Episode 49

Published on:

30th Jun 2021

Small Garden Inspiration with Mr Plant Geek and Ellen Mary

If you've got a small garden and worry that it can't have the same impact has a bigger plot, then listen up for some great planting ideas! In this edition of Talking Dirty, Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis catch up with fellow podcasters Michael Perry (Mr Plant Geek) and Ellen Mary of @ThePlantBasedPodcast and three of the four have small gardens at home.

Alongside chatting about the trials, tribulations and triumphs of gardening in a small space, the quartet also cover allotment life, some zany planting combos and living a plant-based lifestyle.


Thunbergia alata 'Arizona Brownie'

Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset'

Echium pininana

Mathiasella bupleuroides 'Green Dream'

Vaccinium corymbosum

Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade'

Acanthus mollis

Lapageria rosea

Camellia rosthorniana 'Cupido'

Puya berteroniana

Puya coerulea

Radish, 'Watermelon'

Kalanchoe 'Dolly'


Petchoa 'Beautical'

Begonia 'Glowing Embers'

Oxalis vulcanicola 'Molten Lava'

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About the Podcast

Talking Dirty
The Podcast for Plant Lovers
Get Gardening's podcast for plant lovers is jam-packed with choice plants.

Hosts Thordis and Alan Gray (of East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens) catch up with their horticultural (or should that be naughty-cultural!) friends to talk about what they're growing, their latest FLOMO (Floral FOMO) and answer your questions.