Mic the Gardener Podcast – New Episodes

Mic the Gardener – new episodes now available

Typical isn’t it?

You wait weeks for a new Mic the Gardener podcast and TWO come along at the same time.

I’m delighted to announce that two new podcasts have been published today.

So why two?

Following a request for you to send me your gardening related New Year’s resolutions to include within episode two, I was completely inundated with your responses. It quickly became apparent that what was to have been a five minute slot within the second podcast was going to be difficult to pull off. So many great resolutions and ideas; innovative, topical, sustainable and ALL completely relevant and worthy of inclusion.

So, Jo (my producer) and I sat down (virtually via Zoom) and chatted through all of the resolutions and recorded the whole shebang. Thirty-five minutes of great ideas and your resolutions, including those of some gardening celebrities including Arthur Parkinson, Laetitia Maklouf, Rosy & Rob Hardy, Jimi Blake and celebrity florist, Simon Lycett. It really is a great listen.

Incidentally, Simon Lycett will be my guest in episode three!

And as for the SECOND episode, a lovely chat with nature and food writer and author of the ever popular Almanac, Lia Leendertz. Lia chats about everything Almanac related including where the idea came from, the monthly meditations (be prepared to stand barefoot in your borders!) and how she started out as a writer. It’s a fascinating chat and I know you’ll enjoy it.

The Almanac – A seasonal guide to 2021

I also catch up with Otis Scadding, my best friend and professional gardener, in our regular slot. This time we chat about what Otis looks for in a garden when he first meets a new client.

To listen to the new podcasts click this link.

And if you enjoy listening to the podcasts, please SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW.

Thank you.


Mic the Gardener – Podcast

Well that’s Christmas done and dusted.

Probably not the Christmas any of us were hoping for in the midst of this crazy year. And now those awkward ‘betwixtmas’ days in the lead up to New Year. A cold, bright, sunny day might see you venture out for a bracing, socially distanced walk or, if restrictions in your area allow, a nosey around the sales for a new set of clothes that actually fit our lockdown kilo-enhanced bodies, or is it just me who has succumbed to a few extra pounds around the waistline?

So if none of the above are high on the ‘things to do’ list, you could listen to my BRAND NEW PODCAST, ‘Mic the Gardener’. And yes, that’s Mike with an MIC, as it appears a microphone is my new gardening tool of choice.

My podcasts will be a ‘periodic outing’ (that’s code for whenever I can fit it in) and will include chats with well-known gardening folk, including authors, broadcasters, head gardeners and nursery men and women. There’ll also be interesting and relevant topical news, a virtual wander around my garden and LOADS more.

My first podcast includes a chat with author of ‘Diary of a Modern Country Gardener’, RHS judge and gardener, Tamsin Westhorpe who chats to me about her very first jobs in horticulture. It’s a fascinating insight into the start of her illustrious career.

I also chat to my best friend and local gardener, Otis Scadding, who chats to me about gardening in winter, running his own gardening business and living with anxiety and depression.

And if you’re looking to make some gardening related New Year’s resolutions, then drop me a line on micthegardener01@gmail.com. I’ll be featuring the funniest and best ones in my next podcast.

Hopefully, your appetite sufficiently whetted now, you’re asking exactly where you can listen to this horticultural slice of heaven.

Just click here and this link will take you to a webpage showing the various listening options.

%d bloggers like this: