer can bring. Whereas Spring is a steady ramping of growth the Summer is a time for 'peak  plant' followed by the mellow and relaxed waning into Autumn - so slap on that sun scream, stick on your favourite summer hat and get out and enjoy all the hard work you've undertaken in your garden!Lucy realised that its been quite some time since we talked Fruit and Veg, which Saul thought was impossible with the Queen and Fruit and Veg - so its time to set the record straight as we bring you up-to-date with what is going on in our respective Kitchen Gardens. Expect tales of the acceptance of mice, blooming large artichokes and catch cropping to the maximum. June is always that time when the Kitchen Garden seems to be running at full steam and soon enough tasty Veg and Fruit will be the norm from our productive plots.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the showSupport the show

The Daily Gardener
June 8, 2022 John Evelyn, Sophia of Hanover, Peonies, Sara Paretsky, Take It Outside by Mel Brasier, Garrett Magee, and James DeSantis, and Martha Stewart

The Daily Gardener

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 21:02 Very Popular


Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Support The Daily Gardener Buy Me A Coffee    Connect for FREE! The Friday Newsletter |  Daily Gardener Community   Historical Events   1698 On this day, the English writer, landowner, gardener, courtier, and diarist, John Evelyn, went to Deptford to "see how miserably the Czar... left my house after three months [of] making it his Court." Keep in mind John's appreciation for the amount of work a garden requires as I tell you this little story about him. In 1698, John Evelyn had owned his estate for 40 years. Everyone who knew it said it was magnificent - both inside and out. It was decorated to the nines. Of all he had accomplished, John's garden was his pride and joy. That year, the Russian Czar, Peter the Great, brought an entourage of 200 people to England to visit William III. In a gesture of hospitality, William volunteered John Evelyn's home to host the Czar and his people during their visit. John and his wife graciously moved out to give the Czar his privacy. But it wasn't long before John's servants began sending urgent messages begging him to return. And when John returned home, he walked into a nightmare. The whole estate had been trashed. Priceless paintings had served as dartboards. His floors were ruined, windows were smashed; even the garden was destroyed. The servants told how the 6'8 Czar had played a game with his friends where they put him in one of John's wheelbarrows and then raced him through the garden beds, crashing into walls, trees, and hedges. It must have been a scene akin to the movie Animal House. Clearly, the Czar had shown a complete disregard for the sanctity of John's garden. As gardeners, we can imagine how John must have felt. For twenty years, John had nursed along a hedge of holly that had turned into a glorious living wall. John, who was an expert on trees, was particularly proud of that hedge, and he wrote, Is there under heaven a more glorious and refreshing object of the kind than an impregnable hedge of about 480 feet length, 9 feet high, and 5 feet in diameter Sadly the hedge was also ruined by the Czar. And even the hardscapes were no match for the Czar's party, and part of a stone wall surrounding the garden was toppled over. John immediately sent word to the king about what had happened, and arrangements were made straight away to move the Czar to other lodgings. King William made arrangements to have the Evelyn home fully restored - the house needed to be gutted and rebuilt from the floors up. John Evelyn was 78 years old when this happened to him. I'm sure there was no amount of restitution that could restore the years of love he had spent in his garden. He lived for another eight years before dying in 1706. Today John is remembered for his detailed diary that he kept for 66 years. As a passionate gardener, many of his entries pertain to plants, landscaping, and related garden topics. John believed that gardening was a year-long endeavor and that the experience of gardening provided immeasurable benefits. John wrote, The gardener's work is never at an end, it begins with the year and continues to the next.  Gardening is a labor full of tranquility and satisfaction; natural and instructive, and [aids the] most serious contemplation, experience, health, and longevity.   1714 Death of Sophia of Hanover, the Electress of Hanover. She died at 83. Sophia was next in line to become the Queen of England, but she never got the chance. She was strolling through her magnificent garden in Hanover, Germany, when she was caught in a rainstorm, and after she rushed to find shelter, she collapsed and died of heart failure. Today a sculpture memorial of Electress Sophia stands on the southern edge of the garden. In 1714, after Sophia died on June 8th, her cousin, Queen Anne, died just two months later at the beginning of August. And that is how Sophia's eldest son was able to claim the British throne as George I. Today, both Sophia and her son, George I, are buried in the very garden she ran out of over three centuries ago. Incidentally, George I became the last British monarch to be buried outside Britain. And while it is unfortunate that Sophia got caught in the rain, there's no doubt that the beautiful grounds she had installed at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover brought her great joy. Sophia once said, The garden is my life. A patron of the arts, Sophia commissioned Herrenhausen Palace and the surrounding gardens, which remain the greatest treasure in all of Hanover. As one of the most important historical gardens in Europe, Herrenhausen Gardens is one of the few baroque gardens remaining in Europe. And the garden remains true to its original design and comprises four separate gardens that feature over 60,000 blooming flowers and 1,000 containers. The baroque garden, also called the big garden, is home to thirty-two magnificent statues made of sandstone. The sculptures represent the four continents, the four seasons, the four elements, and the gods of the ancient world. A statue of Juno standing next to a swan is particularly stunning. Herrenhausen also encompasses Georgengarten, a beautiful English-style park, and Berggarten, a botanic garden featuring orchids and cactus.  In 2020, Ronald Clark, Director of Herrenhausen Gardens in Hannover, presented Garden Thinking and Garden Behavior. Garden Thinking was defined as, Tending a garden in the long term in such a way that it yields produce in harmony with nature. The eternal cycle of growing, thriving, and decaying can only work if I take care of the soil and plants. And Garden Behavior was described as, Garden thinking put into action. Let us start small and look at a private garden. Which plants do we find there? Are there any at all? Many gardens reflect well how we deal with our surroundings. A few decades ago, it was the three R's (Rasen, Rosen, Rhododendron = lawn, roses, rhododendron), today's fashion are gravel gardens. Again let's start small and look just past our patio door. Is gardening really labor?  Of course... a garden takes time, but no generation before us has had this much leisure time, and caring for a garden is one of the most meaningful and fulfilling opportunities for leisure activities.   1908 On this day, a review of the Peterson Nursery in Chicago offered an update on their annual peony week. ...About 8,000 [peonies were] cut on June 8.  The next day there was a grand display of all the fine kinds for which Wm. Peterson is justly famed.  That beautiful variety, Golden Harvest, is well known as one of the most constant and excellent varieties and an English firm [bred] Duchess of Somerset, [which is] supposed to be an improvement on it.  ...Trials cost a lot of money and trouble, but... it eventually pays [as] is evident by the class of orders Mr. Peterson is now receiving. Perhaps the finest sight of all the varieties at the time of our call was... the good old Festiva Maxima, (with its snowy white flowers with red flecks) consisting of 500 fine five-year-old plants, every one covered with flowers. For sereral days [before our visit] about 1,500 flowers per day had been cut from this lot of plants, but they were still very fine.  Another grand thing from landscape or border point of view is Gloria. The flowers are pink and very beautiful, but they do not all come double.   Peonies are a beloved flower. They are the national flower of China, where they are native and where they are called sho-yu, which means most beautiful. There are two main types of peonies: tree peonies and herbaceous peonies. Tree peonies are deciduous shrubs that can have huge colorful dinner-plate-sized blossoms. Herbaceous peonies die back every winter and return every spring. Herbaceous peonies make the gorgeous cut flowers we all know and love, and the blowsy blooms come in shades of white, pink, coral, and crimson. The largest peony cut flower operation is in Holland, which sells 50 million peonies annually. The most popular variety by far is "Sarah Bernhardt," which accounts for 20 million stems. The ruffly pink-petaled Sarah Bernhardt peony with emerald green foliage was bred by the French plant breeder Victor Lemoine. The Sarah B peony debuted in 1906, and Victor named the peony in honor of the famous French stage actress.  And don't forget two crucial herbaceous peony planting tips for flourishing blossoms: plant them in full sun and plant them high. If you bury the peony crown too deeply, it will not flower. Finally, don't forget that those pretty peony petals are edible. You can impress your guests and children by elevating a humble salad with peony petals or using crystallized petals to dress up baked goods like cupcakes or a basic sheet cake.   1947 Birth of Sara Paretsky, American mystery writer. In her book Fallout, Sarah's character Doris imagines heaven as a garden in this excerpt: Doris thought life was like a high-speed train where you kept leaving friends and brothers and lovers at stations along the route. Maybe when you died, you walked back down the tracks until you met each of the people you'd lost. You collected them all, brother Logan, mother, father, Lucinda, and you got to find a quiet garden where you sat and watched the sun go down, the huge red-gold Kansas sun sinking behind the waves of wheat, while you sipped a little bit of a martini that your beloved had mixed for you.     Grow That Garden Library™ Book Recommendation Take It Outside by Mel Brasier, Garrett Magee, and James DeSantis This book came out in 2021, and the subtitle is A Guide to Designing Beautiful Spaces Just Beyond Your Door. Mel, Garrett, and James are the hosts of Bravo's Backyard Envy. They have been called the "plantfluencers" by the New York Times, and they also own the Manscapers landscaping company. Their main differentiator is viewing outdoor spaces the way interior designers evaluate rooms. And in this book, Mel, Garrett, and James take you step-by-step through their process of transforming outdoor spaces -  no matter the size.  In the introduction, they write, The three of us came to the landscape business with backgrounds in design, not degrees in horticulture: Mel and James are interiors experts, and Garrett trained as a graphic designer. Together, we decided to pool our talents and take our collective skill set outside. We learned to transform city lots into lush hideaways, tiny terraces into chic outdoor lounges, and suburban yards into anything-but-cookie-cutter retreats. Along the way, we realized that no matter the size, location, or budget of any outdoor location, the makeover process is pretty much the same. Rather than be put off by the unpredictability of garden design, we fell in love with its ever-changing nature. Today we are constantly inspired by the prospect of working outside, where every project mirrors the seasons and offers the promise of transformation and progress. Nothing is stagnant outside. Time and again, we're faced with many of the same landscape design conundrums, but we're always up to the challenge of solving them. With this book, we're stoked to share our tried-and-true tricks and solutions with anyone who wants to design and build their own outdoor oasis. Whether you are a seasoned or brand-new gardener, a semiskilled DIYer, or someone who just wants to turn things over to the pros, we'll help unpack the process for you. Now, let's take this outside and get started!   This book is 272 pages of planning outdoor spaces worthy of an episode of Backyard Envy - and the authors are quick to point out that, There's no "one size fits all" approach to landscape design. You don't have to become a gardening expert (you don't even have to love flowers!). You just need to understand a few basic landscaping principles and how to apply them to the space you're working with. We've streamlined the process into manageable steps that can work in any area. Feel free to follow each step or cherry-pick them as you please-whatever works for you. Remember: the goal is to experience your home in a different way-from the outside in. You can get a copy of Take It Outside by Mel Brasier, Garrett Magee, and James DeSantis and support the show using the Amazon link in today's show notes for around $16.   Botanic Spark 2009 On this day, Martha Stewart's peonies bloomed. In her book, Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations (2011), Martha wrote, For the last few years, I have had a "peony party," scheduling the date to coincide with what I thought would be the apex of the blooming of the hundreds of peony plants. Unfortunately, global warming has played havoc with such "schedules" and it is now almost impossible to judge accurately when a plant is going to bloom. Two years ago the peonies bloomed on June 8. One year ago, they bloomed on May 28. This past year they bloomed closer to May 20. I am now trying to find more varieties with longer blooming periods, and more with early, midseason, and late-blooming properties.   Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener And remember: For a happy, healthy life, garden every day.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 138 - It's the perfect excuse to buy plants! Saul tells Lucy how he's been splashing the cash at a recent plant fair, and the duo shed light on what it's like to be a nursery owner on the 2022 garden shows circuit

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 32:54


Spring 2022 has arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the early tufts of seedlings and herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever-accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - it's a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever, Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!Lucy and Saul are thoroughly enjoying the 2022 growing season, especially as society gets used to opening its doors again. With Chelsea under their belts, the duo are excited to visit their favourites gardens and plant fairs this summer, but what does it take to be a nursery owner on this relentless shows circuit? Long working hours and excessive time on the road can make it tough, so we think we owe these unsung heroes of the plant hunting world a well deserved pat on the back.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 137 - Lucy and Saul were both privileged to attend press day at the most famous flower show of them all, RHS Chelsea, so here's a few highlights and thoughts from the first May show in 3 years!

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 42:19


Spring 2022 has arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the early tufts of seedlings and herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever-accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - it's a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever, Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!So after a 3 year hiatus, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is back in its usual May slot with all the pomp and ceremony you can expect from what is the world's most prestigious gathering of flowers, gardens and horticulturists. Both Lucy and Saul were very privileged to be able to see the show on its traditional Monday Press Day, and although the spent a very busy day in conversation with many garden friends they hadn't seen for quite a while, the pair discuss their highlights and memories from a day outside their own gardens.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 136 - Learning on the job is so rewarding, and that's exactly what Lucy's done this week as she tells Saul how she's had help to solved three mysteries in the Hall's gardens

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 30:47


Spring 2022 has arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the early tufts of seedlings and herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever-accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - it's a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever, Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!Unusual yew hedge dieback, bluebell conundrums and box moth developments - it's all in a week's work for the modern Head Gardener! Saul listens on as Lucy tells him how, with a little help from her friends, she's solved three mysteries at the Hall this week. As experienced as we might be,  it still gives us a buzz to research and discover the latest findings in the horticultural world. Talking of worlds, Saul and Lucy are also incredibly excited to be visiting the world famous Chelsea Flower Show early next week - it's time to scrub down and spruce up!Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show

River to River
Strategies for keeping peonies, irises and other spring blooms for longer

River to River

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022


Herbaceous peonies are a beautiful spring sight but heavy rains and powdery mildew can sunset these blooms before their time.

Talk of Iowa
Strategies for keeping peonies, irises and other spring blooms for longer

Talk of Iowa

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022


Herbaceous peonies are a beautiful spring sight but heavy rains and powdery mildew can sunset these blooms before their time.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 135 - Join Saul for five days at Stonelands, as he leads you through a typical week of gardening at Stonelands House, expect highs and lows as he manages flowers, vegetables, garden tours and a rather annoying tyre!

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 35:21


Spring 2022 has arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the early tufts of seedlings and herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever-accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - it's a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever, Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!Join Saul for a week in the life of a Head Gardener. Lucy is having a rest this week after our latest hectic schedule of shows and some overdue holiday, so Saul takes you on a five day look at how his week at Stonelands goes, including the highs of a beautifully flowering Spring to the lows of tyre punctures! For the week Saul gives you a little insight into what working as a Head Gardener is all about, and why its a career both Lucy and him love so very much. Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep.134 - Saul and Lucy have been let loose in Beaulieu, Hampshire at BBC Gardeners World Spring Fair - leading tours of the Victorian Flower Gardens and the Vegetable Gardens.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 30:57


Spring 2022 has arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the early tufts of seedlings and herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever-accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - it's a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever, Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!Head Gardeners Saul and Lucy have left the relative comfort of their own gardens to travel to Hampshire to spend three days at Beaulieu, not only the venue for the National Motor Museum but also venue of BBC Gardeners World Spring Fair and the permanent setting for both the Victorian Flower Gardens and a beautiful Walled Vegetable Garden. The pair have been leading tours of the gardens all week with Kelvin and Dan from the gardening staff, and have enjoyed chatting away to the visiting public and giving them all sorts of gardening advice.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalkingHeads)

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep.133 - The Highs vs. The Lows of Gardening - Saul and Lucy talk the wonderful Easter Break and Adoring Garden Owners vs. Box Moth and falling Hanging Baskets - there's always an emotional rollercoaster in the garden!

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 31:52


Spring 2022 has arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the early tufts of seedlings and herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever-accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - it's a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever, Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!We've all had triumphs and tragedy in our personal gardening adventures, and professional Head Gardeners Saul and Lucy are no different. Over Easter there have been some wonderful moments for the pair including saving the Easter Bunny and the generosity of Gardening peers when deliveries of Plants and Horti-books. But as with all the natural world disasters to occur that can send even the most hardened Head Gardener into a world of despair. So buckle up as we explore the highs and lows of our gardening lives! Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalkingHeads)

BOARD GAME BINGE
Episode 166: Eduardo Baraf, Pencil First Games

BOARD GAME BINGE

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 35:37


Eduardo Baraf is a game maker from Mountain View, California and the host of the Youtube Channel Gaming with Edo (which is in its seventh season).  His love of games has driven him into developing board and card games, such as Murder of Crows, Lift Off! Get me off this Planet!, The Siblings Trouble, GemPacked Cards, Heroes and Tricks, Herbaceous, Legendary Creatures, Sunset Over Water, Heroes Welcome, Herbaceous Sprouts, Skulk Hollow, The One Hundred Torii, The Whatnot Cabinet, Herbaceous: Pocket Edition, and Floriferous. His latest Kickstarter is Maul Peak. Check it out : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ebaraf/maul-peak FOLLOW US ON:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamebinge Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boardgamebingepodcast Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/boardgamebinge WHERE TO FIND OUR PODCAST: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5RJbdkguebb3MSLAatZr7r iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-board-game-binge-72500104/ Tune In: https://tunein.com/embed/player/p1344218/ Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYm9hcmRnYW1lYmluZ2U= Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/board-game-binge/id1522623033 Visit Our Websites:  Board Game Binge: https://boardgamebinge.com/ Tin Robot Games: https://tinrobotgames.com Elixir Board Games: https://www.elixirboardgames.com/our-games

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 132 - Get yourselves outside! With this Easter weekend's glorious weather, Lucy and Saul discuss the technicalities of sowing directly into the earth. Plus, there's exciting flame gun news!

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 38:07


Spring 2022 has arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the early tufts of seedlings and herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever-accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - it's a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever, Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!Sowing directly into the soil is a forgotten skill, so Saul and Lucy jog the memories of their podcast audience to remind them of the different way to get this technique right. Plus, discover why Saul is relying on the stimulatory effects of wild garlic, after a tour around Hampshire. Lucy reveals how the first firing up of her Sheen x300 flame gun went, and the duo also launch the second of their exciting prize draws.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalkingHeads)

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 131 - Saul's back has healed, which, along with Lucy, makes them appreciate how important their bodies are to their careers. The pair also take a look at the recent frosty weather and bring some of the delights from their meadows.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 31:40


Spring 2022 has arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the early tufts of seedlings and herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever-accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - it's a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever, Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!With Saul 'back' upright and in the garden, Lucy and him have a small chat on how important looking after your body is when it comes to having a long and healthy horticultural career. The pair also talk about the sudden, and in most cases damaging, frost that the whole country experienced - trying to control temperatures in the Greenhouse is an especially challenging task. We also see how our meadows are progressing with some timely intervention by Lucy to remove a thuggish problem. So tune in for more gardening waffle!Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalkingHeads)

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 130 - With Saul out of action due to a bad back, Lucy gives you a guided tour of her home kitchen garden. Expect ambient gravel sounds, discussions about the cold snap, a sneak inside her beloved greenhouse - and a grand rhubarb reveal.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 30:00


Spring 2022 has arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the early tufts of seedlings and herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever-accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - it's a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever, Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!Ouch! Mr Walker is out for the horticultural count with a bad back, so Lucy goes solo this week by giving you a guide of her kitchen garden. At 40x40ft she's packed a plethora of crops into this area (blueberries, raspberries, pears, apples, cherries, peaches, gages, rhubarb, asparagus - the list goes on and on) so in this episode she gives you an insight into what any respectful grow-your-owner would be doing on their spring plot. With the weather yoyo-ing, her thoughts are dominated by how her fruit flowers will deal with this chilly spell - only time will tell how her precious crops fare.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalkingHeads)

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 129 - Saul and Lucy are in Essex visiting Audley End Gardens - so when the pair are together the Horticultural waffle is off the scale - expect trained fruit, biofumigants and we announce the winner of our Supporter's competition.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 32:39


Spring 2022 has arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the early tufts of seedlings and herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever-accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - it's a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever, Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!Saul and Lucy are on the road in Essex again - this time visiting Audley End Garden on a secret mission to do some filming. So seeing each other again promotes some more entertaining Horticultural waffle, as they bask in the glorious Spring sunshine and warmth that has characterised the last week or so over most of the UK. The pair chat about trained fruit, their meadows waking up and Lucy's new experiment with Bio-fumigants. We also announce the winner of our first ever Supporters competition for a pair of Niwaki Secateurs and cleaning kit. Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalkingHeads)

Gardening Related
Mixed, Annual, Perennial, and Herbaceous Borders

Gardening Related

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 51:03


Misty/chilly/drizzley perfect weather for seeds, blossoming daffodils and plum trees, east coast cold, bemoaned crocuses now up, garden journal, Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth's daffs just poking up, exciting to not know, birthday!, universe aligning, Gardening Expo, 6 chickens, Forrest is going to build a coop, Mr. Groundhog, fence around veggies, spin-off, replant lettuce, peppers popped, neonatal leaves, leggy tomatoes, planting tomatoes deep, grow lights, annuals and perennials, trees are the biggest perennials, breaks my heart, Portland trees, stumps, Tika on the counter, just wait and eventually the gods that be will tell you what to do, willow water, replant grocery store basil, friends and the podcast, tender and hardy perennials, no one ever plans for how many plants they need to bring in, herbaceous vs. woody perennial, Chelsea Flower Show, all the gardeners spouting Latin like they were in church, Steve, Albus Dumbledore, my digitalis, you don't want to tick off your psychic or your gardener, mixed and annual borders, nasty ticks and mosquitos, mosquito dunks, astilbe, natural bug repellant, zinnias, cosmos, manure, perennial and herbaceous borders, bleeding heart, Christopher Lloyd, evergreens give your eyes a rest after all the chaos of the flowers, sherbet course, boxwood, greek gardening, stressing tomatoes, you fool, Missouri tomatoes, growing gills, determinate vs. indeterminate tomatoes, t-bars, fencing, put a 50 cent plant in a 5 dollar hole, blossom end rot, lime, walls of water, we lost Elizabeth, bye.gardeningrelated.com

Spoken Garden Podcast
10 herbaceous Perennials You Can Cut Back Before Spring - DIY Garden Minute

Spoken Garden Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 1:51


On this quick DIY Garden Minute episode, find out 10 different herbaceous perennials you can cut back right now before spring! If you want to watch how to cut back Shasta Daisies, Coneflowers, Sedums, and other perennials, go to youtube.com/spokengarden to find "Cutting Back Perennials Before Spring – Part 1". We hope it's super helpful! For seed sowing, check out The Little Dibby: Etsy.com/shop/SpokenGarden We'll see ya in the garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lookers.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 127 - Seed packets are being torn open up and down the country, as we germinate both Veg and Flower plants for the year ahead. Prompted by one of our listeners Saul and Lucy talk about storage and some sowing tips.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 33:29


Spring 2022 has just arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the beginning tufts of seedlings a herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - its a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!If there is one guarantee in March is that the nations gardeners are splurging their money on seed packets for both the Vegetable Garden and for annuals and perennials in their flower borders. One of our listeners, Nikki Parsons, is one such gardener who got in contact with us to ask about how we store our seed and what we do when we don't have a seed packet's crucial sowing instructions in front of us? We also give a few tips on watering, talks Blood Oranges and Rhubarb and give a huge amount of thanks to our Buymeacoffee supporters!Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalkingHeads)

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 126 - Time for some horticultural spring chatter - Lucy and Saul are buoyant that Magnolia is flowering, Garden musings are filling the airwaves and many of those Spring plant fairs and shows are about to occur.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 31:30


Spring 2022 has just arrived and a new chapter in our gardening lives has started as bulbs, early blossom and the beginning tufts of seedlings a herbaceous perennials speak of the year ahead. As days in spring seem to tumble one after another in an ever accelerating list of garden jobs, plantings and hum of mowers - its a great time to shake off the winter slumber and start to engage with the natural world around us, enjoying the spectacles of spring that lie within. As ever Saul and Lucy will bring you their waffled musings and exciting revelations as this most joyous of seasons unfolds!Meteorological spring has passed and we can officially look forward to longer days and temperatures slowly creeping upwards (no frosts please!). For Lucy and Saul this means more than ever we can engage with those jobs that all gardeners love and shake off the waterproofs and thermals that characterise are winter wardrobe. Magnolia is flowering,  the last of the over-wintering vegetables are being consumed, Spring fairs and flower shows are on the horizon and were even looking at our budgets to see what planty delights (and occasional bit of kit) we can afford. So join us for some more Talking Heads Horti-waffle! Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalkingHeads)

Better Than Human
Dandelions: A Flower By Any Other Name

Better Than Human

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 55:03


Have you ever wished upon a dandelion?  Those little puffballs that grow in your front yard, and if you blow away all the seeds you get a wish? By blowing away the seeds, you've actually granted the dandelion's wish of seed dispersal and helped one of the earth's most abundant flowering species. Dandelions, also known as blowballs,  are tap-rooted, perennial, herbaceous plants native to temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere. These plants, which many humans often call weeds, are actually an important part of the ecosystem and are incredibly useful to many creatures, including humans. Our ancestors grew dandelions for food and medicine since the beginning of farming.In The Good, The Bad, The NewsJust because it's called “natural” doesn't mean it's good. “Black salves”, used to treat moles and cancer, are dangerous and can be life-threatening. So don't use them.Mosquitoes learn to avoid pesticides after just one exposure, which means the pesticides we currently use may not be effective forever. Mosquitoes may be one thing that is not Better Than Human. Old wind turbine blades are being used for bridge construction after they're retired, which is good news because the blades are not biodegradable. Humpback whales have been removed from the Australian Threatened Species List following an incredible recovery in numbers.Because Dandelions are one of the first flowers in early spring, their nectar is important for a wide hosts of pollinators, including bees and butterflies. Raw dandelion greens are a healthy food for humans, and contain phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are chemicals produced by plants, generally to help them resist infection. The term is used to  used to describe plant compounds that are under research. While many supplement companies make outlandish claims about phytochemicals, like they can cure cancer, phytochemicals may or may not actually be useful to humans when consumed.  Either way, dandelions don't cure cancer. But they may be good in your salad and are great for the environment. So let's all go blow on some blowballs. Listen now to learn more about dandelions Follow us on Twitter @betterthanhuma1on Facebook @betterthanhumanpodcaston Instagram @betterthanhumanpodcasthttps://www.tiktok.com/@betterthanhumanpodcastor Email us at betterthanhumanpodcast@gmail.comWe look forward to hearing from you, and we look forward to you joining our cult of weirdness!#betterthanhuman #cultofweirdnes

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 125 - Weathering the storm - in the aftermath of Dudley, Eunice, Franklin and Gladys how did Saul and Lucy's respective estates fare? And what on earth are weather bombs and sting jets? Listen in to find out.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 34:34


We are now firmly in winter, and you might be thinking that Head Gardeners Saul Walker and Lucy Chamberlain are taking things easy on their respective estates. But as these latest episodes will show, the two are fervently working away as busily as ever. With jobs such as planting, pruning, clearing and renovating on the cards, Lucy and Saul are at no risk of getting cold during this chillier season. The gardening friends are also busy thinking of the year ahead, so expect plenty of discussions about the weather, biscuits, buying new equipment, mowing, spreadsheets vs. lists, (more biscuits), and what plans they have for their own private gardens.When warm air and cold air do a merry dance about the North Atlantic waters, it concludes with turbulent times over the UK. Storms Dudley, Eunice, Franklin and Gladys wreaked their havoc last week, and now gardens up and down the country are clearing up the resulting damage. Lucy and Saul discuss the effects of these "once in a generation" wind speeds on the Donyland and Stonelands estates, plus they get to grips with a few impressive meteorological terms. Remedial pruning is also on the menu, and the duo achieve an optimistic attitude towards the opportunities this brings.Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) 

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Bonus Episode #15 - Lucy and Saul are joined in conversation by David Turner, Marketing Services Manager at Mr Fothergills Seeds, where we talk about retailing flower and vegetable seeds and how they coped during the pandemic.

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 44:16


From time to time Lucy and Saul decided they wanted to record conversations with other Head Gardeners, Curators, Garden Owners and fellow horticulturists across the UK, these will be published as Bonus Episodes alongside their usual format of chatting about their gardening lives. We hope you enjoy.For the Bonus Episode #14 we are joined by David Turner, Marketing Services Manager at Mr Fothergills Seeds. David has spent many years around the retailing and marketing of many horticultural amenity products and has spent the last decade with Mr Fothergills as their PR Contact and liaising with both the industry and the public on its various seed products. We have a good chat to him about his job, the seed industry in general and also an in-depth look at how they coped with the pandemic when Seed orders increased 500% almost overnight!!Twitter links:Mr Fothergills Seeds @MrFothergillSaul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalkingHeads)