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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:

Oct 18, 2022

A fond farewell from Ben and directions to the new podcast Dear Gardener, where the Garden Log lives on in spirit.

I'm going to keep the Garden Log online for those who want to relisten or are finding it for the first time. I'm think ready to start again from the beginning!

Dear Gardener can be found on apple here:

Jun 16, 2022

In this excellent episode Ben finds roses like cats, lawns like dunes and flowers like clothes pegs. Also featuring a few simple tricks to stop things dying.


May 20, 2022

Its a sultry spring day on the Garden Log. We muse on the kindness of strangers, advise on planting for a rubble-strewn drive and yearn for romance.

May 12, 2022

In this recreation of a lost walk Ben visits the garden of G. N Brandt (deceased) who brought the arts and crafts movement to Denmark and whose modest orchard-watergarden-woodland survives in the suburbs north of Copenhagen.

May 5, 2022

Its spring and Ben is gardening hard. In a special dispatch from the flowerbeds he reports on sparrows, cosmos and creeping jenny. Also featuring a trip to the fairground, tabloid libel and a woman named X