BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Podcast

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Podcast

By Immediate Media

Join the team from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine as we share lively conversation about all things gardening. We’ll be exploring growing for health and for wildlife, success with homegrown food and flowers, making a thriving garden for you and your family to enjoy, plus how to green up your indoors, and much more. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or are just setting out on your growing journey, we promise you an enjoyable – and useful – escape into gardening with every episode.

Episodes

Alan's Favourites: Trailer

Listen up as Alan Titchmarsh shares some of his garden favourites. From picking his favourite spring plants to sharing his wildlife wish list, Alan takes you through not just his top picks but also the wonderful stories behind why they mean so much to him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/02/24·1m 12s

Sowalong - Basil with Blake Roberts

Perfect for the kitchen windowsill or the veg plot, basil is a must-have herb you can grow in even the smallest space. Discover more in this short podcast. Plus subscribe to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and get 2 free packs of seeds with every issue until our June issue: https://bit.ly/subscribeGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/24·7m 21s

Adam Frost Grows and Cooks: Carrots, Beetroot & Parsnips

This week Adam Frost explains how to grow fresh carrots in the garden, when to sow, when to harvest, health benefits and delicious recipe ideas. If you've enjoyed listening to Adam Frost, why not join him for a three-night break in Somerset, on one of our exclusive Gardeners' World weekends. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3UnRCxg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/24·41m 27s

Sowalong - Echium with Alan Titchmarsh

These gorgeous spires of blue flowers are beloved by bees. Discover more in this short podcast. Plus subscribe to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and get 2 free packs of seeds with every issue until our June issue: https://bit.ly/subscribeGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/24·7m 29s

Adam Frost Grows and Cooks: Spinach, Chard & Leafy Veg

This week Adam Frost explains how to grow fresh, delicious spinach, and easy recipe ideas from Cassie Best of BBC Good Food magazine. If you've enjoyed listening to Adam Frost, why not join him for a three-night break in Somerset, on one of our exclusive Gardeners' World weekends. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3UnRCxg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/24·37m 34s

Sowalong - Rocket with Adam Duxbury

Add bite to your salads, with easy-to-grow rocket. Discover more in this short podcast. Plus subscribe to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and get 2 free packs of seeds with every issue until our June issue: https://bit.ly/subscribeGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/24·8m 33s

Adam Frost Grows and Cooks: Pumpkins, Squash & Courgettes

This week Adam Frost shares how to grow pumpkins, their health benefits, advice on growing squashes and tasty recipe ideas from BBC Good Food magazine's Cassie Best. If you've enjoyed listening to Adam Frost, why not join him for a three-night break in Somerset, on one of our exclusive Gardeners' World weekends. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3UnRCxg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/24·37m 1s

Sowalong - Zinnia with Oliver Parsons

Zinnias will fill your garden with vibrant flowers all summer long, and they make great cut flowers. Discover more in this short podcast. Plus subscribe to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and get 2 free packs of seeds with every issue until our June issue: https://bit.ly/subscribeGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/24·6m 7s

Adam Frost Grows and Cooks: Cabbage, Kale & Broccoli

Forget memories of over-boiled school cabbage! Adam Frost shares how to delicious, healthy fresh leaves, while Cassie Best from BBC Good Food magazine offers up some tasty recipe ideas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/24·35m 57s

Gardeners Favourites - Kevin Smith's favourite greenhouse plants for winter

A greenhouse is not just for Summer! BBC Gardeners' World magazine editor Kevin Smith talks all about his favourite ways to get the most out of his greenhouse all year round. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/24·10m 20s

Adam Frost Grows and Cooks: Peas, French & Runner Beans

This week Adam Frost explains how to grow peas and beans in the garden, while Cassie Best from BBC Good Food magazine offers up some tasty recipe ideas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/24·40m 49s

Gardeners Favourites - Lily Middleton's favourite winter trees

From conifers to oaks, Gardeners World Content Creator Lily Middleton shares her favourite winter trees to add to your garden or just to look out for during a winter stroll Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/24·8m 19s

Adam Frost Grows and Cooks: Potatoes

The humble spud is so easy to grow in a patio container or in rows in the veg patch. Adam Frost explains how and when to get them started, while Cassie Best, Editor of BBC Good Food magazine, shares delicious ways to serve them Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/24·36m 31s

Gardeners Favourites - David Hurrion's favourite plants for a wet winter or a dry summer

Beat climate change by choosing plants that can tolerate wet winters and dry summers. David Hurrion picks his top five beautiful-but-tough weatherproof favourites Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/24·10m 19s

Adam Frost Grows and Cooks: Tomatoes, Chillies & Cucumbers

This week Adam Frost explains how to grow Tomatoes in the garden, while Cassie Best from BBC Good Food magazine offers up some tasty recipe ideas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/24·39m 48s

Gardeners Favourites - Catherine Mansley's pick of the best winter evergreens

Here, GW's Digital Editor Catherine Mansley will change your mind about evergreens, by sharing her favourites Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/24·10m 50s

Adam Frost Grows and Cooks: Onions, Shallots & Garlic

Onions are the mainstay of many delicious hearty meals. Adam Frost shares how to grow them in a pot or in the garden, while Cassie Best from BBC Good Food magazine offers up some tasty recipe ideas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/24·37m 23s

Gardeners Favourites - Kate Bradbury's favourite winter birds

Enjoy the antics of garden birds this winter! From starlings, sparrows and blackbirds to all sorts of exciting migrant species, wildlife expert Kate Bradbury describes the stars of her winter garden and how to look after them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/24·9m 21s

Adam Frost: Grow and Cook Series Trailer

Adam Frost is always happiest in his veg garden, enjoying the thrill of harvesting his own fresh homegrown veg. But what he loves even more is cooking this homegrown bounty – creating delicious meals with produce taken straight from plot to plate. In this series he talks to Cassie Best, food director of BBC Good Food for inspirational recipes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/23·1m 19s

Gardeners Favourites - Adam Duxbury's favourite flowering house plants

Too cold to be out in the garden? Discover a world of flowering houseplants with GW Magazine's Commissioning Editor Adam Duxbury as he shares his favourite indoor plants to lift the gloom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/23·10m 10s

Gardeners' Christmas with Joe Lycett

Comedian Joe Lycett lets us into his home and garden in a hilarious Christmas special. He reflects on his gardening successes over the past year – and his gardening disasters! There are tips on growing citrus in a UK garden, plus a light-hearted Christmas gardening quiz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/23·38m 32s

Gardeners Favourites - Lily Middleton's Favourite Plants for Winter Decoration

Gardeners World Content Creator Lily Middleton shares her favourite ways to bring the outside in and lift the spirits in the cool Winter months Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/23·8m 55s

We Love Winter, with James Alexander-Sinclair

Do you love winter? Well, over the next 40 minutes we’re going to help you find the beauty in the season and in your garden at this time of year. In his monthly column for our magazine, We Love, esteemed garden designer and writer James Alexander-Sinclair, has been extolling the virtues of each season and its plants for 15 years now, finding amusing and evocative ways to describe the highlights of the month. So if there’s anyone who can help us learn to love winter, it’s James. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/23·50m 47s

Gardeners Favourites - Kevin Smith's favourite winter gardens to visit

Don't get stuck indoors this winter! Step outside to enjoy snowdrops in flower. BBC Gardeners' World magazine editor Kevin Smith explains their timeless appeal, and shares his favourite snowdrop collection to visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/23·7m 29s

How gardening supports our wellbeing in winter with Marchelle Farrell

Therapist, writer and gardener, Marchelle Farrell shares how important our gardens and green spaces are for our wellbeing, especially in winter. She explains how activities such as mulching and enjoying winter fragrance can boost your mood and improve wellbeing in winter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/23·38m 56s

Gardeners' Favourites - Alan Titchmarsh's favourite gifts for gardeners

When buying gifts for a gardening friend, avoid the novelties and go for something they'll really use! Alan Titchmarsh nominates his favourite must-haves and pretty-but-practical stocking fillers for fail-safe gift ideas guaranteed to raise a smile. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/23·15m 51s

Nick Bailey on making a garden look great all year round

Making a garden that looks good for a few short weeks in summer, is relatively easy. But making a garden that looks good, and is an enjoyable place to spend time, all year round, is much more of a challenge. And that challenge is made even harder in a small garden, where finding space for all the summer-flowering plants we love is hard enough, let alone fitting in plants for winter interest. Plantsman, garden designer and Gardeners’ World presenter Nick Bailey shares his tips for creating a garden that looks good all year round, no matter what size your space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/23·46m 48s

Gardeners Favourites - Catherine Mansley's favourite plants for winter flowers

Fragrant flowers can gladden the heart on a gloomy winter's day. Here, GW's Digital Editor Catherine Mansley shares some of reliable garden favourites. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/23·10m 50s

Christmas Crafts with Rich Heathcote

Create beautiful, unique and natural decorations this winter with help from Rich Heathcote Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/23·36m 50s

Gardeners Favourites - Adam Duxbury's Favourite Winter Container Plants

If you thought containers were just for summer, think again. Growing in pots when the rest of the garden is quiet and dull is the perfect way to brighten upi the dark days. GW Magazine's Commissioning Editor Adam Duxbury shares his favourite plants and ways to keep growing well into winter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/23·11m 33s

How to grow veg in winter with Rekha Mistry

You can grow veg year round! We catch up with Rekha who is growing her veg this winter for the first time in her new garden up north. She reveals what you can start growing as well as the benefits of getting growing now. She also shares what she will be doing to protect her crops in weather colder than she has previously grown in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/23·23m 11s

Gardeners' Favourites - David Hurrion's favourite plants for winter scent

Enjoy a waft of glorious winter fragrance with these five must-have plants. David Hurrion shares the secrets of an aromatic garden to brighten up the coldest, darkest months of the year. He reveals the shrubs to go for, when they'll flower and where to plant them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/23·10m 59s

Monty Don on discovering the world's greatest gardens

Visiting the world's most beautiful gardens to make a TV series might seem like a dream job for most of us, and in this episode Monty Don shares the practical realities of life 'on the road'. Discover why he takes along whole sets of identical clothing, his favourite overseas gardens, and the characters he's met along the way Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/23·49m 56s

Gardeners' Favourites - Alan Titchmarsh's favourite gardening books for Christmas

Gardening books make the ideal Christmas gift for green-fingered friends and family, and who better to nominate a good read than acclaimed author, Alan Titchmarsh? He picks his favourite tomes from his bookshelf - from glossy coffee table books on design to historic wildflower ID and even works of gardening fiction - there's something for everyone! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/23·16m 6s

Growing Greener - Rewilding, with Knepp

Rewilding has become one of the hottest topics in the gardening world. Rewilding approaches are appearing at flower shows, on TV gardening programmes, and in the pages of magazines. But can we use the approaches of large-scale rewilding to make our domestic gardens more sustainable? Can the success that has transformed the wildlife and biodiversity in huge estates, also work in an urban window box? The garden team from Knepp: Charlie Harpur, Moy Fierheller and Suzi Turner think they can. They join Arit to discuss the inspirational rewilding project at Knepp, and how these techniques can transform a domestic plot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/23·43m 6s

Gardeners' Favourites: Trailer

Welcome to Gardeners' Favourites, a new podcast series featuring Alan Titchmarsh, Kate Bradbury and the team here at Gardeners World Magazine. We reveal our favourites and share why we love them. So join us for Gardeners' favourites, perhaps you'll discover your new gardening favourite. Episodes every Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/23·58s

Growing Greener - Why Compost? With Ken Thompson

Compost is amazing for your plants, your soil, and the biodiversity in your garden. Pus making your own saves you money. So why do only one third of gardeners make their own? Many think that compost is: “Hard work, prone to failure, smelly and full of rats.”, not so, Ken Thompson, author of ‘Compost’ argues. Ken joins Arit to discuss and dispel the myths and misunderstandings of composting, and to convince listeners that compost is environmental black gold, not a load of old rot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/23·41m 33s

Tea-Break Tutorials - Caring for Houseplants in Winter

Winter can be hard on your houseplants, so follow Alan's no-fuss guide to keeping them looking good with just a few simple steps, from poinsettias and Christmas cactus to the nation's favourite moth orchids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/23·24m 41s

Growing Greener - Low Carbon Cut Flowers with Celestina Robertson

Flowers play a central part in our gardens, art, books, and many significant ceremonies around the world. Colourful, full of scent and architectural, flowers help us mark the big events in our lives. But the environmental price of our bouquets can be very high. Cel Robertson is a passionate eco-conscious, flower farmer, she shares practical solutions to growing flowers that look fabulous, smell gorgeous but have a small environmental footprint. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/23·37m 19s

Tea-Break Tutorials - What to Prune in Winter

Get your gardening gloves on and gather your tools to do some invigorating winter pruning of shrubs and climbers. Winter pruning stimulates new growth so listen to Alan’s guide to which plants to prune and which to leave. With a few clear rules to follow you’ll be pruning with confidence to improve the shape, health and even flowering of climbers, shrubs, fruit trees and roses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/23·11m 1s

Growing Greener - No waste, no wastelands, with John Little

Garden designer John Little joins Arit to discuss the biodiversity possibilities of often overlooked and undervalued urban spaces. They discuss the vital role that low-quality soil, dead trees and recycled building rubble can play in creating wildlife habitats. Plus, how green roofs can promote biodiversity in small spaces. whilst also helping to save energy by cooling overheating buildings in the hotter months.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/23·31m 49s

Tea-Break Tutorials - Taking Hardwood Cuttings

Alan reveals why hardwood cuttings are the easiest way to make new plants – no special kit required. Save yourself a load of money in return for just a bit of care and patience! You've nothing to lose and lots of pleasure to gain... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/23·21m 0s

Growing Greener - Greener Grass with David Hedges-Gower

Can you have a lawn that doesn’t cost the earth? In years gone by, a flat, moss free striped green lawn was considered the hallmark of the ideal garden. Now lawns can be a contentious subject. Lawn consultant, David Hedges Gower, shares tips and techniques for creating grass areas which provide habitats for nature, and places for picnics and ballgames. Arit and David discuss how to reduce water consumption and increase biodiversity, plus, the surprising pros and cons of ‘no mow May’. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/23·34m 13s

Tea-Break Tutorials - Growing Sweet Peas

Alan reveals his secrets to non-stop, fragrant sweet peas, from making an early start with your sowing, to the best ways to grow for bumper blooms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/23·20m 44s

Growing Greener - Peat Free gardening with Alistair Griffiths and Nick Hamilton

The countdown to peat-free has begun, is this the end of gardening as we know it? Professor Alistair Griffiths, Director of Science and Collections at the RHS, and Nick Hamilton, from Barnsdale Gardens, think not. They discuss with Arit why preserving our peat bogs is so vital, sharing their in-depth knowledge of peat, as well as the upcoming changes to UK legislation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/23·34m 9s

Tea-Break Tutorials - Choosing a Tree

Choose the right tree for your garden without fear of too much shade or root invasion. Alan says ‘no garden is too small for a tree’ so let him help you add stature and enrich your garden with wildlife. Discover how trees can provide fruit, nuts and even garden stakes. With Alan’s extra tips on planting you’ll be able to establish a strong, long lasting tree. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/23·12m 57s

Growing Greener - Supporting Urban Birds and Wildlife with Kate Bradbury

Wildlife gardener and writer Kate Bradbury joins Arit to discuss how and why gardeners can play a vital role helping reverse the decline of wildlife. Kate shares some ingenious, innovative, and easy suggestions for how you can use your plot (big or small) to help support our feathered friends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/23·47m 9s

Tea-Break Tutorials - How to Plant a Shrub

Discover from Alan why autumn is the perfect season for planting shrubs – and how to ensure your investment pays you back for years of pleasure to come Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/23·21m 47s

Growing Greener - Great Dixter: A Sustainability Success Story, with Fergus Garrett

Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener of Great Dixter launches the series with a discussion of how you can garden for good: how you can use both environmentally sound gardening techniques and have a stunning garden. You don’t have to choose one or the other! The Dixter team has created a beautiful oasis of biodiversity with a low carbon footprint. Great Dixter is a garden that not only respects the nature that surrounds it, but, in an unexpected reversal, actually preserves and replenishes plants and insects that have died out in the natural areas of Sussex that surround it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/23·36m 10s

Tea-Break Tutorials - How to Revive your Lawn

Revive your lawn with a few simple steps. Whether you’re after a close cut lawn with perfect stripes or a longer, more wild effect, let Alan help you make a plan of action to keep it in top condition, in this week's Tea-Break Tutorial podcast – bite-sized solutions to your gardening questions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/23·16m 7s

Growing Greener with Arit Anderson Season 2 Trailer

Host Arit Anderson, garden designer and BBC Gardeners’ World programme presenter, is insatiably curious about exploring ways to garden to protect and preserve our environment. Spending time gardening or enjoying others’ gardens opens our eyes to the environment around us and the realities of climate change. But can individuals make a difference by gardening more sustainably, when the problems (and solutions) seem so huge? In this second series, Arit delves deeper into key subjects including rewilding, peat-free gardening, making your own compost, and the surprising rich range of habitats created by poor soils, ex-industrial areas, and derelict buildings. She also speaks to experts challenging claims that some areas of horticulture (e.g., lawns and cut flowers) can never be environmentally sound. You can have green swards and wedding bouquets, they argue, that do not cost the earth. Full of surprising stories and practical tips, this series will inspire everyone to grow greener. The producer is Lucy Dichmont. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/23·1m 53s

Tea-Break Tutorials - What to Sow in Autumn

Discover why autumn is nature's natural time to sow seeds – Alan reveals how to harness this energy and get ahead on next year's flowers and veg. Discover the seeds to success in this week's Tea-Break Tutorial podcast – bite-sized solutions to your gardening questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/23·14m 56s

Alan Titchmarsh – What it Means to be a Good Gardener

Join us for an exclusive conversation with presenter, broadcaster and author Alan Titchmarsh. Recorded at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, and Hosted by presenter and broadcaster, Nicki Chapman, the audience listened in as Alan discussed what it means to be a good gardener. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/23·21m 18s

Tea-Break Tutorials - How to Grow Onions

A superfood that's versatile to use and a kitchen essential, onions and shallots can be tricky to grow – so follow Alan's expert tips to ensure success, how to grow them, when to harvest and his pick of varieties Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/23·23m 9s

Frances Tophill – Discovering my new garden

Join us for an exclusive conversation with Gardeners’ World TV presenter, Frances Tophill. Recorded at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, and Hosted by presenter and broadcaster, Nicki Chapman, the audience listened in as Frances discussed what it’s been like taking on a new garden of her own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/23·22m 28s

Tea-Break Tutorials - Making Compost

Alan shares his down-to-earth guide to making compost, turning garden waste into soil-enriching goodness the easy way. Discover the steps that count and don’t waste your waste, in this week’s Tea-Break Tutorial podcast – bite-sized solutions to your gardening questions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/23·13m 5s

Adam Frost – A Year in my Garden

Join us for an exclusive conversation with garden designer and Gardeners’ World TV presenter, Adam Frost. Recorded at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, and Hosted by presenter and broadcaster, Nicki Chapman, the audience listened in in as Adam discussed how his own garden has developed over the past year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/23·22m 57s

Tea-Break Tutorials - Success with Wisteria

Alan demystifies how to grow wisteria with his easy-to-follow guide, in this week’s Tea-Break Tutorial podcast – bite-sized solutions to your gardening questions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/23·11m 18s

Monty Don – How we Make Gardeners' World TV

Join us for an exclusive conversation with the nation’s head gardener, Monty Don, recorded at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Hosted by presenter and broadcaster, Nicki Chapman, the live audience listened in as Monty gives behind-the-scenes insight into filming Gardeners’ World TV Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/23·26m 53s

Tea-Break Tutorials - Success with Ripening Tomatoes

Alan shares his love of tomatoes and why it’s not too late in late summer to boost your harvest, with just a few key steps. Discover how to ‘think like a tomato’ in this week’s Tea-Break Tutorial podcast – bite-sized solutions to your gardening questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/23·16m 11s

How to make a garden that's fuss-free and fabulous, with James Alexander-Sinclair

A garden that looks gorgeous with zero effort sounds too good to be true, and it probably is. But it’s certainly possible to create a fabulous, flower-filled garden that’s fuss-free and easy to look after. Eminent garden designer and writer James Alexander-Sinclair has designed gardens across the length and breadth of the UK, and in many other countries besides. Here, he shares some of his trade secrets, for creating gardens that are low-maintenance and lovely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/23·45m 24s

Tea-Break Tutorials - How to Grow Herbs

Alan reveals his favourite plants to add flavour and fragrance to our food, with his guide to growing herbs, in this week’s Tea-Break Tutorial podcast – bite-sized solutions to your gardening questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/23·24m 49s

How gardening makes learning fun for kids

Want to get kids outside this summer? Forest school teacher Jaime Johnson explains why gardening is so beneficial and shares activities to get kids involved, as well as provide opportunities for learning. We visit her own garden to join Rowan (4) and Amelie (12) as they grow plants and explore wildlife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/23·37m 10s

Tea-Break Tutorials - Growing Potatoes

Alan reveals how to grow bumper harvests of potatoes, including how to know when they're ready to harvest, how to store them and the best varieties to grow, in this week’s Tea-Break Tutorial podcast – bite-sized solutions to your gardening questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/07/23·24m 14s

Rukmini Iyer on Homegrown Flavours

We all know homegrown tastes best and who better to show us why than bestselling cookbook author Rukmini Iyer. She reveals the crops she loves to to grow in her small London garden and shares delicious recipe ideas to get the maximum flavour from your harvests Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/23·25m 57s

Tea-Break Tutorials - Tackling Weeds Organically

Alan reveals how to avoid invasive plants the natural way, with his guide to tackling weeds organically, in this week’s Tea-Break Tutorial podcast – bite-sized solutions to your gardening questions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/23·16m 38s

Nick Bailey on making a new garden

Discover how to transform a new plot into your dream garden, whatever its size and whatever your budget. As Gardeners' World presenter Nick Bailey shares his designer tips and tricks for making a new garden. Plus he reveals what he has planned for his own new garden Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/23·42m 37s

Tea-Break Tutorials -Growing Soft Fruit

Add tasty soft fruits to the harvest with Alan’s guide to growing soft fruit, even in the smallest space. Alan will help you with choosing and growing berries and currants in all their forms. Learn to prune them properly, keep the birds off them and look forward to picking plenty of juicy fruits for delicious desserts, berries to add to your breakfast cereal, or preserve as jam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/23·12m 37s

How to grow veg in a small space with Ingrid Chiu

Small growing space? No problem. We are joined by Ingrid Chiu, who with a bit of planning, grows a wide variety of tasty crops in just a few raised beds. Alongside sharing advice on choosing and building raised beds for a patio, she reveals seed sowing advice, compost saving tips, reveals some of her favourite crops to grow, and how to ensure that the produce keeps coming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/23·37m 20s

Tea-Break Tutorials - How to Succeed with Roses

Fill your garden with a sumptuous, scented display of roses, with Alan’s essential guide to growing roses. Get help with choosing which kind of rose to buy, where to plant them and how to prepare the perfect soil. Alan has plenty of useful tips on looking after this iconic flower, and he’ll make sure you know exactly what to do should any problems arise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/23·17m 10s

Ray Mears on British woodlands

Do trees make you happy? Ray Mears shares his love of British woodlands with us. He reveals how we can best enjoy them and inspire our own planting choices to capture some of that woodland magic in our own gardens. Get ready for a guide on plant history, foraging, wildlife spotting and using nature to guide yourself home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/23·42m 32s

Tea-Break Tutorials - Growing in Shade

Alan reveals how to bring light and life to the darkest corners of your garden, with his guide to growing in shade, in this week’s Tea-Break Tutorial podcast – bite-sized solutions to your gardening questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/23·15m 30s

Guide to rescuing house plants with Sarah Gerrard-Jones

Struggling to keep your house plants looking healthy? Or just keen to buy heavily discounted house plants, confident that you can bring them back from the brink? Sarah Gerrard-Jones, AKA Instagram’s The Plant Rescuer joins us to explain everything you need to know to successfully care for and revive your favourite indoor plants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/23·28m 27s

Tea-Break Tutorials - How to take summer cuttings

Alan Titchmarsh reveals easy ways to make plants for free, with his guide to summer cuttings, in this week’s Tea-Break Tutorial podcast – bite-sized solutions to your gardening questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/23·18m 17s

How to create a balcony garden with Jason Williams

From the unique challenges gardening at height brings, to the wonderful rewards when your hard work pays off, Jason joins us to spill the beans on why he created his Cloud Garden and shares his honest approach to gardening that has created a loyal fanbase of fellow cloud gardeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/23·38m 24s

Alan Titchmarsh Tea-Break Tutorials Trailer

Alan Titchmarsh Tea-Break Tutorials Trailer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/23·3m 44s

Sue Kent on using colour in the garden

Sue Kent burst onto our TV screens in 2020, with her exuberant home videos from her Swansea garden. Her vivacious, can-do attitude has shown that having physical differences need not prevent you gardening, and has ensured she has become a regular fixture on Gardeners’ World. Sue shares her most reliable plants for bringing colour to her windswept Welsh garden, how she plans her garden's colour scheme, and what she's planning for her border at BBC Gardeners' World Live. Get tickets: https://www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/23·47m 0s

Sowalong – Pak Choi 'Long White Petiole' with Miranda Janatka

For a gourmet veg patch, grow veg you'ill really enjoy eating and serving up for guests. Discover how to grow and harvest pak choi in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine senior content creator Miranda Janatka. Get free pak choi seeds with our June issue, buy it here: https://bit.ly/BuyGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/23·8m 41s

How to create a beautiful summer garden with Tom Brown

Most of us can get our gardens looking their best in summer, but the professionals really know how to get plants working extra hard, with colourful flowers continually blooming their socks off. West Dean’s head gardener, Tom Brown joins us to help you add some 'umph' to your outdoor space – with his deluge of tips and tricks. He spills the beans on how to get your garden looking top notch, as well as your gardening up to scratch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/23·33m 48s

Sowalong – Cornflower 'Black Ball' with James Jessel

With their distinctive burgundy colour, Cornflower ‘Black Ball’ is the perfect addition to any pollinator friendly patch. Find out how these no-nonsense, easy-to-grow flowers helped a beginner gardener to catch the ‘gardening bug’ in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Editorial Assistant James Jessel. Get free cornflower seeds with our June issue, buy it here: https://bit.ly/BuyGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/23·8m 44s

Creating a Chelsea show garden with Sarah Price

It’s the week of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – arguably the most famous flower show in the world. Bringing together the very best growers, nurseries and of course, garden designers, no other horticultural event compares. For many the show gardens are the highlight of Chelsea, with their big budgets and big ideas. But just what does go into these headline-making creations? What’s it like to design a garden for Chelsea? We chat to multi gold-medal winning Chelsea designer, Sarah Price. Sarah’s designing a show garden this year, and when we recorded final plans were beginning to slot into place with the event creeping up fast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/23·34m 28s

Sowalong – Foxgloves with Adam Frost

Adam explains why the beauty and simplicity of foxgloves makes them his favourite flowers. He also shares how he collects the seeds, enabling him to keep growing more year after year. Get more seed sowing advice, delivered direct to your inbox, by signing up to our free newsletter: https://bit.ly/GWpodNewsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/23·6m 13s

How Gardens Of The Year changed my life with Liz Schofield

When Lizzie Schofield entered the Gardens of the Year competition, back in 2020, she had no expectation of being shortlisted, let alone winning. Her tricky garden was on a steep, coastal plot right on the North East coast of Scotland, and she saw herself as an amateur gardener. Even Lizzie's partner Malcolm told her it wasn’t worth entering, but much to Lizzie’s surprise, she won – and in addition, secured the People’s Choice award too. Since then, her gardening adventures have bloomed along with her own confidence as a gardener. In this podcast, she shares how her life, and her gardening, has changed since winning the competition. Enter your garden in the Gardens of the Year Competition at: gardenersworld.com/garden-competition Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/23·36m 7s

Sowalong – Kale 'Nero di Toscana' with Emma Crawforth

Discover how to grow a delicious, nutritious gourmet vegetable from seed to add zest to meals all winter long with Horticultural Editor Emma Crawforth’s tips Get free kale seeds with our May issue, buy it here: https://bit.ly/BuyGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/23·9m 59s

Monty Don on Gardening with Changing Weather

Our weather is changing, with extremes in heat, cold, wind and rain all becoming more common. The summer of 2022 saw extreme drought and blistering temperatures in many areas of the UK, which was followed by a very wet autumn and a winter with freezing temperatures like we’ve not seen in decades. The weather is becoming unpredictable and, if you’re a gardener, extremely challenging to cope with. We chat to the nation’s head gardener, Monty Don, about how weather extremes are changing the way we garden. Just how is the weather impacting Monty’s own garden, Longmeadow, and what is he going to need to do differently in years to come? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/23·41m 24s

Sowalong – Lettuce with Catherine Mansley

UK households throw away a staggering number of lettuces every day. Find out how you can help tackle food waste, with help from this sowalong podcast by BBC Gardeners' World Magazine digital editor Catherine Mansley. Get free lettuce seeds with our May issue, buy it here: https://bit.ly/BuyGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/23·9m 57s

Summer Gardening Series 2023 Trailer

Join the team from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine as we share lively conversation about all things gardening. We’ll be exploring how to grow veg in small spaces, revive houseplants and create beautiful summer borders. There will also be appearances from some of your favourite presenters, helping you make a thriving garden for you and your family to enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/23·3m 20s

Sowalong – Eschscholzia with Oliver Parsons

Last year's hot, dry conditions may have been hard on a lot of plants but they were fantastic for the laid-back California poppy. Find out how to grow these wonderful, low-effort flowers in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine horticultural sub-editor, Oliver Parsons. Get free oregano seeds with our May issue, buy it here: https://bit.ly/BuyGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/23·7m 50s

Alan's Favourites - Shed Essentials

It’s easy to amass a battalion-worth of ironmongery in your shed, but some Alan Titchmarsh would never be without. In this podcast, Alan creates a fantasy toolkit. Get more advice from Alan, and all your favourite gardening experts, delivered direct to your inbox, by signing up to our free newsletter: https://bit.ly/GWpodNewsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/23·19m 50s

Sowalong – Greek Oregano with James Jessel

It’s funny how certain tastes or smells can transport us back to a particular moment in life. As gardeners we get this a lot. Find out how to grow Greek Oregano, with its unmistakeable aroma, in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Editorial Assistant James Jessel. Get free oregano seeds with our May issue, buy it here: https://bit.ly/BuyGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/23·9m 8s

Alan's Favourites - Splendid Summer Colour

Alan Titchmarsh selects plants to guarantee stunning summer colour. Get more advice from Alan, and all your favourite gardening experts, delivered direct to your inbox, by signing up to our free newsletter: https://bit.ly/GWpodNewsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/23·20m 14s

Sowalong – Nicotiana 'Lime Green' with Adam Duxbury

Discover the monochromatic and sophisticated beauty of Nicotiana ‘Lime Green’ blooms, as well as how to grow them with BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine commissioning editor Adam Duxbury. Get free nicotiana seeds with our May issue, buy it here: https://bit.ly/BuyGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/23·8m 33s

Alan's Favourites - Great British Gardens

Alan Titchmarsh selects some of his most inspirational gardens to visit in the UK. Get discounted entry to three of his favourites, plus over 400 more UK gardens, with our 2 for 1 Gardens guide, in the May issue of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine: http://bit.ly/3kgSeoN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/23·22m 15s

Sowalong – Morning glory 'Heavenly Blue' with Lily Middleton

For a fast growing climber that produces beautiful blooms, Morning Glory 'Heavenly Blue' is the perfect choice. Find out how to grow it from seed in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine content creator Lily Middleton. Get free morning glory seeds with our May issue, buy it here: https://bit.ly/BuyGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/23·9m 0s

Alan's Favourites - House Plant House Mates

Every home should have them: today Alan Titchmarsh picks his top house plants and reveals how to keep them alive. Get more advice from Alan, and all your favourite gardening experts, delivered direct to your inbox, by signing up to our free newsletter: https://bit.ly/GWpodNewsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/23·20m 8s

Sowalong – Nasturtiums with Oliver Parsons

Easy to sow, and one of the keenest yet most manageable self-seeders around, nasturtiums fill your garden with lush foliage and rich colour year after year. Find out how to grow them in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine horticultural sub-editor, Oliver Parsons. Get more seed sowing advice, delivered direct to your inbox, by signing up to our free newsletter: https://bit.ly/GWpodNewsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/23·7m 55s

Alan's Favourites - Wildlife Wish List

Alan Titchmarsh’s wish list today is for plants and garden features that wildlife will love as much as you. Get more advice from Alan, and all your favourite gardening experts, delivered direct to your inbox, by signing up to our free newsletter: https://bit.ly/GWpodNewsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/23·20m 54s

Sowalong – Poppy 'Black Swan' with Emma Crawforth

Opium poppies bear gorgeous, tissue-paper petals followed by pepper-pot seedheads and they’re a magnet for pollinating bees. Get free Poppy 'Black Swan' seeds with our May issue, buy it here: https://bit.ly/BuyGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/23·9m 55s

Alan's Favourites - Must-grow Veg

Alan Titchmarsh shares his choices for vegetables to grow in your garden, allotment or in containers – plus Titchmarsh tips for a bountiful yield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/23·24m 45s

Sowalong – Cosmos with Lily Middleton

It's hard to resist a border full of cosmos in the summer, plus they make a great cut flower. Find out how to grow these stars in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine content creator Lily Middleton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/23·8m 44s

Alan's Favourites - Plants for Shade

Alan Titchmarsh talks shady spots and some of his favourite choices for plants that will thrive in them Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/23·18m 5s

Sowalong – Sunflowers with Joe Sugg

Sunflowers brighten up gardens and are really easy to grow. Find out why they are Joe's favourite blooms and how he grows them from seed. Also discover why for Joe, bigger is better. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/23·7m 8s

Alan's Favourites - Spring Plants

Alan Titchmarsh selects some of his favourite spring bulbs, flowering shrubs and trees that bring him joy at the beginning of the gardening year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/23·21m 19s

Sowalong – French Marigolds with Miranda Janatka

Discover how French marigolds not only brighten up your garden, but can also help protect other plants in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine senior content creator Miranda Janatka. Get free marigold seeds with our April issue, buy it here: https://bit.ly/BuyGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/23·9m 15s

Garden Favourites with Alan Titchmarsh: Trailer

Listen up as Alan Titchmarsh shares some of his garden favourites. From picking his favourite spring plants to sharing his wildlife wish list, Alan takes you through not just his top picks but also the wonderful stories behind why they mean so much to him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/23·3m 57s

Sowalong – Tomato 'Red Cherry' with Oliver Parsons

Tomatoes are the essential summer crop, and cherry types are so easy and rewarding. Find out how to grow a bumper harvest in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine horticultural sub-editor, Oliver Parsons. Get free tomato seeds with our April issue, buy it here: https://bit.ly/BuyGWMagSowalong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/23·8m 16s

Healthy kids with Matt Willer

Are the kids of today healthy? It’s hard to tell when our young people seem so addicted to phones and screens. But could gardening, of all things, hold the key to better mental and physical health and an improved diet for the next generation. Adam Frost chats to Matt Willer founder of the Papillon Project, a charity that works with secondary schools and pupil referral units to increase environmental awareness. A key area of Matt’s work involves creating school allotments and encouraging healthy eating, so he knows first-hand the positive impact gardening can have on children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/23·54m 19s

Sowalong – Broad beans with Joe Sugg

Find out how to grow broad beans in this sowalong podcast with Joe Sugg as he shares his tips for caring, support and finally, serving up his favourite homegrown treat to grow from seed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/23·5m 53s

Combatting loneliness with Andrew Kingston

Do you ever feel isolated or alone? Can you go for days without seeing anyone or talking to another person? Loneliness is a big problem that can impact all areas of our mental health – but could gardening go some way to connect isolated people with others?Adam Frost chats to Andrew Kingston from Camden and Islington’s NHS Community Recover Service. Andrew works with the elderly to help prevent loneliness and he’s seen first-hand how gardening can make a difference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/23·47m 19s

Sowalong – Verbena bonariensis with Catherine Mansley

Discover why pollinator-favourite, Verbena bonariensis, is a must-have for your borders, in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine digital editor Catherine Mansley. Plus, you'll find it's easier to grow from seed than you might think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/23·9m 57s

Building relationships with Karin Blak

Do you garden with your partner? Is your outside space somewhere you nurture together, having an equal say on what you grow and how everything looks? Or is gardening something that causes argument and conflict in your relationship? Are you constantly at odds with your partner about what happens just outside your back door? Adam Frost chats to relationship therapist and writer, Karin Blak to explore how gardening together can be the key to a happy relationship. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/23·47m 29s

Sowalong – Chilli 'Hungarian Hot Wax' with Adam Duxbury

Beat the winter blues by sowing chilli seeds now for a spicy, bumper harvest this year in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine features coordinator Adam Duxbury Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/23·9m 2s

Breathing clear with Prof Jennifer Gabrys

Having clean air to breath is vital to our very existence, but pollution is a problem and many parts of the world, cities in particular, are choking. Is there a solution? Could gardening, plants and trees be the answer to solving this serious crisis? Adam Frost chats to Professor Jennifer Gabrys the Chair in Media, Culture and Environment at the University of Cambridge, about the role plants can play in addressing air pollution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/23·49m 14s

Helping hospitals with Maria Leong and Alice Cornwell

Hospitals can be frightening and emotional places, so anything we can do to make visiting one easier has to be a good thing. I’ve seen first-hand how a hospital garden can really help alleviate stress for patients, visitors and staff, so should all hospitals have one? Adam Frost chats to Dr Maria Leong and Alice Cornwell, Community Development Officer for the RHS. They’re both involved in a garden Adam designed for University Hospital Lewisham, so the three of them appreciate the importance of creating green spaces where hospital staff and patients can reflect and recharge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/23·42m 53s

Keeping fit with Tyler Lowe

Can a session in the garden do as much good as an hour in the gym or a run round the park? Is gardening the key to keeping us fit, healthy and physically active? Or is it overdoing it outside dangerous and likely to cause injury in the long run? Adam Frost chats to to physical therapist, Tyler Lowe to discover how gardening can improve all aspects of our physical health, along with ways to avoid ending up with an injury in the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/23·40m 49s

A happy head with Prof Harriet Gross

If you garden regularly, you’ll know that time spent tending your plot makes you feel good. When we're feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed a bit of time pottering about outside helps us feel better? But why? What is it about gardening that boosts our mood so positively? Adam Frost talks to Professor Harriet Gross, author of The Psychology of Gardening, to understand exactly why gardening is so beneficial for our mental health and wellbeing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/23·56m 10s

Eating healthily with Sonal Shah

We all know that eating a fresh, balanced diet is a key part of staying fit and healthy, but could you do more to improve what you consume every day? And would you be surprised to hear that gardening could be the place to start? Adam Frost talks to nutritional therapist, Sonal Shah. Sonal believes there are lots of benefits to eating homegrown food Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/23·47m 6s

Adam Frost’s Gardening for Health Trailer

Would you believe that gardening can improve your physical and mental health? And that it could be the key to eating healthily, combatting loneliness and improving your relationship with your partner? Well it’s true – gardening really can help all of these things and Adam Frost, of BBC Gardeners’ World, wants to take you on a journey to find out why. Join Adam as he chats to doctors, community workers, nutritional therapists and more about the undeniable health benefits of gardening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/23·3m 44s

Tales from Titchmarsh: Being optimistic

Who knows what the new year ahead will hold in store, but Alan Titchmarsh reflects on how the weather will keep us on our toes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/22·8m 57s

Tales from Titchmarsh: Being patient

We all find it difficult to be patient at times, but Alan Titchmarsh shares why it's worth the effort when it comes to gardening Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/12/22·8m 18s

Tales from Titchmarsh: Festive books

With Christmas around the corner Alan Titchmarsh shares his favourite books to get you in the festive spirit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/22·8m 37s

Tales from Titchmarsh: Christmas presents

Just what do you buy the gardener who has everything for Christmas? Alan Titchmarsh shares his festive gift wishlist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/22·8m 18s

Tales from Titchmarsh: Being thrifty

Are there ways to be thrifty when gardening? Alan Titchmarsh shares his top tips for making the pounds go further Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/22·8m 33s

Tales from Titchmarsh: Kids and gardening

Just how do you get kids interested in gardening? Alan Titchmarsh, now a grandfather, reveals the secrets he's gleaned over the years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/22·8m 30s

Tales from Titchmarsh: Language

How important is it to pronounce things properly? Alan Titchmarsh explores the way we all say our plant names... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/22·8m 58s

Tales from Titchmarsh: Chickens

Don't be fooled by chickens, says Alan Titchmarsh, particularly if moorhens are on the scene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/22·8m 5s

Tales from Titchmarsh: Sheds

Alan Titchmarsh reveals the importance of the humble garden shed and why his is home to a cuckoo clock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/22·8m 30s

Tales from Titchmarsh: Using our gardens

Alan Titchmarsh reflects on why gardens are about so much more than gardening Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/22·10m 1s

Tales from Titchmarsh: Trailer

Listen up as Alan Titchmarsh regales us with tales from the fireside as Christmas approaches. Tales from Titchmarsh, a 10-part series, takes a wry look over the garden fence, with plenty of anecdote, humour and fun along the way. Hear from Alan on battling with the weather, being patient, buying Christmas gifts for the gardeners in your life and more – the perfect opportunity to take a breather and get in the festive mood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/22·4m 25s

Our Gardens of the Year winner

Meet Nicola House, the winner of our 2022 Gardens of the Year competition, as she discusses her informal wildlife friendly plot with Adam Duxbury Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/22·36m 10s

The best of autumn

As autumn sets in we revisit some of our favourite autumn pod episodes – discover the best bits of the season with this collection from GW's experts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/22·31m 16s

Monty Don on my life with dogs

Dogs are such a popular part of Gardeners’ World that when Monty’s golden retriever Nigel died, it made headline news. Now there’s a new puppy on the scene, Ned, so we hear from Monty how he’s always gardened in the happy company of dogs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/22·1h

My orchard of memories – with Dame Judi Dench, Arit Anderson and Tony Kirkham

Join Dame Judi Dench as she guides presenter Arit Anderson and tree expert Tony Kirkham around her private orchard – created over many years to honour the life of much-loved actor friends (part 2 of this extended podcast) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/22·32m 52s

A passion for trees – with Dame Judi Dench, Arit Anderson and Tony Kirkham

We visit Dame Judi Dench at home, in the company of Arit Anderson and tree expert Tony Kirkham, to hear how she has formed a deep connection with trees, and has planted dozens in her garden (part 1 of 2). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/22·1h 2m

Remembering The Queen – with Alan Titchmarsh

Her Majesty the Queen had a life-long fascination for plants and gardens, from her earliest years to one of her final public engagements, at the 2022 Chelsea Flower Show. Alan Titchmarsh, who enjoyed many gardening moments with the Queen, shares his memories of those encounters and reflects her place in a long line of royal gardeners, right up to today, with to the new King and his children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/22·41m 56s

Monty Don on Designing a Small Garden

How do you make the most of a small garden? Find out from the expert himself – Monty Don, who guides us through the key steps to creating your (tiny) dream garden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/22·49m 40s

Gardening for mental wellness – with Joe Sugg

Would you like to start prioritising gardening for wellbeing? Today on the podcast we’re chatting to someone who did just that. Social media celebrity Joe Sugg began posting videos on YouTube as something to do with his friends as a teenager in rural Wiltshire. Now his channel has over seven million subscribers.   Here he shares how he became addicted to scrolling social media and how stepping away from the digital world and the screen, and into the garden, is now a now a big part of his daily routine. From the flowers popping up to the birds and pollinators visiting, in his new book, Grow by Joe Sugg (Penguin Books, £20), Joe tells us how tending to and maintaining his garden takes him to a place of mental calm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/22·37m 37s

Autumn Series Trailer

Join the team from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine as we share lively conversation about all things gardening. We’ll be exploring growing for health and for wildlife, success with homegrown food and flowers, making a thriving garden for you and your family to enjoy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/22·3m 23s

Sow Along - Adam Frost Rocket

This time on Sowalong, Gardeners’ World presenter, Adam Frost, shares his love of growing rocket from seed. Discover how Adam first discovered this peppery herb, along with his expert advice on how and when to sow it for best results. Adam also reveals how he likes to use rocket with ‘almost everything’ when it comes to harvesting for the kitchen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/22·6m 59s

Bats with Amy Schwartz

Bats are often overlooked in the garden. Being nocturnal, we don’t see them much. But did you know there are 18 species of bats in the UK, which by night, eat a range of our common garden pests? Today, Dr Amy Schwartz, ecologist and bat carer is in conversation with Kate Bradbury as they explore these interesting flying mammals. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/22·38m 33s

Sowalong - Angelica with Jekka McVicar

This time on Sowalong, herb farmer Jekka McVicar, shares her love of growing angelica from seed. Jekka’s shares her advice on ‘tricking’ germination, plus how to use the young leaves in salads, candy the stems and turn it into a delicious marmalade. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/22·6m 47s

Bees with Brigit Strawbridge

We’ve long known that bees and other pollinators are in decline. But did you know how many types of bees there are, and the wonderful ways they live their lives? Today, author and committed wildlife gardener Brigit Strawbridge and Kate Bradbury discuss their passion for bees. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/22·55m 16s

Sowalong - Parsley with Emma Crawforth

This time on Sowalong, BBC Gardeners’ World magazine Gardening Editor, Emma Crawforth, shares why she likes to grow parsley from seed. One sowing of this tasty herb can produce pickings for up to a year, and here Emma explains her tricks for a great crop packed with fresh leaves and flavour. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/22·8m 25s

Wasps with Prof Seirian Sumner

Did you know that wasps are the best pest controllers you could wish for in the garden? Today, entomologist and wasp expert Professor Seirian Sumner and Kate Bradbury explore these wonderful, often misunderstood, insects. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/22·53m 36s

Sowalong – Basil

This time on Sowalong, herb farmer Jekka McVicar, shares her love of raising basil from seed. Jekka’s favourite pick for flavour, here she explains all the tips and tricks for a great crop and rounds up her top basil varieties too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/22·7m 3s

Flies with Dr Erica McAlister

The wonderful world of flies is so amazing and varied. Today, Dr Erica McAlister and Kate Bradbury delve into why they really are the unsung heroes of the planet. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/22·47m 41s

Sowalong - Valerian withJack Wallington

Today on Sowalong, landscape garden designer and writer Jack Wallington shares his passion for growing valerian. This perennial wildflower loves part-shady, woodland spots and is easy to grow from seed once you know how. With tall spikes and a cloud of white flowers on top, Jack talks you through his tips for autumn sowing, how he likes to use it in his schemes and the wildlife it attracts to the garden too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/22·5m 56s

Frogs with Jules Howard

Frogs, toads and newts are water-loving garden visitors that anyone can enjoy if you make a pond. Experts Jules Howard and Kate Bradbury geek out in wildlife’s weird world of water. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/22·55m 24s

Sowalong - Cornflower with Frances Tophill

Today on Sowalong, Gardeners’ World presenter and seed sowing expert Frances Tophill shares her love of cornflower. Frances talks you through sowing and growing this cheery, pollinator-friendly annual. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/22·6m 14s

Beetles with Richard A. Jones

From ladybirds to chafers and weevils, we uncover beetles – the unsung heroes of the garden, as Kate Bradbury discovers from expert ‘Bugman’ Jones Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/22·45m 28s

Sowalong - Nasturtiums with Dame Prue Leith

Today on Sowalong, chef, passionate gardener and popular Bake Off judge Dame Prue Leith reveals her love for nasturtium – as not just a beautiful flower but an edible one, too. Discover delicious ways to use not just the flowers but also the seed pods in fresh summer salads – plus what other edible flowers are on Prue’s menus. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/22·7m 42s

Hedgehogs with Hugh Warwick

Voted one of the UK’s favourite mammals, the hedgehog holds a special place in the nation’s hearts – and particularly the hearts of gardeners. With hedgehogs in significant decline, many of us who have regular hedgehog visitors in our gardens know how lucky we are, continuing to invest in hedgehog houses, providing food and setting up cameras to watch them at night. Today in the podcast, GW Magazine Wildlife Editor Kate Bradbury talks to ecologist, author and spokesperson for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Hugh Warwick, about his passion for hedgehogs, exploring why we all love these prickly creatures so much. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/08/22·57m 23s

Sowalong: Courgettes with Oliver Parsons

Today on Sowalong, Oliver Parsons, sub-editor of Gardeners’ World Magazine, harks back to his childhood with a lifelong love of courgettes, sparked by his Mum’s love of French cooking. Discover from Oliver the fundamentals of growing courgettes from seed, a hungry plant that demands rich soil and warm conditions to really thrive. There’s always the promise of a glut with courgettes, so he shares his favourite ways you could enjoy your harvest, for months of meals the family will love. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/22·9m 15s

NEW! Wildlife Series Trailer

Kate Bradbury is delighted to be hosting the brand new Gardeners World Wildlife Series here on the podcast. Join us over the next few weeks, As Kate speaks to all the experts about all the creatures visiting our gardens. We'll be giving you practical advice for things you can do at home to help improve the chances for wildlife in your area. And we'll also be sharing our favourite stories about our experiences with the insects, birds, and all the critters in our lives. So tune in every Thursday and never miss an episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/22·3m 37s

Sowalong: Cosmos with Dame Prue Leith

Today on Sowalong, chef, gardener and formidable Bake Off judge Dame Prue Leith reveals her love for cosmos, a favourite flower in her Cotswolds garden. She shares her earliest memories of cosmos, dating back to her South African childhood when it was a plant her mother knew and grew. Prue continues to grow it for the colours it offers, from rich purples for a richly hued flower arrangement, to cool whites that she uses in a refreshing blue and white container display on her sun-drenched balcony. For brightening a border, packing out pots or using as a cut flower, this versatile plant is Prue’s go-to flower from seed. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/22·6m 34s

Monty Don on the story of Longmeadow

Monty’s garden at Longmeadow is among the most famous gardens in Britain, thanks to its starring role every Friday evening on Gardeners’ World. But it’s been the private garden – and passion – of Monty and his wife Sarah for 30 years, created from a bare field of rough grass with a lot of energy and imagination. In this podcast, Monty takes us back to its beginnings and shares how much has changed in the time – even though today’s garden layout remains as he imagined it back in 1992. And he reveals, for all his travels around the gardens of the world, that it remains his private refuge – and there’s nowhere else he’d rather be. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/22·1h 1m

Sowalong: Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Jack Wallington

Today on Sowalong, designer, writer and gardener Jack Wallington shares his favourite veg to grow from seed – purple-sprouting broccoli. He has tips on how to get the most from this early and easy spring crop, that requires little attention once it’s in the ground and growing away. Producing heads for harvesting in the spring months known as ‘the hungry gap’, it’s a delicious and valuable addition to every veg plot, says Jack. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/22·6m 10s

Herbs for healing - with Jekka McVicar

Herbs have the power to ease our pain, fight infections, lift our mood – and add delicious flavours to our food. But they’re so often treated as a throwaway plant from the supermarket. ‘Queen of Herbs’ Jekka McVicar believes it is not just easy to grow herbs all year round but that, with their health-giving properties, herbs are our future. She discusses how to grow your herbs for better flavour and health, the essentials everyone should grow for every season, and shares easy recipes to try now, including her failsafe winter health tonic from a homegrown staple of the veg garden. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/22·57m 24s

Sowalong: Sweetcorn with Frances Tophill

Today on Sowalong, Gardeners’ World presenter and seed sowing expert Frances Tophill guides you through growing sweetcorn from seed. She shares her tips for sowing and planting out, plus how to store seeds for winter. Frances has loved sweetcorn ever since she was a kid, enjoying using 1970’s prong forks to eat boiled corn on the cob with melted butter. First growing it as an apprentice gardener, she discusses why it’s a favourite for its sensory benefits too – a plant which rushes and whispers to her in the wind. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/22·6m 54s

Making a new garden - with Dame Prue Leith

Dame Prue Leith is a chef and pioneering businesswoman, creator of a world-leading cookery school, author of so many inspiring recipe books, a prolific novelist, a campaigner, broadcaster - and formidable judge on Great British Bake Off and now lead judge of the B&Q Gardener of the Year competition. And of course, she is a true gardener. She’s not only opened her beautiful Cotswolds garden for charity over many years, she has now embarked in her 80s on creating a brand-new garden for herself and husband John to enjoy. With nearly 200 trees already planted in their new patch, we joined her at home to discover why she is always looking ahead. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/22·56m 0s

Sowalong: Elephant garlic with Marcus Wareing

In this week’s Sowalong, world-renowned chef and convert to growing his own food, Marcus Wareing, tells us all about his passion for elephant garlic. He first discovered it when his gardener Anatoli introduced it into his kitchen garden and now considers the mild garlic-meets-onion flavour a delicacy and go-to in his dishes. Sown from bulbs kept back from the previous year, Marcus chats though planting cloves, ensuring plenty of growing space Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/22·6m 11s

Getting children into nature - with Michael Morpurgo

Do you wish the children in your life had a better understanding of the natural world? Would you rather they were outside, in the fresh air and at one with nature, rather than addicted to television or a computer screen? Kevin chats to celebrated children’s writer, Michael Morpurgo to discover if our gardens can fuel children’s creativity and play a part in connecting them with nature. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/22·50m 3s

Sowalong: Tomatoes with Adam Duxbury

Today on Sowalong, we’re celebrating the delights of sowing and growing tomatoes from seed. Fast and with reliable germination, BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine’s Features Editor Adam Duxbury, tells us why tomatoes are a brilliant way in for those new to growing food at home. Shooting up quickly and with delicious end results, the hardest part is choosing from the hundreds of tomato varieties on offer, from old heirloom types to an array of new disease-resistant and super sweet cultivars. Whether growing in the greenhouse or outside, he covers getting tomato seedlings off to a good start and how to ensure strong and vigorous plants – with those all-important jewel-like trusses of shiny fruit. Listen now, for growing tips and advice on everything from pinching out side shoots, to turning a glut into bottles of delicious slow-roasted, herby tomato and garlic sauce. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/22·11m 7s

Summer on the veg plot – with Monty Don

We all love the idea of picking healthy, homegrown food from our own gardens. But the reality doesn’t always match the dream – with gluts of crops when we can least manage them, or plants that just don’t perform and pesky pests that get to our harvests before we do. So, what steps can we all take to enjoy good eating this summer? For this food-focused episode, we turn to Monty Don to share his tips for success. He’s also the author, with his wife Sarah, of cookbooks including The Home Cookbook and Fork to Fork. Listen now, as he shares with us his favourite food, how he ensures the best harvests, and what to sow now for good pickings in the months ahead. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/22·1h 7m

Sowalong: Sunflowers with Lily Middleton

This time on Sowalong, BBC GardenersWorld.com’s Content Creator Lily Middleton shares why growing sunflowers from seed, on a balcony in West London, brings her so much joy. Injecting brightness into an urban environment, Lily initially started growing long-lasting Helianthus annuus during the first lockdown, letting their cheery, daisy heads peer over the balcony for passers-by to spot on their daily walks.  Easy to start, this season Lily is growing sunflower ‘Red Sun’, making a change from the yellow ray florets she usually leans towards. With limited pots to fill and even less propagation space, Lily explains that while it’s often challenging deciding what to grow, sunflowers always make the cut, providing guaranteed, speedy and beautiful results.  Listen now, for tips on seed sowing, raising seedlings, watering, feeding and how to provide support with bamboo cane stakes as they grow. Lily covers seed saving and leaving the central discs of the flowers heads out, for wildlife to feast on. Plus, why sunflowers are the ultimate plant to encourage children to catch the gardening bug early on. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/22·8m 3s

New ways to garden - with Frances Tophill

Would you like to make simple changes in the garden and be one step closer to becoming a sustainable gardener? Do you consider your garden as an essential part of the ecosystem, as well as a place of beauty, productivity and respite?    This time on the podcast, gardener, author, environmentalist, and Gardeners’ World presenter Frances Tophill, shares her vision of modern gardening. Whether it’s living seasonally, using the garden as a resource for home makes, or landscaping with wildlife in mind, in her new book, The Modern Gardener, Frances urges us all to start seeing our gardens as valuable patches of wilderness.  It's something Frances carries through to her show garden as this year’s Gardeners’ World Live, too. With sustainability at the core, Frances brings her passion for upcycle gardening, with a post-industrial show garden for a modern world. Think naturalistic planting and rewilded areas to support wildlife.  Here, Frances chats to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine’s Content Coordinator, Lucy Felton, about delicious hedgerow recipes, edible houseplants, agroforestry, vegan gardening and why it’s important to question the provenance of the things we bring into the garden. Listen on, for advice on growing herbs and weeds for medicinal purposes, ways to save space when growing veg and why no-dig gardening is not only beneficial to the structure of your soil, but important for the wildlife that lives within it, too.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/22·1h 5m

Sowalong: Fennel with Monty Don

Today on Sowalong, BBC Gardeners’ World’s Monty Don shares his favourite vegetable to grow from seed – Florence fennel. Bringing you his best advice and know-how, Monty makes mastering this tricky-to-grow, tasty veg bed addition, a breeze.    Here to answer all of your fennel conundrums, Monty covers everything from spotting peak harvesting times, to watering regimes and tricks for a good crop. Monty also offers his tips on when to sow fennel, as well as pricking out seedlings, potting on and planting out.  Plus, Monty explains why the intense flavour of homegrown fennel in the kitchen is unbeatable. Whether raw in a salad, sliced up with tomatoes and avocado, or halved and roasted in a baking dish with a dash of white wine, thyme and lemon juice. A pure taste of summer. Listen on to learn why everyone should add Florence fennel to their vegetable line-up, now.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/22·7m 31s

Greener gardening - with Jack Wallington

Are you concerned by climate change, but feel powerless in the face of such a global problem? Our podcast guest Jack Wallington believes that gardening could be a powerful answer, giving us all a way to make a genuine difference in our own gardens – however small. Jack is an author, influencer, designer and advocate for sustainable gardening. He was first discovered through the Monty Don TV series Big Dreams, Small Spaces – where Monty helped him to turn a drab London patio into a plant-packed, city oasis. It was a life-changing moment, says Jack – who has gone on to turn a hobby into a career as a designer, focused on greener ways to garden. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/22·52m 0s

Sowalong: Ricinus with Kevin Smith

This week on Sowalong, BBC Gardeners’ World magazine’s Deputy Editor, Kevin Smith, shares his much-loved ritual of sowing ricinus. With striking, architectural foliage and tropical jungle appeal, ricinus suits Kevin’s planting style perfectly and he tells us why he sows this seed every year without fail.      Starting as jumbo, shiny, speckled seeds ricinus, or castor oil plant, can be slow to germinate, but once it does will spring to life shooting through the soil at speed. When you eventually plant it out for the summer, it’ll reach lofty heights quickly. First discovering ricinus in northern France, Kevin quickly found this versatile, low-fuss annual great for filling gaps in borders and creating a focal point in the centre of a pot, here in the UK. Really reliable for making an impact, find out how to plant up summer bedding plants around a central castor oil plant in your containers.    Listen on for advice on how to get started with ricinus seeds, watering and feeding routines, plus harvesting and seed saving tips too. Just wait until you see those beautiful spherical, spiky seed pods for the first time. Making such a statement in the summer garden, ricinus really is one to try.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/22·11m 56s

No dig gardening – with Charles Dowding

Would you like to enjoy a bigger harvest and boost your wellbeing by doing less, rather than more, gardening? Have you been considering switching to the no-dig method for growing your own vegetables? Or are you simply curious to find out more about how it all works? Here, organic veg guru Charles Dowding tells GardenersWorld.com writer and enthusiastic grower, Blake Roberts, how. Author and champion of no-dig gardening, Charles Dowding, has been a leading authority on all-things no-dig since 1983 and now uses his time, and decades of experience, to teach others his growing techniques. It sounds like the Holy Grail for gardeners – to achieve better results and improve our health, all while doing a little less hard graft in the garden.  We hear all about the science behind why it works, as well as how to get started, whatever the size of your plot. With years of observation from growing veg commercially on his West Country smallholding, Charles’ advice draws directly from real-world experiences and hard-won results.  From a new way to look at soil improvement, to throwing out the rule book on crop rotation, Charles debunks plenty of gardening myths as he sets out a simple way to grow more, dig less, reap the rewards. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/22·34m 5s

Sowalong: Kale with Lucy Felton

This week on Sowalong, BBC Gardeners’ World magazine Content Coordinator and keen kitchen garden grower, Lucy Felton, shares one of her go-to crops to grow from seed, Kale ‘Black Magic’.  With lush, dramatic dark green leaves delivering a plentiful harvest, the compact nature of this easy veg patch addition makes it suitable for containers and ideal for squeezing into edges of beds. Not only does kale look great in any pot or border, but it is packed with nutrients and goodness, too. Listen now for Lucy’s simple sowing tips, whether undercover, directly into beds or in containers. With advice on how to crop this hardy annual, using the flowers in salads and seed saving too. Plus, a trick for quickly removing those tough central stems and slicing up leaves for a delicious side dish or raw superfood salad. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/22·10m 55s

Gardening for kids’ wellbeing

Would you support gardening being commonplace in our schools if you knew it would improve your child’s mental wellbeing? With one in eight young people suffering with a mental health condition, could gardening be the answer to the healthy heads of a generation?    We chatted to children’s gardening author and NHS patient advisor, Annabelle Padwick, about how gardening helps young people overcome mental health challenges. After struggling with her own mental health during her teenage years and into adulthood, Annabelle Padwick found that gardening was the one thing that made a difference. She now uses gardening to help primary and secondary age children overcome mental health and behaviour challenges.    Listen now, as Annabelle shares how she makes gardening interesting and relatable to young people. From digging, weeding and sowing seeds, to extracting plant oils for homemade lip balm and garden design. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/22·33m 34s

Sowalong: Zinnia with Kay Maguire

This time on Sowalong, BBC Gardeners’ World magazine Reviews Editor, Kay Maguire, shares her favourite flower to grow from seed. In a frilly mix of pinks, yellows, oranges and reds, Kay talks you through planting Zinnia.  Find out where Kay first discovered these bright annuals and how she likes to sow them in rows in the veg plot, amongst other crops, ready for picking. With vivid colours that instantly lift a room, Zinnias last well in the vase as cut flowers. They’re brilliant border fillers, a great addition to containers and by picking them regularly through the season, you’ll encourage more and more of those daisy-like flowers.    Listen now, as Kay runs through her growing tips, whether sowing straight into drills in the ground, or earlier indoors. Plus, advice on staking, watering and harvesting, too. Best of all, how to leave the last flowers on the plant at the end of the season, ready for seed saving and preparing for next year’s blooms. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/22·5m 37s

Gardening for wildlife - with Deborah Meaden

Do you strive to do more for wildlife in your garden? Are you cheered by the birds visiting your feeders or the frogs that spawn in your pond? Here, BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Wildlife Editor Kate Bradbury, is in conversation with entrepreneur and star of BBC’s Dragons’ Den, Deborah Meaden, about why the rhythm of the garden and nature is so important to her. As well as supporting climate-friendly businesses, Deborah has been slowly returning her countryside garden and surrounding land back to its former glory, encouraging nature in at every turn. Now, swallows, swifts, barn owls and badgers are just some of the creatures visiting and there’s even an otter regularly stopping in to eat the fish in her pond. She confesses she’s not green-fingered, but will have a go, and is a great believer of ‘right plant, right place’. Plus, Deborah shares her love of weeding, and tells us why she starts every day - rain, snow or shine - wandering around the garden, cup of tea in hand. From being self-sufficient by growing her own organic vegetables, to the rescue and rerelease into the wild of Pebble, the baby hare, listen now as Deborah and Kate discuss why everyone should be inviting wildlife into their gardens. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/22·23m 54s

Sowalong: Nigella damascena with Emma Crawforth

This time on Sowalong, BBC Gardeners’ World magazine Gardening Editor, Emma Crawforth, shares her favourite flower to grow from seed. With all the advice and guidance you need to start sowing and growing Nigella damascena, including how to use it in a flower border to fill gaps and why it’s perfect for the vase.    A hardy annual with beautiful, upright flowers and a wave of feathery foliage, here, Emma walks your through her love of Nigella damascena. Popular with honey and bumble bees too, love-in-a-mist, as it’s more commonly known, comes in many different cultivars. There’s everything from sky blue ‘Miss Jekyll’ to the multi-coloured hues of ‘Persian Jewels’, so it’s easy to find one to suit every garden style.  Listen now, as Emma covers sowing instructions, growing tips and how, after a year, this cottage garden favourite rewards you, shedding seeds that’ll grow into more flowers the next summer. Not forgetting those utterly irresistible, decorative seed heads. Here’s why Nigella damascena is one to add to the must-sow list now.    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/22·9m 23s

Saving our trees - with Adam Frost, Tony Kirkham and Geraint Richards

Beautiful trees and the UK landscape go hand-in-hand, but did you know that many of our beloved trees are under threat, becoming ravaged by pests and diseases? As part of National Plant Health Week, here, Gardeners’ World presenter Adam Frost chats to former Head of Arboretum at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Tony Kirkham, and Head Forester for the Duchy of Cornwall, Geraint Richards, about the state of our nation’s trees. Delving into which UK trees are currently under threat, from the caterpillar attacking popular parkland horse chestnuts, to ash dieback and acute oak decline, just how bad is it? Are we gardeners on the front line and more importantly, what, if anything, can we do to steer some of our most important native trees away from a possible point of extinction? Whether ancient specimens in native woodlands, or prize examples in our parks and gardens, trees have always been adored and celebrated by gardeners and nature lovers alike. So, listen now, as Adam, Tony and Geraint explain why we need to start taking tree health seriously and how to ensure we don’t see some of them disappearing from our treescapes entirely. Plus, advice on what you should be planting into your garden, what to look for when buying a tree, how to spot a healthy one and best gardening hygiene practice for tackling biosecurity. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/22·54m 1s

Sowalong: Salad Leaves with Kevin Smith

Having something fresh on your plate, that you’ve grown yourself from seed, is magic. From speedy mixes and little gem lettuces to mustards and pak choi, this low-fuss lunchbox and dinner table staple will quickly reward you with a delicious crop, filled with variety. Salad leaves are easy to grow in veg beds, balcony containers, or even into a couple of handy pots kept by the kitchen doorstep. Nothing beats having access to beautiful fresh leaves that can be snipped, cut and washed before being added straight to the plate. So, listen on for everything you need to know about growing an array of cut and come again salad leaves from seed. Including Kevin’s tips for successional sowing and harvesting. Why not have a go at growing some this season? Once you’ve picked that first leafy medley for the table, there’ll be no going back. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/22·13m 2s

Gardening to boost your wellbeing - with Dr Amir Khan

How does your garden make you feel? We gardeners know the huge benefits gardening has on our mental health and wellbeing. Here, BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Wildlife Editor Kate Bradbury, talks to Dr Amir Khan, NHS GP, TV doctor and devoted gardener, about the wonderful ways gardens and gardening can heal us.    Whether we notice our blood pressure lowering or not, we all have those moments when the strains of the day, including anger and stress, melt away after an hour or two, digging the soil, sowing seeds, or even weeding. In fact, the moment Amir returns from a shift at the surgery, he heads straight into the garden. Gardening is so good for us, that doctors are now prescribing it to some patients as part of their journey to feeling better.     From encouraging frogs, hedgehogs and wildlife into the garden, to the physiological changes going on inside of us when we’re outdoors nurturing our plants, listen now as Kate and Amir dive into all things feel-good gardening.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/22·34m 58s

Sowalong: Tithonia with Monty Don

Step inside the Gardeners’ World presenter’s seed library, as he shares his passion for Tithonia flowers, and how to grow them from seed. Monty is here with heaps of advice, to ensure healthy plants and a bounty of blooms, every time.   Plus, the seed-sowing champion lets us all know why he grows Tithonia, the Mexican Sunflower, every year, without fail. As well as, how to ensure successful germination and plush petals, all season long.       Let Monty Don persuade you to give Tithonia a try, with a few pointers along the way, as we Sowalong together. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/22·9m 37s

Fresh food from the garden - with Marcus Wareing

Is growing and cooking fresh food from the garden high on your wish list? Do you want to whip up dishes using homegrown ingredients but don’t know which fruits, vegetables and herbs to try first? We chat to Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, about why he’s swapped his chef’s whites for life in the kitchen garden. As he spends more time expanding his smallholding in the East Sussex countryside, Marcus is the first to admit getting to grips with growing food has been one heck of a learning curve. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/22·36m 1s

Gardeners' World season 4 trailer - Spring

The joys of spring are here, our gardens are bursting into life and the brand-new season of the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine podcast is back, full or inspiration and lively conversation – what better way to start the gardening year? From wildlife lovers to foodie growers, don’t miss that nation’s favourite gardeners as they share their love, advice and expert wisdom for all things gardening. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/22·3m 29s

Gardening for health

Arit explores ways to garden that will help restore our natural balance – with leading psychiatrist and psychologist, Dr Sue Stuart-Smith. Sue believes that tending to our gardens is a good way to tend to our minds, and reveals how a dose of nature is good medecine for us all. LONGER DESCRIPTION: Our heart rate slows, our mood enhancing hormones rise, and our blood pressure lowers. These are just some of the scientific facts that tell us being in nature is good for our health. So Arit explores ways to garden that will help restore our natural balance – with leading psychiatrist and psychologist Dr Sue Stuart-Smith, who is also a great gardener. She shares a fascinating insight into how therapeutic horticulture has helped war veterans, prisoners, patients and herself – and how a dose of nature is good medicine for all of us. Dr Sue Stuart-Smith is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, and author of the Sunday Times best-seller, The Well-Gardened Mind (2020) about the wellbeing and psychological significance of gardening. Partly inspired by working alongside her landscape designer husband, Tom Stuart-Smith, in creating their Barn Garden in Hertfordshire, she has been exploring the benefits of nature in creating a positive frame of mind. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/22·46m 8s

Trees for gardens

Trees are the life givers on planet earth, providing the oxygen we breathe, habitats to thousands of species, while creating beauty in our landscapes too. Yet these giants of nature are at risk. Arit talks to world-renowned tree expert Tony Kirkham, to discover why there’s a tree crisis and why we cannot – and must not – live without them. What role do trees play in helping to improve our gardens and the environment? How do trees support wildlife and biodiversity? Just how important is it to balance increased tree planting with the environmental risks? Today’s guest started as a forestry apprentice aged 16, before embarking on a 40-year career as Kew’s Head of Arboretum, Gardens and Horticultural Services. Managing 14,000 trees and sharing his passion with his team and visitors, here, he explores how trees can help everything from our mental wellbeing to noise pollution. Plus, how to choose the right trees for our gardens, whatever the size, and the vital changes we should all make now in our approach to trees. Dr Tony Kirkham was the Head of Arboretum, Gardens & Horticultural Services at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew until his retirement in 2021. He is the author of many award-winning and popular books on trees, including pruning and training guides and his celebration of their glory in Remarkable Trees (Thames & Hudson). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/22·45m 54s

Growing in the city

We investigate how plants can give city-dwellers vital protection against future climate change including extreme weather conditions and declining air quality, with our guest, scientist Dr Tijana Blanusa With fluctuating weather systems and increasing populations, our towns and cities are on the frontline of rising temperatures, flash flooding and degraded air quality. So just how can some of our common garden plants help? Arit is joined by Dr Tijana Blanusa, RHS environmental scientist and specialist in plant physiology, whose extensive research into the benefits of greening our cities reveals how plant function could give us vital protection against the future of a changing climate – and how you can use this information to make the right choices in your garden Dr Tijana Blanusa leads the RHS Ecosystem Services Research Programme, identifying the structural and functional traits of plants that can be isolated, optimised and employed to benefit the wider environment She tells us: “Most of the UK population nowadays lives in towns and cities. Domestic gardens form a large proportion of UK urban areas (up to 30%!) so what we grow in them and how we manage them can have a significant environmental impact. My research contributes to the understanding what structural and functional traits plants need to provide environmental benefits (like cooling, rainfall capture and air quality improvement) well. In my role as a scientist for the RHS I am able to pass this knowledge on so that our gardeners can make planting choices that not only look and feel good but which benefit the environment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/22·46m 48s

Sustainable garden design

What are the key elements of a sustainable garden? Can any landscaping materials really be considered sustainable and what essentials help to make a small space sustainable? Today’s guest explores how we can all move towards designing and building sustainably and how to adapt your existing garden with sustainability - and the planet - in mind. She believes that thoughtful design creates kindness – to our surroundings, to the wildlife we share our gardens with, and to each other. In this episode, she shares with Arit her belief that we must listen to the land on which we garden – however small that space. Taking time to sit, look around and listen – is there life in the soil, birdsong in the air? And she offers a practical approach to this that everyone can try. She also shares ways to ensure the materials and plants you select for your garden are the kindest for the planet. But above all, she says, your choices must start with the biggest question of all: how do you want to live? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/22·53m 9s

Water-wise gardening

Could you garden without an outdoor tap – and keep your plants healthy and thriving? That’s the challenge set by today’s podcast guest – as she shares HOW we need to all learn to live without water always on demand. In the UK one of the topics we talk about the most is the weather – and we feel like we get our fair share of rain. But our rainfall patterns are changing, bringing either a heavy deluge that we can’t cope with, or a struggle with drought. But what we do expect is water to pour from our outdoor taps whenever we need it. With global water shortages and demands, is it time to rethink our reliance on this increasingly precious resource? Our guest in this episode thinks so – Janet Manning is a water expert, scientist and experienced gardener who has answers that could challenge us all… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/22·38m 21s

Harnessing the Power of Plants

Diversity is a hot topic for us all right now – as we figure out how to create a more diverse society for 21st century living. And it’s clear, says today’s guest, that diversity also holds the key to how we should garden in the future – because diversity lies at the heart of the healthiest plant communities. Professor Nigel Dunnett has been studying plants and creating landscapes for decades and is convinced that the future of gardening is not just about us working with nature, rather than against it, but that observation of the plant world points the way. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/22·50m 45s

Down to Earth

a healthy garden starts with healthy soil, so we explore how to mimic nature in creating the best conditions, with Professor Duncan Cameron – a world expert in plant and soil biology, who lifts the lid on the mysterious world under our feet Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/22·40m 13s

Growing food sustainably

From cutting air miles to boosting biodiversity and soil health, nurturing our own fruit and veg garden gives us so much more than just a tasty harvest – so we talk to food policy guru Professor Tim Lang, who’s also a gardener, President of Garden Organic and a one-time hill farmer, and has experienced food growing from all sides. He’s passionate about the contribution gardeners can make to a better future for food, our soil and our health. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/22·44m 57s

GROWING GREENER with Arit Anderson Trailer

Spending time gardening or enjoying others’ gardens opens our eyes to the environment around us and the realities of climate change. But can individuals make a difference by gardening more sustainably, when the solutions seem so huge? In this new podcast series, we’ll be talking to the experts in planet-friendly gardening, to share practical solutions that anyone can try and reveal how to make a genuine impact when we all act together. From growing food and pollution-busting plants at our back door, or finding alternatives to tap water, peat and plastics, tune into the podcast series to hear us reveal how even small steps can bring big results. None of us can do everything, but all of us can do something. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/22·3m 36s

Growing Veg in a small space

Gardener, author and You Tube content creator, Huw Richards reveals how small space veg growing doesn’t need to be restrictive. He shares how to get around the challenges of growing in a tight space as well as some of the opportunities it offers. He shares which plants will do best, how to make you own feed, as well as some less traditional approaches to gardening. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/21·43m 23s

New ways to grow more veg - with Frances Tophill

Frances Tophill, Gardeners’ World presenter and horticulturist, is passionate about growing delicious vegetables and herbs in an organic, sustainable way, but that also saves her time and produces maximum harvests. Alongside the everyday varieties, she also grows unusual and perennial vegetables for easy results – and even makes the most of the weeds that grow on her plot. Whether you’re taking on an allotment, or just have a few pots at home, you’ll discover her advice on how to make your own organic plant feed, deal with pests and diseases, manage your time if you can’t tend the plot daily – and all you need to know to achieve success with veg, growing in a modern, sustainable way. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/21·50m 24s

Gardening for wellbeing with JJ Chalmers

JJ Chalmers, former Royal Marine, multi-medal-winning Invictus Games athlete and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, reveals how gardening has been part of his healing process after life-changing injuries, suffered while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2011. He shares how it helps him and his family connect with nature, how he overcomes physical challenges that are the lasting legacy of his injuries, and why he thinks gardening can benefit us all. JJ discusses the mental health benefits of gardening and how, after working as a teacher in some deprived areas, he’s observed that it could help more young men and women through their own tough times. Above all, he shares the joy that his garden gives him, sharing it with his young family and passing on to them his lifelong love of being outdoors. This podcast touches on mental health issues, so if you are affected by any of the content, you can find good resources to support you at NHS Every Mind Matters (www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/). And you can contact the Samaritans on 0116 123 for free in the UK, or visit www.samaritans.org Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/21·33m 35s

Wreath-making made easy

A traditional Christmas door wreath is just the thing to give visitors a hearty festive welcome. And even better if it’s homemade with materials foraged from the garden – it’s the perfect way to keep costs down, while making something totally individual to you. Hello, I’m Kevin and I’m joined by florist and gardener, Shilpa Reddy. Shilpa created the beautiful Christmas wreath that features on the front cover of our December issue, and we’re going to recreate it in the studio right now as we record this podcast. Apparently it’s simple and easy enough for even me to have a go at Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/21·38m 46s

Gardening for your health

Can we boost our immune systems and wellbeing through gardening? We hear from TV medic Michael Mosley how gardeners can benefit their health every time we’re in the garden Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/21·37m 41s

Wildlife gardening at Great Dixter

How do you create a wildlife garden? Fergus Garrett takes me on a walk around Great Dixter, where we discuss the habitats he and his team have created to help wild species. As we walk around the gardens he points out various habitats that work for different species, including the pond in the Barn Garden where great crested live, the wonderful meadows home to rare orchids and even rarer long-horned bees, and the giant piles of garden waste that serve as nesting and hibernation habitats for all sorts of species, from birds to hedgehogs to snakes. We discuss the trials and tribulations of wildlife gardening, what it means as a wildlife gardener to open your garden to the public, and how we can all take a piece of Great Dixter home with us, and recreate these habitats in our own spaces. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/21·56m 5s

Trevor Nelson on making a garden for sharing

Trevor Nelson MBE, BBC Radio 2 DJ reveals how he unsuspectingly became a gardener. He shares his first steps in the gardening world and advice for those looking into getting started themselves. He explains how a garden can be designed for wildlife, as well as entertaining family and friends – plus why short of a holiday (or playing golf), he wouldn’t now want to be anywhere else. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/21·44m 15s

Growing your own food - with Monty Don

What’s the secret to success with veg growing? Monty Don shares his tips for great tasting, healthy fruit and veg – and why your best-ever veg year starts not in the new year, but here in autumn. With just a little planning, you can look forward to year-round fresh and healthy harvests We caught up with Monty as he was in peak harvest season at Longmeadow – and heard how his veg plot is at the heart of family cooking. He shares why growing food gives him so much pleasure, the tricks he uses to ensure a steady flow of harvests, and why his sowing choices start at the kitchen table. He also reveals why things still go wrong on his plot – and how learning from mistakes rather than striving for perfection are often the best way to improve your veg growing, and tackles the common mistakes that most beginner gardeners make when starting out growing veg. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/21·55m 4s

Success with houseplants – from Hilton Carter

Hilton Carter – author, interior stylist, house plant expert and Instagram star reveals what you need to know to start a house plant collection or take your’s to the next level. He shares the fundamentals of plant care alongside some styling tips to make your house a calmer, greener home. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/21·42m 28s

Family gardening - with Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh reflects on gardening as a child, how it shaped his life to come and the impact it’s had on his own children and grandchildren. Discover why he believes all children should be given the chance to connect with the natural world – even if that is just a small patch outside a back door – and why it’s the responsibility of schools and parents to make gardening exciting for our young people Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/21·32m 26s

Beginner gardening with Joe Lycett

Comedian Joe Lycett explains his less conventional view of the plant world, what about it makes him laugh, plus his own recipe for perfect compost. He shares recipes for easy to grow veg, gardening tips, and how both he and you can get growing from scratch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/21·43m 9s

Adam Frost – welcome to my garden

We visit Gardeners’ World presenter, Adam Frost, at home to take a private tour of his garden. Soak up the atmosphere as he guides Kevin Smith around the place we’ve become so used to seeing on TV and in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. From the veg and gravel gardens to the woodland, meadow and more… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/21·55m 29s

The BBC Gardeners' World Season 3 Trailer

Are you looking for ways to get your gardening fixed this autumn? Don't miss the BBC Garden as World magazine podcast. Perfect for everyone who's got the gardening bug. We'll be sharing lively conversation and expert tips as we explore all things gardening from simple ways to benefit your health as your garden to the wildlife that's visiting your plot. So join us on the podcast as we help you tune into gardening and discover the power of nature at your back door. Subscribe now on iTunes, Spotify or Acast to never miss an episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/21·3m 23s

Sustainable gardening – with Arit Anderson

Can any one of us really make a difference in a world where climate change is reaching into every part of our lives? Arit Anderson, designer and Gardeners' World presenter, passionately believes that sustainable gardening is a force for good – and that if each of gardens with the planet in mind, we can change the world for the better Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/21·46m 47s

Making a garden – with Alan Titchmarsh

What’s the secret to making a beautiful garden? How do you turn the patch at your backdoor into a space that’s not just a collection of plants but one that suits your personality – and makes you happy? Alan Titchmarsh, who’s made more gardens than most from his time as presenter of Gardeners’ World, Groundforce and Love Your Garden, reveals the steps that everyone can take to turn dreams into reality. Discover the key steps he always takes when creating a garden, however small, plus how to know when it’s time for change, and the mistakes he’s made along the way. And through it all, he reveals how he has created his own private sanctuary away from the TV cameras, shared with family and wildlife, where he’s turned a lifetime of ideas into his own piece of paradise Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/21·45m 48s

Monty Don on organic gardening

As millions turn to gardening, to switch off from the pressures of city life and connect with nature, Monty Don reveals why growing organically is the natural choice – for now and the sake of future generations Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/21·52m 2s

Raymond Blanc on growing for flavour

Food is at the heart of chef Raymond Blanc's world – and it's never fresher, healthier nor more flavoursome than when grown and picked just moments from the kitchens at his Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons. He recalls his earliest gardening memories – and reveals the secrets to growing for flavour. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/21·33m 28s

The power of birdsong - with David Lindo

Why do birds sing – and why do we find it so calming? Bird expert David Lindo reveals what's behind the power of birdsong - and how it's not just good for birds but for our health, too Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/21·35m 59s

Garden design made easy - with Ann-Marie Powell

Unsure how to turn the dream of a perfect garden into reality in your back garden? We turn to one of the most creative designers at work today, Ann-Marie Powell, to demystify garden design and share the steps we can all take to making our gardens beautiful and personal. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/21·46m 43s

Success with cacti

The plant that's launched a million Instagram posts is a must-have accessory on every well-dressed shelf – but cacti aren't always as easy to grow as you think. Our expert Gynelle Leon shares her flair for cacti and houseplant hacks so you'll have picture-perfect plants every time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/21·34m 48s

Gardening for wildlife with Alan Titchmarsh

Gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh reveals his lifelong fascination for wildlife – and the small steps everyone can take to make their garden a haven for wildlife Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/21·28m 14s

Adam Frost – my gardening life

Gardeners’ World presenter, Adam Frost, reveals how gardening has impacted his life – after dropping out of school, just how did he get where he is today? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/21·51m 59s

Success with veg – with Pippa Greenwood

Homegrown food is fresher, healthier and tastier than anything you buy at the supermarket – so veg expert Pippa Greenwood shares how to get started now Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/21·48m 48s

Chris Packham on gardening for wildlife

More of us than ever want to help wildlife in our gardens but are unsure of the practical steps to take, so we call on Chris Packham – naturalist and Springwatch TV presenter – to share how he's turning his garden into a backdoor nature reserve Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/21·36m 0s

The Gardeners' World Podcast - Season 2 Trailer

Are you looking for ways to get your gardening fix this spring? Do you love to escape into the garden? Don't miss the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine podcast - perfect for everyone who's got the gardening bug. We’ll be sharing lively conversation and expert tips as we explore all things gardening – from simple ways to benefit your health as you garden to the wildlife that’s visiting your plot.    So join us on the podcast – as we help you tune in to gardening AND discover the power of nature at your back door.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/21·3m 28s

Growing your own food

Claire Ratinon, food grower and author of How to Grow Dinner Without Leaving the House, shares her tips for raising your own veg, with plenty of tips for those with just a limited space. She reveals how volunteering on a roof top farm in New York got her hooked on veg growing and changed her life for the better. She examines the effect of growing veg on our wellbeing and why it matters that we play a part in managing where our food comes from.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/21·40m 34s

Gardening in schools

Wicor Primary School puts gardening at the heart of everything it does – lessons happen outside, natural history is discovered for real on-site and homegrown produce is sold to boost school profits. But exactly how does all this work with the National Curriculum, and how could your kids benefit from the joys of gardening in their school? Louise Moreton has run the teaching gardens at Wicor for more than 12 years and explains all… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/21·24m 7s

Mark Lane on gardening with a disability

Mark Lane, BBC Gardeners’ World first presenter in a wheelchair looks back at how a car accident changed his life, forcing him into using a wheelchair. He reveals how he has overcome the difficulties this has given him, and finds ways to adapt gardening techniques and tools so he can keep on doing what he loves. He shares what he’s learned about gardening with a disability and the practical solutions that have enabled him to create not only a lovely garden but also a thriving career. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/21·38m 14s

Gardening against the odds

Sue Kent has delighted viewers of Gardeners’ World during lockdown, as she demonstrated creative ways to overcome the challenges of gardening with an upper limb difference. She reveals how she created her Welsh coastal garden using, mostly, her feet and – following her appearance on the TV show – the questions most frequently asked by viewers. Sonal Sumaria has found ways to garden with hearing and visual impairment. She shares how she uses her other senses to help her identify what’s around her in the garden – and what she would like to see improve in colleges and workplaces to encourage more young people with disabilities become professional gardeners Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/21·39m 20s

Gardening for a healthier life, with Rangan Chatterjee

Dr Rangan Chatterjee, best-selling author and BBC One’s Doctor in the house talks about the many health benefits of gardening; how it affects our sleep, the nutrition we get, and how it can help us lose those extra pounds. He reveals how those with busy schedules can build healthy habits like gardening into their daily routine and why there is no substitute for getting outside and being surrounded by nature for better health. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/12/20·41m 36s

Monty Don on gardening for wildlife

As natural habitats disappear, gardens have become vital for the future survival of much of our wildlife, from unseen soil-dwelling creatures to hedgehogs and house sparrows. Monty Don has been observing the wildlife that visits his garden at Longmeadow for decades – and how his gardening has encouraged those creatures to not only visit but stay and contribute to a place that’s full of life. As he publishes his discoveries in a new book about the garden wildlife year, we catch up with him to hear his advice on creating a rewarding space that’s as good for wildlife as it is for you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/12/20·48m 45s

Success with orchids

Plant guru Michael Perry shares how to keep the nation’s favourite houseplant thriving – all year round Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/20·37m 31s

Gardening as therapy

Whether it’s improving your physical health, or helping your mental well-being, gardening is good for you. Kathryn Rossiter, chief executive of the garden health charity Thrive, shares why doing just a little in the garden can help a lot in so many ways. Plus she explains why social and therapeutic horticulture programmes are vital in helping people from all walks of life as they battle wide and varied health conditions. We also chat to Imogen, who’s been helped by Thrive, to hear first-hand how gardening has changed her life for the better.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/20·30m 50s

Growing your own food with Alan Titchmarsh

Growing food has been the lockdown activity for so many of us through the pandemic, but can you turn a summer’s interest into a passion for life? We ask Alan Titchmarsh, one of our national gardening treasures, to share his tips for success with fruit and veg – whatever your growing space and conditions. From what to grow in a shady city courtyard to encouraging kids to get gardening, plus sharing harvesting tips and family recipes, Alan will give you the confidence to just have a go – and the appetite to start right now! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/20·39m 40s

Monty Don on gardening for health

Monty Don shares with us how gardening has helped his mental and physical wellbeing throughout his life – that gets him through his darkest days and brings poetry to the happiest times. He reveals how he and Sarah tried to bring a bit of gardening and nature into the glitzy world of 1980s fashion, through their jewellery business, and how when the crash came, it was their garden that saved him. In this revealing conversation, he also shares what he’s learning as he gets older – and why the recent take-up in gardening gives him real hope for the future. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/20·44m 22s

The Gardeners' World Magazine Podcast Trailer

Join the team from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine as we share lively conversation about all things gardening. We’ll be exploring growing for health and for wildlife, success with homegrown food and flowers, making a thriving garden for you and your family to enjoy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/20·3m 29s
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