The Sodcast – Episode 17

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The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.


Listen to The Sodcast in MP3 – or subscribe/ listen to the podcast in iTunes. Alternatively, subscribe to the blog and listen to them right here. Missed Episode 16 of the garden podcast ?

First Up:

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Back to life….

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This Week On The Blog:

Links For The Podcast:

Images For The Podcast:

This Weeks Oddities:

Fellow hen fanatic Simon Kenny send me this email

Hi Peter

I don’t have a photo of bark mulch on the plastic but do have decorative pebbles on plastic in my own garden. It’s basically the same principle. The soil is blocked from sunlight and weeds push up the plastic around the edges. Attached is a photo which I took this morning.it would be great to hear what your views are on the use of the plastic stuff, and how you would go about flower bed fabrication

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Also these little trinkets 😉

I asked if anyone had a happy Garden story for me….? You replied… and I had to tell you all to stop!
  • @rauldore: Yes – my garden is happy : I haven’t had a BBq in ages 😀
  • @jkeyes: Iggle Piggle, Upsey Daisy and Makka Pakka.
  • @maryrose: I planted crocus today… at least they will bring a smile to my face come January
  • @orlamcdermott: 10 gizillion pretty red crab apples from a small tree made into 25 jars of jam 🙂
  • @maryrose: oh I couldn’t … sure I’d have to get my hair done..!!!
  • @powersflowers: Funny Hissingfirst story for you from @ArabellaSock : http://bit.ly/gmmSrh It’ll make you laugh. I promise.
  • @knetstop our strawberry is still blooming and having fruit. Does that count?
  • @primaryposition: one easter sunday i awoke early to find little paw prints leading out our garden and down the street path. Convinced it was the Easter Bunny, I took off after them like an excited blood hound. about 5 houses down the road i found a poor little tortoise trapped in a hole in a neighbours garden. He was alive and we kept him for a week before giving him to a zoo 🙂
  • @EWgardens: 10 years next year since we began to revive 400+ year old gardens abandoned for 50 years. My other halfs grandfather died having pulled house down and not knowing he had an heir. He would be delighted to meet his great grandchildren and visitors in his revived garden. How’s that?
  • @dervlam: Funny looking mushrooms growing on my back garden lawn!
  • @ianbrunswick: Worked @ Chicago botanic gardens & stopped a snapper turtle getting run over. He tried to bite my hand off. Some thanks!

And Finally:

I found the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra via Christian Carey and the gentleman [and lover of the great outdoors] that is Mr Jonathan Grimes

9 replies
  1. David Quaid
    David Quaid says:

    Class – A SodCast Peter.

    Just for the record I’m 33 (now) and I was aged 6/7 at the time of the Attenborough-esque Tortoise Special featured in this SodCast 🙂

  2. paysan
    paysan says:

    Loving the Sodcasts Peter. Whats the chances of you doing something on Irish Seedsavers, we had them for a talk at the GIY group at they are inspirational – so knowledgeable and passionate. And its about the time that people start thinking about what they’d like to grow next year and looking at seed catalogues…

  3. peter donegan
    peter donegan says:

    Hi Sean,

    hope you’re doing well my friend and really great to hear that you’re loving the Sodcasts. 😉

    To answer your question

    Whats the chances of you doing something on Irish Seedsavers, we had them for a talk at the GIY group at they are inspirational – so knowledgeable and passionate….

    My most recent mention of The Irish Seed Savers was April 27th 2010. As I see it I simply told an account of what had happened. A Heidi Lammiman left the first comment on behalf of the group.

    Maybe it was because of the apology to Trevor Sargeant that I reported ? The only other mention of them that I am aware on my blog.

    They may well be a group Sean who are inspirational, knowledgeable and passionate – but the comment left by Heidi on behalf of The Irish Seed Savers was very simply, quite rude or not polite.

    That said my type of thinking and thoughts as well you are aware, are not about one-up-manship with any group or individual, but for the greater good of an industry I have 30 plus years and more I hope to work in.

    And its about the time that people start thinking about what they’d like to grow next year and looking at seed catalogues…

    You and they have my number Sean and the coffee pot is always on…. 😉

    hope you and yours are all doing well
    best wishes
    peter

  4. paysan
    paysan says:

    Hi Peter, thanks for that info. Sorry, I didn’t read the original post (note to self: always do your research) but the ISSA reply is glaringly rude and defensive so I’m not surprised by your reaction! Consider my suggestion withdrawn and if you have something stronger than coffee in this weather I’ll be round…

  5. peter donegan
    peter donegan says:

    A Chara Seán,

    appreciate the comments and not a problem, like I said there is a bigger picture here and be it [no offence to either] Bord Bia, The Seed Savers or anyone else – one is allowed, especially if it already public knowledge and out there, to raise a question. What is not allowed is to be offensive. That said, one should also remember I do this free gratis. It doesn’t make me money, nor does it bring in repay the mortgage overnight – and whilst I wouldn’t mind a gizillion dollars – that was never the goal when I first started in June ’07 [i think].

    That said bigger picture in mind, in my opinion there are far too many smaller ‘garden’ groups around whether it be the ALCI, GLDA, ILI, RHS, IOH the list goes on and includes the ISSA. All well intentioned but sometimes the message isn’t available for Joe public to readily find. And the more that promote horticulture, for everyone, the better.

    Personally, I wouldnt mind if the ISSA or anyone else for that matter, came round for a cuppa, or in fact something a little stronger, as you suggest 😉

    The Sodcast mugs are all thanks to John Keyes – who posted me one to say thanks for garden advice recently.
    Nice guy. Nice thought. Very much appreciated.
    People were asking then, how to get one and John was there again.

    Happy snowballs my friend and talk soon.
    peter

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