Day 273: the Houseplant Festival

I’ve just been to a houseplant festival. It was billed in one of the London mags as one of the ten coolest things to do this weekend. But that’s not why I went…

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The Gardens, weeds & words podcast, Series 1 Episode 15

It’s wonderful that I can count old hands with green fingers among the podcast’s loyal listeners, but I’m always delighted when I get feedback from less experienced gardeners. In this episode I’m joined by writer and podcaster [Lucy Lucraft][1], who tells me about her experiences as a complete newcomer to the gardening scene over the course of a conversation that offers both encouragement and a few challenges.

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The Gardens, weeds & words podcast, Series 1 Episode 4

It’s not every day you get to share a podcast episode with a furry critter, which is probably what the Telegraph's Alice Vincent thought when I appeared in her Skype app. It’s definitely what I thought when squirrels began to throw themselves upon the plants on Alice’s balcony as we recorded – perfectly timed to demonstrate just some of the tribulations of gardening 60 feet up.

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