I listen to a few horticultural podcasts each week whilst I’m working on website projects but one of my favourites is by Lee Connelly AKA The Skinny Jean Gardener. Lee is a celebrity gardener (because he’s been on TV as the Blue Peter Gardener and a few other things). I first met him at the Garden Media Guild awards in 2017 and again at Party for Perennial this year and volunteered myself for a slot on his podcast. Lee’s podcasts are fun and cheery, his tendency to think out loud both honest and endearing. We recorded the interview at my house a while ago in March but there were a few more important gardening personas to publish first (Carol Klein, James Alexander-Sinclair, Sue Biggs of the RHS and @montysdognigel to name but a few).
I am pleased to say you can now listen to my podcast interview here (or on Apple iTune of course).
Discussion topics include:
- Why the name Grow Like Grandad?
- How I got into gardening.
- Allotment vandalism
- Gardening and renting
- Medieval Grow Your Own tips
If you’ve not already listened, knock yourself out:
In the podcast I mention my Great Grandad, here’s a short interview he had with Radio Mercury (Crawley Radio) in 1994 (on his 105th birthday):