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  • A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing.

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    Garden soundtrack

    Dawn breaking in the garden

    Trees in the landscape

    Reading from Wildwood, A Journey Through Trees, by Roger Deakin 2:25

    https://amzn.to/3r6geIJ

    Read by Richard Chivers

    Interview with Jackee Holder 4:54

    05:13 'Coach and author and cultural creative' – the scope of Jackee's work, and how it came about

    7:57 The path to being a cultural creative – Jackee's career choices, and the common thread

    8:43 What is a cultural creative?

    10:52 Jackee's South London background

    11:26 Avoiding restrictive labels

    12:49 'Jack of all trades'. Ouch.

    14:25 Drawing influences widely

    15:49 A deep connection with nature

    17:45 Something bigger. The wonder of it all.

    19:24 The parks of London

    19:54 The loneliness of the long distance runner

    21:05 Making friends with trees

    Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

    "I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did." Alice Walker

    22:33 Jackee's tamarind tree in Barbados

    24:14 Dressing the trees at Christmas in the Carribean

    27:54 Tree books. Tree Wisdom by Jacqueline Memory Paterson https://amzn.to/3csqx5Z

    32:07 Jackee's connection to to the elder tree

    39:35 The trees in Jackee's city garden

    41:30 Listening to nature, mindfulness and being in 'receive mode'.

    46:59 Solitude

    48:33 Joy in the context of 2021. COVID, BLM.

    49:26 Unapologetically celebrating nature.

    Charlotte Delbo, Auschwitz and After

    50:55 Sorrow and joy interwoven

    An account of Milton Erickson and the African Violet Lady

    https://danielkarim.com/the-african-violet-a-teaching-tale-of-milton-h-erickson/

    55:24 "Nature was our first mother" Tina Welling

    "Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." Gary Snyder

    55:36 Being rooted.

    57:46 Trees and writing.

    Jackee's writing map "Writing with Fabulous Trees"

    http://www.jackeeholder.com/tree/writing-with-fabulous-trees-writing-map-for-parks-gardens-and-green-spaces/

    59:22 Journal writing (and being a stationery addict!)

    101:30 The practice of writing. Using the 'Morning Pages' technique from Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way https://amzn.to/3pErewE

    103:00 Making space for mindful practices

    104:32 Jackee's mission to connect people with the urban forest

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    Thank you to Jackee Holder for giving up her time to talk to me about her creative plant-inspired practice.

    You can find Jackee on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/jackeeholderinspires/ – please note Jackee's Instagram handle has changed since the interview in this episode!

    Or on her website: http://www.jackeeholder.com/

    Grateful wotnots to Richard Chivers for stepping forward with his usual patient and willing response to my last-minute plea for a reading!

    I’m ever appreciative of 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.

    A year of garden coaching

    If you'd like to find out more about my my 12 month online garden coaching programme, please visit the website, where you can read more details. Enrolment will open towards the middle of February for one last time at the introductory price, so do sign up to be the first to hear when you can book.

    https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching

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    email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com

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  • A plant-inspired practice. With Katie Robbins

    A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing.

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    Garden soundtrack Pondering the onset of winter, with twinkling lights and fried potatoes. Seasonal markers, and The Almanac from Lia Leendertz. Catching up with Lia Leendertz. What's new in the 2021 edition? 03:44 Reading from The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2021 10:28 https://amzn.to/36LqUFH Read by Milli Proust The independent plant-inspired businesses bringing cheer and lightening our darkness. Interview with Katie Robbins 13:22 14:50 A love of the natural world and of ceramics 16:02 The formative planty encounter -- sunflowers, a flat cap and a fag 18:40 Potter... or ceramic artist? 19:52 If not a potter, would Katie have worked with plants in some other way? Grace Alexander flowers: https://www.gracealexanderflowers.co.uk/ Milli Proust: https://www.milliproust.com/about Bex Partridge (Botanical Tales): https://www.botanicaltales.com/ 21:50 The power of a good parcel, and delighting your customer Beautiful and sustainable packaging https://www.ktrobbinsceramics.com/blog/2020/8/24/beautiful-safe-and-sustainable-packaging 24:49 A journey to the potter's wheel 26:43 The shortest commute -- working from home. Pluses and minuses of the WfH life 29:12 A tour of the garden studio 34:57 Katie's creative process 40:17 Inspiration from peers 41:48 The inevitabilities of creative cross-fertilisation 44:23 Working in porcelain 46:49 Clay from the ground 50:00 Inspirations *** Thank you to Katie Robbins for giving up her time to talk to me about her creative plant-inspired practice. You can find Katie on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/ceramicmagpie/ Or on her website: https://www.ktrobbinsceramics.com/ Thanks also to Lia Leendertz for joining me to talk about The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2021 https://amzn.to/36LqUFH I'm immensely grateful to Milli Proust for lending us her mellifluous tones for the reading. And of course, I'm ever appreciative of 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. A year of garden coaching If you'd like to find out more about my my 12 month online garden coaching programme, please visit the website, where you can read more details and add your name to the waiting list to be the first to hear when enrolment opens up again. https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB
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  • Home. With Jennie Spears of the Lemon Tree Trust A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Why do we build gardens? Looking back to the very first episode of the podcast and Tim Massey's garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Lemon Tree Trust https://www.tommassey.co.uk/the-lemon-tree-trust-garden Reading 05:21 Extract from How to grow your dinner without leaving the house by Claire Ratinon, published by Laurence King in 2020, read by the author. https://amzn.to/2QrpPtD A quick catch up with Claire since the release of her book, my review of which you can find here http://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/gwwblog/how-to-grow-your-dinner Interview with Jennie Spears 09:42 09:42 Bristol community gardens "Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do. Plus you get strawberries." Ron Finley https://www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_guerrilla_gardener_in_south_central_la?language=en 10:24 Sara Venn and Incredible Edible Bristol https://ediblebristol.org.uk/ 11:29 Jennie's background in horticulture 13:09 Childhood plant memories Border Alpines, her parents' nursery https://www.borderalpines.co.uk/ Black viola, Viola 'Molly Sanderson' 16:13 The work of the Lemon Tree Trust, and how Jennie became involved 19:10 Bringing plants from home to the camps 25:36 How gardening happens in the camps 30:59 What to do with plant surpluses - a working economy? 35:01 Food and gardening 37:13 Plumbing in the camps 38:49 "At some point, people want to LIVE". The joy of plants 40:27 The impact of COVID on the work of the Lemon Tree Trust in Kurdistan 44:08 Upcoming projects and the best way to support the Lemon Tree Trust 46:49 A call from Jennie to get in touch if you know of any UK based refugee or migrant based gardening projects that would benefit from seeds from the Lemon Tree Trust (see below for contact details *** Thank you to Jennie for joining me on this episode to talk about the Lemon Tree Trust. You can find the charity's website here with more details of their work, their campaigns and the gardeners in the camps in Iraq. https://lemontreetrust.org/about/ And on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/lemontreetrust/ You can find Jennie's work for Bloom PR here: Bloom PR website: http://www.bloom-pr.co.uk/ Bloom's instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloom_pr_insta/ Thanks also to Claire Ratinon for joining me to talk about her book, How to grow your dinner without leaving the house 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. A year of garden coaching If you'd like to find out more about my my 12 month online garden coaching programme, please visit the website, where you can read more details and add your name to the waiting list to be the first to hear when enrolment opens up again. https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Back after a break for the last episode in the series Dogs and gardening Lockdown and #BlackLivesMatter – did these change how you felt about your garden? Privilege in the gardening world Telling the stories of plants Reading 05:30 Extract from 'Science and Colonial Expansion. The role of the British Royal Botanical Gardens' by Lucile H. Brockway in American Ethnologist, Journal of the American Ethnological Society, Volume 6 Issue 3, 1979, read by Sui Searle. https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1525/ae.1979.6.3.02a00030 The book of the same name, available here: https://amzn.to/2PbSC4z Gardening should be political – more of this in series three. Gratitude, privilege and responsibility – what that's meant to me in lockdown Interview with the Ann Marie Powell 11:20 11:48 What's behind @myrealgarden? 15:22 Plants, People, Place 18:37 Living in a horticultural household, and how it effects domestic gardening 22:12 How Ann-Marie became a garden designer 23:16 Horticulture within the education system – being given the choice 25:18 Andrew talking absolute rubbish about "gardening with your ears" 27:10 Ann-Marie Powell Gardens – the vital importance of a great team 31:17 The effect of the Hampshire landscape on AMPG's design work 33:47 Is there anything the RHS needs to learn when it comes to reaching new people with shows like Chelsea? 38:56 Ann-Marie's gardens at RHS Wisley in Surrey 42:43 Pro-bono work for Greenfingers charity https://www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk/ 46:03 Quickfire EITHER/OR questions! Fatsia japonica https://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/fatsia-japonica Schefflera rhododendrifolia https://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/schefflera-rhododendrifolia Crûg Farm Nursery https://www.crug-farm.co.uk/ *** Gratitude, privilege and responsibility vs Plants, People, Place. Pick your mantra! Thank you to Ann-Marie for joining me on this episode. You can find Ann-Marie online here: AMPG website: https://www.ann-mariepowell.com/ Ann Marie's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ann_mariepowell/ The @myrealgarden instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/myrealgarden/ And also to Sui Searle for reading from the Lucile H. Brockway paper. You can find Sui on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/thetemperategardener/ and here https://www.instagram.com/decolonisethegarden/ 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. A year of garden coaching If you'd like to find out more about my my 12 month online garden coaching programme, please visit the website, where you can read more details and add your name to the waiting list to be the first to hear when enrolment opens up again. https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Gardening without Chelsea. The RHS Virtual Chelsea Flower Show https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/virtual-chelsea Lockdown gardening interest The Independent Plant Nursery Guide http://independentplantnurseriesguide.uk/ Should we look for a silver lining? Reading 03:20 Extract from The Five Minute Garden by Laetitia Maklouf, read by Emma Jo Real Davies. https://amzn.to/36l871Z Interview with the Laetitia Maklouf 05:15 05:44 Standard Laetitia Lore and the Sweet Pea Seeds 07:29 Sharing online 08:44 How Laetitia has changed as a gardener 09:28 Gardening in small spaces – the benefits of limits 10:03 Moving to real earth – option paralysis 10:36 Prescriptive approach vs you do you 11:08 Trust in your gardening instinct 12:13 Being ruthless. Or… not…! (Hotbin Darling) https://www.hotbincomposting.com/ 13:10 Lockdown sourdough progress 14:24 Teaching the children through gardening 20:34 Being politely steely 22:00 Gardening overwhelm 26:10 The Five Minute Gardener 31:37 Gardening as a transactional relationship 33:25 On the decision not to have photographs in the new book 36:44 What is Laetitia going to do when she grows up? *** Lockdown gardening communicators on Instagram Just some of the folk who have really taken the opportunity to bring people into their own gardens (particularly encouraging and inspiring when some of them are multi award-winning designers) over the past couple of months. Don’t miss Ann-Marie Powell’s lunchtime talks at https://www.instagram.com/myrealgarden/, or Jo Thompson’s daily morning dog rambles through the Sussex countryside in the company of birds and her lovely labrador Rush https://www.instagram.com/jothompsongarden/. And of course, past friends of the podcast Alice Vincent https://www.instagram.com/noughticulture/ and Caro Langton at RoCo https://www.instagram.com/studio.roco/, teaching us about small space gardening and houseplants in their stories. All incredibly generous, and remarkably accessible. Thank you to Laetitia for joining me on this episode. Laetitia's book The Five Minute Garden, published by National Trust Books, 2020, is available here https://amzn.to/36l871Z Laetitia's website: https://laetitiamaklouf.com/ Laetitia on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/laetitiamaklouf And to Emma Jo Real Davies for reading from Laetitia’s book. Emma Jo’s brilliant podcast, The Female Struggle is Real is here https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-female-struggle-is-real/id1215423183 or you can find her on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/emjorealdavies/, or on the airwaves here https://www.kmfm.co.uk/on-air/the-hit-list-with-emma-jo/ 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. PLEASE VOTE FOR THE GARDENS, WEEDS & WORDS PODCAST IN THE BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS LISTENER CHOICE CATEGORY https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote Lockdown discounts: A year of garden coaching I’ve been very excited about my new venture – even before the lockdown I’d decided that online garden coaching would be a fantastic way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. With the all the uncertainty around our lives just now I’m holding the the introductory price for the full 12 month programme as well as offering a quarterly payment plan, and there’s 50% off an hour’s Skype consultation call. https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Birdsong, and gardening in the new normal. Gardening in one place over time. Reading 04:00 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. Lockdown discounts: A year of garden coaching I’ve been very excited about my new venture – even before the lockdown I’d decided that online garden coaching would be a fantastic way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. With the all the uncertainty around our lives just now I’m holding the the introductory price for the full 12 month programme as well as offering a quarterly payment plan, and there’s 50% off an hour’s Skype consultation call. https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Poem 00:53 Digging by Seamus Heaney Read by Jemma Mullholland from Death of a Naturalist, Seamus Heaney, Faber & Faber 1966 (new edition 2006) https://amzn.to/3bwuPpk A feeling of connection to the land. Taken for granted. Interview with the Claire Ratinon 03:39 4:50 TV Production in New York: Claire’s Eureka Moment Brooklyn Grange Farm https://www.brooklyngrangefarm.com/ 8:14 Career change gardeners 11:15 Early plant memories. Or not! 16:47 Formative food memories. 18:42 Living and growing in Hackney 20:33 Claire’s organic growing training OrganicLea https://www.organiclea.org.uk/ Growing Communities https://www.growingcommunities.org/ 25:14 The importance of urban growing 27:58 A taste of what’s possible. The role of a growing educator. 30:32 Organic. Urban. Mindful. 37:39 The representatino of People of Colour within gardening and growing. Tokenism, racial passing. Having to aggressively assimilate. 44:58 Burden, responsibility or privilege? 51:09 The party played by Claire’s relationship to the land in her identity. 58:09 After Hackney 60:56 What’s next for Claire? *** Thank you to Claire for joining me on this episode. You can preorder Claire’s book How to grow your dinner without leaving the house, to be published by Laurence King in September 2020, here https://amzn.to/2xx6O2p Claire’s website: https://www.claireratinon.com/ Claire on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/claireratinon/ Thanks too to Jemma Mulholland for reading for us. You can find Jemma on social media here https://www.instagram.com/popcorn_for_lunch/ 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. One-to-one online garden coaching I’m very excited about my new venture – it’s a way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. A few limited places left on introductory prices! https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Almost March. Children in the garden… …a gardener’s perspective The gardener in the garden… …a child's perspective Poem 03:04 The Gardener by Robert Louis Stevenson Read by Peta Cootes Early experiences of plants and gardens – a minor obsession How do you get kid’s gardening? Interview with the Skinny Jean Gardener, Lee Connelly 09:21 10:14 What’s this about Skinny Jeans? 12:07 The Skinny Jean Gardener podcast and Monty Don 14:40 Being the Blue Peter gardener 16:58 Lee’s early plant and garden memories 21:11 Time for gardening as a family 22:53 The importance of getting children interested in gardening 25:00 The role of schools and parents 27:40 Schools allotment project with Marks & Spencer 30:55 Ornamentals or veg? What has the most educational value for children? 34:53 The new book, How to Get Kids Gardening *** Thank you to Lee for joining me on this episode. Lee's book is How to Get Kids Gardening https://amzn.to/2wQYUkc The Skinny Jean Gardener Podcast is here http://skinnyjeangardener.co.uk/podcast Lee on Instagram instagram.com/skinnyjeangardener. Thanks too to Peta Coote for reading for us. You can find Peta and her work here instagram.com/nourishingsoulfully With thanks 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. One-to-one online garden coaching I’m very excited about my new venture – it’s a way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. A few limited places left on introductory prices! https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • Rootbound. With Alice Vincent A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack More winter behind than before us The cold and damp – joys of a good fire at the end of the day. Micro book review 02:02 Roger Deakin’s Notes from Walnut Tree Farm https://amzn.to/2uRIWVU Published by Hamish Hamilton, 2008 Extracts read by Rose White Winter - a challenge for the indoor gardener Being rootbound – a problem for houseplants… …and also for plants in nurseries …though a very few plants respond well to having their roots restricted. At least in terms of flowering. A rootbound person? Some restrictions might be beneficial, but no-one likes to feel bound... Interview with Alice Vincent 09:26 10:40 Alice describes her new book 11:47 Three ways in which gardening gets us 17:25 Writing a nature memoir 24:14 The experiences of women as represented in the book 26:35 Gendered questions that keeps coming up around nature 30:33 What’s the draw of Japan? 36:53 Gardening now on the Treehouse Balcony 42:25 What’s next for Alice *** Thank you to Alice for joining me on this episode. Alice’s first book is How to Grow Stuff https://amzn.to/2PM28OP. You can read my review of Rootbound. Rewilding a Life on the blog here https://gardensweedsandwords.com/gwwblog/rootbound-alice-vincent Find out more about the Noughticulture talks at the Garden Museum https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/event_location/the-garden-museum/ Alice Vincent in the Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/alice-vincent/ Alice on Instagram instagram.com/noughticulture Thanks too to Rose White for reading for us once again, this time from Roger Deakin’s Notes from Walnut Tree Farm. You can find Rose here instagram.com/liveawelllife With thanks 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. One-to-one online garden coaching I’m very excited about my new venture – it’s a way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. A few limited places left on introductory prices! https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • Healing nature. With Alys Fowler A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack January, getting back out into the garden. Rains and flooding. A sign that not all’s ok with our relationship with nature Micro book review 03:30 from The Garden Jungle or Gardening to Save the Planet by Dave Goulson. Published by Jonathan Cape July 2019 https://amzn.to/2ZRfueo Extract read by Rachel Coldbreath Insect declines and why they matter, Dave Goulson, FRES, 2019. Dorset Wildlife Trust https://www.flipsnack.com/devonwildlifetrust/insect-declines/full-view.html Interview with Alys Fowler 06:04 07:05 Urban vs. country – where were Alys’s skills for observing the natural world honed? 09:03 Nature under your feet. Being detail orientated. 09:55 Plant blind Plant blindness Wandersee, J. H., & Schussler, E. E. (1999). Preventing plant blindness. The American Biology Teacher, 61, 82–86. https://abt.ucpress.edu/content/61/2/82 Wikipedia Article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_blindness Article on Plant Blindness by Sandy Knapp of the Natural History Museum (London) https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ppp3.36 12:20 The way we garden and how it interacts with the wider landscape 14:43 How well is the rewilding message being communicated? 15:20 A generational shift to a more sympathetic relationship with nature 16:35 Countering late stage capitalism 17:25 How long change takes 18:36 Caring in spite of it all 19:43 Mindfulness vs. paying attention 22:42 Vested interests and inertia 24:52 How our gardens help us to make sense of it all 26:29 Finding meaning and hope in a relationship with plants 27:25 What’s the definition of a gardner? 28:32 Thrifty gardening – recycling 31:37 Style vs. meaning in the garden 34:20 A multi-faceted job description 36:55 The relationship of the garden to the house – pushing the boundaries 39:10 Approaches to making gardens 42:20 Japanese gardens – listening to nature 44:45 Control, dominion – human relationships to nature and the garden. Patriarchy, religion, feminism. 48:46 A Modern Herbal – Alys’s take on herbs and herbals. 52:49 Gender roles in the transmission of herb lore 55:29 Herbal medicine and conventional medicine. Gayla Trail http://yougrowgirl.com/ https://www.instagram.com/yougrowgirl/ 56:40 Can we garden our way out of this, Alys?! *** New Year, New You. A new relationship with nature. Paying it back. Thank you to Alys for joining me on this episode. You can find Alys on Instagram here instagram.com/alysf and on the Guardian pages here https://www.theguardian.com/profile/alys-fowler. In the interview we talked about Alys’s latest book, A Modern Herbal, published by Michael Joseph in 2019. You can find that here https://amzn.to/39DaVc4. Of course, as she says in the interview, the best way to get hold of her is by phone! Thanks too to Rachel Coldbreath for a cracking reading from Dave Goulson’s book . With thanks 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. One-to-one online garden coaching I’m very excited about my new venture – it’s a way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. A few limited places left on introductory prices! https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • Nature in a virtual space. With Sara Tasker A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Gardening in the rain Most used garden tools An argument for including a smart phone Social media and gardening community Micro book review 05:09 from Rootbound. Rewilding a Life by Alice Vincent Published by Canongate Books January 2020. Preorder here https://amzn.to/2splqOU Extract read by Rose White The role of Instagram in disseminating an awareness of plants, flowers and the natural world. Interview with Sara Tasker 09:42 10:58 Sara’s social media beginnings 12:46 The role of nature in Sara’s photography, and the move from Manchester to Yorkshire 16:58 Autumn in the city and the countryside 18:00 Gardens or wider landscape? 19:38 Nature getting her way 20:21 The mood of the pictures – escapism, or freedom? 24:07 The common theme in a multi-hyphenated career 25:39 Communicating ideas with Instagram 26:18 Insta cliches, meaning and language 28:27 The effect of social media on mental health 31:39 A female space? 36:03 The algorithm. Female-male dynamic – tensions between creativity and control. 39:43 Natural creativity winning out. 41:03 Sara’s favourite plant… 44:41 Online courses to help express ideas through using flowers and natural elements in photography 46:45 15 Minute Magic Thank you to Sara for joining me on the podcast. You can find out all about Sara’s work and her courses on her website here www.meandorla.co.uk, dive into her Instagram grid here https://www.instagram.com/me_and_orla/, or chat to her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/meandorla. Her podcast Hashtag Authentic is here https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/hashtag-authentic-for-small-businesses-bloggers-online/id1200930280, and of her book of the same name, subtitled Finding creativity and building a community on Instagram and beyond, https://amzn.to/34yy0K1, is definitely worth reading. 49:20 A mutually beneficial relationship between nature and technology? Thanks too to Rose White for her wonderful reading from Rootbound. Rewinding a Life by Alice Vincent https://amzn.to/2splqOU. You can find Rose on Instagram at www.instagram.com/liveawelllife, and with her professional nutritionist hat on here. www.liveawelllife.co.uk. With thanks 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. One-to-one online garden coaching I’m very excited about my new venture – it’s a way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. If you’d like to find out more, please leave me your email address on the following link. I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as soon as this launches! https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching-prelaunch website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • Garden outlaws and weedy rebels. With Jack Wallington A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Distracted by leaves What happens when the landscape meets a garden fence? The benefits of cultivated plants Where weeds come in Reading 04:48 from Weeds. The Story of Outlaw Plants by Richard Mabey https://amzn.to/33Ni3Pv Read by Milli Proust. What do we mean by the word “weed”? Native wildflowers and non-native invasive intruders Stinking Bob and Squinterpip. Interview with Jack Wallington 10:50 11:15 What Jack was doing before he became a garden designer. The Royal Horticultural Society qualifications Levels 2 and 3 https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/qualifications-and-training/rhs-qualifications Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/qualifications-and-training/rhs-qualifications 15:41 Jack’s earliest experience of plants and gardens within the landscape 20:16 Is there a plant nearer to Jack’s heart that the dahlia he’s so often associated with? 21:46 Sustainability in Jack’s work 24:44 The tension between how nature behaves, and how we want her to behave in the garden 27:50 Jack’s new book, Wild about weeds. Garden design with rebel plants. 33:01 Responses to the idea of purposefully incorporating weeds into the garden. Thanks so much to Jack for coming along to talk about his new book, Wild about weeds. Garden design with rebel plants, published by Laurence King. https://amzn.to/2CHHiH4. The best place to find out more about Jack, his garden design practice and his personal gardening journey, is on his website at www.jackwallington.com. I’m also enormously indebted to Milli Proust for lending her wonderful voice skills to the podcast with the reading from Richard Mabey’s book. You really should check out Milli’s instagram page https://www.instagram.com/milliproust/ to see the amazing things she does with flowers – I don’t think there can be a grower who works harder. For a fully rounded picture of everything that she gets up to, check out Milli’s website at https://milliproust.com/. With thanks 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. One-to-one online garden coaching I’m very excited about my new venture – it’s a way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. If you’d like to find out more, please leave me your email address on the following link. I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as soon as this launches! https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching-prelaunch website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Soggy October. Knowing a place, season to season. The idea of UNKNOWN GROUND (Terra Incognita) Reading 04:48 from Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane https://amzn.to/2WgmH5N Read by Rachel Coldbreath. Interview with Grant Simon Rogers 06:46 07:14 "Keep sharing the beauty” 10:46 An introduction to Grant’s work 13:16 The importance of walking through the landscape – immersion or escape? 15:14 The process of taking (or making) a photograph 17:00 A cinematic quality 17:44 The representation of the human element 18:19 The reaction of the public during photography 19:14 London: Brockwell Park – Daphne and the Bad Wildlife 20:00 Learning trees 20:39 Favourite plants to photograph – individuals, or types? 22:14 Berlin: Tempelhof – grasses and birds of prey in the city 23:26 Documenting the wildlife, or passing through? 24:24 ‘Terra Incognita’ – always new ground? How well do we know the ground under our feet? The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the younger. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/the-ambassadors/bQEWbLB26MG1LA?hl=en-GB 27:19 A subtle approach to storytelling I’m so grateful to Grant for making time to talk to us about how he works in and sees the landscape around him. You can find out more about Grant and see examples of his photographs on the following links: Online flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/grantsrogers/ instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grantsimonrogers/ Exhibitions The Last Supper, 42 Webb’s Road, SW11 6SF, London, +44 (0)742 763 6306 or +44 (0)207 223 8900 http://the-lastsupper.com/item/october-2018/ La Camera Chiara, Pestalozzistraße 13 / Berlin / 10625 https://www.lacamerachiara.de/ausstellungen/terra-incognita-02-11-07-12-2019/ With thanks 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. I'm grateful, once again, to Rachel for helping me out with the reading. You can find Rachel here: twitter.com/agildedeye. One-to-one online garden coaching I’m very excited about my new venture – it’s a way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. If you’d like to find out more, please leave me your email address on the following link. I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as soon as this launches! https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching-prelaunch website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • S02 Episode 1: Nature all around. With Caro Langton A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Autumn is here Nature all around us Reading 03:40 To Autumn by John Keats Read by Rose White, Richard Chivers and Rachel Coldbreath. 05:55 Nature Unnoticed 07:28 The pot of basil Interview with Caro Langton 08:46 09:25 House of Plants 10:09 Where did the journey into plant obsession begin for Caro? 13:41 What’s going on in the plant:person equation? The Moth Snowstorm: nature and joy by Michael McCarthy https://amzn.to/2m5XmOn 17:23 Plant tribes and communities The Houseplant Festival at the London Garden Museum, 21 September 2019 https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/events/houseplant-festival/ 21:04 Plant installations 23:42 What makes a garden? 26:15 A deep connection with plants in a short space of time. 31:34 What’s next in the RoCo story? Huge thanks to Caro for making time to talk to me about her work and her life with plants. You can find out more about Caro and the work she does with Rose Ray as RoCo here: website: https://www.ro-co.uk instagram: http://instagram.com/studio.roco House of Plants: living with succulents, air plants and cacti by Rose Ray and Caro Langton, published by Frances Lincoln 2016 https://amzn.to/2nxOtNP Root, Nurture, Grow: the essential guide to propagating and sharing houseplants by Caro Langton and Rose Ray, published by Quadrille 2018 https://amzn.to/2ls8IvO You can read my review of Root, Nurture, Grow here https://gardensweedsandwords.com/gwwblog/rootnurturegrow The effect of plants in the workplace on productivity… Nieuwenhuis, M., Knight, C., Postmes, T., & Haslam, S. A. (2014). The relative benefits of green versus lean office space: Three field experiments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 20(3), 199-214. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2014-30837-001 Do plants increase workplace productivity?
    https://www.goget.com.au/blog/plants-in-the-office/ With thanks 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. website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Peak productivity in the garden. Does nature need our help? The joy of growing things, but where to start? Micro book review How to Grow Stuff by Alice Vincent, published by Ebury Press, 2017 https://amzn.to/2ZbVJB5 Extract read by the author Interview with Lucy Lucraft 07:39 07:52 Earliest memory of plants and gardens 08:48 The attraction of a house with a garden 10:17 What kind of plants Lucy’s growing right now. Edibles. 13:00 The perils of gardening jargon 13:37 Finding gardening intimidating 14:00 the shed of doom, and pots of dead stuff 15:15 “I don’t really understand weeding" 16:00 Catching the weeding bug, and some garden tool geekery 17:23 Keeping houseplants alive 20:00 Gardening with small children 23:37 Veganism and gardening, growing your own and eating seasonally 26:34 What one thing Lucy would change to make gardening more approachable for beginners A huge thank you to Lucy for joining me on this episode. You can find her here: instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucylucraft/ website: https://lucylucraft.com Thank you also to Alice Vincent for reading from her book, How to Grow Stuff. You can find Alice on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/noughticulture/. Details for the House Plant Festival, which Alice is hosting on Sunday 29 September 2019 at London’s Garden Museum, are available here: https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/events/houseplant-festival/ With thanks 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. The music towards the end was Gift Horse, a track from the album Proverbs, by Les Hayden, reproduced under the Creative Commons Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ https://leshayden.bandcamp.com/album/proverbs website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Preparing for the visit of gardening friends, with the help of Dear Friend and Gardener: Letters on Life and Gardening by Christopher Lloyd and Beth Chatto, published by Frances Lincoln 1998 https://amzn.to/30WsVJ2 In Your Garden by Vita Sackville-West, published by Frances Lincoln, reissued 2004 https://amzn.to/2SKZven I’m getting mightily bored of saying that things are out of print, but both of these are, which seems… daft. There’s a Kindle version of the Christo/Beth Chatto book, and second hand copies about. Used copies of the Vita book are crazy prices, so your local library may well be the best bet. The affirmation that comes from reading a passage written by one of your gardening heroes who agrees with you… … until they go and spoil it by banging on about a flower you can’t stand! Alstroemerias, how I don’t like them, but you probably should. The wonderful work done by British flower grower Ben Cross as seen on his Instagram feed https://www.instagram.com/alstroemeriaben/ A trail for the next full episode, featuring writer and podcaster Lucy Lucraft, kicking off an occasional series where I’ll be talking to new gardeners about their experiences getting to grips with plants, garden centres and, let’s face it, other gardeners. https://lucylucraft.com/ website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • S01 Episode 13: Joined-up gardens. With Jo Thompson A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack The fox who ate my socks. Joined-up gardens Micro book review The Bumblebee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury, published by Bloomsbury 2018 https://amzn.to/2xqWSEw Full review https://gardensweedsandwords.com/gwwblog/the-bumblebee-flies-anyway Extract read by Rachel Coldbreath Interview with Jo Thompson 07:46 08:27 The BBC Springwatch garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower show 17:05 Talking to the neighbours 17:44 Does a wildlife garden have to look messy? 21:45 Letting nature find its balance 22:46 A conversation with nature – a cooperative way to garden 26:12 An ongoing relationship between a designer and her gardens 30:42 The concept of “rewinding” in garden design 34:08 Jo’s planting style 38:21 Jo’s love for roses: what’s the attraction of roses? Arne Maynard’s head gardener Steve Lannin on roses http://arnemaynard.com/journal/garden-diary/a-good-year-for-the-roses/#.XRt2zJNKjJw An article by Sarah Raven in the Telegraph on growing roses at Sissinghurst https://www.gardensillustrated.com/plants/15-roses-from-sissinghurst-castle/ Light touch gardening – a winning situation for all A huge thank you to Jo for joining me on this episode. You can find her here: instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jothompsongarden/ website: http://jothompson-garden-design.co.uk/ Thanks also to Rachel Coldbreath for reading the extract from The Bumblebee Flies Anyway. You can find Rachel on Twitter at https://twitter.com/chiller. And I’m indebted as ever to Richard Chivers, for giving voice to the Garden Jargon Buster. You can find Richard’s blog here http://sharpenyourspades.co.uk/, or seek him out on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sharpenyourspades/ or Twitter https://twitter.com/spadesharp. website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • S01 Episode 12: Midsummer rain. A weedling A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack What is a "weedling"? Rain in June Petrichor https://gardensweedsandwords.com/gwwblog/gardeninspo365-day124-petrichor Flooding Oberon's speech, A Midsummer Night's Dream,
    ACT II SCENE I... Enter Puck. Oberon: Hast though the flower there? Welcome, wanderer. Puck: Ay, there it is. Oberon: I pray thee, give it me. I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlip and the nodding violet grows, Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk roses, and with eglantine. There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight; And there the snake throws her enamelled skin, Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in... *** Midsummer, so soon. But plenty of long, lazy summer evenings to go. Next episode: Jo Thompson Book recommendation: Weeds: the story of outlaw plants by Richard Mabey. https://amzn.to/2Ncavly website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • S01 Episode 11: Gardens and food. With Victoria Wade A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Bees on the fishbone cotoneaster Gardens and food Micro book review Tender, Vol 1. A cook and his vegetable patch by Nigel Slater, published by Fourth Estate 2009 https://amzn.to/30RYt3T Extract read by Richard Chivers In discussion with Richard about Nigel Slater’s books, and why you should bother growing your own food. Interview with Victoria Wade 14:10 14:40 The importance of food in Vic and Joe’s garden designs 15:12 Cooking over fire 16:33 Design making outdoor cooking easy 17:56 Primal nature of fire, role of fire in the home 18:49 Relax and soften 19:10 Incorporating edibles into planting designs 20:59 Planting style 23:33 Underlying structure and stone 25:12 Foraging – bringing outdoor eating and gardening in the landscape together. A huge thank you to Vic for joining me on this episode. You can find her here: instagram: https://www.instagram.com/victoria__wade/ website: https://www.victoriawade.co.uk Thank you to Richard Chivers, both for the reading and for chatting to me about his Nigel Slater habit, and the effect vegetables are having on his marriage. You can find Richard’s blog here http://sharpenyourspades.co.uk/, or seek him out on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sharpenyourspades/ or Twitter https://twitter.com/spadesharp. website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

  • S01 Episode 10: Somone else’s garden. With Marian Boswall A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack The cuckoo. Someone else’s garden Micro book review Sweet Peas for Summer by Laetitia Maklouf, published by Bloomsbury 2012 https://amzn.to/2JdtFom Extract read by Laetitia Turning someone else’s garden into your own – the client-designer relationship. Who really is the client? Interview with Marian Boswall. 08:34 08:35 The client is the planet 10:19 Using Instagram to engage people about their gardens 12:00 The difference between landscape architect and garden designer 14:14 A spiritual side of gardening 17:00 The Blackthorn Trust https://www.blackthorn.org.uk/?page_id=6 17:46 Biodynamic gardening 19:30 Domestic gardens and the landscape 22:10 The garden city movement https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_city_movement 22:52 Planning nature back in to our towns 23:50 Gardening across society 25:00 Gardening in the city 26:00 Wakehurst Place and the Millennium Seed Bank https://www.kew.org/wakehurst/whats-at-wakehurst/millennium-seed-bank?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgZut7LGQ4gIVz7ftCh1eFgYSEAAYASAAEgLCNvD_BwE 26:32 INTENTION and PURPOSE in the garden 28:00 The ‘Bossy Garden’ 29:40 Big ticket garden design – how does it trickle down? A huge thank you to Marian for joining me on this episode. You can find her here: instagram: instagram.com/marianboswalllandscapes/ twitter: twitter.com/MarianBoswall website: https://www.marianboswall.com/ Thanks also to Laetitia Maklouf for reading from her book, Sweet Peas for Summer. You can find Laetitia online on her website here https://laetitiamaklouf.com/, where you can sign up for her regular newsletter. website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB