S01 Episode 13: Joined-up gardens. With Jo Thompson

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S01 Episode 13: Joined-up gardens. With Jo Thompson A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack The fox who ate my socks. Joined-up gardens Micro book review The Bumblebee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury, published by Bloomsbury 2018 https://amzn.to/2xqWSEw Full review https://gardensweedsandwords.com/gwwblog/the-bumblebee-flies-anyway Extract read by Rachel Coldbreath Interview with Jo Thompson 07:46 08:27 The BBC Springwatch garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower show 17:05 Talking to the neighbours 17:44 Does a wildlife garden have to look messy? 21:45 Letting nature find its balance 22:46 A conversation with nature – a cooperative way to garden 26:12 An ongoing relationship between a designer and her gardens 30:42 The concept of “rewinding” in garden design 34:08 Jo’s planting style 38:21 Jo’s love for roses: what’s the attraction of roses? Arne Maynard’s head gardener Steve Lannin on roses http://arnemaynard.com/journal/garden-diary/a-good-year-for-the-roses/#.XRt2zJNKjJw An article by Sarah Raven in the Telegraph on growing roses at Sissinghurst https://www.gardensillustrated.com/plants/15-roses-from-sissinghurst-castle/ Light touch gardening – a winning situation for all A huge thank you to Jo for joining me on this episode. You can find her here: instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jothompsongarden/ website: http://jothompson-garden-design.co.uk/ Thanks also to Rachel Coldbreath for reading the extract from The Bumblebee Flies Anyway. You can find Rachel on Twitter at https://twitter.com/chiller. And I’m indebted as ever to Richard Chivers, for giving voice to the Garden Jargon Buster. You can find Richard’s blog here http://sharpenyourspades.co.uk/, or seek him out on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sharpenyourspades/ or Twitter https://twitter.com/spadesharp. website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

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