Best cottage garden podcasts we could find (Updated June 2018)
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A walk in the Scottish cottage garden of Sheila Averbuch, of the gardening blog Stopwatch Gardener. Flowers, vegetables, fruit and more. See more on www.stopwatchgardener.com
 
Join Jami Boys of the website An Oregon Cottage and her husband Brian (always a co-conspirator in DIY projects and videos) as they discuss cooking simple, real foods, growing food and flowers, and tackling easy home improvement and decor projects - the kind everyone can do. You'll hear the things that went well, as well as things that didn't go according to plan (that you just have to laugh about). Never ones to get hung up on perfection or abilities, they believe everyone can make a house a ...
 
Welcome to the Cottage Garden Party where we will keep you informed about garden conversations, events, tips and product reviews from books to tools. We wil l even suggest gardens to see, garden adventures to have and spotlight some fabulous horticultural folks you will want to know about. Settle in, pour a cup of tea and transplant yourself into my world. Thanks for joining my Cottage Garden Party!
 
The RHS Gardening Podcast offers seasonal advice, inspiration and practical solutions to gardening problems. Trusted gardening professionals give you the latest horticultural advice, scientific research and tried and tested techniques to bring out the best in your garden. Topics covered include: growing your own vegetables, flowers, garden design, lawn care and gardening with children. Plus expert masterclasses in topics ranging from cottage garden plants, growing orchids, to pest control an ...
 
The Palace in the Garden is the engaging story of three orphans sent to live in the mysterious country cottage of ROSEBUDS. The inquisitive children piece together the unexpected mystery of the Palace in the garden & all that goes with it. The story has a few twists. This book put me in mind of the Secret Garden.(Introduction by ilianthe)
 
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Jami and Brian talk about why reading books is so much better than reading little social media posts. They discuss the different formats (yes, audiobooks count and are sometimes better). And how to find the time to get books read. Then they get into just a brief overview of some of their favorite books. And Jami goes through an example week of ...…
 
As new plantings emerge from the dust and hubbub of the redevelopments at Wisley, we explore the Wisteria Walk and Heather Landscape. Plus a round-up of RHS partner gardens to visit this summer, results of a two-year science research project into how gardeners can best deal with carrot fly and wildlife writer Kate Bradbury rallies gardeners in ...…
 
Jami and Brian talk about the costs of eating out all the time. It's not just expensive in terms of money. Jami shares some of her favorite go-to meals that you can make quickly and easily when you don't feel like spending a lot of time cooking. Brian talks about the latest updates on the farmhouse. Plus lots more.…
 
This week we're at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in Derbyshire, revelling in this floral extravaganza in the heart of the Peak District. Florist Jonathan Moseley reveals the UK's largest ever orchid display and James Alexander-Sinclair chairs a live question and answer session with leading gardening experts including Martin Fish, Leigh Hunt an ...…
 
One of the greatest gardeners of the 20th century, Beth Chatto, recently died at the age of 94. Beth was admired and loved by family, friends and gardeners around the world. One of those friends was another legendary plantsman, Roy Lancaster. He visited the garden in Essex she created with her late husband, Andrew, to discuss the development of ...…
 
Jami and Brian talk about the bane of Northwest gardeners--the invasive Himalayan blackberry and how they've dealt with it in the past. This time around they've had to take extreme measures. They give some updates on the remodeling progress of their hundred year old farmhouse fixes. There's food coming in from the garden, so Jami shares some ea ...…
 
Garden designer, TV presenter and RHS flower show judge James Alexander-Sinclair takes us on a journey into the heart and soul of the Chelsea Flower Show, exploring top-end design, incredible plants and planting, and meeting the people who make it all happen and the celebrities who turn out in force to soak up the Chelsea buzz. Find out about f ...…
 
In the final part of our exclusive behind-the-scenes Chelsea preview podcasts, we meet designer Matt Keightley who's in the process of creating a trailblazing health and wellbeing garden - the RHS Feel Good Garden - which will live on after the show as a permanent garden at the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. For more info and useful ...…
 
Get an exclusive peek behind the scenes of the greatest flower show on earth. Today we celebrate the real stars of the show – the plants! Designers Chris Beardshaw, Bunny Guinness and Kate Gould share their insights into the planting in this year’s show gardens and Show Manager Katherine Potsides outlines some of the other plant highlights to l ...…
 
Get an exclusive peek behind the scenes of the greatest flower show on earth! Join us as we discover what's in store in our new 'Space to Grow' garden category, meeting designer Kate Gould who shares the trials, triumphs and tribulations that are all part and parcel of the Chelsea experience, along with a healthy dose of tips and hints for maki ...…
 
Hear behind the scenes interviews with award-winning garden designer Jo Thompson and Show Manager Katherine Potsides, who give a tantalising preview of the show and explore the increasing presence of women at Chelsea from designers to engineers and planting teams. Wildlife gardening expert Kate Bradbury shares a call to arms for gardeners to ge ...…
 
Jami and Brian discuss Remodeling Magazine's list of remodeling projects that give you biggest and smallest return on your money when you sell your house. Then they talk about their own projects compare and the "you have to live there" factor. Jami shares recipes from the garden for spring, and they both discuss a riveting book series they've b ...…
 
Garden designer and television presenter James Alexander-Sinclair meets Sue Biggs, RHS Director General to discuss the Society's plans to invest millions of pounds in the future of gardening - revolutionising our gardens and horticultural research. Plus advice on restoring damaged lawns, coping with cats in the garden and suggestions on shrubs ...…
 
Jami and Brian talk about how much average people are spending on new cars and how you much more freedom you have in your life if you don't spend that much. They discuss what they've found to be the used-car "sweet spot," not too cheap but still nice, and then list off the things you need if you're going to drive used vehicles--like a mechanic ...…
 
We speak to orchid experts at the recent RHS London Orchid Show and Plant Fair to get top tips on how to grow these most alluring of houseplants. Author and naturalist Jon Dunn shares his love of the native orchids that grow across the British Isles. Plus we talk to the people behind the incredible orchid displays planned for this year's RHS Ch ...…
 
The very first episode of Cottage Garden Party!
 
Welcome to the Inaugural Edition of "The Cottage Garden Party". We hope to provide an exciting way of personalizing the garden experience in the DMV by sharing exciting gardens, garden experiences, basic conversations on gardening and anything else we can think of. Embracing the garden experience is a passion of mine and I would love to share i ...…
 
Jami and Brian talk about the kitchen gadgets and small appliances that are worth taking up storage space and spending $$ for. The bottom line is it has to do something really useful or replace one of the more standard small appliances. Jami talks about the advantages of freezing your garden produce. Brian discusses health sharing ministries as ...…
 
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The results are in! A gruesome lineup of slugs, bugs and other garden baddies has been compiled in our annual round-up of the most troublesome garden pests. We head to the Laboratory to find out who's on the list and how to deal with them, and then out into the garden to see what's going on in the beds and borders at Wisley. Plus we open the po ...…
 
Jami and Brian recorded this episode on their street-level balcony near downtown Austin, Texas. Because they were staying in the busy Red River District, you hear lots of cars, an airplane, and even some panhandlers asking for money. Jami and Brian talk about some of the great experiences they had over the course of a few days, including some o ...…
 
Hear timely tips on what to do now if you want to grow fruit this year, plus we meet Wisley's plant propagation team and scientist Hayley Jones shares hints on how to get wildlife on side to help against common garden pests. And should gardeners be worried about sepsis? We get expert advice on this and other gardening health and safety issues. ...…
 
Brian and Jami go back in their history to the heyday of thrift store shopping (eBay changed everything) and share some of their all-time favorite finds. Jami shares a list of "Things You Should Never Buy At A Thrift Store" published in a major magazine, and has a good laugh. Plus, she lists recipes you can make in a vintage cast iron pan--one ...…
 
Jami and Brian talk about their garden plan for the farmhouse. Their first city garden was too small. Their first country garden was too big. So this one is going to be just right. Exactly like Goldilocks. They discuss sunlight, deer, raised beds, paths and other things to think about. Jami has some great garden-to-table recipes to share. And t ...…
 
Jami and Brian share updates on a variety of topics from past shows, including wood countertops, grilling with infrared, and what's happening with the hundred-year-old farmhouse. They talk about items from "This Is Really Cool" that are still working great. Plus, updates on some food videos.
 
Can houseplants be dangerous for pets? And what is the new plant disease Xylella and how can gardeners avoid it? The Gardening Advice team discusses these and other enquiries, while Wisley Curator Matthew Pottage shares his love of houseplants, focusing on one old favourite in particular. Plus we hear about an exciting new garden feature planne ...…
 
Jami and Brian are joined in the studio by their 13-year-old dog Samson as they talk about how turmeric has helped him overcome injuries and stay active. Brian recounts how Samson was found wandering in the forest. Jami discusses his knee and hip problems (which are common for larger dogs), the other medical remedies we tried, and how adding th ...…
 
Jami and Brian talk about planning for their third garden. They discuss what they learned from planting a tiny city garden and then planting a probably-too-big country garden. And now their upcoming farmhouse garden is going to be "just right." (Like the porridge in Goldilocks.) Jami lists off the vegetables and flowers she WILL grow again. And ...…
 
The RHS Shows season got off to a flying start with the Early Spring Plant Fair last week. We went along to marvel at the hanging snowdrop extravaganza and meet the growers and celebrity experts who make it all happen - including Alys Fowler who gives seasonal houseplant tips and the team from Birmingham Botanical Gardens who share insight into ...…
 
Jami and Brian talk about what it's like to have jobs where they don't commute to an office. When you can determine what you'll do every day, having a set schedule is SO important. Even then things will come up EVERY DAY that try to throw it off. In case you're curious about what it would be like, they share their schedule (and what actually ha ...…
 
Discover the benefits and pleasures of growing indoor plants, and get some expert tips on how to make yours flourish. Experts pick their favourite houseplants and share tips on common pitfalls to avoid. Plus we discuss the findings of ongoing RHS research into the health benefits of growing indoor greenery, and get an insider's guide on how to ...…
 
Jami and Brian talk about all the benefits of regular exercise (you probably know all that) but then they get into how they've made it a habitual part of their lives. They approach it from completely different backgrounds. Jami shares some great food ideas for getting into better shape and then discusses the old question, "Can you simply exerci ...…
 
As we begin the slow ascent to spring, the advice team shares wisdom on how to tackle rabbits eating bulbs, organic slug control, and whether you can grow the seaside plant samphire in Birmingham among other queries. Plus discover what's in store at our upcoming London Shows and how you can enter your favourite plants into one of the many RHS h ...…
 
In a FIRST for their podcast, Jami and Brian record this episode "live" as they walk through the hundred-year-old-farmhouse they're going to be fixing up. (OK, technically not really live. But with enough background noises to sound live.) They give a quick tour, starting on the front porch, talking about what needs to be remodeled and what they ...…
 
We would have titled this one "How To Get Rid Of JUNK," except that it's easy to rid of useless stuff. It's a lot harder to get rid of stuff that's valuable but still needs to go because it's cluttering your home and your life. Jami & Brian discuss how they've been able to break that emotional attachment, and then what's worked for selling, don ...…
 
We visit the press launch for 2018's Chelsea Flower Show to discover the exciting gardens in store this year. Our trusty team of gardening experts answers questions on how to dig safely, keeping potted Christmas trees alive, whether you can grow houseplants in dark rooms, and what to do about a lawn that keeps dying. Plus botanist James Armitag ...…
 
Jami and Brian tell more of the story of how and why they're buying a nearly hundred year old farmhouse out in the country--that's going to need a lot of work. They talk about why they sold their converted ranch, why it took them 15 months to find this new property, and what their plans are. Plus some wonderful, classic holiday films they've ad ...…
 
Jami and Brian talk about their life before they were serious budgeters. What was the event that caused them to get really serious about tracking their finances and saving for things. And now having made it a habit, what have been the benefits of keeping to a budget and planning for the future. Since neither of us are spreadsheet-nerds, we foun ...…
 
Are you dotty about dahlias, fanatical about ferns or ardent about alpines? Then why not join a plant society? In this episode we meet a band of enthusiasts who are keen to share a love of plants with others and help new gardeners grow their favourite plants. Plus part two of our mini-series on attracting birds to your garden.…
 
It's time to look forward to the New Year and make a fresh start with your finances, personal development, weight, and everything else. Brian and Jami talk about the remarkable effectiveness of setting goals--and actually writing them down. Of course, it's not always that easy to change. Brian tells about the time he thought a handheld PDA was ...…
 
We look back at the best bits of 2017 including 'feel good' gardens at Chelsea, a brand new flower show at Chatsworth and groundbreaking RHS research on gardening in a changing climate. Plus botanist James Armitage meets an incredibly ancient plant in his latest Wisley Plant Encounter. See www.rhs.org.uk/wisleyplantencounters…
 
The gardening advisors gather to solve queries on what you can prune now, whether you can plant trees in winter and how to protect bay trees from cold weather. Resident wildlife expert Helen Bostock meets Adrian Thomas from the RSPB to find out which birds come to Britain in winter and how gardeners can encourage our feathered friends. Plus a l ...…
 
Jami and Brian talk about their favorite Christmas movies and TV specials. Brian really likes Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" of which there are about two dozen versions. Among her many other favorites, Jami explains why she likes "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" but not "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer." Then they discuss the time-saving gift-wrapp ...…
 
Jami and Brian discuss their top 10 best gifts to give kids. They don't have to be expensive to be enjoyed. Brian recalls the year he got walkie-talkies and Jami remembers how much she loved Barbies, but somehow that gene didn't get passed down to the next generation. They go through each category of toys, books, games, and other kinds of gifts ...…
 
We visit a thriving community garden in an unlikely spot close to the M1 in Bedfordshire, and speak to local residents and volunteers who say it has changed their lives. Meanwhile, Wisley's curator Matt Pottage meets life-long conifer fan Adrian Bloom who encourages gardeners to take another look at these much-maligned plants.…
 
Brian and Jami talk about the best gifts to give grown-ups. They share a couple of funny stories involving gifts of clothing (and one sweater that wasn't supposed to be a gift). Then they go down the list of items either they've given or received that were helpful, fun, thoughtful, and most importantly enjoyable. Great gifts don't have to be ex ...…
 
Jami and Brian discuss their favorite Christmas traditions, from childhood on. Things like food, gifts, events, cutting down your own tree. Jami explains why she never wanted to actively fool the kids into believing in Santa. They talk about all kinds of things that have made the holiday special--things that are so great, they keep doing them y ...…
 
Our trusty team of gardening experts answers questions on growing rhubarb, pears and strawberries. Plus we hear about a new RHS study on honey fungus and botanist James Armitage unearths more horticultural histories in his latest Wisley Plant Encounter. Listen out too for some of the seasonal highlights from our hundreds of partner gardens, as ...…
 
Brian and Jami discuss how she got her reputation as a baker in high school and how she has used plates of cookies to get on people's good side. (It works!) They tell the (funny now) disaster story of when the dog got into the cake Jami was making for a catered event. And then discuss the easiest, most popular baked goods from the blog. Plus, B ...…
 
Brian and Jami talk about how they got into drinking coffee and then into drinking better coffee. (We both grew up in the age of canned.) They discuss how they figured out how to use their countertop, home cappuccino maker, and how every morning Brian makes latte/macchiatos. They talk about how to put together a gift basket that will impress an ...…
 
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