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Tales From The Potting Bench

Tales From The Potting Bench

By Adam Kirtland

A weekly ramble with the most diverse folk from our world of green fingers, green thumbs and dirty knees.

Flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, herbs and more - it’s bounded to be covered. On your commute, or in the garden of your choosing - we’ll be here to keep your ears busy.
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The Potting Bench Diaries - 7th December 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 7th December 2022
Welcome to The Potting Bench Diaries - 7th December 2022!                     The accompaniment podcast to 'Tales From The Potting Bench' - this is all about what's currently going on in my own garden. This week's episode is all about NOT getting outside...you'll have to listen to find out what I mean! So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a family garden, all year round! Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 BUT WAIT....there's more! Don't forget to listen to this the latest main podcast with RHS Medalist and Young Designer Of The Year finalist, James Smith, here!
03:05
December 07, 2022
Mark Lane - Broadcaster, Writer, Designer!
Mark Lane - Broadcaster, Writer, Designer!
Episode 11: Mark Lane - Broadcaster, Writer, Designer! In the last episode of the current season I had the pleasure of talking to Gardener’s World favourite, Mark Lane. Mark tells me all about his journey to horticulture, which part of his career really brings him the most joy and what we might just see from him in the future. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 and don't forget to use POTTINGBENCH at checkout for 10% everything on their site.           You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out what else I'm upto!
26:37
December 04, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 30th November 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 30th November 2022
Welcome to The Potting Bench Diaries - 30thNovember 2022!                     The accompaniment podcast to 'Tales From The Potting Bench' - this is all about what's currently going on in my own garden. This week's episode is all about slowing down and seeing what's around us right now with a little glance at what is to come... So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a family garden, all year round!                   Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 BUT WAIT....there's more! Don't forget to listen to this the latest main podcast with RHS Medalist and Young Designer Of The Year finalist, James Smith, here! 
03:18
November 30, 2022
James Smith - Young Designer!
James Smith - Young Designer!
Episode 10: James Smith - Young Designer! In this episode I spoke to Young Designer of the year 2021 finalist and RHS Medalist, James Smith. Keep listening to hear just how we think schools can help create an interest in horticulture from a young age and much more… James is still very early in his journey but it was fantastic to talk to a young voice in the bustling world of garden design and to hear a perspective of someone entering into what is bound to be an illustrious career. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 and don't forget to use POTTINGBENCH at checkout for 10% everything on their site.         ou can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out the next guest before everyone else - you can click here to sign up now!
21:05
November 28, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 24th November 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 24th November 2022
Welcome to The Potting Bench Diaries - 24th November 2022!                   The accompaniment podcast to 'Tales From The Potting Bench' - this is all about what's currently going on in my own garden. This week's episode is all about new borders....dark nights and what gets me through to spring! So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a family garden, all year round!                 Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚      BUT WAIT....there's more! Don't forget to listen to this the latest main podcast with The the author of 'The Five Minute Garden' Laetitia Maklouf, here!
02:43
November 24, 2022
Laetitia Maklouf - The Five Minute Garden!
Laetitia Maklouf - The Five Minute Garden!
Episode 9: Laetitia Maklouf - The Five Minute Garden! This week’s episode is for those of us that really cannot find the time to get everything done in the garden as I talk to the author of The Five Minute Garden, Laetitia Maklouf. Laetitia’s latest book aims to cut down, those sometimes daunting tasks - into five minute jobs here and there. Something I know we could all do with help with at the moment. Keep listening to hear more! 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 and don't forget to use POTTINGBENCH at checkout for 10% everything on their site.       You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out the next guest before everyone else - you can click here to sign up now!
25:36
November 21, 2022
Garden Book Review - 'Pots' by Harriet Rycroft
Garden Book Review - 'Pots' by Harriet Rycroft
Garden Book Review - 'Pots' by Harriet Rycroft           Hello and welcome to the first, of I hope many, garden book reviews - brought to you by the Tales From The Potting Bench podcast. During the downtime between seasons of the main podcast (and periodically when there are amazing books released) I hope to bring you reviews of either my favourite garden related books or noteworthy new releases across the horticultural landscape. This time its the turn of the smash, Pots by Harriet Rycroft. Harriet is a bona fide expert when it comes to container gardening and this is set to become a bit of a bible when it comes to growing in this way. I'll say no more and let the podcast do the talking, enjoy! 👉 If you've enjoyed this then please do rate, review, subscribe and share 👈
02:32
November 18, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 16th November 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 16th November 2022
Welcome to The Potting Bench Diaries - 16th November 2022!                 The accompaniment podcast to 'Tales From The Potting Bench' - this is all about what's currently going on in my own garden. This week's episode is all about trying to enjoy what autumn has as well as looking ahead to the depths of winter! So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a family garden, all year round!                 Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚      BUT WAIT....there's more! Don't forget to listen to this the latest main podcast with The Plant Rescuer, Sarah Gerrard-Jones, here!
02:51
November 16, 2022
Sarah Gerrard-Jones - The Plant Rescuer!
Sarah Gerrard-Jones - The Plant Rescuer!
Episode 8: Sarah Gerrard-Jones - The Plant Rescuer! This episode is one for the houseplant fans as I’m joined by The Plant Rescuer, Sarah Gerrard-Jones. Sarah has become known for her near miraculous resurrections of plants, long forgotten by their owners. Keep listening to find out just how much light your plants need and a very exciting bit of news, exclusive to Tales From The Potting Bench. You can find Sarah's book aptly titled 'The Plant Rescuer' in all good bookshops now! 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 and dont forget to use POTTINGBENCH at checkout for 10% everything on their site.     You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out the next guest before everyone else - you can click here to sign up now!
25:11
November 14, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 9th November 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 9th November 2022
Welcome to The Potting Bench Diaries - 9th November 2022!               The accompaniment podcast to 'Tales From The Potting Bench' - this is all about what's currently going on in my own garden. This week I managed to dig up some dahlias and get some winter container potted up, so I've got lots of ideas for you this week. So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a family garden, all year round!               Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚     BUT WAIT....there's more! Don't forget to listen to this the latest main podcast with Jimi Blake, here!
02:42
November 09, 2022
Jimi Blake - Gardening for yourself (and your mind)!
Jimi Blake - Gardening for yourself (and your mind)!
Episode 7: Jimi Blake - Gardening for yourself (and your mind)! In this episode I’m joined by gardener and fellow salvia lover, Jimi Blake of Huntingbrook Gardens, near Dublin in Ireland. Jimi has become synonymous with his stunning gardens which have attracted visitors from all over the world for over 20 years. This is an episode that I’ve been dying to share with you all from the moment we recorded it as me Jimi really get into how plants have lead us both on a journey of self discovery. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 and dont forget to use POTTINGBENCH at checkout for 10% everything on their site.   You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out the next guest before everyone else - you can click here to sign up now!
24:04
November 04, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 2nd November 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 2nd November 2022
Welcome to The Potting Bench Diaries - 2nd November 2022!             The accompaniment podcast to 'Tales From The Potting Bench' - this is all about what's currently going on in my own garden. This week I managed to finish off the tulips and the obsession for pots continues... So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!                   Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚   BUT WAIT....there's more! Don't forget to listen to this week's main podcast with Simon Lycett, here!
02:58
November 02, 2022
Simon Lycett - Beautiful Blooms across the globe!
Simon Lycett - Beautiful Blooms across the globe!
Episode 6: Simon Lycett - Beautiful Blooms across the globe! This week’s episode is a first for the podcast as I’m joined by the very first floristry guest in the form of florist to the stars, Simon Lycett. Simon’s wide ranging career has seen him dress some of the most high profile events across the world, with beautiful blooms. In this conversation you’ll hear him talk about meeting the late Queen Elizabeth II and how his showpiece at this year’s Chelsea came to be. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 and dont forget to use POTTINGBENCH at checkout for 10% everything on their site. You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out the next guest before everyone else - you can click here to sign up now!
26:52
October 31, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 26th October 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 26th October 2022
Welcome to The Potting Bench Diaries - 26th October 2022!           The accompaniment podcast to 'Tales From The Potting Bench' - this is all about what's currently going on in my own garden. This week I was joined by a special guest for recording, but you'll have to wait until the end of the episode to hear about that.     So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!                   Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 BUT WAIT....there's more! Don't forget to listen to this week's main podcast with Lachlan Rae, here!
02:14
October 26, 2022
Lachlan Rae - Searching For The Best Gardens!
Lachlan Rae - Searching For The Best Gardens!
Episode 5: Lachlan Rae - Searching For The Best Gardens!  This episode features a conversation with gardener, horticulturalist and judge of Channel 4’s Garden Of The Year, Lachlan Rae. Lachlan tells me all about his training at The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and how his career progressed to television – enjoy! If you’ve enjoyed this episode you may also enjoy the first episode of this season, featuring another Garden Of The Year judge – Manoj Malde 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out the next guest before everyone else - you can click here to sign up now!
26:38
October 24, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 19th October 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 19th October 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 19th October 2022!         The accompaniment podcast to 'Tales From The Potting Bench' - this is all about what's currently going on in my own garden.          So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!                 Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam Dont forget to listen to this week's main podcast with Tamsin Westhorpe, here!
02:38
October 19, 2022
Tamsin Westhorpe - Grasping The Nettle?
Tamsin Westhorpe - Grasping The Nettle?
Episode 4: Tamsin Westhorpe - Grasping The Nettle!     This episode features a conversation with gardener, writer, podcaster and lecturer, Tamsin Westhorpe. There isn't a part of horticulture that Tamsin hasn’t given a go and her latest book tells us all about it! Enjoy! 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out the next guest before everyone else - you can click here to sign up now!
29:47
October 17, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 12th October 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 12th October 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 12th October 2022!       The accompaniment podcast to 'Tales From The Potting Bench' - this is all about what's currently going on in my own garden.        So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!               Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
02:30
October 12, 2022
Frances Tophill - The Modern Gardener!
Frances Tophill - The Modern Gardener!
Episode 3: Frances Tophill - The Modern Gardener!   In this episode I’m joined by an extra special guest. Gardener, plantsperson, presenter, author and conservationist, Frances Tophill. I caught up with Frances at this years’ Malvern Autumn Show where we talked all about Frances’ inspirational garden at this year’s Gardener’s World Live and much more!   💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out the next guest before everyone else - you can click here to sign up now!
14:15
October 10, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 5th October 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 5th October 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 5th October 2022!     The accompaniment podcast to 'Tales From The Potting Bench' - this is all about what's currently going on in my own garden.      So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!             Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
02:53
October 04, 2022
Josie Lewis - Inside Sarah Raven's 'Perch Hill'!
Josie Lewis - Inside Sarah Raven's 'Perch Hill'!
Episode 2: Josie Lewis - Inside Sarah Raven's 'Perch Hill'! In this episode I spoke to Head Gardener of Sarah’ Raven’s Cutting Garden at Perch Hill, Josie Lewis. Josie talked about plant trials for upcoming catalogues and her love of Dahlias and Roses. This is a really fascinating insight into the ins and outs of a working trials garden, especially one that we've all come to love! 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜         You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out the next guest before everyone else - you can click here to sign up now!
21:33
October 03, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 28th September 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 28th September 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 28th September 2022!     The accompaniment podcast to 'Tales From The Potting Bench' - this is all about whats currently going on in my own garden.    So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!           Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
03:03
September 28, 2022
Manoj Malde - From Fashion to Passion?
Manoj Malde - From Fashion to Passion?
Episode 13: Manoj Malde - From Fashion to Passion? The first episode of the new season features a conversation with Garden Designer and Judge on Channel 4’s ‘Garden Of The Year’ – Manoj Malde. Manoj gives a great insight into his previous life in fashion and how gardening isn't all that different from that world! We also talk about his 2017 Chelsea Flower Show garden, inspired by Mexico…Enjoy! 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜       You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out the next guest before everyone else - you can click here to sign up now!
31:08
September 26, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 21st September 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 21st September 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 21st September 2022!   This week I'm sowing seeds, taking cuttings and planting bulbs. The chill in the air is here and Autumn is just on the horizon!       So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!         Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
02:43
September 20, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 14th September 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 14th September 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 14th September 2022!     An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.     So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!       Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
02:36
September 14, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 7th September 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 7th September 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 7th September 2022!   An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.   So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!     Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
02:36
September 07, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 3rd August 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 3rd August 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 3rd August 2022! An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ. So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!   Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
02:46
August 03, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 26th July 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 26th July 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 26th July 2022!     An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.   So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!   Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
02:52
July 27, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 6th July 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 6th July 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 6th July 2022!   An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ. So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden! Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
02:42
July 06, 2022
1️⃣3️⃣ Charles Dowding - To Dig or Not to Dig...?
1️⃣3️⃣ Charles Dowding - To Dig or Not to Dig...?
Episode 13: Charles Dowding - To Dig or Not to Dig...? This episode features the innovator of No Dig – Charles Dowding. We discuss the many many benefits to this method of growing and how Charles’ passion continues with trying to educate as many people as possible about the ways of no dig. This is a fascinating conversation with a true green fingered legend. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜     You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
32:19
July 04, 2022
IT'S BACK! - (Mini Episode) - The Potting Bench Diaries - 29th June 2022
IT'S BACK! - (Mini Episode) - The Potting Bench Diaries - 29th June 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 29th June 2022! An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.                     So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden! Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
03:19
June 28, 2022
1️⃣2️⃣ Daisy Upton - Gardening with (or without!) kids!
1️⃣2️⃣ Daisy Upton - Gardening with (or without!) kids!
Episode 12: Daisy Upton - Five Minute Mum! This episode features This episode features something a little different as I’m talking to someone you’d not necessarily associate with the world of gardening. This week’s guest is the wonderful Daisy Upton, otherwise known as The Five Minute Mum. We talk about how Daisy puts together five minute activities for children, both indoors and outdoors and how her garden is her sanctuary away from the kids!! 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜   You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
25:55
June 27, 2022
BONUS - Joe Swift at Gardener's World Live 2022
BONUS - Joe Swift at Gardener's World Live 2022
BONUS EPISODE: Joe Swift at Gardener's World Live 2022! This episode was recorded live at the BBC Gardener's World Live event with none other than the wonderful Joe Swift. We talk about how this show compares to the like of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Joe's highlights of GW Live. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜   You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
06:53
June 18, 2022
(Mini Episode) - The Potting Bench Diaries - 15th June 2022
(Mini Episode) - The Potting Bench Diaries - 15th June 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 15th June 2022! Sweet Peas, Dahlias and... An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.                   So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!       Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
03:13
June 15, 2022
1️⃣1️⃣ Matthew Pottage - Wisley and beyond!
1️⃣1️⃣ Matthew Pottage - Wisley and beyond!
Episode 11: Matthew Pottage - Wisley and beyond! This episode features RHS Wisley’s Curator and Gardener’s Question Time panelist Matthew Pottage. Matthew talks about how his own garden inspires his latest book How To Garden When You Rent and why being the youngest ever RHS garden curator matters to him. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
31:60
June 13, 2022
June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022
00:34
June 02, 2022
(Mini Episode) - The Potting Bench Diaries - 1st June 2022
(Mini Episode) - The Potting Bench Diaries - 1st June 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 1st June 2022!           An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.                 So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!       Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
03:18
May 31, 2022
🔟 Michael Marriott - The Rose Expert!
🔟 Michael Marriott - The Rose Expert!
Episode 10: Michael Marriott - The Rose Expert! This episode features rose expert, rose garden designer, and author Michael Marriott. We talk all about Michael’s extensive rose knowledge, how much easier it is to grow roses than some people may think and about Michael’s brand new book 'Rose' from RHS and DK Books. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜           You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
27:04
May 30, 2022
(Mini Episode) - The Potting Bench Diaries - 25th May 2022
(Mini Episode) - The Potting Bench Diaries - 25th May 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 25th May 2022!         An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.               So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!     Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
03:25
May 24, 2022
9️⃣ Jean Vernon - Addicted To Bees!
9️⃣ Jean Vernon - Addicted To Bees!
Episode 9: Jean Vernon - Addicted To Bees This episode features best selling author Jean Vernon, where she reveals all to me about the secret life of garden pollinators – in all their many forms! 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜         You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
25:00
May 23, 2022
(Mini Episode) - The Potting Bench Diaries - 18th May 2022
(Mini Episode) - The Potting Bench Diaries - 18th May 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 18th May 2022!       An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.             So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!   Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
03:36
May 17, 2022
8️⃣ Kenny Raybould - Prince Of Plants
8️⃣ Kenny Raybould - Prince Of Plants
Episode 8: Kenny Raybould - Prince Of Plants This episode features Kenny Raybould, perhaps better known as The Prince Of Plants. We talk all about Kenny’s time at Covent Garden, breaking the ‘rules’ of horticulture and not being afraid to bend the norm when it comes to growing… 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜       You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
25:16
May 16, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 11th May 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 11th May 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 11th May 2022!     An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.           So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden! Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
03:12
May 10, 2022
7️⃣ Sam Corfield - Sow, Grow, Gather
7️⃣ Sam Corfield - Sow, Grow, Gather
Episode 7: Sam Corfield This episode features Sam Corfield, also known as The Hairy Horticulturalist. Sam talks to me about his brand new gardening book Sow, Grow, Gather and why its different to other gardening books. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people at Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜       You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
27:04
May 09, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 4th May 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 4th May 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 4th May 2022!   An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.         So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!         Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
03:06
May 03, 2022
6️⃣ Chris Wiley - The Sustainable Alternatives
6️⃣ Chris Wiley - The Sustainable Alternatives
Episode 6: Chris Wiley   This episode features Chris Wiley, owner of plant trial company Sow Successful limited. We talk all about the tests and checks that plants go through and also about the future of peat free growing.  💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people are Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜     You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
24:09
May 02, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 27th April 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 27th April 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 27th April 2022!     An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.     So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!     Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
03:14
April 26, 2022
5️⃣. Jo Thompson - The Gardener's Palette
5️⃣. Jo Thompson - The Gardener's Palette
Episode 5: Jo Thompson This episode is a conversation with the Chelsea gold medal winning Garden Designer Jo Thompson. We talk about her inspiration and how she draws from a garden’s surroundings to create something truly unique. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people are Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜    You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
25:47
April 24, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 20th April 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 20th April 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 20th April 2022!   An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ.   So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden!   Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
03:26
April 20, 2022
4️⃣. Mitch Grows - The Science of Organic Growing
4️⃣. Mitch Grows - The Science of Organic Growing
Episode 4: Mitch Grows In this episode we’re talking about organic growing and the science behind food production with Mitch Grows as he takes on a brand new project of his own! Mitch’s new growing space is full of opportunity and it’s an interesting experiment to see what can be done on land that has been used for hard agriculture. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people are Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜    You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
27:06
April 17, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 13th April 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 13th April 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 13th April 2022! An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ. So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden! Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
02:59
April 13, 2022
3️⃣. Mr Plant Geek - How it all began...
3️⃣. Mr Plant Geek - How it all began...
Episode 3: Mr Plant Geek, Michael Perry This episode features a conversation with the man, the myth, the legend Michael Perry, otherwise known as Mr Plant Geek. We talk about where it all began and where its heading…Michael always seems to find the most new and unique ways of keeping horticulture fresh and exciting so this is sure to be one you won't want to miss. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people are Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜    You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
27:57
April 11, 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 6th April 2022
The Potting Bench Diaries - 6th April 2022
Welcome to the The Potting Bench Diaries - 6th April 2022! An accompaniment to the Tales From The Potting Bench...but this time it's about my garden and what I've been up to this week! Every Wednesday I'll be taking you through a whistle-stop tour of the comings and goings of what's happening at Potting Bench HQ. So, whether you're in the car, on the commute, in the garden or just at home then this is the perfect snapshot for you about life in a year round garden! Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you've enjoyed this 💚 Adam
02:51
April 06, 2022
2️⃣. Cloud Gardener - Growing in the Sky!
2️⃣. Cloud Gardener - Growing in the Sky!
Episode 2: Cloud Gardener, Jason Williams In the second episode of the new season I spoke to Jason Williams, otherwise known online as Cloud Gardener UK. This episode is all about growing in the sky…or on a balcony at least! We talk about the differences and difficulties between growing ‘on the ground’ and growing in the clouds. Jason’s outlook on the world and how he sees it is wonderful to hear and I hope you’ll agree that his garden certainly unique in its own way. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people are Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜    You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
29:05
April 04, 2022
1️⃣. Claus Dalby - Bulbs, Books and Borders
1️⃣. Claus Dalby - Bulbs, Books and Borders
Episode 1: Claus Dalby.  In the first episode of the new season I had the extreme pleasure of talking with Danish Gardening Sensation, Claus Dalby (@ClausDalby).  An absolute inspiration to many gardeners, especially those who love to grow in pots and containers, as you’ll know that I also love too. We talk about growing across the seasons and Claus’ own inspirations for the way that he grows. 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people are Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜   You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
28:12
March 28, 2022
Season 2 - Trailer
Season 2 - Trailer
Hello, I’m back for another season of Tales From The Potting Bench! Join me on Monday 28th March as I bring you another fantastic guest from the horticultural world! The first guests is none other than Danish gardening sensation, Claus Dalby! 💜 This season is sponsored by the wonderful people are Plant Grow, producers of award winning organic fertilisers made with zero chemicals. Great For your garden and even greater for the planet 💜 You can follow me on Instagram for more gardening goodness at @viewfromthepottingbench
00:39
March 22, 2022
9. Life is a Drag! with @dragqueen_gardener
9. Life is a Drag! with @dragqueen_gardener
9️⃣ Episode 9: @dragqueen_gardener . **Now available to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts!** . In this episode I talk to the fabulous @dragqueen_gardener! A truly unique guest on the podcast and surely an episode you won’t forget for a while! . We talk about which came first, the gardening or drag? And what might be next for the Drag Queen Gardener. . If you enjoyed this then why not follow Tom for more? . This was the last episode in the current season but I’ll be back in the new year for more gardening fun on Season 2. There is something new in the pipeline too so watch this space! . Thank you for listening to this episode of #TalesFromThePottingBench
53:50
October 25, 2021
8. The Joy Of Gardening with @ellenmarygardening
8. The Joy Of Gardening with @ellenmarygardening
8️⃣ Episode 8: @ellenmarygardening. **Now available to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts!**  Join me as I talk to Ellen Mary (@ellenmarygardening) as we discuss, among other thing, the wonderful world of gardening for wellbeing!  Ellen’s book ‘The Joy Of Gardening’ is out now and is available in Waterstones and all good bookshops. You can also find the link there to the podcast she doesn’t with @mrplantgeek, Michael Perry - ‘Plant Based Podcast’ If you enjoyed this then why not follow Ellen for more?  Subscribe today to get the next episode directly to your podcast player each week  Thank you for listening to this episode of #TalesFromThePottingBench
39:32
October 19, 2021
7. Legends Of The Leaf! with @j.l.perrone
7. Legends Of The Leaf! with @j.l.perrone
Join me as I talk to Jane Perrone (@j.l.perrone) as we discuss growing your own indoor jungle and where to get started with houseplants! Jane’s book ‘Legends Of The Leaf’ will be out next year and you can preorder it through the link in her Instagram Bio. You can also find the link there to her podcast ‘On The Ledge’. If you enjoyed this then why not follow Jane for more? . Subscribe today to get the next episode directly to your podcast player each week . Thank you for listening to this episode of #TalesFromThePottingBench
39:35
October 12, 2021
BONUS - Gardening for Kids with @skinnyjeangardener
BONUS - Gardening for Kids with @skinnyjeangardener
In this bonus mini episode I caught up with Lee Connelly otherwise know as @skinnyjeangardener on Instagram . Lee is known for his work with both CBBC and Blue Peter and has huge plans with helping schools educate children on the fundamental importance of gardening knowing what you’re growing! . This bonus episode was recorded during the RHS Malvern Autumn Show in September 2021 . If you enjoyed this then why not follow Lee for more? . Subscribe today to get the next episode directly to your podcast player each week . Thank you for watching this episode of #TalesFromThePottingBench
11:14
September 29, 2021
6. British Flowers Rock! with @alstroemeriaben
6. British Flowers Rock! with @alstroemeriaben
Join me as I talk to Ben Cross (@alstroemeriaben) as we discuss the British grown flowers, the humble Alstroemeria and the sustainability of the past! . The tireless work that Ben does to raise awareness of imported flowers is nothing short of incredible. Some very eye opening stats in this chat I’m sure you’ll not want to miss. . If you enjoyed this then why not follow Ben for more? . Subscribe today to get the next episode directly to your podcast player each week . Thank you for watching this episode of #TalesFromThePottingBench
46:05
September 27, 2021
5. The Future Of Gardening with @matthewwilsongardens
5. The Future Of Gardening with @matthewwilsongardens
Join me as I talk to garden designer Matthew Wilson (@matthewwilsongardens) as we discuss the Chelsea Flower Show, the future of gardening and much more. . Matthew was recently voted as one of the top 50 garden designers by House and Garden Magazine and you can really understand why after hearing this . If you enjoyed this then why not follow Matthew for more? . Subscribe today to get the next episode directly to your podcast player each week . Thank you for watching this episode of #TalesFromThePottingBench
53:57
September 20, 2021
4. An Allotment Chronicle with @allotment4life
4. An Allotment Chronicle with @allotment4life
Join me as I talk to Hanna from @allotment4life on Instagram as we talk about the three years since she started her allotment and her IG account and the journey she has had in that time . Hanna’s grid is full of hints, tips and tricks but it’s also a masterclass in reel making and how gardening can be entertaining in another form! . If you enjoyed this then why not follow Hanna on Instagram? . Subscribe today to get the next episode directly to your podcast player each week . Thank you for watching this episode of #TalesFromThePottingBench
36:04
September 13, 2021
3. Seeds, Seeds, Seeds with @therosepressgarden
3. Seeds, Seeds, Seeds with @therosepressgarden
Join the wonderful Lizzie and me as we discuss; how The Rose Press Garden came about and how that quickly became the brilliant business it is now, a year on. . Lizzie is a real inspiration for both gardeners and small business owners alike, proving what determination can do in such a short period of time. But she’s also not shy of the fact that it’s bloody hard work! . If you enjoyed this then why not subscribe on Apple Podcasts today? The video will also be available on YouTube - all links are in my bio 💚💚 . Thank you for watching this episode of #TalesFromThePottingBench
27:20
September 06, 2021
2. Garden Beginnings with @mike_thegardener
2. Garden Beginnings with @mike_thegardener
Join Mike and me as we discuss; Mike's beginnings in gardening, how that evolved into a world in front of the camera and his podcast series including the latest episode with @mr_plantgeek . It's interesting to see Mike in the 'hot seat' instead of asking the questions himself this time so I hope you'll enjoy this chat as much as we did! . If you enjoyed this then why not subscribe today! . You can follow me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/ViewFromThePottingBench
30:06
August 31, 2021
1. Allotments and Teepees with @diaryofaladygardener
1. Allotments and Teepees with @diaryofaladygardener
Join Shannon and me as we discuss; how she got her allotment, no dig, her infamous teepee and how she bloody well tries to enjoy the fruits of her labour! . 👍 This is a fantastic chat with a really down to earth (pun intended) allotmenteer and gardener who tries to grow as much as she can…and have as much fun as she can! . If you enjoyed this then why not subscribe today! . You can follow me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/ViewFromThePottingBench
29:09
August 23, 2021