S02 Episode 10: The Five Minute Garden. With Laetitia Maklouf

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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 Gardening without Chelsea. The RHS Virtual Chelsea Flower Show https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/virtual-chelsea Lockdown gardening interest The Independent Plant Nursery Guide http://independentplantnurseriesguide.uk/ Should we look for a silver lining? Reading 03:20 Extract from The Five Minute Garden by Laetitia Maklouf, read by Emma Jo Real Davies. https://amzn.to/36l871Z Interview with the Laetitia Maklouf 05:15 05:44 Standard Laetitia Lore and the Sweet Pea Seeds 07:29 Sharing online 08:44 How Laetitia has changed as a gardener 09:28 Gardening in small spaces – the benefits of limits 10:03 Moving to real earth – option paralysis 10:36 Prescriptive approach vs you do you 11:08 Trust in your gardening instinct 12:13 Being ruthless. Or… not…! (Hotbin Darling) https://www.hotbincomposting.com/ 13:10 Lockdown sourdough progress 14:24 Teaching the children through gardening 20:34 Being politely steely 22:00 Gardening overwhelm 26:10 The Five Minute Gardener 31:37 Gardening as a transactional relationship 33:25 On the decision not to have photographs in the new book 36:44 What is Laetitia going to do when she grows up? *** Lockdown gardening communicators on Instagram Just some of the folk who have really taken the opportunity to bring people into their own gardens (particularly encouraging and inspiring when some of them are multi award-winning designers) over the past couple of months. Don’t miss Ann-Marie Powell’s lunchtime talks at https://www.instagram.com/myrealgarden/, or Jo Thompson’s daily morning dog rambles through the Sussex countryside in the company of birds and her lovely labrador Rush https://www.instagram.com/jothompsongarden/. And of course, past friends of the podcast Alice Vincent https://www.instagram.com/noughticulture/ and Caro Langton at RoCo https://www.instagram.com/studio.roco/, teaching us about small space gardening and houseplants in their stories. All incredibly generous, and remarkably accessible. Thank you to Laetitia for joining me on this episode. Laetitia's book The Five Minute Garden, published by National Trust Books, 2020, is available here https://amzn.to/36l871Z Laetitia's website: https://laetitiamaklouf.com/ Laetitia on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/laetitiamaklouf And to Emma Jo Real Davies for reading from Laetitia’s book. Emma Jo’s brilliant podcast, The Female Struggle is Real is here https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-female-struggle-is-real/id1215423183 or you can find her on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/emjorealdavies/, or on the airwaves here https://www.kmfm.co.uk/on-air/the-hit-list-with-emma-jo/ I’m ever grateful to all my listeners for your continued support and reviews, I really do appreciate them. You can support the podcast by buying its producer a virtual cup of coffee for three quid, at https://ko-fi.com/andrewtimothyOB. Proceeds will go towards equipment, software and the monthly podcast hosting fees. PLEASE VOTE FOR THE GARDENS, WEEDS & WORDS PODCAST IN THE BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS LISTENER CHOICE CATEGORY https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote Lockdown discounts: A year of garden coaching I’ve been very excited about my new venture – even before the lockdown I’d decided that online garden coaching would be a fantastic way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. With the all the uncertainty around our lives just now I’m holding the the introductory price for the full 12 month programme as well as offering a quarterly payment plan, and there’s 50% off an hour’s Skype consultation call. https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

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