Episode 37

Published on:

7th Apr 2021

Talking Dirty (Mike Clifford - Mike's Rare Plants, Episode 37)

If you love exotic plants - or just plants in general - then chances are you follow the adventures of Mike Clifford on social media. This week the self-confessed plantaholic and seller of extraordinary seeds joins Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis for a foray into his collection, from the Impatiens which have been flowering all Winter, to the enormous plants he's grown from seed. Plus insight into how he keeps his plants so healthy and gets such propagation success.


Vasconcellea pubescens

Lobelia fistulosa 

Lobelia bambuseti

Lobelia giberroa

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Columbus'


Impatiens 'Kilimanjari'

Impatiens kilimanjari x pseudoviola 

Impatiens niamniamensis 'Congo Cockatoo'

Impatiens walleriana (syn. Impatiens sultanii)

Impatiens auricoma x bicaudata

Cyphomandra betacea/Solanum betaceum

Welwitschia Mirabilis

Dendroseris litoralis

Manihot grahamii

Sonchus pinnatus

Sonchus fruticosus

Brugmansia x flava 'Mobisu'  

Brugmansia x flava 'Mobisu'

Brugmansia x rubella

Podachaenium eminens

Begonia luxurians

Hibiscus coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus 'Alba' 

Musanga cecropioides

Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant'

Gunnera insignis

Gunnera manicata

Correa backhouseana

Correa reflexa var. Nummulariifolia

Aeonium tabuliforme

Setaria palmifolia

Muehlenbeckia complexa

Actinidia kolomikta

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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.