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Welcome to The Garden Log, the audio logbook of English country estate. Please use the little buttons below to listen on itunes, google play or stitcher. Questions, horticultural or otherwise, to:

Jul 5, 2020

In this wind buffeted episode of the Garden Log Ben takes a risk in the compost heap, plants some very special trees and batters the hedges.

Jun 10, 2020

This week the gardeners spread outrageous herbaceous perennials to all corners of the garden and report from the meadow.

Ligularia 'Zepter'
Centranthus ruber 'Albus'
Rodgersia aesculifolia
Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson’
Iris 'Dusky Challenger'
Geranium 'Sirak'
Cynara cardunculus
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunray'


May 15, 2020

In this daring episode of Britain’s favourite gardening podcast Ben comes up the wrong side of the weather, explains how to divide dahlias and encounters an exciting new plant.

Apr 28, 2020

In this episode of the Garden Log Ben returns after three weeks in lockdown to find the grounds more beautiful than ever. Also: aphids, cleomes and the hart’s tongue fern.

Apr 9, 2020

In this locked-down edition of the Garden Log Ben takes a horticultural stroll, makes a case for blowsy tulips and reconsiders the London amelanchier.

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