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Roots, Wings and Other Things

1 of The Sunday Times top 5 gardening podcasts! Join broadcaster and house plant fanatic Jez Rose, along with special guests as they explore the season's natural changes and everything nature has to offer us throughout the year. Expect chats about bees, gardening, soil and a whole lot of laughs over tea while they get stuck into jobs in the garden and guide us through the joys of being outdoors. Don't forget to subscribe and if you like it, share on social!

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Series 2 Episode 6

In the final episode of series 2, professor of ecology and bumble bee expert Dave Goulson joins me as my special guest co-host! And what a fascinating end to the series! Deathwatch beetles; top tips if you're interested in beekeeping; pointless pollinators and just what is the real truth about bee decline? Plus exciting news about series 3! It's all in here in this months episode! Don't forget to subscribe and donate to ko-fi.com/roots if you can.

1hr 19mins

26 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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Series 2 - Episode 5

My friend Kathy Slack; the food writer, cook, and "vegetable queen" herself is my co-host this month for a chat and a giggle about growing your own, coping with gluts, cooking with it, and where I can put my leeks. This is one of my favourite episodes so far - let me know what you think! ko-fi.com/roots

1hr 5mins

18 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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Series 2 Episode 4

What does Christine Walkden from BBC Gardener's Question Time do on her dining room table? You're about to find out! My guest co-host this month chats about growing plants in a bath; Helen Mirren; plants vs children; The One Show, and I ask her for advice about my little banana.


12 Feb 2021

Rank #3

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Series 2 Episode 3

It's a snowy January episode but my guest co-host this month brings adventurous stories of rowing the Atlantic, bees, donkeys, and finding nature in the most unlikely of places! An inspiring episode and my very first person interviewed with an OBE (but it might not be best to mention it to her...), it's Sarah Outen.

1hr 12mins

31 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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Series 2 Episode 2

It's December and my special co-host this month is Michael Perry, the self-styled plant geek... and for this special festive episode expect raunchy plant names; inspiration for winter pots; bird chat and exciting news about podcast merch! To support the podcast and my community gardening donation head to ko-fi.com/roots

16 Dec 2020

Rank #5

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Series 2 Episode 1

Welcome back to Series 2! While Adam takes a break I'm joined by special guest co-hosts and this month it's the delightful Frances Tophill from Love Your Garden and Gardener's World and it's a fun way to kick off the new series! Hops, community gardens, axe throwing and Frances's view on "the peg"! New for this series is a simple way to donate and give back all explained - welcome to Series 2! ko-fi.com/roots

26 Nov 2020

Rank #6

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Episode 11 - August

In the penultimate episode of the series, Jez goes it alone as Adam is away. Raw and unedited, this episode features all your favourite features plus Jez reflects on the best bits of series 1 and reveals two amazing competitions! For more details of the mead crowdfunding campaign mentioned visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/traditional-british-mead-recreate-the-past#/

1hr 3mins

7 Sep 2020

Rank #7

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Episode 10 - July

The "after dark" special with mead that Jez completely ruined! Only Adam and Jez could get through dogs making business decisions; favourite trees; Netflix recommendations; the 'Ultra Suit' for beekeepers; the search for a sponsor; and a sneaky insight into a brand new online workshop with Jez and Adam. If you'd like to support Jez's mead crowdfunding campaign you can join in here: https://igg.me/at/britishmead This episode is dedicated to the memory of Zeus 2007-2020

1hr 40mins

7 Aug 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 9 - June

Adele, Eric Clapton, black bees, Jez's mead and Ash the cat causing chaos. All that plus a very exciting announcement and you've got June's episode of your favourite podcast! Recorded while socially distanced, please continue to excuse the sound quality until we can be closer together.

1hr 23mins

8 Jul 2020

Rank #9

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Episode 8 - May

A special VE Day episode recorded during Lockdown. Join Adam and Jez as they talk honeybees and ethics; 'no dig' gardening and poems. Jez presents an unread Book of the Month and desperately attempts to get Adam to focus on Album of the Month. The boys discuss independent plant nurseries; the possibility of an 'after dark' podcast, and Attitude magazine, plus the usual fun and frolics!

20 May 2020

Rank #10