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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:

Nov 29, 2017

This was a windy, thrifty, rotten sort of week. I'm talking medlars, erotic Persian gardening, phytophthora and robin training. Just November things.


Nov 22, 2017

Now back in England, hands firmly in the soil, head high in the clouds.

Its time to talk compost. Also, I'll be flagging some issues with Iris pseudacorus and conducting a survey of the flowering plants still braving the November chill.

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Nov 15, 2017

This week’s special edition focuses on planting a spectacular, long flowering border to keep you radioactively warm all winter.


Plants used for this project:


Allium moly

Erigeron karvinskianus

x Heucherella ‘Kimono’

Hylotelephium spectabile 'Carl'

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Sparkle White’

Kniphofia ‘Toffee...

Nov 8, 2017

Another wander through the gardening week. In this episode it’s time to talk tulips. I tell the story of my Morning Glory and commiserate with a listener over his dismembered tiarella.

Nov 1, 2017

This week we focus on root-balled yew, how to get the best from your beautyberry and plan on transforming the garden into just the right sort of fiery hell-pit.

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