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Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Lucy Chamberlain and Saul Walker

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. 213 - Join Lucy at the Garden Press Event - the starting herald to the gardening season where the horticultural media meet exhibitors with new products and new media campaigns, plus a small cameo from Saul!March 02, 2024
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Ep. 212 - Saul enjoys some solo time in the garden, so come and join him at Stonelands, where he's dodging puddles, sorting out his greenhouse and attempts a live seed sowing demonstration (what could go wrong!) February 17, 2024
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Ep. 211 - An apprenticeship offers an excellent route into horticulture, so this week Lucy and Saul celebrate National Apprenticeship Week by looking at how one could springboard your horticultural careerFebruary 08, 2024
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Ep. 210 - Embark upon your wonderful career in horticulture, courtesy of the RHS! This week, Saul and Lucy discuss the charity's Horticulture Career Discovery Week, which showcases the diversity of our wonderful industry.January 31, 2024
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Ep. 209 - What gardening trends does 2024 have in store? According to RHS Chief Horticulturist, Guy Barter, lots! Lucy and Saul chat through his predictions for the year aheadJanuary 23, 2024
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Ep. 208 - As Lucy acclimatises back to the UK, Saul takes you to Stonelands in frigid conditions for a little rose pruning, some climate talk, a cup of tea and a visit from Devon Air Ambulance!January 21, 2024
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Ep. 207 - THE AUSSIE SPECIAL (Part 2): Lucy is still Down Under enjoying the summer life, while Saul dons the extra winter layers as the cold finally descends in the UK - time for a little bit of the Hunter Valley, some Kookaburras and pruning apple treesJanuary 13, 2024
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Ep. 206 - THE AUSSIE SPECIAL (Part 1): To start our 5th Year of Garden podcasting, we've sent Lucy (and her Family) to Australia for a little January sunshine and to soak in all the weird and wonderful Oz flora and fauna.January 06, 2024
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Ep. 205 - And so just like that its the end of 2023 - Lucy and I look back and forward to what Gardening has to offer, look at our favourite Xmas plants, and get a little preoccupied with LED lights. Merry Christmas everyone.December 23, 2023
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Ep. 204 - 2023 is nearly over, but there's still one outstanding 'job' to do at #TalkingHeads podcast HQ, the answers to our anniversary quiz! December 16, 2023
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Ep. 203 - Winter has arrived in the UK! With it, Saul and Lucy shift their mindset towards cool-season jobs in the garden - and there are plenty. Led by Lucy's 'Donyland Diaries' the duo discuss gardening projects for DecemberDecember 07, 2023
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Ep. 202 - With Saul back (just about) on his feet, we talk about the potential gardening that he could have done, winter-flowering shrubs and Lucy's glamorous day out at the Garden Media Guild Awards - all while wrapping up warm!December 02, 2023
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Ep. 201 - After last week's milestone episode, Saul and Lucy are back to normal topics such as the weather, listener questions and extracurricular activities (in this case, RHS committee work). No cryptic questions in sight! November 16, 2023
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Ep. 200 - We've reached a huge milestone in the #TalkingHeads Gardening adventure, and are so thankful to everyone who has listened over the years - so lets celebrate with a cryptic Horti-quiz!November 11, 2023
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Ep. 199 - As Storm Ciaran hits the southwest shores, Saul braces himself for a garden clean up. Plus, a listener's question about hedge cutters gets the full Lucy and Saul analysis.November 04, 2023
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Bonus Episode #20 - Saul is joined in conversation by Stonelands Gardener Brian Langley - having only recently retired after 45 years gardening for the National Trust we talk about Brian's love for the natural world, schools education and gardening.October 28, 2023
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Ep. 198 - It's bulb planting time! Are you a tulip fan, a daffodil collector or a hoarder of alliums, lilies & fritillaries? These two Head Gardeners plant a plethora of bulbs in autumn, so they sing the praises of both stalwarts & lesser known speciesOctober 21, 2023
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Ep. 197 - After a couple of weeks hiatus, the #TalkingHeads pair are back, and waffling on about the gardening they've been up to since Autumn started to show it's colours.October 14, 2023
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Ep. 196 - Lucy pays tribute to her time at East Donyland Hall as she and her gardening team prepare to say farewell to the Essex estateSeptember 30, 2023
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Ep. 195 - Flash flooding in Devon gives Saul a dramatic week at Stonelands, and Lucy breaks some very sad news for the Hall's gardening team.September 23, 2023
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Ep. 194 - THE EXOTIC EPISODE (Part 4) - Late Summer and Early Autumn is the zenith of the Exotic Garden, flower and foliage giving it's maximum display, so Saul takes a solo walk through his mini Devon rainforest.September 16, 2023
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Ep. 193 - Is it time to slow down yet?! Lucy's been busy, Saul is still busy - and our season doesn't seem to show signs of slowing yet. With shows, societies and committees, it's all go for the modern Head GardenerSeptember 09, 2023
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Ep. 192 - It's the start of September, which means Saul and Lucy are again at Audley End Gardens for BBCGWLive Autumn Fair, and finally Lucy's Show Garden is ready, so join us for the results and some salad munching!September 03, 2023
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Ep. 191 - THE SHOW GARDEN SPECIAL (Part 2): Lucy, Gemma and Kelly are day's away from starting the build on their first Show Garden at BBCGWFair Autumn, so Saul catches up on how the progress is going and the excitement of the coming week.August 26, 2023
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Ep. 190 - It's been one of the busiest August's in the garden for many a year - fruit is ripening and cropping phenomenally, grass is lush, and plants are ripe for propagation - it's a great time to be a gardener!August 19, 2023
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