S02 Episode 11: Gratitude, privilege, responsibility. With Ann-Marie Powell

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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 Back after a break for the last episode in the series Dogs and gardening Lockdown and #BlackLivesMatter – did these change how you felt about your garden? Privilege in the gardening world Telling the stories of plants Reading 05:30 Extract from 'Science and Colonial Expansion. The role of the British Royal Botanical Gardens' by Lucile H. Brockway in American Ethnologist, Journal of the American Ethnological Society, Volume 6 Issue 3, 1979, read by Sui Searle. https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1525/ae.1979.6.3.02a00030 The book of the same name, available here: https://amzn.to/2PbSC4z Gardening should be political – more of this in series three. Gratitude, privilege and responsibility – what that's meant to me in lockdown Interview with the Ann Marie Powell 11:20 11:48 What's behind @myrealgarden? 15:22 Plants, People, Place 18:37 Living in a horticultural household, and how it effects domestic gardening 22:12 How Ann-Marie became a garden designer 23:16 Horticulture within the education system – being given the choice 25:18 Andrew talking absolute rubbish about "gardening with your ears" 27:10 Ann-Marie Powell Gardens – the vital importance of a great team 31:17 The effect of the Hampshire landscape on AMPG's design work 33:47 Is there anything the RHS needs to learn when it comes to reaching new people with shows like Chelsea? 38:56 Ann-Marie's gardens at RHS Wisley in Surrey 42:43 Pro-bono work for Greenfingers charity https://www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk/ 46:03 Quickfire EITHER/OR questions! Fatsia japonica https://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/fatsia-japonica Schefflera rhododendrifolia https://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/schefflera-rhododendrifolia Crûg Farm Nursery https://www.crug-farm.co.uk/ *** Gratitude, privilege and responsibility vs Plants, People, Place. Pick your mantra! Thank you to Ann-Marie for joining me on this episode. You can find Ann-Marie online here: AMPG website: https://www.ann-mariepowell.com/ Ann Marie's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ann_mariepowell/ The @myrealgarden instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/myrealgarden/ And also to Sui Searle for reading from the Lucile H. Brockway paper. You can find Sui on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/thetemperategardener/ and here https://www.instagram.com/decolonisethegarden/ 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. A year of garden coaching If you'd like to find out more about my my 12 month online garden coaching programme, please visit the website, where you can read more details and add your name to the waiting list to be the first to hear when enrolment opens up again. 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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