Episode 100: let's celebrate!

Photograph: The Joy of Plants.

Photograph: The Joy of Plants.

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This week’s show is a celebration of all things On The Ledge: I hear from lots of listeners about how this podcast has impacted on them, count down the top ten most downloaded episodes, and explain some of the things I’ve learned from making the podcast. And scroll down to find out how you can enter my giveaway to win a stylish LED growlight!

Here’s the top ten, just in case you want to check them out:

This tabletop growlight from Mother could be yours! (Plants not included). Photograph: Jane Perrone.

This tabletop growlight from Mother could be yours! (Plants not included). Photograph: Jane Perrone.

Fancy winning a gorgeously stylish growlight? I have one tabletop LED growlight from Mother worth more than $200 to give away to a lucky winner. To enter, email ontheledgepodcast@gmail.com with the word growlight in your email subject line, and you’ll be entered in the giveaway. The deadline for entries is 11.59pm BST on Sunday July 7 2019, and I’ll announce the winner in an upcoming episode. See the full terms and conditions for the giveaway here.

Time to say thankyou

  • Thankyou to my family for giving me the time and space to make On The Ledge, and believing in me from day one.

  • Ruth Barnes of Chalk and Blade for her early advice when I started the show.

  • Peter Donegan of the Sod Show for giving me the push I needed to get started.

  • Helen Zalzman of podcast The Allusionist and Charles Commins of It’s All Cobblers To Me podcast for reading out listener messages.

  • Mark Hamilton for voicing my top ten countdown. Check out his awesome work at markhamilton.org.uk.

  • Nathaniel Oles for creating a fabulous artwork for my Patreon subscribers, and for being one of the moderators of my Facebook gorup along with Amy Brook Nowell.

  • Joff Elphick for helping me to edit many episodes of On The Ledge.

  • Kelly Westlake for handling the chaos that is my admin system with aplomb and helping me get more organised.

  • Thanks to all the other podcasters who have inspired me, and to guests who have given up their time to appear on the show.


All 132 of my patrons get a shoutout at the end of this week’s show. If you want to join them, it’s easy! If you have the third of a price of a cup of takeaway coffee to spare once a month, you can support On The Ledge financially. Every patron now has the chance to download an exclusive artwork by listener Nathaniel Oles, as a reward for reaching my goal of 100 patrons.

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This week’s sponsors


Thanks so much to True Leaf Market for backing On The Ledge for three whole months. This Utah-based seed company has been helping gardeners grow since 1974, so what they don’t know about sowing and raising healthy plants - well, it’s probably not worth knowing!

Why not help support the podcast by supporting our sponsor?

US listeners, get 10% off your first purchase at TrueLeafmarket.com now using the code ONTHELEDGE.

You Had Me At Gardening

This week’s On The Ledge is sponsored by You Had Me At Gardening, your online gardening advisor.   


You Had Me At Gardening is a website focused primarily on providing indoor gardening help and design ideas. You Had Me At Gardening is an up-and-coming young website with a fantastic team of dedicated contributors who got their green thumbs together to create what is now a growing gardening hub for the beginner gardeners.  

 Before launching YouHadMeAtGardening.com, these guys have long been in the gardening business and together have gathered the experience of reputable experts. They’ve created plant care cards and guides for the most familiar and beloved plants and they’ve individually reviewed the most popular gardening kits and tools. 


This week's show featured the tracks Roll Jordan Roll by the Joy Drops, Quasi Motion by Kevin Macleod, Please Listen Carefully by JahzzarOh Mallory by Josh Woodward, and Love Wins by Lee Rosevere. Ad music is by the Heftone Banjo Orchestra:  Dill Pickles and Whistling Rufus. All tracks licensed under Creative Commons.

Logo design by Jacqueline Colley

Jane Perrone