Introducing Two Good Gardeners

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I have been very quiet here lately, for which I apologise. Following a few subtle prompts, I thought I had better explain myself!

Dan Cooper Garden has been taking up more and more of my time as I prepare for a busy spring season selling at specialist plant fairs and garden openings all around the south and east of the UK. I’m popping up at some spectacular venues, including Saltwood Castle, Hatfield House and The American Museum in Bath – you’ll find details for April and May here. I have also been sourcing new products, writing lots of articles for the website and developing unique new services such as garden consultations and garden mentoring. It’s no wonder I’m feeling exhausted, but what a privilege it is to be doing what I love. I try to remind myself of that every day.

Since November, I’ve also been working on an exciting new project, a podcast with my friend and fellow gardener Julia Parker. We made a pilot episode in November (I called it a mock cast!), and finally, we have recorded and released episode 1. It’s available everywhere you’d usually find a podcast; on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Acast, or you can listen to it by tapping the play button below.

We know there are lots of gardening podcasts out there already. We are trying to make programmes that are finely tuned to the season, offering sound, credible, friendly advice at a comfortable pace with a dash of humour and a splash of personality. We are genuine, amateur gardeners who love what we do. We want to share our successes and failures so listeners can take comfort and enjoy their gardens. We take our hats off to everyone who makes a podcast – it’s not as easy as you imagine!

So, without further ado, I invite you to listen. We’re recording the next episode in a little over a week and welcome any feedback and suggestions for improvement. Please be kind. The first time around, we were concentrating so hard that we barely knew what we were saying! Happy listening. TFG.

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Welcome to Two Good Gardeners, sponsored by Alitex, home of the modern Victorian greenhouse. In our first episode, we ask the question 'to chit or not to chit', share thrifty tricks with toilet roll tubes, explain how to help your garden survive the mad March snow and offer tips for staying on top of your garden over the next fortnight.If you've enjoyed our foray into podcasting, please subscribe for notifications when we upload new episodes.ResourcesFor more on how to chit potatoes, you'll find Dan and Julia's combined wisdom crystalised right here.If you're interested in using seaweed as a garden fertiliser and soil conditioner, there is more information on Dan's blog, The Frustrated Gardener.For help with snow damage, and how to revive ailing plants, there's help at hand here.You can find out all about Julia on her website: buy rubber seed trays and explore Dan's range of handpicked garden tools, accessories and gifts, visit Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Categories: Bulbs, Container gardening, Flowers, Fruit and Veg, Podcast, Seeds and Sowing, Urban Gardens, Weather

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7 comments On "Introducing Two Good Gardeners"

  1. Thankyou so much. Really enjoyed listening to you – you’re very engaging Dan. Found the podcast informative, especially the background info on the rubber seed trays. Look forward to listening to the next one! xx

  2. Well done down – Not easy putting together a Podcast. Wishing you both all the best and great success. H

  3. Great podcast Dan and Julia – I really enjoyed it and there were some very useful and inspiring ideas. I’m looking forward to the next one 🙂
    I too need to get out and clean inside my greenhouse – hopefully tomorrow. Only one week to go before the clocks go forward .. Hurrah for lighter evenings!!


    1. I finally managed to clear my greenhouse yesterday. It looks so much better and the plants already seem happier. Just the outside to tackle now.

      I can’t wait for the lighter evenings, although they mark the end of idle TV watching for seven months! Dan

  4. Well done Dan and Julia, your podcast was perfect – informative, funny and relatable in every way. I’m already looking forward to the next one… and the next! Thank you to you both x

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