Episode 52

Published on:

28th Jul 2021

Summer Containers & Planting for the Future with Joe Whitehead (Head Gardener, Burghley House)

This week Joe Whitehead takes a break from Burghley's exciting walled garden project to join Alan Gray (East Ruston Old VIcarage) and Thordis Fridriksson on this week's Talking Dirty podcast. Their conversation weaves from planting up Summer containers, to why 'common' plants deserve a place in your garden, and how water conservation and planting for the future are at the heart of Joe's plans for Burghley's Walled Garden.


Nicotiana sylvestris

Streptocarpus saxorum

Oxalis spiralis subsp. vulcanicola 'Sunset Velvet'

Albizia julibrissin f. rosea

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Lavender Lady'

Ipomoea lobata/Mina lobata

Ipomoea indicaBomarea caldesii

Ceanothus × pallidus 'Marie Simon'

Francoa sonchifolia

Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides'

Rosa 'Polar Star'

Erigeron annuus

Pleione formosana

Lathyrus odoratus Grandiflora 'Henry Eckford'

Crepis rubra

Taraxacum pseudoroseum

Baptisia australis

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

Baptisia 'Solar Flare'

Baptisia 'Cherries Jubilee'

Sonchus fruticosus

Dierama pulcherrimum 'Blackbird'

Geum 'Prinses Juliana'

Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'

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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.