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Garden podcast. Hosted by garden speaker and award winning landscape garden designer Peter Donegan. Weekly, since 2011.

Garden podcast. Hosted by garden speaker and award winning landscape garden designer Peter Donegan. Weekly, since 2011.

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Ireland

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Garden podcast. Hosted by garden speaker and award winning landscape garden designer Peter Donegan. Weekly, since 2011.

Twitter:

@Sodshow

Language:

English


Episodes

439: John O'Connor, Sculptor

10/16/2019
With much thanks to CED Natural Stone (https://www.cedstone.co.uk/) , we bring you the last in the series on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 episodes and today Peter Donegan (http://doneganlandscaping.com) chats with the great British artist and sculptor John O'Connor. From day dreams and counting snowflakes, to how John left landscaping, his first attempt at sculpting and art school to becoming one of the most talented sculptors that I have ever had the honour to sit and chat with. The...

Duration:00:29:59

438: Con Traas 2019, Part 2, The Apple Farm Tipperary

10/9/2019
Peter Donegan returns to chats with Con Traas' Apple Farm in Tipperary. It is an apple farm. But it's also a lot more than just an apple farm. It's worth noting maybe that Peter was on holidays working whist camping, again; surrounded by all that the fruit farm has to offer. The old buddies chat practices that were then acceptable, what is done now, changes in presentation over the eons and just what the supermarket will want to see and what is logic in growing and being responsible....

Duration:00:29:33

437: Jilayne Rickards, RHS Chelsea, 2019

10/2/2019
With thanks to CED Natural Stone, on this episode Peter Donegan speaks with Jilayne Rickards, designer of the CAMFED Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. To quote CED Stone: The CAMFED garden was just one of the gardens that we were lucky enough to work on. The charity is fantastic and works to help women obtain the education they need in order to prosper. Thank you so much to CAMFED, Jilayne Rickards and Cormac from Conway Landscapes for letting us join in on this fantastic garden!...

Duration:00:29:55

436: Con Traas 2019, The Apple Farm Tipperary, Part 1

9/25/2019
Peter Donegan returns to chats with Con Traas' Apple Farm in Tipperary. It is an apple farm. But it's also a lot more than just an apple farm. It's worth noting maybe that Peter was on holidays working whist camping, again; surrounded by all that the fruit farm has to offer. The old buddies chat practices that were then acceptable, what is done now, changes in presentation over the eons and just what the supermarket will want to see and what is logic in growing and being responsible....

Duration:00:29:50

435: Derreen Gardens, West Cork Garden Trail

9/18/2019
Jamie Bigham is the person in charge of Dereen Gardens based in Kenmare and speaks with Peter Donegan. Derreen Garden covers more than 60 acres of garden and has over 12 km of paths which wind through mature and varied woodland full of rare and exotic plants. The garden is also a haven for wildlife and a habitat for Sika deer, Irish hares and red squirrel. Seals can often be seen from the shore and there have been sightings of otters and Kerry’s rarest mammal, the pine marten. By the shore...

Duration:00:29:34

434: Garden Podcast: Helen Boem, RHS, Floral Marquee Manager

9/11/2019
With thanks to CED Natural Stone (https://www.cedstone.co.uk/) , on this episode Peter Donegan (http://doneganlandscaping.com) speaks with Helen Boem, Floral Marquee Manager for The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). From volunteering for RHS shows to her actual job now, her career before as a garden designer and meeting her Mammy at RHS Chelsea to just how much it takes to fill a floral marquee at Chelsea Flower Show, the work that goes in behind the scenes for the growers and nurseries and...

Duration:00:29:56

433: Neil Grant, part 2

9/4/2019
Peter Donegan (http://doneganlandscaping.com) chats with Neil Grant. When Neil Grant asked his careers master about horticulture as a career during his O levels he was told not to waste his time. Being stubborn he applied to RHS wisely gardens to train he was also advised to go back to school and take his A levels and go to college. Destiny took him to Writtle College where he met his future (and still) wife Linda. This romance led to the eventual title of Managing Director at Ferndale...

Duration:00:29:46

432: Taina Suonio, RHS Chelsea 2019

8/28/2019
Peter Donegan (http://doneganlandscaping.com) chats with Taina Suonio, designer of The Roots in Finland garden at RHS Chelsea 2019. Whilst Taina's garden was sponsored by the Kyrö Distillery Company, this episode could not have happened without the support of Tim Howell (pictured above) who has for ever been unwavering in his support of this thing I do and, CED Natural Stone (https://www.cedstone.co.uk/) who have made this and the entire series of 2019 RHS Chelsea episodes possible and...

Duration:00:29:59

431: Neil Grant, BBC Radio Sheffield, part 1

8/21/2019
Peter Donegan (http://doneganlandscaping.com) chats with Neil Grant. When Neil Grant asked his careers master about horticulture as a career during his O levels he was told not to waste his time. Being stubborn he applied to RHS wisely gardens to train he was also advised to go back to school and take his A levels and go to college. Destiny took him to Writtle College where he met his future (and still) wife Linda. This romance led to the eventual title of Managing Director at Ferndale...

Duration:00:29:57

430: Rocky Coles, Shoe Plants

8/14/2019
Peter Donegan chats with good friend, all round legend and repected maestro of the horticulture world Rocky Coles. Rocky is a hands on professional horticulturist, maintaining and developing private gardens in Northamptonshire under the guise of Well Planted. A skilled gardener who loves wielding a sharp pair of secateurs, transforming shrubby blobs and wild wisterias allowing them to shine. Known to some as the dancing gardener, he is a firm believer of bringing joy and fun to the garden...

Duration:00:29:51

429: Kate Gould and Keith Chapman, RHS Chelsea 2019, Greenfingers Garden

8/7/2019
With thanks to CED Natural Stone, on this episode Peter Donegan speaks with Designer Kate Gould and Keith Chapman who made the Greenfingers Charity Gardenat RHS Chelsea 2019. According to The RHS: Even experienced Chelsea designers face unexpected challenges, and for Kate Gould, it was creating a completely accessible garden. “I didn’t think it would, but it’s definitely changed the way I think about garden design,” said Kate, ahead of her appearance at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show....

Duration:00:29:45

428: Alistair Bayford, RHS Chelsea 2019

7/31/2019
With thanks to CED Natural Stone (https://www.cedstone.co.uk/) today Peter Donegan (http://doneganlandscaping.com) chats with Alistair Bayford. Alistair is a Chartered Landscape Architect and designer of The Family Monsters Garden at RHS Chelsea 2019. Alistair studied at Writtle College achieving a 1st Class Honours degree in Landscape and Garden Design in 2004; later completing his post graduate diploma at the University of Greenwich in 2006; becoming a Chartered Member of the Landscape...

Duration:00:29:42

427: Talking Gardens and, Garden Talks

7/23/2019
This episode references the following: The Landscape Show 2019 (http://www.landscapeshow.co.uk/) at Battersea Park, London Peter Donegan speaking at RHSI Garden Show (https://prolandscapermagazine.com/peter-donegan-to-host-rhsi-garden-show-talks-stage-this-july/) Agents of Field (https://agentsoffield.com/) and the wonderful Ade and Sophie The Gardens of Peace (https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/the-irish-landscaper-building-a-war-memorial-garden-in-france-1.3582109) , France...

Duration:00:29:45

426: David Harber, RHS Chelsea

7/17/2019
With thanks to CED Natural Stone (https://www.cedstone.co.uk/) today Peter Donegan (http://doneganlandscaping.com) chats with sculptor David Harber. Designed by Andrew Duff, The Savills and David Harber Garden was created on Main Avenue at RHS Chelsea 2019. I had been standing at the Oxford Planters stand chatting with head don Sarah Pierce when all round lovely lady Gillian Goodson walked past. We got chatting about who I was due to and had spoken with, when round the corner walks David. I...

Duration:00:29:52

425: Lee Burkhill, BBC NWT Sunshine Garden, RHS Tatton 2019

7/9/2019
On this weeks episode Peter Donegan chats with Lee Burkhill, alias The Garden Ninja. Lee is the designer of The BBC North West Tonight Sunshine Garden at RHS Tatton 2019, in memory of Dianne Oxberry, a local weather presenter who sadly passed away from Ovarian cancer earlier in the year. The Garden brief is to pay tribute to Dianne's love of gardening, Tatton flower show and to bring bright garden positivity to visitors. Lee's design features take-home design ideas for an urban space. Along...

Duration:00:29:59

424: Rosebie Morton, The Real Flower Company

7/3/2019
Rosiebie Morton is a sustainable English flower farmer and founder of The Real Flower Company Rosebie Morton. On todays episode of The SodShow she speaks with Peter Donegan. Rosebie started growing traditional cut roses in a corner of her mother-in-law's walled garden out of frustration as she couldn't understand why most of the flowers sold by florists didn't have the scent she remembered so fondly from her childhood. She was told by industry experts that she'd fail but The Real Flower...

Duration:00:29:43

423: Beth Lynch

6/26/2019
Beth Lynch grew up in rural East Sussex. She read English at Cambridge and went on to complete a doctorate in seventeenth-century literature. For the next decade she worked as a lecturer, creating gardens in her spare time and ultimately training as a garden designer. She then moved unexpectedly to Switzerland, where she lived and gardened for seven years. She has recently returned to the UK. WHERE THE HORNBEAM GROWS is her first book. The Sodshow is available every week in iTunes, sotify...

Duration:00:29:59

422: Cherry Carmen, Part 2, RHS Hampton 2019

6/18/2019
Cherry Carmen part 2. With thanks CED Natural Stone. Cherry Carmen was a guest on The Sodshow garden podcast way back in 2016. On todays episode she's back, over 2 episodes, to chat with Peter Donegan about her return to RHS Hampton, designing for The APL and a garden that this year will be judged. Garden Designer Cherry Carmen returns to RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show with UK Landscape Association’s first show garden. Taking place 2nd - 7th July 2019, it will be the second consecutive...

Duration:00:29:47

421: Joe Perkins, RHS Chelsea 2019

6/11/2019
With thanks to CED Natural Stone (https://www.cedstone.co.uk/) today Peter Donegan (http://doneganlandscaping.com) chats with garden designer Joe Perkins. Joe designed Beyond the Screen, the Facebook garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Joe began as a landscape gardener in 1996 and has lived and studied garden design at the Oxford College of Garden Design, graduating with distinction in 2002. As a garden designer and landscaper Joe has worked for some of the best-known landscape...

Duration:00:29:59

420: Cherry Carmen, RHS Hampton 2019, Part 1

6/5/2019
Cherry Carmen was a guest on The Sodshow garden podcast way back in 2016. On todays episode she's back, over 2 episodes, to chat with Peter Donegan about her return to RHS Hampton, designing for The APL and a garden that this year will be judged. Garden Designer Cherry Carmen returns to RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show with UK Landscape Association’s first show garden. Taking place 2nd - 7th July 2019, it will be the second consecutive year the UK based designer has been selected to work...

Duration:00:29:59