Gardens, weeds and words

Gardens, weeds and words

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A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. With Andrew O’Brien.
A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing.

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Garden soundtrack

The joys of October in the garden.

Reading from A breath from elsewhere, by Mirabel Osler 4:28
Read by Jemma Cooper

A breath from elsewhere, by Mirabel Osler. Bloomsbury, 1997.
https://amzn.to/3Stlvr9

06:52 Gardening in the shade

08:10 Interview with Susanna Grant

08:20 First encounters

Wild about Weeds, by Jack Wallington
https://amzn.to/3FbVU31

09:17 Sharing weeds (and weeds)

10:48 How the name – and the business – ‘Linda’ came about

12:35 A Jack of All Trades – Susanna’s other work

16:11 A Fair Weather Shop

19:26 Susanna’s childhood memories of plants and the natural world

Flower Fairy books, by Cicely Mary Barker
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09PGM2YBD?binding=hardcover&searchxofy=true&ref_=dbs_s_bs_series_rwt_thcv&qid=1666786266&sr=1-19

Observer Book of Wild Flowers
https://amzn.to/3SxxWCo

21:26 Arnold Circus and the Boundary Estate – the community garden

Radicle, edited by Sui Searle aka @decolonisethegarden
https://radicle.substack.com

Volunteering: a problem and an opportunity? by Joanna Pidcock
https://radicle.substack.com/p/volunteering-a-problem-and-an-opportunity

29:49 From Gardens Where We Feel Secure, by Susanna Grant and Rowan Spray, published by Rough Trade Books and The Garden Museum
https://amzn.to/3Dpdrn4

35:31 Practicalities of window box gardening with perennials

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Thank you to Susanna Grant for giving up her time to talk to me about her creative nature-inspired practice.

Susanna’s book Shade is published by Bloom, 2022, and is available here
https://amzn.to/3F6eGsu

The Rough Trade/Garden Museum pamphlet by Susanna, with photography by Rowan Spray is From Gardens Where We Feel Secure, and is available here
https://amzn.to/3Dpdrn4

Pamphlets in the same series, such as Horticultural Appropriation by Claire Ratinon and Sam Ayre, are also available here
https://roughtradebooks.com/collections/editions

You can find Susanna on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/hellotherelinda
Or on her website: https://www.hellotherelinda.com/

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My own book, To Stand and Stare; how to garden by doing next to nothing, will be published by DK Life on Feb 2, 2023, and is available to preorder here https://geni.us/Qs2d

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I’m so grateful to Jemma Cooper for lending us her lovely tones for the reading from Mirabel Osler’s A breath from elsewhere. You can find Jem on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/thecountrynurse_

I’m ever appreciative of all my listeners for your continued support and reviews, I really do appreciate them. You can support the podcast by buying its producer a virtual cup of coffee for three quid, at https://ko-fi.com/andrewtimothyOB. Proceeds will go towards equipment, software and the monthly podcast hosting fees.

A year of garden coaching
If you’d like to find out more about my my 12 month online garden coaching programme, please visit the website, where you can read more details. There will be a few spaces opening up early in the new year, so do sign up to be the first to hear when you can book.
https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching

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