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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. If you wish to support the podcast you can via our BuyMeACoffee page - just click the link at the end of the podcast description or the donate button found at the top right of this page.
Ep. 135 - Join Saul for five days at Stonelands, as he leads you through a typical week of gardening at Stonelands House, expect highs and lows as he manages flowers, vegetables, garden tours and a rather annoying tyre!May 14, 2022 Episode artwork Ep.134 - Saul and Lucy have been let loose in Beaulieu, Hampshire at BBC Gardeners World Spring Fair - leading tours of the Victorian Flower Gardens and the Vegetable Gardens.April 30, 2022 Episode artwork Ep.133 - The Highs vs. The Lows of Gardening - Saul and Lucy talk the wonderful Easter Break and Adoring Garden Owners vs. Box Moth and falling Hanging Baskets - there's always an emotional rollercoaster in the garden!April 23, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 132 - Get yourselves outside! With this Easter weekend's glorious weather, Lucy and Saul discuss the technicalities of sowing directly into the earth. Plus, there's exciting flame gun news!April 16, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 131 - Saul's back has healed, which, along with Lucy, makes them appreciate how important their bodies are to their careers. The pair also take a look at the recent frosty weather and bring some of the delights from their meadows.April 09, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 130 - With Saul out of action due to a bad back, Lucy gives you a guided tour of her home kitchen garden. Expect ambient gravel sounds, discussions about the cold snap, a sneak inside her beloved greenhouse - and a grand rhubarb reveal.April 02, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 129 - Saul and Lucy are in Essex visiting Audley End Gardens - so when the pair are together the Horticultural waffle is off the scale - expect trained fruit, biofumigants and we announce the winner of our Supporter's competition.March 27, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 128 - Machinery, hand tools and compost are in every gardener's essential kit, so Lucy and Saul reveal some must-haves for their respective potting sheds. Plus, we have Niwaki to thank for our first ever exciting prize draw. March 17, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 127 - Seed packets are being torn open up and down the country, as we germinate both Veg and Flower plants for the year ahead. Prompted by one of our listeners Saul and Lucy talk about storage and some sowing tips.March 13, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 126 - Time for some horticultural spring chatter - Lucy and Saul are buoyant that Magnolia is flowering, Garden musings are filling the airwaves and many of those Spring plant fairs and shows are about to occur.March 05, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 125 - Weathering the storm - in the aftermath of Dudley, Eunice, Franklin and Gladys how did Saul and Lucy's respective estates fare? And what on earth are weather bombs and sting jets? Listen in to find out.February 25, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Episode #15 - Lucy and Saul are joined in conversation by David Turner, Marketing Services Manager at Mr Fothergills Seeds, where we talk about retailing flower and vegetable seeds and how they coped during the pandemic.February 20, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 124 - Prepare yourself for discussions on spring colour, new trailers and garden visits. Also brace your brain for a full-blown explanation on potato chitting, as Saul and Lucy get their teeth into another episode of the Talking Heads Podcast.February 10, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 123 - The excitement builds at Stonelands and East Donyland, as Saul and Lucy are beginning to see the signs of the garden stirring for the new season ahead - but there is still the potential for some cold, so stay wrapped up warm. February 05, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 122 - It's snowdrop time! Saul and Lucy discuss their favourites, and we also chat about box moth controls, hedge laying and using plant-based biofumigants in the garden.January 29, 2022 Episode artwork Special Tribute Episode: Peter Seabrook - a titan and ever present champion of the horticulture industry sadly passed away a week ago - here we pay tribute and replay our precious interview with him from January 2021January 22, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 121 - The seed sowing season is almost here - have you made your seed orders yet? In this episode, Head Gardeners Lucy and Saul discuss what prestigious varieties are lucky enough to make it onto their respective order lists.January 15, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 120 - It's the start of a new year, so the two Head Gardener hosts, Lucy and Saul, catch up after the festive break and discuss what's been happening in their horticultural livesJanuary 08, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 119 - As the end of 2021 beckons, Saul and Lucy become reflective and begin to think about the gardening resolutions they wish to make for the coming year.December 19, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 118 - With no particular subject for this episode Lucy and Saul chat, debate and discuss their way through all sorts of gardening topics with storms, decimated carrots, nuisance bamboo and spineless holly all on the menu. December 11, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 117 - Dust off your finest (virtual) togs - it's the 2021 Garden Media Guild Awards! Saul and Lucy sing the praises of some of the finest horticultural communicators our industry has to offer.December 02, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 116 - Hedges are important! When it comes to choosing, planting and pruning Lucy and Saul know that planning and preparation is key. In this episode, they discuss their respective hedging masterplans.November 27, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus Episode #14 - Lucy and Saul are joined in conversation by Brendan Arundel - the new Head Gardener at Helmingham Hall in Suffolk - and he reveals his thoughts on taking up his first head gardening role.November 21, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 115 - Summer and Autumn in the Vegetable Garden may have passed, but how much should we focus on Winter as well - Lucy lets Saul know there's lots more going on than we think!November 14, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 114 - Autumn leaves are showing their colours, but what exactly is happening for the tones of yellow, orange, red and purple to be at their glorious best? In this episode, Saul and Lucy delve in to the science of autumn colour.November 06, 2021 Episode artwork