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March 12, 2020
Raymond Evison joins Peter this week, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge about Clematis flowers. We get some great tips on growing and also an insight into the breeding of some of the Clematis varieties, as well as Peter's usual tips and news. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 5, 2020
Peter is joined by Kevin Hobbs, co-author of The Story of Trees: And how they changed the world. Kevin shares some fascinating details from his book and tells us a story about the perils of an unsheathed ballpoint pen when travelling in Royal vehicles. You can find out about Kevin's book here: https://www.thebookstall.com/book/9781786275226 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 26, 2020
Peter is joined by Stacey Gibson this week, Stacey routinely trials hundreds of plants at a time, looking for the perfect plants for people's gardens, we find out a little bit about what that means and what thousands of blooms at once smell like. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 19, 2020
Peter is back with more news and tips and an interview with George Hillier. They talk about his family’s legacy, ecology, discuss how business will change in the future and give some tips for visitors to the Chelsea Flower show. Links related to today’s discussions: International Garden Photographer of the Year: https://igpoty.com/ RHS Apprenticeships: https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/qualifications-and-training/work-based-training/rhs-apprenticeships Yoom Tomatoes: https://www.yoomtomato.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 12, 2020
Peter is joined by Liz Hutson, a nutritional therapist. We get to hear about how gardening can be an aid to good health and get some tips for those who'd like to take their first steps into a gardening fuelled healthier lifestyle. Liz has a website here: https://growinghealthier.co.uk/events/ and the Facebook page she mentions is here: https://www.facebook.com/Growing-for-Health-110278627187532/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 5, 2020
Peter Seabrook is joined this week by Peter Jackson, formerly of Scotsdales.The Peters talk about the history of the industry and share some memories of their friend Laurence Flatman. Elsewhere, Peter gives us the usual tips and guides.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 29, 2020
Along with the usual what's on guide and tips, this week Peter talks to Richard Massey of You Garden, we hear about the history of the El Dorado potato, TV shopping and fenn skating and get some expert tips on how best to grow potatoes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 22, 2020
Peter Seabrook is joined by Jo Davey, marketing manager at Whartons Roses, the largest wholesale rose nursery in Britain. Plus Peter has news on the greenhouse equivalent of sat-nav, colourful new flowers and the benefits of timber. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 15, 2020
Peter is joined by John Smith, Producer and Director of Pebble Mill, one of the first daytime television programmes. Peter and John reminisce over the gardening segments they filmed, the people they met and the events they filmed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 8, 2020
Peter Seabrook is joined by author, journalist, editor and great gardening mind Graham Clarke. Plus Peter advises that the time is right to pay attention to fruit trees and start pruning. And there’s the discovery of a new auger to help with planting bulbs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 1, 2020
Peter Seabrook speaks to Molli Christman from one of his favourite gardening families. Molli looks after the floral fantasia area at the Royal Horticultural Society garden at Hyde Hall. Peter has also been to Hyde Hall to plant a huge variety of bulbs, plus there’s advice on how to protect your garden from feline intruders. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 25, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by Ian Hodgson, editor at large for Garden News magazine, one of the first publications to publish Peter, to discuss his life within the field of horticultural journalism. Elsewhere there’s news of recycled containers at schools, smart-living lamp-posts and advice on planting spring-flowering bulbs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 18, 2019
Peter Seabrook speaks to Arthur Edwards, royal photographer for The Sun, to discuss his travels all around the world with the royal family, including the recent trip to New Zealand with Prince Charles. In the garden, Peter’s been planting a vigorous new ranunculus flower, plus there’s news of trees resisting Dutch elm disease and sea buckthorn drinks in Scotland. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 11, 2019
Shauna Hay, marketing manager for the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, tells us about Scottish garden delights across the capital. Elsewhere Peter has advice on potting your poinsettias, and news of the cosmic crisp apple launching in America. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 4, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by Ellie Richardson from Johnson’s of Whixley – a nursery that goes back 3 generations in her family, which now turns over £14million. Elsewhere, Peter raises concerns over the future of the Chelsea if the show doesn’t become more sustainable. Plus there’s news of an app that can track garden centre business. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 27, 2019
We bring you an insight into the world of journalism with Mike Ridley, feature writer at The Sun to discuss a new book looking back at 50 years of The Sun. Back in the garden, Peter’s been on the prowl for fragrant pinks, still in flower well into November. And there’s advice on how to prune blueberries. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 20, 2019
Peter Seabrook speaks to David Chisholm, a lifelong plant breeder with a wealth of experience in seed production, to discuss his travels from China to Thailand. Plus Peter has news of a revival in green plants but the slowing of sales in bedding plants. And there’s a new poinsettia on the market called Blissful Red, with branches growing upright. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 13, 2019
With Christmas just over a month away, Peter Seabrook is joined by Andy Bunker, an expert in the field of festive foliage, for advice on selecting the best Christmas tree. Plus Peter has news of a £50million scheme from the government to plant more trees to meet climate change goals. And there’s advice on fruiting raspberries and the best bulb buys. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 6, 2019
Steve Bradley from The Sun joins us again on the podcast to tell us more about his life in horticulture, and what’s gone into writing some of the 40 books Steve has produced on the subject of gardening. Elsewhere, Peter Seabrook has news of silverware dished out across the industry, advice on winter digging and how hedges help fight pollution in the environment. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 30, 2019
Peter is joined this week by Wayne Grills, Chief Executive of BALI (the British Association of Landscape Industries). We get to hear about Greening Cities, Vertical Gardening and Bali’s awards for landscaping excellence. As usual, Peter gives us the news and tips for gardeners, which this week includes a question about moving Acers. Links: https://www.bali.org.uk/home/ https://www.bali.org.uk/news-and-events/bali-awards/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 23, 2019
What goes into sowing your lawn and indeed the grass on a football pitch? Peter Seabrook is joined by Guy Jenkins from DLF Seeds & Science, one of the world’s leading grass seed companies. Peter’s been to Honda to hear how their new mower engines can benefit your grass. Plus there’s news on the money raised by vertical farming and advice on rot and ripening in apples and pears. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 16, 2019
Peter Seabrook delves into drainage pipes with Edward Naylor from The Yorkshire Flowerpot Company, discussing the importance of clay containing iron in flowerpots and how it’s also used in our sewer system. Plus Peter has mushrooms on his plate and news of huge expenditure on greenhouses that will account for 12% of the UK’s tomatoes. As well as weed-killing robots. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 9, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by Nick Finding, farmer and manufacturer of a soil improver Bloomin’ Amazing. Plus Peter has news on the lack of recycled pots, recommendations for strawberry vibrants, amongst others, and advice on autumn mums. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 2, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by Patrick Fairweather from Fairweather's Wholesale Nursery to discuss one of his favourite flowers – agapanthus. Elsewhere, there’s news of fanfare and ovation petunias that can take the wind and the wet. And Peter has advice on the composition of your compost bin. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 25, 2019
Peter Seabrook speaks to Jonathan Roger from Grazers, providers of eco-friendly garden care products, with advice on deterrents for slugs and pigeons. Plus Peter has news on new street trees in Southend, increased shares of apples and pears and advice on alstroemeria. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 18, 2019
Peter is Joined by Alan Down, a receipient of the Nuffield Farming Scholarship ( http://www.nuffieldscholar.org/ ) Peter finds out about Alan’s rich history in horticulture, one which has taken him around the world and earnt him the title of “Voice of the Southwest” Peter also keeps us abreast of the news, gives us some tips and a what’s on guide. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 11, 2019
Peter Seabrook speaks to Andrew Bird from Pro Veg, an expert on the best ways to grow garden peas, mangetout, sugar snap and the best cultivars for flavour and disease resistance. Plus Peter has news and advice on Clematis Little Lemons, Begonia Rex and lifting potatoes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 4, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by John Burrows, the owner of Pro Veg seeds, to discuss their tomato trials, disease-resistant cultivars no less, as well as the 30 year history of the company. Elsewhere, Peter was less than impressed with ITV’s The Trouble with Garden Centres. There’s also advice on how to re-use your black pots and sowing lawn seed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 28, 2019
Peter Seabrook speaks to Alison Mulvaney from Mr Fothergill’s Seeds to discuss their seed trials and where the industry is going. Plus there’s advice on flagpole cherries as well as adding magnesium to tomatoes. And find out why ITV got Peter’s goat. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 21, 2019
Peter Seabrook welcomes back Paul Hansord – a man with over 40 years experience in the seed industry - to discuss the future of trade with the likes of China and India. Plus Peter has news of the UK’s first hydroponic living wall and advice on harvesting potatoes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 16, 2019
Peter is joined by Julian Ives of Dragonfli (http://www.dragonfli.co.uk), an expert in biological pest control. We hear how you can control your garden’s pests without resorting to chemical treatments, in some gruesome detail! Peter also tells us what we need to be getting our gardens ready for as we start to plan for winter and shares the weekly news.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 7, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by Chris Spanton from Vegetalis, who have specialised in breeding for pot and container growing for a decade now. Plus there’s priceless advice on your bulb purchases and news on garden centre acquisitions and additions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 31, 2019
Peter Seabrook speaks to someone who made growing your own a global business, Paul Owen from VegTrug, about their raised beds and what crops they can grow. Plus Peter has advice on flattened stems and news on the success of Impatiens Imara and their resistance to disease. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 24, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by John Chandler from Simply Succulents to discuss everything you need to know about your cactus. And of course, succulents. In the midst of a heatwave, Peter also has advice on a flu jab for your fruit, catching caterpillars and news on iceberg lettuce robots. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 18, 2019
Peter Seabrook speaks to Tom Nellist, creator of Uncle Tom’s Rose Tonic, one of the most popular plant foods in the trade. Plus Peter has problems with wildlife in garden (with some interesting solutions) and has advice on sowing sweet peas and building bigger bulbs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 10, 2019
Peter Seabrook speaks to his colleague at the Sun, Steve Bradley – a man who has written over 40 books on the subject of gardening – about his remarkable career. Plus Peter has news and advice on various forms of pest, including oak processionary moth and a plague of pollen beetles. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 4, 2019
This week our guest Is Alana Cama of the RHS. She oversees the Young School Gardener of the Year competition and we find out about how it can be the beginning of a journey in horticulture. Elsewhere, show season is still ongoing so Peter gives us another report, he also ruminates on some of the impact we can expect to see as a result of Climate Change and as usual offers some advice on how to care for your garden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 27, 2019
Boyd Douglas Davis, CEO of the Garden Store Group joins Peter this week. Boyd offers some new plant recommendations and suggests some plants that might be overlooked due to their high maintenance reputation. Not to be left out, Peter makes some recommendations of his own, some for plants available this summer and some for next year. Listen to the end for some very useful tips! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 19, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by Sarah Squire from Squires Garden Centres to talk about the Rose Society UK, ahead of Rose Festival week, another chance to celebrate one of nature’s most beautiful flowers. Plus garden centres with pianists! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 12, 2019
Peter Seabrook speaks to Sue Read, retired schoolteacher who now leads a gardening project in Gambia, providing basic materials for schooling and gardening for children, helping to raise their standard of living. Plus Peter has news on pest repellents, from pheromones to sparrows. And there’s advice on how and when to grow lavender. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 5, 2019
Malcom Catlin from Marshall’s Seeds speaks to Peter Seabrook about their new strawberry Allure, as well as his vast experience in the field of horticulture. Plus Peter has news and advice on how planting and storage is reducing food miles when it comes to apples. Plus there’s Erasmus asparagus and how to use a hose. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 29, 2019
Adam Pasco, gardening journalist and lecturer, founding editor of Gardener’s World Magazine joins Peter Seabrook to put the horticultural world to rights. Elsewhere, Peter has been speaking to a scientist about slow-release fertilisers and has insight and advice on potting composts, layering magnolias and pruning clematis. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 22, 2019
Peter is joined by Robert Hillier, Executive Chairman of Hillier Nurseries Ltd. Peter and Robert discuss the way that business has changed over the years, some of the notable events in it’s history and the responsibilities that come with such a large company. Elsewhere Peter gives us a report from the Chelsea Flower Show, tells us how and when to deal with weeds and explains Gene Sequencing (!) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 15, 2019
We’re just a month away BBC Gardener’s World Live in Birmingham, one of the premier events for gardening fans around the country. Peter Seabrook is joined by Bob Sweet, horticultural director at the event to discuss the floral pavilion at the NEC. Plus Peter has advice on waterproof punnets, planting tender fruits and how to control codling moth. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 8, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by James Harper from the Watercress Company to discuss one of the UK’s most popular salads. How do you grow it and how good is it for you? Plus Peter has news of a record-breaking Easter weekend at garden centres, advice on how to move potted plants into a larger container and how you could share your garden with others. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 1, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by Simon Crawford, a Seed trade expert with a lifetime of experience. Peter and Simon reminisce about their long history which includes the introduction of a tomato plant some 40 years ago and discuss the future for breeding of plants. Peter also gives an update on the news for gardeners, a what’s on guide and makes suggestions for the jobs we should be looking at doing this week. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 24, 2019
Following the long bank holiday weekend, Peter is joined Sally Anne Foreman O&A Taylor’s Bulbs, a 4th generation family company who celebrated their centenary recently. Peter asks for tips on home growing Daffodils, how to select bulbs and hears about artificial winters and glass-house-grown rapid-flowering daffodils. Peter gives some planting tips and gives a last minute reminder! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 17, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by Ray Martin, secretary of The Rose Society UK, to discuss one of the nation’s favourite flowers. And manure! Plus Peter has news on events all around the country and advice on how hot water treatment can help fight seed disease. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 10, 2019
Peter Seabrook speaks to Rob Chapman from Victorian Violas, who has dedicated his life to the breeding of that flower. Plus Peter has news of garden centre sales being on the up, mining in Whitby and advice on sowing sweetcorn For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 3, 2019
Peter Seabrook fulfils a lifetime ambition by visiting the Californian Spring Trials, where he speaks to Anna Ball, president and chief executive of Ball Horticulture, one of the largest seed breeders and producers on the planet. While on the road, Peter has learned about the impact of marijuana growth in Canada and how that impacts garden centres. And back home, there’s advice on potato traps for slugs and scarlet lily beetles. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 28, 2019
Nicola Simpson from Forest Garden, the UK’s largest distributor of timber fencing products, joins us to discuss their decibel reducing panels on fences and the impact they can have on your garden. Plus Peter Seabrook has news on horticultural therapy for injured service personnel, raspberry-picking robots and advice on protecting greens from whitefly. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 20, 2019
With a 600% increase in new pest arrivals over the last 20 years, Peter Seabrook is always concerned about the biosecurity of plants. With that in mind, Hossein Arshadi, director of the world-famous Hillier’s nursery, joins us on the podcast. In the garden, Peter has advice on onions and delphiniums. Plus Garden ReLeaf Day marks the start of the new gardening year, with charitable events and plenty of purchase opportunities at garden centres. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 13, 2019
Rob Smith, product development manager at Suttons Seeds discusses new plant introductions and the work the company does with beekeepers. Peter Seabrook also discusses how Brexit paperwork could negatively affect the industry. And there’s news on trailing types of pansy, plus advice on soil conditioner and high pot ash fertiliser. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 6, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by Neil Grant, managing director of Ferndale Garden Centres, to discuss his initiative - National Children’s Gardening Week. Away from the studio, Peter’s been sowing perennials, sprouting greens, pruning roses and guarding against the blackthorn winter. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 27, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by Andy Bunker from Alton Garden Centre, his own personal garden centre guru, for a chat on what’s happening in the industry right now Peter is also worried about apricots and burnt cyclamen but excited about geraniums and trendy lavender hidcotes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 20, 2019
Peter Seabrook is joined by John Stanley, retail guru, who talks to us about the trends of garden centre-goers in Australia, Russia and around the globe. Elsewhere Peter has news of Wyevale garden centres being bought up plus advice on Jeyes Fluid and sprouting potatoes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 13, 2019
Chris Beytes from Ball Publishing talks to us about the introduction of the mildew resistant Impatiens Beacon to the UK this spring, as well as the latest innovations in crops. Plus Peter Seabrook has advice on what to do with dead leaves indoors and outdoors, and cuttings rooted on windowsills. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 6, 2019
Peter puts a call in to his old stomping ground as Hannah Powell from Perrywood Garden Centres, winners of 5 awards at the National Garden Centre Association Conference, joins us on the podcast. Plenty of flowers have taken Peter’s fancy, plus there’s news of box that are resistant to blight and how to use DIF to make your plants sturdier. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 31, 2019
Peter Seabrook speaks to John Ashley, the man who set up Miracle-Gro and now the chairman of Greenfingers, a national charity dedicated to supporting children who spend time in hospices around the UK. Elsewhere, Peter isn’t sure about vegan gardening but he is sure about the best-flavoured strawberry he’s ever tasted. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 24, 2019
Colin Randel from Thompson & Morgan, a man with over 50 years experience in the seed trade, re-joins us on the podcast to discuss the latest vegetable cultivar introductions. Elsewhere, Peter Seabrook has news of record spending on garden centres. Plus how growers in the UK are expecting Brexit to offer opportunities for import substitution. And there’s advice on sowing indoor aubergines and mini-cucumbers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 17, 2019
This week, Peter Seabrook is joined by Ros Barker to pay tribute to the godfather of the English rose, David Austin, a man who spent 75 years breeding in search of the ultimate bloom. Peter and Ros discuss David’s work and his gardens that are still open to the public. Plus Peter has news on speedier strawberries that crop faster and advice on hazeling soil and upside-down parsnips. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 9, 2019
Jill Kerr from the Blue Diamond group talks to Peter Seabrook about all things roses, including the recently formed Rose Society and a rose festival that they’re working on together for June 2019. Elsewhere Peter despairs at the state of some allotments and the withdrawal of a certain slug pellet from the market. Plus there’s news on the David Colgrave Foundation and their offer of a scholarship for horticultural research. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 2, 2019
To ring in 2019, Peter Seabrook has all sorts of tips for you. With news that hazelnuts can help combat Alzheimer’s, now might be a good time to plant them. Plus advice on apple pruning and growth of espaliers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 27, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by the President of the Horticultural Trades Association, Adam Taylor of Taylors Bulbs, a fourth-generation family business celebrating their centenary in 2019, after what’s been a difficult season for bulbs. Plus Peter brings you the usual tops and advice, and worrying news of the rose rosette virus, which has caused rose gardens to be grassed over in America and Canada. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 19, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by Simon McArdle, marketing manager at Westland Horticulture, to help you narrow down your choice of potting compost. With Christmas imminent, Peter discusses how to grow your own mistletoe. Plus can academic performance be improved by trees? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 13, 2018
This week, Peter Seabrook is joined by the newly elected co-chair of the Garden Media Guild, gardener at Stockton Bury and former editor of The English Garden – Tamsin Westhorpe – to draw upon her wealth of knowledge in the industry. Elsewhere, Peter has advice on re-potting roses and composting, plus news on Fleuroselect’s French marigold trial award winners. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 6, 2018
Peter Seabrook speaks to Ming Yang from fruit growing specialists and RHS award winners Pomona Fruits, to go through a variety of apples, pears, strawberries and all, from Scrumptious to Eden. Elsewhere Peter has news from the business world in horticulture, including garden centre trade figures, Wyevales that are being snapped up down south and a ban on Glyphosate in France that could cost their economy a billion Euros. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 29, 2018
Peter and the team are celebrating 100 episodes of This Week In The Garden this week! However it’s business as usual as Peter is joined by Harry Brightwell of the British Christmas Tree Association. ( https://www.bctga.co.uk )    Harry gives us his expert insight into the industry behind Christmas Trees in the UK, tells us a little about how 10 Downing Street gets it’s trees and wreath at Christmas and we talk about how to select and get the best out of a tree. In addition, Peter gives us some motivation for gardening late in the year.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 23, 2018
This episode we hear that Peter’s been travelling and gives us a report from the International Flower Trade fair in Holland. We speak to a Gill Corless of leading Japanese company, Sakata - Breeders of pot and bedding plants, cut flowers and Vegetable seeds. We hear the story of Sakata’s Patiens and the flower equivalent of London Fashion week! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 15, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by Catherine Dawson, Technical Director of Melcourt industries. Catherine and Peter talk about the many benefits and uses of Bark, how to keep growing media in good condition and Catherine tells us a little of what you need to do to get approval from the Prince of Wales. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 8, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by Amanda Sizer Barrett MBE, the director general of Gardenex, the UK’s federation of gardening and leisure manufacturers. Amanda and Peter discuss Brexit and the future of export in the horticultural industry. Elsewhere Peter calls for more attention to be paid to the training of the next generation of gardeners. Plus insight on roses, ethylene and fungi. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 31, 2018
Peter Seabrook speaks to Neil Gow, owner of the award-winning Fresh at Burcot garden centre in Worcestershire, with a team that has over 270 years of gardening experience. Plus Peter has news of a lot of movement in personnel within some of the big horticultural companies. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 24, 2018
Peter delves into Autumn vegetables this week, with some expert advice from Keely Watson of Elsoms. If you want to take in a Panorama, take a bite out of a Kossak or if you've got an interest in Doric, this is the episode for you. We hear how you could grow these in a small garden, how to protect your plants with a gorse fortress and Peter has the news of the week. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 17, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by Steve McCurdy from Majestic Trees to discuss what diseases like xylella and factors like Brexit will have on the tree-growing community. Plus Peter is feeling fruity in the garden this week. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 10, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by former Pershore college practitioner Frank Hardy, who has dedicated his life to teaching in horticulture and practical training. Plus Peter also has advice on creating more shoots in Fuchsias and the threats posed by whitefly and hornets. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 4, 2018
‘Blue’ Peter Seabrook is joined by Margaret Robinson from William Robinson & Son, who specialise in the kind of seeds grown to produce mammoth vegetables. Elsewhere, Peter has information on innovations in apples and advice on sowing turnip seeds. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 26, 2018
Peter is joined by Paul Jackson, a former apprentice of Thomas Rochford Nurseries and latterly of Channel Island Plants. We find out about Paul’s start in the industry, his work in the Channel Islands and how the Petunia world has been changed. We then jump to how to look after Senetti, Mandevilla and there’s some tips for caring for Poinsettia- timely advice with Christmas approaching! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 19, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by the chairman of the Rhododendron, Camelia and Magnolia Group (RCMG) – David Millais. A font of all knowledge when it comes to Rhododendrons. Plus Peter has advice on when to sow seedlings, how to plant heathers and more award-winning flowers for you to consider. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 13, 2018
Peter Seabrook speaks to Christine Howard, director of Howard Nurseries in Norfolk. Plus Peter has been to a variety of shows, studying new trends in gardening and new plants, including a petunia calibrachoa hybrid. And he’s been fiddling about with sunflowers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 6, 2018
Peter Seabrook speaks to John Fothergill of Mr Fothergill’s Seeds about his life in the packet seed trade, for one of the most extensive global seed suppliers. Plus Peter sings the praises of the Timeless Purple rose and has advice on the best way to colour your apples. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 30, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by George Clowes, an expert in specialist flowers, QVC host and the owner of de Jager Bulbs. Plus Peter has been revelling in the rain and offers advice on planting bare-root and news of what plant fairs are on this week. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 23, 2018
Peter Seabrook goes roving round Mr Fothergill’s Trials in Suffolk, in the company of one of the great champions of bees Val Bourne and gardening journalist Margot Bishop. Peter also has the usual gardening advice plus news of Lest We Forget roses and Autumn Treasure raspberries. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 16, 2018
Sally van der Horst from Fleuroselect is back on the show with Peter Seabrook to discuss the marigold trials at Wisley. And what constitutes a heatwave in Holland? Plus Peter has news of flower shows from Southend to Belgium, and alternative weed-killing solutions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 9, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by Garry Coward-Williams, editor of Amateur Gardening, a magazine that is almost 135 years old. Plus there’s news on efforts to raise £15 million for the safeguarding of oak trees. And Peter advises on how to prioritise your use of water in the garden right now. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 2, 2018
Peter is joined this week by Adam Wigglesworth from Dahlia experts, Aylett Nurseries. We hear about the Prettiest Rose competition, their upcoming Dahlia festival and dealing with the extremely hot weather and “container gardening.” Peter also offers some pruning tips. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 26, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by a leading figure in horticultural journalism - Clare Foggett, editor of The English Garden Magazine and chairman of the Garden Media Guild. Plus Peter has an extensive guide to bulb treatment and an update on the seed companies opening their grounds and showing what’s on trial for the coming year. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 19, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by Matthew Smith from Brighter Blooms, specialists in Zantedeschia and asks about the treatment needed to get good flowering for this summer plant. Plus Peter has advice for adding moisture to soil and compost and tips on how to wield a scythe! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 12, 2018
Peter Seabrook is always on the lookout for new plants and is joined by Tim Clapp from B & Q to discuss the new Imara Bizzie Lizzie, remarkably resistant to diseases. Plus there’s good news if you like English cherries, but Brexit could mean bad news and charges for gardeners. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 5, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by Jo Strickland, operations director at Whetman Pinks, an international leader in the breeding and exporting of Dianthus, to discuss tips on how to brighten up your garden with all the different varieties of summer flower. Plus there’s advice for moistening soil in the heat and laying turf, as well as news from Holland on pepper-picking robots… For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 28, 2018
Peter Seabrook speaks to Peter Freeman, new plants researcher at Thompson & Morgan about the trials of new plants at Hyde Hall and at the International Summer Trials in Holland. And with the sun shining, Peter has advice on fruit and flowers for your garden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 21, 2018
Former manager of the Chelsea Flower show Alex Denman joins Peter Seabrook to discuss her latest venture - the Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society Show. Plus Peter is perplexed by the list of best-selling plants and has seasonal advice on cabbages. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 14, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by John Gibson, a man who has spent 65 years in the seed trade. Plus amongst others, Peter is sowing sweet rocket, sweet Williams and Brompton stocks, while coping with flea beetles and slugs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 7, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by Gordon Rae, former head of the Royal Horticultural Society, who discusses his career path to the top of the horticultural tree. Plus Peter tells us why mint teapots might be appearing in supermarkets soon and has advice for rooting tips on chrysanthemums. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 30, 2018
It’s that time of year again as Peter Seabrook brings you This Week In The Garden from the Chelsea Flower Show. Peter travels the concourse with guests and first-hand experience of the displays, including the dahlias, cacti and daffodils. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 24, 2018
With preparations for the Chelsea Flower Show in full swing, Peter Seabrook is working hard to avoid neglecting his own garden at home. And we’re talking trees. From Maylus to Laburnum. Steph Dunn James from Frank P Matthews, growers of over half a million trees every year, returns to the podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 17, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by Neil Alcock, manager of Seiont Nurseries in Wales, who discusses his hopes as he heads to the Chelsea Flower Show. Plus there’s news of plum moth and escalating asparagus in Peter’s garden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 10, 2018
Peter Seabrook speaks to Robert Hillier, the chairman of one of the largest wholesale nursery suppliers in Britain, ahead of the biggest event in the horticultural calendar. Plus Peter has some tips on grafted glasshouse crops and more plant verse. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 3, 2018
Peter Seabrook is joined by the resident gardener at shopping channel QVC – Richard Jackson. Plus Peter has news of vertical farming in York, why you shouldn’t be chilling tomatoes and a plea to the people of Reading! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 26, 2018
Peter Seabrook speaks to a man with 30 years experience in the nursery trade, the head of Hardy’s Cottage Plants – Rob Hardy. Plus Peter has news of a potential bamboo shortage and advice on dealing with pests in the warmer weather. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 19, 2018
Presenting at flower shows usually involves living out of the back of a van. Peter Seabrook swaps stories with Paul Harris from Brookfield Plants, a new addition to the show circuit. Plus there’s news on deer-resistant plants and why now’s the time to sow sweet corn. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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