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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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English

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Episodes

Decorative Stone Mulches - and other gardening mistakes

5/20/2019
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OK, we all make mistakes gardening, but it's even more annoying when you thought it would be ok because every picture in the design books used them too. And then you find out they create more unnecessary work - talk about feeling duped! We want to make gardening easier not harder!

Duration:00:02:45

How to Create a more Tranquil Garden

5/10/2019
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We focus far too much on one particular sense when it comes to gardening - our eyes. Which means our other 4 senses are missing out. The same applies to noisy gardens, one sense is being overloaded, so you need to work on stimulating the other 4. Read more Garden Design advice on the website. If you have any questions or would like some garden design advice - why not drop us a line enquiries@plantplots.com.

Duration:00:04:14

Urban Gardening - how to make the most of your small city garden

5/6/2019
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Read more on our 'How to design a garden if...series' this podcast discusses the issues you need to consider. What questions should you ask, how do you create privacy BUT also still have light and sunshine. How can you make the space really usable. Should you have a lawn, how will the garden look in the winter. We ask the questions most other garden design sites don't ask - but we think these are actually the more important. Messy Tree & Untidy Plants! In a small garden everything has to...

Duration:00:08:46

Oh no - It's almost Hanging Basket Season!

5/3/2019
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Read more at PlantPlots.com Hanging Basket season is nearly upon us again. We don't like hanging baskets. Even worse than hanging baskets are hanging baskets filled with bedding plants - they are no good for your garden, create loads of extra work, they are really expensive and in most cases thrown away after the summer. We want to make gardening easier but hanging baskets most definitely do not! There are so many better alternatives that are far more environmentally friendly, here's...

Duration:00:07:33

How to Design your Garden if its a Narrow Space or Courtyard

4/29/2019
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Read more at PlantPlots.com One of our 'little listens series' , here's 5 minutes of garden design advice on how to transform a small narrow courtyard into a tiny urban garden. The problem of 'dead space' and how to avoid it - small gardens suffer from dead space, so what is it and how do you 'design' it out

Duration:00:05:35

The Problem with Show Gardens.....

4/26/2019
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Show Gardens are amazing - but don't forget they are just that a show. It's easy to be seduced by the gardens on show at places like the RHS flowers show at Chelsea, Hampton Court and around the UK. These gardens showcase the best and most avant garde designs, they inspire us to get into our own gardens and transform them, but are these gardens really aspirational? Can the ordinary gardener really take inspiration from these gardens and try to copy them at home, or should we be looking for...

Duration:00:05:22

Don't Plant a Problem - Beware of Grasses!

4/22/2019
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A bit of 2 minute Soapbox moment, but we always look to make gardening easier, we want people to have gardens they can easily look after. So it really get's our goat when plant labels don't give real advice - like "don't plant upwind of a path or patio" for example. A simple sentence on the plant label would enable you to make sure you don't plant a problem! Grasses, everyone loves grasses in gardens, they are easy to look after. Grasses are really good a setting seed - but beware grass...

Duration:00:02:11

Are Growers and Garden Centres really buying into sustainable gardening?

4/18/2019
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Gardeners are changing, a neat manicured bug free garden is now seen as one that is out of touch, creating gardens that are both beautiful but bee friendly are most definitely in. But is the horticultural industry really buying into this new trend? Garden Centres seem to be filled more and more with plants that are forced into flower, they are stacked to the rafters with massed displays of bedding plants or row upon row of hanging basket.they seem to have become more like supermarkets - so...

Duration:00:06:56

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