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Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Saul Walker and Lucy Chamberlain

Follow head gardeners Saul Walker and Lucy Chamberlain as they reveal exactly what it’s like to be professional horticulturists leading busy teams on large, private estates. Lucy and Saul have a decade of Head Gardening experience and it soon became clear to them both that life as a Head Gardener can be incredibly diverse, occasionally challenging and hugely rewarding and so they regularly discuss horticultural topics close to their hearts and give you an insight into their lives as gardeners.

Recent Episodes

Ep. 60 - (Part 1 of 2) On the second half of the #TalkingHeads #EssexRoadtrip Lucy and Saul visit RHS Hyde Hall and meet up with Matt Oliver in the Global Growth Vegetable Garden.October 26, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 59 - Autumn is a busy time in our gardens - much of the work looking towards the Winter and next Spring - so Lucy and Saul discuss garlic, lawns and mulching.October 21, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 58 - Apples are one of those classic Autumn sights in the garden, and both Lucy and Saul have orchards brimming with these fruits, so they have a chat about the varieties they have and how they store and use them.October 17, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 57 - (Part 2 of 2) Lucy and Saul continue their visit to Ulting Wick in Essex taking a look at the rest of the garden and catching up with Head Gardener, Lou Nicholls.October 13, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 56 - (Part 1 of 2) Lucy and Saul start their mini Essex Roadtrip at the fantastic Ulting Wick, a beautiful garden of Jungle lushness and calming cottage style, where they have a chat to the owner Philippa Burrough.October 11, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 55 - Harvesting our hard grown Fruit and Veg is one of the highlights of autumn, but when to harvest and how to store your bounty is critical as Lucy and Saul discuss. October 05, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 54 - At the end of Saul and Lucy's Essex Garden road-trip, they chill-out in Lucy's wonderful new greenhouse and chat about how her garden is evolving and how such a handsome structure brings her real joy!September 17, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 53 - Saul and Lucy are heading on the Talking Heads Road Trip to Essex this weekend, so chat about their itinerary and the fabulous gardens they are going to visit. September 13, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 52 - Time for some plant retail therapy! Saul went to his first plant fair of the year over the weekend and he couldn't have been happier, so Lucy and him discuss their advice when you've got some cash to splash.September 07, 2020 Episode artwork Ep.51 - Many people dream of going plant hunting in the wilds or studying to become a gardener, but funding is a sticking point - well there's a bursary for that! Saul and Lucy take a look at whats available and why these funding awards are so important.September 05, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 50 - It's the BIG one!! We've reached the 50th episode of the podcast, Lucy and I are ecstatic and amazed, so in an epic length chat we discuss our favourite 50 horticulturally themed things as we celebrate this significant milestone.September 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 49 - Lucy and Saul discuss the latest findings from the RHS about getting people into the career of horticulture and their fantastic new career hub providing insights into the jobs available.August 27, 2020 Episode artwork Ep.48 - Lucy and Saul answer a listener's question about plant nomenclature - we take a look at Genus, Species and Cultivar - and why plants are named like this....August 22, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 47 - Saul takes a little time out at the end of the day to enjoy his garden and give you a tour of its big leaves and exotic flowers....August 19, 2020 Episode artwork Bonus Episode #8: Lucy and Saul in conversation with Anne Swithinbank - Horticulturist, Writer and BBC Radio 4 GQT pannelist - we chat about her life in Gardening and her passion for re-wilding her Devon garden...August 16, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 46 - Lucy lives and breathes Fruit and Vegetables - and has transformed her personal plot into her dream productive Kitchen Garden, so she takes us on a little tour of this beautiful patch...August 11, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 45 - Whether amateur or professional gardener - practically everyone has had to deal with a lawn at some point - so Lucy and Saul discuss short, formal lawns and longer meadow swards...August 04, 2020 Episode artwork Ep.44 - Friday's heat was pretty intense, being the third hottest UK day on record, for Lucy and Saul its hard work - so we take a look at what we get up to in the hotter weather...August 02, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 43 - The lock-down has meant a lot of people have taken to a spot of gardening, venturing out into there back plots for the first time. Encoraging this new found interest will be of great importance, so Lucy and Saul chat about how to go about this...July 30, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 42 - As we reach the end of July, we've reached the height of Summer and are now looking forward to the long lazy days of August as we slide into Autumn, so Lucy and Saul take a look at what there getting up to in their gardens in late summer...July 28, 2020 Episode artwork Ep.41 - Many aspects of life have changed since the start of the year, and Horticulture hasn't been any different, but as the lockdown lifts Saul and Lucy wanted to discuss some of the changes in the industry that are already occurring...July 26, 2020 Episode artwork Bonus Episode #7: Lucy and Saul in conversation with Katherine Potsides - Head of Shows Development for the RHS - we discuss the effect of the pandemic on the Show's Calender as well as looking forward with renewed vigour for 2021...July 21, 2020 Episode artwork Ep.40 - We're Back! After a small unscheduled break from the Podcast, while Saul's back recuperated - we dive into his passion - Exotic Plants - so Lucy and Saul discuss big leaves and nectar rich flowers...July 20, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 39 - Lots of people are thinking about a career in Horticulture, and why not, Lucy and Saul think it's the best job in the world, so they both have a chat about some things to consider before taking the next step....July 10, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 38 - TOMATOES!! One of those plants that everyone has had a go at growing and a staple of the first-timer gardener - it also happens to be Lucy's (aka the #CrazyTomatoLady) favourites... July 07, 2020 Episode artwork