Now proudly sponsored by GENUS Performance Gardenwear - Gardening clothes for serious gardeners.
Welcome to Pot and Cloche Garden Podcasts. Started in January 2018 I
talk 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.'
I was shortlisted in The Garden Media Guild Awards 'Alan Titchmarsh New talent Award 2019'.
I offer editing services to other podcasts, previous clients including 'On The Ledge' for Jane Perrone (see above) the top UK podcast for houseplant enthusiasts globally, and 'The Organic Gardening Podcast' from Garden Organic, previously Henry Doubleday Research.
In this episode sponsored by the amazing Genus Performance Garden wear Joff speaks to Kathy Slack author of 'From the Veg Patch - 10 favourite vegetables, 100 simple recipes everyone will love'.
In this episode sponsored by the amazing Genus Performance Gardenwear Joff goes to the old horticultural halls in Islington, London where he talks to the charities and businesses who attend the event.
In this episode sponsored by Genus Performance Gardenwear Joff talks to Ben Dark about his new book The Grove - a nature odyssey in 191/2 front gardens. Well known for his podcast 'The Garden Log' Ben has been a head gardener, and a landscape historian, as well as being described as 'the millenial Monty' by Horticulture Week. He graduated with a degree in history from Bristol and completed his education at The Garden Museum where he achieved an MA in Garden and Landscape History. We talk about:
In this episode sponsored by Genus Performance Gardenwear Joff talks to Peter Donegan, Landscape Architect, and lead designer and 'purple shirt' for DIY SOS Ireland. Peter who lives just north of Dublin on the east coast of Ireland became fascinated with plants at a very early age, keeping plants under his bed and scratching his head about the intricate mechanisms that cause phototropism at the age of just six. Its no wonder that this passion has been recognised throughout the industry and he has been asked to design some amazing projects ranging from show gardens for the RHS shows and a WW1 memorial garden on the continent. We talk about:
In this episode dedicated to the memory of Peter Seabrook and sponsored by MYWINDOWBOX Joff talks to Alan Sargent who runs The Landscape Library an online resource for Head Gardeners, Senior Gardeners, Landscapers, Designers, and Consultants. Alan has been in the business since the late 60's and is a garden consultant and a busy expert witness in horticultural cases. We talk about the Landscape Library and what it contains.
In this episode Joff goes to the Malvern Autumn Show where he talks to Vanessa (pictured below left with sister Justine) from garden boot makers Poddy and Black. He learns about traditional trug making from Robin at The Thomas Smith Trug Shop and then talks to author Marsha O'Mahony who has written a book 'The Scratch of the Hop' about hop growing and picking in the midlands.
At Glee he chats with Annabelle Padwick from Life at No 27. Bumps into Lee Connoly aka The Skinny Jean Gardener, before talking with Elliot Webb from Urban-Farm-it. He rounds off the show with an update from an old friend of the show Linda Petrons from the amazing children's charity Greenfingers.
This episode is an absolute butterfly extravaganza. Joff talks to experts about planting for butterflies and their larvae, specific habitat requirements for the Large Blue butterfly and the history and habits of The Pearl Bordered Fritillary. As usual sponsored by MYWINDOWBOX Picture taken at Daneway Banks
In this episode sponsored by mywindowbox Joff drives up to The Malvern Showground to The Malvern Plant and Garden Fair. One of the few plant fairs to go ahead since lockdown it was well attended with a complete sellout.
In this episode sponsored by MYWINDOWBOX Joff travels to the big smoke and catches the tube to Islington where he visits the Garden Press Event and talks to some of his favourite exhibitors
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.