Now proudly sponsored by MYWINDOWBOX-'Bringing the Garden to your Window'.
Welcome to Pot and Cloche Garden Podcasts. Started in January 2018 Joff
talks to authors, head gardeners, writers, nurseries, and other interesting horty types.
Recommended by Jane Perrone, Gardening Editor of the GUARDIAN
'HEAR THIS. Tune into new podcast Pot and Cloche while you get on top of the weeding. The host, Cotswold based horticulturist Joff Elphick, speaks to head gardeners, and growers about their plant passions.'
Joff is also an integral part of the GENUS performance gardenwear clothing brand, looking after the award winning gardens where he maintains the borders, orchard, and vegetable beds for product photo shoots and open days.
He now edits other podcasts including 'On The Ledge' for Jane Perrone (see above) the top UK podcast for houseplant enthusiasts globally.
In this episode sponsored by MYWINDOWBOX Joff travels to Worcestershire to visit The RHS Malvern Autumn Show. This was a very impressive show with plenty for the keen gardener as well as rest of the family. With plenty of well organised parking and a huge site beautifully located at the foot of the Malvern Hills Joff was very impressed and plans on a return visit next year.
In this episode sponsored by MYWINDOWBOX Joff heads north to The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham to attend the UK's leading garden and outdoor living trade show Glee where over 500 exhibitors show off their wares.
In this episode sponsored by MYWINDOWBOX Joff visits Henry Robinson to talk about his National Collection of rambler roses. In a beautiful garden overlooked by his early 19c home Henry presides over 150 varieties of these beautiful and sometimes prolific plants and discusses pruning, maintenance, and care regimes for these generally easy to maintain garden favourites. Henry opens up his collection every June and is open in 2019 on the 30th of June form 2pm until 6pm. Go too www.moorwoodroses.co.uk for more information.
In this episode sponsored by mywindowbox country mouse Joff leaves The Cotswolds behind to explore the capital. He heads to Islington where The Garden Press Event is being held in The Business Design Centre previously the old Horticultural Halls.(pictured) Over 160 exhibitors were present but Joff whittles it down to a few of his favourites and reports back here.
In his episode sponsored by mywindowbox I talk to the nations favourite poet Pam Ayres. Pam has just written a great little book published by Picador called The Lat Hedgehog. It is beautifully illustrated by Alice Tait and immediately shot to number one in the Sunday Times Best Seller list. We talk about hedgehogs, wildlife gardening, and Pams love for plants that will make her garden an oasis for wildlife.
I have my regular meet up with my old gardening chum Geoff Carr and demonstrate to him my fabulous new wonder tool that saves me form many a precarious situation.
In this episode sponsored by MYWINDOWBOX.COM I talk to scientist, TV presenter, cook and gardener Judith Hann about her lastest book. HERBS-Delicious growing tips and recipes to transform your food. As well as talking herbs Judith finally puts the record straight on Rick Steins visit and the death of a 'beloved pet rabbit at the hands of Chalky the dog'.
In this episode (part 2 of 2) sponsored by the lovely team at mywindowbox I continue my conversation with John Sales former Head of Gardens for The National Trust.(see below for episode one) We talk more about Graham Stuart Thomas and discuss everything from 'Historisist restoration' to 'Nookiness'. (The greatest thing that I possess)
The episode is finished with Geoff Carr and yours truly embarking on our regular product review which generates much discussion over a simple everyday item.
A brilliant conversation (Part one of two) with John Sales former head of gardens for The National Trust . John has just brought out his book 'Shades of Green' my life as The National Trust Head of Gardens. Not only an overview of his former role but a lovely insight into the well respected Graham Stuart Thomas and his dedicated and meticulous working practices.