Master My Garden Podcast

Master My Garden Podcast

Master My Garden podcast with John Jones. The gardening podcast that helps you master your own garden. With new episodes weekly packed full of gardening tips, how to garden guides, interviews with gardening experts on many gardening topics and just abo…


EP038- How To Grow Your Own Top Fruit With Thomas English
Oct 16 • 41 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast which is part two of the two part series all about growing your own fruit. I talk to Thomas English from English’s Fruit Nursery, this weeks episode is all about top fruit, the best varieties, tips for…
EP037- How To Grow Your Own Soft Fruit With Thomas English
Oct 9 • 39 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast which is part one of a two part series all about growing your own fruit. I talk to Thomas English from English’s Fruit Nursery, this weeks episode which is part one is all about soft fruit, the best…
EP036- All About Tulips With Anne Verdoes
Oct 2 • 37 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I talk to Anne Verdoes who works for iBulb. iBulb is part of the organization Anthos, they represent the companies that trade in flower bulbs and nursery stock products. iBulb is the promotion…
EP035 - Juanita Browne talks about gardening for biodiversity and The All Ireland Pollinator Plan
Sep 25 • 45 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I talk to Juanita Browne who is an author, nature enthusiast and works as a co-ordinator for the All Ireland Pollinator plan. Juanita recently produced a fantastic booklet in conjunction with Laois…
EP034- Niall Hatch From Birdwatch Ireland Talks All About Our Feathered Friends
Sep 18 • 59 min
In episode 034 of Master My Garden Podcast I talk to Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland. It’s a great chat we talk all about, how to feed wild birds in your garden, nesting boxes, gardening to attract wild birds, the great work Birdwatch Ireland do and…
EP033- The Benefits Of Mycorrhizal Fungi In Your Garden
Sep 16 • 20 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast. I look at the benefits of Mycorrhizal Fungi a little know wonder amount gardeners. So, what is mycorrhizal? Mycorrhizal Fungi occurs in nature and what it does is that it attaches to the roots of the…
EP032- Open Garden Interview with Jimi Blake Huntingbrook Gardens
Sep 11 • 42 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast which is an open garden feature. I talk to Jimi Blake Huntingbrook Gardens. Jimi has one of the largest and most diverse collections of plants in Ireland and the gardens did not disappoint they are…
EP031- Adam Green Daffodil growers gives his top tips for success with these much loved flowers
Sep 4 • 31 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I talk to Adam Green who has been growing Daffodils commercially in Co.Waterford for 25 years. Adam shares what in his experience are the best Daffodil varieties. He talks about how deep to plant…
EP030-Open Garden Interview with Kevin Begley Coolwater Garden
Aug 28 • 34 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I am joined by Kevin Begley from Coolwater Garden. Coolwater garden is the third open garden feature on the podcast and although I haven’t yet visited it sounds like a really interesting garden, unlike…
EP029-Brian McCarthy From Cork Rooftop Farm Talks About Urban Gardening/Farming
Aug 21 • 43 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I speak to Brian McCarthy from Cork Rooftop Farm, and what an amazing story this is, starting out as a lockdown project and turned in a story and project that inspired people and showed what is possible…
EP028- Andy Walsh Husqvarna Ireland answers all your robotic/automower questions.
Aug 14 • 61 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I speak to Andy Walsh after sales manager of Husqvarna Ireland about robotic mowers and specifically Husqvarna automower. Robotic mowers have become really popular in recent years and the technology is…
EP027- How to grow a floral meadow
Aug 7 • 20 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast which will be part two of a the two part series covering native wildflowers and floral/ pictorial meadow. This week I cover the floral meadows. How do I grow a floral meadow? How do I grow a wildflower…
EP026- How to grow a Wildflower meadow with Sandro Cafolla
Jul 31 • 39 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast which will be part one of a two part series covering native wildflowers and floral/ pictorial meadow. This week I cover the native wildflowers. If you want to grow a native Irish Wildflower meadow then…
EP025- Open Garden Interview with TJ Maher Patthana Garden
Jul 24 • 36 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I talk to TJ Maher from Patthana Garden in Kiltegan, Co.Wicklow. This is the second open garden feature and I plan to do one every month mainly because open gardens are a source of inspiration for many…
EP024- How to keep your Buxus, Boxwood healthy.
Jul 17 • 22 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I talk about a problem that many gardens face and a question many people ask me. What is wrong with my Boxwood? or Why is my Buxus dying? To answer the question correctly you firstly need to identify the…
EP023- Gerry Harford, talks unusual perennial plants and lots more.
Jul 10 • 49 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I talk to Gerry Harford of The Potting Shed a specialist nursery in Camolin Co.Wexford. Gerry and Susan who own and run the nursery have a wealth of knowledge gardening and in this weeks episode Gerry…
EP022- What is the best plant food to use in the garden?
Jul 3 • 19 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I answer one of the questions I have been asked most over the years. What is the best plant food to use in the garden? There are many variations on the question, including what is the best plant food for…
EP021-Denise Dunne talks medicinal herbs, best medicinal herbs to grow, and lots more!!
Jun 26 • 47 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I talk to Denise Dunne owner of The Herb Garden http://www.theherbgarden.ie/ Denise is one of the most knowledgeable people on all things herbs. In this weeks episode we talk about medicinal herbs. Its a…
EP020- Denise Dunne talks culinary herbs, best culinary herbs to grow, and lots more!!
Jun 19 • 35 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I talk to Denise Dunne owner of The Herb Garden http://www.theherbgarden.ie/ Denise is one of the most knowledgeable people on all things herbs. In this weeks episode we talk about culinary herbs and…
EP019-Open Garden Interview with Mary Keenan Gash Gardens
Jun 12 • 47 min
Open gardens provide ideas and inspiration for many gardeners. So I have decided to add in a new feature into Master My Garden podcast where once a month I highlight an open garden. In this weeks episode of the podcast I am featuring the first of these…
EP018- How to grow cut flowers in your garden, with Maura Sheehy
Jun 5 • 37 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I am joined by Maura Sheehy. Maura is an award-winning artisan flower farmer and florist running Maura’s Cottage Flowers, which caters for weddings, corporate floral requirements, doing local deliveries…
EP017- Brian Murphy talks home composting, benefits of compost, and lots more
May 29 • 44 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I talk to Dr Brian Murphy, senior scientist with Enrich Environmental Ltd.In this great interview with Brian we discuss, home composting and the tips for success when creating your own compost and we…
EP016- How To Conserve & Save Water In The Garden
May 22 • 27 min
In episode number 16 of Master My Garden podcast I look at how to conserve and save water in the garden. At the time this episode goes live on the 22nd of May 2020 there has been 12 weeks of dry weather in Ireland and the UK with little or no rain in…
EP015-How To Master Your Own Roses With John McNamara
May 15 • 44 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I talk to John McNamara from McNamara’s rose nursery in Co.Cork. John has over 40 years experience of growing roses and currently grows over 500 varieties to wholesale to garden centres and other growers…
EP014- Pat Fitzgerald talks to Master My Garden about Sweet Potato Growing, Evercolor and lots more!!
May 8 • 65 min
In episode number 014 of Master My Garden podcast I talk to Pat Fitzgerald of FitzGerald Nurseries. Pat is in my opinion one of the most progressive people in Irish horticulture. Fitzgerald Nurseries is a specialist propagation nursery supplying trade…
EP013- How To Stop Cats Pooping In My Garden
May 1 • 19 min
In episode number 13 of Master My Garden podcast I look at one of the most asked questions relating to gardening. That is how do I stop cats from pooping in my garden? So in this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I talk about how you can stop…
EP012- The Best Slug & Snail Control Methods For My Garden
May 1 • 14 min
In episode number 12 of Master My Garden podcast I look at a big gardening problem and one of the most commonly asked questions. What are the best slug and snail control methods in the garden? I run through all the options available to people and…
EP011-How To Garden On A Difficult Site
Apr 24 • 31 min
In episode number 011 of Master My Garden podcast I look at how to garden on a difficult site or in difficult areas of your garden. I have been asked lots of questions recently about difficult sites. Questions such as “What’s the best plants for…
EP010- Annabelle Padwick Talks About Her New Children’s Gardening Book
Apr 17 • 37 min
In episode number 010 of Master My Garden podcast I talk to Annabelle Padwick. We chat about her new children’s gardening book called “YOU CAN grow your own food” which is due out on the 11th June 2020. We also talk the her organisation Life at No.27and…
EP009-Buzzing For Bees with Anne Hutton
Apr 10 • 52 min
In episode number 009 of Master My Garden podcast we talk all things bee’s with Anne Hutton. Anne is a keen gardener (doing great things in an urban garden) , Beekeeper and pro and secretary of Carlow beekeepers association. We talk about how somebody…
EP008- Rachel Freeman Talks Horticultural Therapy And The Health Benefits Of Gardening.
Apr 2 • 46 min
In episode number 008 of Master My Garden podcast we talk Horticultural Therapy and the health benefits of gardening with Rachel Freeman. Rachel Freeman is a Lecturer in Horticulture at TU Dublin and is based on the Blanchardstown campus, Dublin 15….
EP007-Fun Things To Do In Your Garden
Mar 27 • 27 min
In episode number 007 of Master My Garden podcast titled “Fun Things To Do In The Garden” I look at 10 fun things we can do with our children in the garden. We are all in a strange period of time with schools, childcare and many work places closed. We…
EP006- Peter Donegan talks Northern Roots Oldham garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show 2020
Mar 20 • 43 min
We are joined today on Master My Garden Podcast for our first guest interview, with Peter Donegan, Peter Donegan Landscaping & Garden Design. We talk about some really interesting projects he’s working on at present including “The Northern Roots…
EP005 - Mastering The Perfect Lawn
Mar 13 • 41 min
In episode number 005 of Master My Garden podcast titled “Mastering the perfect lawn” I look at how to have the perfect lawn. I start by telling you about a really useful guide which you can use to find out what type of lawn you have. I then give you…
EP004 - How To Grow Your Own Potatoes Perfectly.
Mar 6 • 38 min
In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast with give a complete guide to growing your own potatoes. We look at the main categories first earlies, second earlier, main crop and salad potatoes looking at the best varieties in each and how and when…
EP003- FOR THE BIRDS
Feb 25 • 20 min
In episode number 003 of Master My Garden podcast titled “For the birds” we look at wild birds in the garden. We discuss the joy, happiness and energy they bring to your garden. We talk about why we should feed wild birds, We then look at the best areas…
EP002- The Reasons People Garden
Feb 25 • 19 min
In episode number 002 of Master My Garden podcast I go through the reasons that people garden. I have a list of eight all of which are very different, some are a little in jest, but all are reasons that people get out and do a little bit of gardening….
EP 001- Master My Garden Introduction
Feb 24 • 7 min
In my first episode of Master My Garden podcast I (John Jones ) give a short introduction to myself and my background story. I follow up then with the idea behind and reasons for creating this podcast. I hope you enjoy and stick around for the upcoming…