The Gardens, weeds & words podcast, Series 1 Episode 12

Midsummer rain

a weedling

A mini episode of the Gardens weeds & words podcast is out – a weedling, if you like. A rambling, rainy midsummer wander through the garden, and a trail for the next full episode.

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Gardens, weeds and words podcast, S01E12show notes

A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing.

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Garden soundtrack

What is a "weedling"?

Rain in June



Oberon's speech, A Midsummer Night's Dream, ACT II SCENE I...

Enter Puck.

Oberon: Hast though the flower there? Welcome, wanderer.

Puck: Ay, there it is.

Oberon: I pray thee, give it me.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlip and the nodding violet grows,
Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk roses, and with eglantine.
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight;
And there the snake throws her enamelled skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in...


Midsummer, so soon. But plenty of long, lazy summer evenings to go.

Next episode: Jo Thompson

Book recommendation: Weeds: the story of outlaw plants by Richard Mabey.


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