We are now firmly in winter, and you might be thinking that Head Gardeners Saul Walker and Lucy Chamberlain are taking things easy on their respective estates. But as these latest episodes will show, the two are fervently working away as busily as ever. With jobs such as planting, pruning, clearing and renovating on the cards, Lucy and Saul are at no risk of getting cold during this chillier season. The gardening friends are also busy thinking of the year ahead, so expect plenty of discussions about the weather, biscuits, buying new equipment, mowing, spreadsheets vs. lists, (more biscuits), and what plans they have for their own private gardens.
One of Saul's many tasks this winter was to organise a snowdrop festival - so after its success Lucy wanted to pick his brains about this diminutive bulb's allure, it's cultivation and Saul's must-grow varieties. In return, Lucy reveals to Saul that her flame gun is on order (exciting!) and she also discusses her plans to use plant-based biofumigants in the walled kitchen garden at East Donyland Hall. Listener, Ian, also has his question about box moth answered.
Intro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io
"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)