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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. 145 - LET'S EAT! Kitchen gardens are a grow your owner's dream during August, so what are Head Gardeners, Lucy and Saul, harvesting? And what can you sow now to ensure crops roll in year round? Take a 30-minute break this weekend to find out.August 06, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 144 - It's the lawns episode! They should be green, but most are brown - what are the consequences of this present prolonged dry spell, and do we need to re-think the quintessential UK lawn? Head Gardeners, Saul and Lucy put their thinking caps on... July 30, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 143 - 'Scorchio'! Well you couldn't avoid the heat this week, but one of the Talking Heads pair had adapted herself by taking a Mediterranean holiday the week before, so Saul and Lucy take a look at how we can adapt our gardens to a warming world. July 23, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Episode #16 - Lucy and Saul are joined in conversation by Deborah Lambkin, Botanical Artist, and get talking about orchids, the artistic process and why Botanical Art is so important.July 16, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 142 - July might be here, but Head Gardeners Lucy and Saul haven't really talked about how June has been in their gardens; Bindweed, Bio-fumigants and Meadows all feature in some gardening chit-chat. July 09, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 141 - The garden is open! Well, Lucy's is, anyway. Listen as she takes you on a journey via village halls, church wardens and - finally - into her Essex garden. The big question is, will she be tempted to do it again...?July 02, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 140 - THE EXOTIC EPISODE: Saul takes you on a small tour of his own back garden looking at some of his plant passions and giving you a little glimpse into a the tender end of the UK plant world.June 26, 2022 Episode artwork BBC GWLive 2022 Bonus Episode: Saul and Lucy are released from being Head Gardeners for the week and have camped at The NEC in Birmingham for BBC Gardeners World Live - so join them as they take a look around the show.June 19, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 139 - With the start of June, Kitchen Gardens set themselves to turbo as Fruit and Veg really start to grow and most of our precious plants can be planted outside, so Saul and Lucy take a look at how they cope with so much going on!June 12, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 138 - It's the perfect excuse to buy plants! Saul tells Lucy how he's been splashing the cash at a recent plant fair, and the duo shed light on what it's like to be a nursery owner on the 2022 garden shows circuitJune 04, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 137 - Lucy and Saul were both privileged to attend press day at the most famous flower show of them all, RHS Chelsea, so here's a few highlights and thoughts from the first May show in 3 years!May 28, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 136 - Learning on the job is so rewarding, and that's exactly what Lucy's done this week as she tells Saul how she's had help to solved three mysteries in the Hall's gardensMay 21, 2022 Episode artwork 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