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The Plotting Shed

Rachel McCartain

Welcome to 'The Plotting Shed' garden advice for those who'd love a gorgeous garden, but don't know where to start! Our aim is to make gardening easier. We want to make gardening fun, interesting and enjoyable - gardening should not be a chore! Each podcast covers an aspect to gardening or design or is about something we think you'd like to know. All the podcast topics (and much much more) can also be found on our website Read our amazing book "I Want to Like my Garden" by Rachel McCartain available now on Amazon books. We'd also love you to tell us what you think too - just email You can also make a donation to help us make more and better podcasts too - our thanks if you have.Thanks for listening.

Recent Episodes

What should a garden do?July 10, 2020 Episode artwork This could be the best gardening book you'll ever buyJune 18, 2020 Episode artwork Should you water your garden?June 09, 2020 Episode artwork If you haven't got a view - what do you do?May 29, 2020 Episode artwork I Want to Like my Garden - how to make your garden betterMay 05, 2020 Episode artwork Make your garden great againApril 06, 2020 Episode artwork Plan for Debris!March 27, 2020 Episode artwork Is the drive for perfection killing us?March 13, 2020 Episode artwork The non-Gardeners guide to the world's best plantsMarch 06, 2020 Episode artwork Plants to avoid if you don't like gardeningFebruary 27, 2020 Episode artwork How your gardening habits should change to make your life easier & the world a better placeFebruary 24, 2020 Episode artwork Gardening in the 2020's and beyondFebruary 14, 2020 Episode artwork 5 easy ways to love your garden moreFebruary 07, 2020 Episode artwork Boring Gardens and how to avoid them (part 2)January 31, 2020 Episode artwork Boring Gardens & how to avoid them (part 1)January 24, 2020 Episode artwork If butterflies could vote, would your garden win?January 17, 2020 Episode artwork INside the Mind of a Garden Design - Asymmetric gardensSeptember 27, 2019 Episode artwork Gardens, play space or interesting spaceSeptember 06, 2019 Episode artwork Which houseplant absorbs more CO2 than any other - clean air anyone?June 28, 2019 Episode artwork Nature should not stop at the garden fenceMay 31, 2019 Episode artwork Decorative Stone Mulches - and other gardening mistakesMay 20, 2019 Episode artwork How to Create a more Tranquil GardenMay 10, 2019 Episode artwork Urban Gardening - how to make the most of your small city gardenMay 06, 2019 Episode artwork Oh no - It's almost Hanging Basket Season! May 03, 2019 Episode artwork How to Design your Garden if its a Narrow Space or CourtyardApril 29, 2019 Episode artwork