Growing Together – May 2022

From their sunny spot on the Adhurst Estate Allotment, Claire and Steve update on what they’ve been growing, hardening off and planting out as the gardening season picks up pace. In this episode, there’s dahlia advice, successional sowing to avoid a glut...

Growing Together – mid April 2022

Steve and Claire are back for a second time this month as the growing season hots up – and so does the weather! From their sunny spot on Steve’s Adhurst Estate Allotment, they update on what to sow now and what to pot on, various ways to get rid of slugs,...

Growing Together – April 2022

April is a busy gardening month. Join Claire and Steve as they catch up on Project Carrot, share what they’ve sown and give advice on what to grow in pots. They also talk about enjoying lots of sunflowers, admit to their failings in growing brassicas and take...

Growing Together – March 2022

With luckily only a few casualties from February’s storms, the Adhurst Estate Allotment is starting to come to life with vegetable and flower seeds sprouting – and the odd weed too. Claire plans to encourage more pollinators into her garden this year,...

Growing Together – February 2022

As the first signs of Spring colour start to emerge, Claire and Steve head to the Adhurst Estate Allotments to record February’s Growing Together from the comfort of Steve’s allotment shed. There’s lots of excitement as preparations start for the...

Growing Together – January 2022

As a new year begins, we bid a fond farewell to the amazing Ann-Marie Powell and welcome a new Growing Together co-presenter – Adhurst Estate Allotment chair Steve Amos joins Claire for gardening chat, ideas and advice. We’re optimistic for the 2022...

Growing Together – December 2021

How are you planning to decorate your house this Christmas?  Ann-Marie and Claire have lots of great ideas for how to bring the outside in this season. With gardening chat and advice – as well as a bulb-planting confession – this month’s Growing...

Growing Together – November 2021

After a short break, Ann-Marie Powell and Claire Vennis are back with seasonal gardening tips and chat.   This month they re-cap September’s Chelsea Flower Show – including celebrating all of Ann-Marie’s recent awards, amazing! –...

Growing Together – September 2021

We have a lot to celebrate in this month’s Growing Together – it’s our first birthday, a special birthday for Ann-Marie and we’ve been chosen as one of the top 12 gardening podcasts in the UK. Thank you so much for listening! With the RHS...

Growing Together – August 2021

It’s been a strange gardening year – freezing cold, soaking wet and then hot hot hot! This month, Ann-Marie and Claire talk about what can still be grown in the garden, collecting seeds for next year’s growing or as gifts for friends, and keeping...

Growing Together – July 2021

This month Growing Together comes from the magical Petersfield Community Garden.  Chair Sue Edberg and volunteers Alex and Linda warmly welcome Ann-Marie and Claire back to this amazing community space, even though it’s raining! With a new pond, plans afoot for a...

Growing Together – June 2021

After the wettest May, Ann-Marie and Claire are hoping for the sun to shine in June – aren’t we all! With everything being slightly behind schedule, there’s a rush to get plants from seed trays into the garden.   Ann-Marie has some great top tips from feeding...

Growing Together – May 2021

With April showers few and far between last month and so many frosts, the tulips are suffering but the daffodils have been amazing, as have the muscari and Ann-Marie’s new favourite anemone Mr Fokker.  Such a gorgeous blue! This month Ann-Marie and Claire...

Growing Together – April 2021

After recording remotely for the last few months, Claire and Ann-Marie are happy to be back together in Ann-Marie’s garden again. April is a busy time in the garden and, accompanied by blackbird song, they share what seeds they’ve already sown and what they’re going...

Growing Together – March 2021

It’s March and there’s a lot to be getting on with in the garden as Spring begins and the days grow longer.  Ann-Marie and Claire discuss what seeds they’ve started to sow and where they’ve sown them – let’s just say there’s not a lot of space in their...

Growing Together – February 2021

In February’s Growing Together Ann-Marie and Claire are recording remotely, but that doesn’t stop them from feeling connected as they discuss how lockdown can bring time to plan for the coming year’s garden – and they’re getting organised! With tips on how to...