Feb 14, 2018
Barnsley House, Richard Gatenby, Miserden Nursery, Julie Dolphin, Geoff Carr, Product Review.
In this episode I talk to Richard Gatenby, Head Gardener at Barnsley House Gloucestershire former home and garden of Rosemary Verey. We talk about Rosemary, and about iconic features in the garden including the Temple Garden, The Lime Walk, The Laburnham Tunnel, The Frog Fountain, The Gothic Summer House, The Knot Garden, and The Potager.
I also talk to Julie Dolphin, a former BBC Gardeners World Researcher who now runs a beautiful nursery, The Nursery at Miserden, with her husband in the winding back lanes of The Cotswolds. We talk glasshouses and vineries, Pelargoniums, Salvias, and perennials. Julie tells me a secret!-How Gold medal winning designer and TV presenter Chris Beardshaw used her nursery to bring on his plants for Chelsea 2017. It's out now Julie!!
Finally, my long time gardening pal Geoff Carr demonstrates a favourite item in our regular feature 'Product Review'.