The Gardens, weeds & words podcast, Series 1 Episode 11

Have you ever noticed that everything tastes a bit better outdoors? Wouldn’t it be great if we could move seemlessly from our houses to our outdoor space, pulling food straight from the garden, preparing it and even cooking it outdoors? I talk to garden designer Victoria Wade about how she makes this possible for her clients.

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Day 153: worn brickwork and weeds

With so much going on in the garden just now (turn around, another flower pops out), it may seem a tad perverse I’m using today’s post to talk about an old wall and a patch of troublesome Boraginaceae

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The Gardens, weeds & words podcast, Series 1 Episode 10

What do you do when you realise you’ve been living with someone else’s garden? In discussion with landscape architect Marian Boswall, we discuss intention and purpose in garden design, the place of the landscape, and who the client really is.

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The Gardens, weeds & words podcast, Series 1 Episode 3

Episode 3 of the Gardens, weeds & words podcast is out and, as the clocks go back and we head into darkness, I’m talking to food and lifestyle photographer Ros Atkinson about the part light has to play in her beautiful images. And trying to get to the bottom of her love affair with vegetables.

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The Gardens, weeds & words podcast, Series 1 Episode 2

As the leaves fall, we begin to see our gardens in their wider context, which makes it a perfect time to consider how they relate to the surrounding landscape. In this episode I’m joined by the artist Celia Hart, who discusses her earliest plant memories, and the role that her local Suffolk landscape has upon her work.

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