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118 - Gardening and Your Mental Health

Today we're discussing how gardening can help with your mental health and wellbeing with Annabelle Padwick, a mental health practitioner, professional gardener and Kitchen Garden Magazine writer. Annabelle is also the founder of Life at No.27, an allotment-based support network to help change lives across the country, accessible through self referral, GP’s, psychiatrists and local councils.

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  • 141 - KG Editor Steve Ott talks to Tayshan Hayden-Smith

    28:17
    In this podcast KG editor Steve Ott chats to Tayshan Hayden-Smith who many of you will know as a TV presenter on BBC’s Your Garden Made Perfect and Hampton Court Flower Show coverage. He is also a pro footballer, award-winning Chelsea Flower Show designer, green activist and founder of The Grow2Know Project and now with the release of his new book Small Space Revolution, an author too!
  • 140 - The Veg Plot in April

    28:49
    The KG team of Steve, Emma and Tony gather to chat about the top tasks on the plot this month, to compare notes on what they have been up to in recent weeks and to talk about some of the latest gardening stories to hit the news – as well as the weather of course! For more information check out the latest issue in the shops now.
  • 139 - An Interview with Milly Fyfe

    31:05
    KG editor Steve Ott chats to Milly Fyfe who (in no particular order) is a keen gardener, garden writer, farmer, Mum of two, home cook, food campaigner, award-winning digital marketing expert, Instagrammer and blogger as well as the owner of website www.nofussmealsforbusyparents.com (well-worth a visit for the delicious recipes alone!) Milly talks about her upbringing among a family of gardeners and her work promoting seasonal British farm produce as well as home-grown crops to parents and children alike.
  • 138 - An interview with Susy Bortolot

    31:08
    KG editor Steve Ott chats to Susy Bortolot, AKA susybliving on Instagram and YouTube, about her obsession with growing her own, successional sowings and how moon phase gardening can both improve your crops, and your organisational skills in the garden!
  • 137 - The Team chats to gardening expert Martin Fish

    31:56
    KG readers will know Martin from his regular contributions to the magazine. A trained horticulturist, ex-nurseryman and head gardener, Martin now concentrates on his work as a writer and on giving talks at many major shows around the country where he works with wife Jill – Martin giving the gardening advice and Jill putting together delicious recipes using the produce he grows. Here he chats to the KG team about his life in horticulture and his exciting new garden in Lincolnshire. You can follow progress from the garden every month throughout 2024 in the magazine.
  • 136. 136 - What are we doing in January?

    26:18
    Jobs for January with the Kitchen Garden team The KG team discuss what they are doing in the garden this month including sowing chillies and aubergines, keeping the snow from your fruit cage, forcing rhubarb and 101 uses for a hot water bottle!
  • 135. 135 - November in the veg garden

    31:18
    The KG team take a break from the rain to chat through some of the jobs they’ll be doing in November as well as discussing some of the highs and lows of the season so far – including some mixed reactions to some of the tomato varieties they’ve been trying this year.
  • 134. 134 - Barnsdale Gardens, proud to be peat-free

    33:48
    The beautiful Barnsdale Gardens near Oakham in Rutland has been peat-free for more than 30 years after its founder TV gardener Geoff Hamilton, always ahead of his time, started to experiment with peat-free composts. His son and owner of Barnsdale, Nick Hamilton, carries on his work today and with peat-based composts about to be phased out, who better to ask about getting the best from the many new peat alternative composts now appearing in garden centres. KG editor Steve Ott chats to Nick about this plus the organic pest control methods the gardeners use at Barnsdale and picks up some fascinating insights. Find out more about Barnsdale Gardens including opening times, courses and special events: www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk
  • 133. 133 - Nick Fraser of Nunnington Hall - Living Inspiration

    21:45
    In our latest podcast KG’s Steve Ott chats to the inspirational head gardener of the National Trust’s Nunnington Hall, Nick Fraser. Thanks to the dedicated work of Nick and his team this gem of a garden in North Yorkshire has become a true haven for wildlife as well as home to a thriving veg plot, orchards, and flower borders. For more information visit: Nunnington Hall | North Yorkshire | National Trust