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Get Gardening's podcast for plant lovers is jam-packed with choice plants.

Hosts Thordis and Alan Gray (of East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens) catch up with their horticultural (or should that be naughty-cultural!) friends to talk about their favourite plants of the moment. It's a bit like a stroll around a fantastic nursery or inspiring garden, but with someone telling you what all the plants are!

There are lots of growing and propagation tips included, and everyone shares their latest FLOMO (… Continue Reading >>
Get Gardening's podcast for plant lovers is jam-packed with choice plants.

Hosts Thordis and Alan Gray (of East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens) catch up with their horticultural (or should that be naughty-cultural!) friends to talk about their favourite plants of the moment. It's a bit like a stroll around a fantastic nursery or inspiring garden, but with someone telling you what all the plants are!

There are lots of growing and propagation tips included, and everyone shares their latest FLOMO (FLoral/plant-based fOMO). Check out the show notes or our website (getgardeningnow.co.uk) for a full plant list to accompany each episode. << Show Less
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Ben Preston has exciting news! He's back! York Gate Head Gardener Ben Preston returns to wow Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis with inspirational plants, plus some very exciting news!Next week more wonders from New Zealand, Salvias and Monardas!PLANT LISTLathyrus odoratus 'Betty Maiden'Salvia atrocyaneaDianthus 'Elizabethan Pink'Geranium 'Rozanne'Geranium wlassovianum 'Lakwijk Star' Geranium 'Tiny Monster'Geranium 'Dilys'Dahlia 'Hadrian's Summerwine'Dahlia 'Hadrian's Bubblegum'Dahlia 'Magenta Star'Dahlia merckiiSalvia microphylla 'Cerro Potosi'Persicaria runcinata 'Purple Fantasy'Rosa moyesiiRosa glaucaRosa 'Escimo'Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'Muehlenbeckia astoniiCorokia cotoneaster 'Little Prince'
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Ben Preston has exciting news! He's back! York Gate Head Gardener Ben Preston returns to wow Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis with inspirational plants, plus some very exciting news!Next week more wonders from New Zealand, Salvias and Monardas!PLANT LISTLathyrus odoratus 'Betty Maiden'Salvia atrocyaneaDianthus 'Elizabethan Pink'Geranium 'Rozanne'Geranium wlassovianum 'Lakwijk Star' Geranium 'Tiny Monster'Geranium 'Dilys'Dahlia 'Hadrian's Summerwine'Dahlia 'Hadrian's Bubblegum'Dahlia 'Magenta Star'Dahlia merckiiSalvia microphylla 'Cerro Potosi'Persicaria runcinata 'Purple Fantasy'Rosa moyesiiRosa glaucaRosa 'Escimo'Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'Muehlenbeckia astoniiCorokia cotoneaster 'Little Prince'
Jungle Garden Plants and Variegation with Philip Oostenbrink He's back! Author of The Jungle Garden and Head Gardener at Walmer Castle, Philip Oostenbrink, is an authority on fabulous foliage. In this appearance on Talking Dirty he wows Alan Gray (East Ruston Old VIcarage) and Thordis with zany Zantedeschias and beguiling Boehmerias. Your FLOMO* list is sure to increase!*FLoral/plant-based fear Of Missing OutPLANT LISTHakonechloa macraOphiopogon japonicusAspidistra elatiorAspidistra sichuanensisConvallaria majalis 'Ewa Witkowska' Convallaria majalis 'Vic Pawlowski's Gold'Ficus carica 'Jolly Tiger'Sparmannia africana 'Variegata'YuzuMusa 'Ae Ae'Pilea umbrosaSmallanthus maculatusSmallanthus sonchifoliusBoehmeria niveaBoehmeria platyphyllaGirardinia cuspidata/Laportea cuspidataOreocnide pedunculataManihot grahamiiBoehmeria nivea 'Solar Eclipse'Zantedeschia 'White Giant'Zantedeschia 'Hercules'Zantedeschia aethiopica 'African Gold'Actinidia kolomiktaActinidia tetramera var. maloidesCyrtomium fortunei var. clivicolaBrassaiopsis mitisBrassaiopsis dumicolaTetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex'Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Steroidal Giant' Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Di Sue Shan' BWJ12488Trevesia palmataHibiscus cameroniiPersicaria virginiana 'Brushstrokes'Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis 'Lance Corporal' Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis 'Compton's Red' Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifoliaTrachycarpus fortunei 'Variegata'
Brugmansias, Desert Plants & Climbers at East Ruston Old Vicarage Before we return to a string of wonderful guests from the horticultural world, we must take a moment to savour the treasures currently on show at East Ruston Old Vicarage, a thirty-two acre wonderland on the Norfolk coast.From the big, bold and brilliant Brumansias to the tumble of climbers filling up the walls on the house and a look at some of the stars in the Desert Wash, owner Alan Gray is joined by Thordis for a meander through some of the best bits in the garden this summer. PLANT LISTSalvia 'Kisses and Wishes'Heliotropium arborescens 'Lord Roberts'Pelargonium 'Gazelle'Erigeron karvinskianus 'Lavender Lady'Petunia exsertaVerbena bonariensisEschscholzia californicaLychnis coronariaGeranium incanumAloiampelos striatula/Aloe striatulaMusa basjooBerkheya purpureaNolina longifoliaEchium pininanaPelargonium 'Paul Crampel' Lantana camaraLimnanthes douglasiiAlstroemeria 'Indian Summer'HelichrysumLychnis coronaria 'Gardeners' World'Astrantia 'Roma'Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding'Astrantia major 'Shaggy'Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty'Hosta 'Empress Wu'Hosta plantagineaFuchsia microphylla ssp. hemsleyana 'Silver Lining'Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum'Blechnum chilenseHakonechloa macra 'Aureola'Eragrostis 'Totnes Burgundy'Phlebodium aureum 'Davana' Coniogramme emeiensisDahlia 'Karma Choc'Rosa x odorata 'Bengal Crimson'Nicotiana glaucaPunica granatumAbutilon 'Ashford Red'Lobelia tupaDahlia coccineaCuphea igneaCuphea cyaneaCuphea 'Roxy' Vitis coignetiaeTetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex'Salvia patens 'Giant form'Phuopsis stylosa Begonia rex 'Black Knight'Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Pink Chaos'Adiantum venustumSolenostemon Kong SeriesImpatiens walleriana/Impatiens sultanii
Val Bourne Part Two: Roses, Clematis and Self-Seeders Award-winning garden writer and organic gardener Val Bourne returns with part two of her Talking Dirty Podcast appearance.After a tour of the Hoverfly-friendly plants in her garden and her shoehorn method of gardening, this week we chat through some of her favourite Roses, Clematis and an array of Self-Seeders which make themselves at home in her plot.PLANT LISTErigeron annuus Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucumLinaria triornithophoraCentranthus lecoqiiCatananche caeruleaLysimachia punctataCrocosmia 'Lucifer'Aconitum 'Spark's Variety'Geranium pratenseLeucanthemum vulgareAnthoxanthum odoratum, Sweet Vernal GrassCynosurus cristatus, Crested Dog's-TailRhinanthus minorPilosella (Hieracium) aurantiacaLathyrus grandiflorusRosa 'Adélaïde d'Orléans'Rosa 'Bobbie James'Rosa 'American Pillar'Rosa filipes 'Kiftsgate' Rosa 'Goldfinch'Clematis 'Polish Spirit'Clematis 'Étoile Violette' Clematis 'Prince Charles'Clematis 'Alba Luxurians'Rosa 'Cornelia'Rosa bracteataRosa 'For Your Eyes Only'Rose 'Chawton Cottage'Rosa 'Bonica' Rosa 'Astra Desmond'Rosa 'Koko Loko'Rosa 'Champagne Moment'Heuchera 'Bronze Beauty'Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Copper'Lathyrus sativusBuddleja davidiiBuddleja x weyeriana 'Pink Pagoda'Escallonia 'Iveyi'Philadelphus 'Casa Azul'Philadelphus 'Manteau d'Hermine'Philadelphus 'Sybille'Crocosmia 'Miss Scarlet'Crocosmia 'Bright Eyes'Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'Kniphofia 'David Blake'Sparrmannia africanaSparrmannia africana 'Variegata'
Val Bourne Part One: Hoverfly Plants, from Astrantias to Eryngiums We always love welcoming award-winning garden writer Val Bourne back onto the Talking Dirty Podcast.This week she shares some of her organic methods with Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis, as she takes us on a tour through her Hoverfly friendly plants, and explains why these particular pollinators are essential in the garden.PLANT LISTHelianthus 'Lemon Queen'DactylorhizaOrlaya grandifloraSeseli hippomarathrumTorilis arvensisEryngium giganteumEryngium 'Blue Waves' Eryngium × zabelii 'Big Blue'Eryngium × oliverianumAstrantia major Gill Richardson GroupAstrantia major 'Shaggy'Astrantia 'Buckland' Galanthus plicatus 'Diggory'Galanthus 'Wasp'Astrantia 'Roma'Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding' Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood' Knautia macedonicaKnautia arvensisKnautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels' Scabiosa columbariaCirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'
Drought Plants & Small Garden Trees with Matt Collins of the Garden Museum If you love to sit down with articles about gardening, then you've undoubtedly read something beautiful penned by this week's guest on The Talking Dirty Podcast. Matt Collins writes for The Guardian, The Telegraph, Hortus, Toast...the list goes on and on. Somehow he also devotes his time to being Head Gardener for The Garden Museum in London and this week he's sharing his story, planting schemes from the Museum and inspiration for his own new garden, with Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis.PLANT LISTNarcissus 'Cedric Morris'Ribes sanguineum 'Koja'Dahlia tampaulipanaDahlia imperialisDahlia tenuicaulisLonicera nitidaPlantago mediaGeranium palmatumGeranium maderenseSisyrinchium striatumPhlomis russelianaDigitalis canariensisTeucrium fruticansJuniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl'VitexCrambe maritimaNepeta 'Six Hills Giant'Nepeta × faasseniiSorbus ariaPulsatilla vulgarisIris 'Benton Olive'Iris 'Benton Farewell'Iris 'Benton Evora'Cercis canadensisCercis siliquastrumCrataegus × lavalleei 'Carrierei'Rosa 'Jacqueline du Pré'Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'Abutilon 'Orange Hot Lava'Passiflora × exoniensisPassiflora caeruleaPassiflora × violacea 'Victoria'
Bearded Iris Special with Chris Davey of Seagate Nurseries As we all swoon at the sight of Bearded Irises having their moment in the spotlight, we thought it was time we caught up with one of the specialist nurseries selling hundreds of varieties of these eye-catching plants.Chris Davey may have only taken on Seagate in the last few years, but his knowledge and enthusiasm shine through. Get ready for a look at some very tempting varieties, plus get inspiration for ways to incorporate Bearded Irises into your planting schemes. And it's not just Bearded Irises up for discussion, we stray into sibiricas and even into completely different plant groups! PLANT LISTTulipa sprengeriIris 'Syncopation' Iris 'Pirate's Quest'Iris 'Petite Monet'Iris 'Maslon'Iris 'Mrs Alan Gray'Iris germanicaIris 'Braithwaite'Iris 'Thornbird'Dahlia 'Café au Lait'Iris 'Shadow of the Almighty'Allium sphaerocephalonSparaxisIris 'Langport Storm'Iris 'Jane Phillips'Iris 'English Cottage'Iris 'Dawn of Fall'Iris 'Bethany Claire'Iris 'Autumn Tryst'NerineAmarineIris sibirica 'White Swirl'Iris 'Sparkling Rose'Iris 'Caesar's Brother'Iris 'Bangles'Iris 'Steve'Salvia aurea 'Kirstenbosch'Geranium phaeum 'Wendy's Blush'Salvia forreri Salvia patens 'Giant Form'Iris 'Dusky Challenger'Rosa 'Jacqueline du Pré'Rosa 'Mannington Mauve Rambler'Rosa 'William III'Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty'Salvia concolor
Part Two: Holboellias, Fuchsias & More Fab Foliage with Crûg Farm Plants Talking Dirty favourites Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones of Crûg Farm Plants return to the podcast with an awe-inspiring array of plants to Show and Tell. After a first instalment packed with Rodgersias, Illiciums and Polygonatums, the pair regale us with yet more gorgeous plants and tips on how to grow them.PLANT LISTLindera trilobaLindera obtusilobaHylomecon japonicaHylomecon hylomeconoidesAsarum Saruma henryiAristolochia manshuriensisThalictrum filamentosumThalictrum tuberosumThalictrum delavayi var. decorumThalictrum omeienseBerberis amurensis v. latifoliaSorbus ulleungensisDystaenia takisimanaLigularia japonica 'Rising Sun'Disporum longistylumDisporum longistylum 'Night Heron'Disporum longistylum 'Green Giant'Polygonatum zanlanscianensePolygonatum multiflorumPolygonatum multiflorum 'Betberg' Fuchsia boliviensis v. luxuriansFuchsia 'Silver Lining'Neolitsea sericeaViburnum awabuki Euonymus clivicolaEngelhardia spicataAlbizia julibrissinSchefflera macrophyllaRubus pectinellus var. trilobusImpatiens omeiana 'Ice Storm'Streptopus amplexicaulisBegonia baviensisFuchsia cordataFuchsia splendensArtistes ecklonii Holboellia brachyandraHolboellia latifoliaAkebia quinataLibertia chilensisHolboellia latifolia subsp. chartacea dark flowered
Part One: Rodgersia, Illicium & Polygonatum with Crûg Farm Plants Talking Dirty favourites Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones of Crûg Farm Plants return to the podcast with an awe-inspiring array of plants to Show and Tell. Part Two has yet more treats in store from Fuchsias to Neolitsea to Impatiens. PLANT LISTRodgersia podophylla 'Crûg Colossus'Actinidia kolomiktaActinidia kolomikta 'Tomoko'Actinidia kolomikta 'Yazuaki'Schizophragma integrifoliumHydrangea petiolaris v. megaphyllaParthenocissusPolygonatum mengtzense f. tonkinenseDisporopsis pernyiViola sororia 'Freckles'Roscoea cautleyoidesRoscoea cautleyoides 'Reinier'Roscoea cautleyoides 'Jeffrey Thomas'Roscoea australisSaxifraga hirsutaMahonia subimbricataGeranium sanguineum 'Jubilee Pink'Rodgersia nepalensisIllicium simonsiiIllicium macranthumGeranium christensenianumGeranium procurrensRodgersia sambucifoliaRodgersia pinnata 'Crûg Cardinal'Illicium merrillianumEuphorbia doniiSmyrnium perfoliatumAnemone rivularisAnemone leveilleiStyrax formosanusStyrax japonicaMaianthemum aff. salvinii
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