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Welcome to 'The Plotting Shed' garden advice for those who'd love a gorgeous garden, but don't know where to start! Our aim is to make gardening easier. We want to make gardening fun, interesting and enjoyable - gardening should not be a chore! Each podcast covers an aspect to gardening or design or is about something we think you'd like to know. All the podcast topics (and much much more) can also be found on our website PlantPlots.com. We'd also love you to tell us what you think too - just email us rachel@plantplots.com. You can also make a donation to help us make more and better podcasts too - our thanks if you have. Thanks for listening Rachel McCartain Founder PlantPlots.com

Welcome to 'The Plotting Shed' garden advice for those who'd love a gorgeous garden, but don't know where to start! Our aim is to make gardening easier. We want to make gardening fun, interesting and enjoyable - gardening should not be a chore! Each podcast covers an aspect to gardening or design or is about something we think you'd like to know. All the podcast topics (and much much more) can also be found on our website PlantPlots.com. We'd also love you to tell us what you think too - just email us rachel@plantplots.com. You can also make a donation to help us make more and better podcasts too - our thanks if you have. Thanks for listening Rachel McCartain Founder PlantPlots.com
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Welcome to 'The Plotting Shed' garden advice for those who'd love a gorgeous garden, but don't know where to start! Our aim is to make gardening easier. We want to make gardening fun, interesting and enjoyable - gardening should not be a chore! Each podcast covers an aspect to gardening or design or is about something we think you'd like to know. All the podcast topics (and much much more) can also be found on our website PlantPlots.com. We'd also love you to tell us what you think too - just email us rachel@plantplots.com. You can also make a donation to help us make more and better podcasts too - our thanks if you have. Thanks for listening Rachel McCartain Founder PlantPlots.com

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Episodes

Garden Paths - all you ever wanted to know!

4/15/2019
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How's about this, a podcast on garden paths.... but we all need them so we thought they were worth talking about. So you can read about how to make low maintenance garden paths It's easy to create a really ugly garden path that looks like a runway down the garden but paths can be lovely too. Read more at PlantPlots.com Exciting stuff eh? Bet you can't wait till next week :)

Duration:00:03:56

How to Deal with Plants that won't Behave!

4/12/2019
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Why do some plants grow so fast and others want to take over the world! - read more at PlantPlots.com Advice on how to keep your garden behaving itself See Plants to Avoid if you Don't Like Gardening

Duration:00:04:02

Starting a Garden on a Small budget

4/8/2019
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If you don't have a big budget to start your garden, how can you create something that looks half decent A 'little listen' on garden design.

Duration:00:01:17

How to Design a Garden if it's all just Weeds

4/5/2019
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Where do you start when faced with an overgrown weed patch - it can seem a bit daunting. but you can start to turn this eyesore into a workable garden... and here's how. For lots more great garden advice visit PlantPlots.com

Duration:00:12:07

How to make your garden feel bigger - when it's not!

4/1/2019
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Garden Design is all about making the best of the space you have. But what if you haven't got much space in the first place. Well then we have to use a couple of simple design tricks to make the garden feel a bit bigger than it is... How to make your garden look bigger

Duration:00:11:38

Low Maintenance Gardening - How to get your garden right from the start

3/25/2019
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Read more at PlantPlots.com or you can watch out little short YouTube video....on what a low maintenance garden actually is. The truth is any garden will create work, the trick to creating a garden that doesn't feel like a chore is to make sure it contains only those jobs that you actually like doing. Think about what are the most time consuming chores and how can you avoid creating unnecessary work in your garden. We really try to make gardening easier.

Duration:00:07:00

Why tidying the garden in Spring is not the best idea!

3/18/2019
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We all want our garden to get get back looking it's best - but is a tidy garden really the best idea? Remember Gardens aren't just for us #doingmybit

Duration:00:13:59

A lazy gardeners guide to getting your garden ready this spring

3/15/2019
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4 simple quick and easy ways to start getting your garden back on track after the winter.

Duration:00:12:57

Inside the Mind of a Garden Design

3/12/2019
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How do we go about redesigning a garden, what's the thought process used? Listen to how we reshape a welsh garden into something much nicer in an affordable and practical way. If you want to see pictures of the actual design whilst you listen....read about the design on our Plotting Shed Blog Or watch a short YouTube on how we created this design also

Duration:00:17:18

How to Design your Garden if it's a Small City Garden

3/11/2019
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Read more about designing really small gardens at PlantPlots.com The space we need to use in a garden doesn't shrink just because the garden is small - so where you put your seating and how you get there are the most important decisions to make. This podcast is one of our series on how to design your garden if..... where hopefully we debunk the mysteries of garden design and show you how you can go abour designing your garden so that it works for you. We really do try to make gardening...

Duration:00:08:18

How your Garden can help Save the World

3/8/2019
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Where do plants get grown these days and can your plant buying habits be contributing to the warming of our planets atmosphere. The answer may just surprise you... Garden Centres buy in plants from all over the world, but is this really the most sensible sustainable solution when we want to buy plants for our garden, why can't they just be grown here? Read more at PlantPlots.com #amdoingmybit

Duration:00:02:57

How to design a Small Garden - what plants really work?

3/4/2019
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Read more on our series 'How to Design a Garden if...' at PlantPlots.com We really try to make gardening easier, and this podcast is one on our series of how hot design a garden if... Small gardens have their own unique set of issues and design problems to overcome. But what about the plants for a small garden, what type of plant should you think about including and which ones should never be planted?

Duration:00:03:36

Hedgehogs and why you need one

3/1/2019
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Have a Heart - Have a Hedgehog Hole! Every animal, insect, plant species on earth link together. Just like the film Avatar, all life is connected (even us). If we break one link, it affects thousands of other links. Hedgehogs are an apex predator in our garden, having a hedgehog is a sign of a healthy ecosystem. Have you seen a hedgehog recently ( that was actually alive!) Go and build that hedgehog hole today. :)

Duration:00:02:20

Here's something you didn't know about Mushrooms

2/25/2019
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How the humble button mushroom can help save the world..... but it needs a few cyanobacteria a bit of graphene and a couple of nanocircuits..... Amaze your friends with this little gem of ecological /environmentally friendly 'here's how we can save the planet' piece of information!

Duration:00:02:05

Banish Boring Borders!

2/22/2019
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Read more at PlantPlots.com Garden designers make it look so easy - a few plants here and a patio there, so why does it never seem to work in your garden. Well aside from the fact that most of us don't have a budget of thousands and a posse of expert gardeners on hand; how can you turn your garden into something more beautiful, interesting and lovely. Top tips to help you banish those boring borders.

Duration:00:04:22

Hide an Ugly View in your Garden - Garden Design Tips

2/18/2019
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Read more at PlantPlots.com We don't all have beautiful views of rolling green countryside to look at in our gardens. So what can you do to improve the view in your garden; and is both effective and affordable. PlantPlots - We make Gardening Easier

Duration:00:07:14

How good does your garden taste?

2/15/2019
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Did you know butterflies taste with their feet - so what would a butterfly think of your garden.... feast or famine? And what about garden sprays - bet they make the flower and nectar taste disgusting! If 80% of all the plants in all our gardens were fabulous tasty food sources for bees, butterflies and other insects and garden animals - we would all be helping to save the planet. Read more at PlantPlots.com

Duration:00:04:22

Rose are Red & Violets are Blue... but is this really true

2/11/2019
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Craig Burrows Photography Flowers evolved for insects not humans - so if you thought roses are red you need to think again. Craig Burrows shows the real colour of flowers, the actual colours that the bees see. Perhaps UV photos ought to be shown on every plant label; so that we'll know the flower can actually be seen by our bees too, when we buy plants in the garden centres

Duration:00:01:36

We need more Hedges, so please don't plant a fence!

2/8/2019
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Hedges are much better than fences - better for the planet, better for wildlife, they make better screens and windbreaks and they look better than a fence.... See Ingwe our topiary leopard - now you can't do that with a fence, can you! If you'd like ideas on how to grow a hedge that doesn't cause you too much work... read How to have a low maintenance hedge

Duration:00:02:07

Why do my Indoor plants keep on dying!

2/4/2019
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Read more at PlantPlots.com Houseplants are really beneficial for us, but being indoors is not any good for plants. Quick tips and advice on keeping your indoor plants happy, healthy ... and alive! Monday Mist, Tuesday Turn, Wednesday Water & Friday Feed folks!

Duration:00:13:42