Episode ten: conservatories with Anne Wareham

Anne Wareham's new conservatory. Very swish! 

Anne Wareham's new conservatory. Very swish! 

Conservatories have got an image problem... gardener Anne Wareham got so fed up with hers she had it knocked down and rebuilt. Jane Perrone talks to Anne about how she planned her new conservatory, and her cunning an thrifty solution to the issue of shelving. 

A red spite mite up close (for scale,  mite is about 0.5mm long).  Photograph  by  Gilles San Martin  on Flickr.

A red spite mite up close (for scale,  mite is about 0.5mm long). Photograph by Gilles San Martin on Flickr.

Anne is a gardener, garden writer, the author of several books and editor of the website thinkinGardens. If you want to read more about her struggle with red spider mite, get a copy of her book Outwitting Squirrels. For more images of her new conservatory, visit Anne's blog, where she has devoted a whole post to the subject. 

Question of the week

This week we're dealing with a poorly peace lily ... it's a great illustration of the problems that can occur when a plant is moved or divided. Here's the pictures from listener Craig ... let me know if you disagree with my diagnosis!

 

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Credits

Thanks to my guest Anne Wareham; to talented voice artist Mark Hamilton for providing the extra voices you hear in this show; On The Ledge's theme music is Government Funded Weed by Black Ant which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. You also heard Hot Lips by Bill Brown and His Brownies.