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DIRT with Diarmuid Gavin and Paul Smyth

Podcast Series DIRT with Diarmuid Gavin and Paul Smyth

DIRT is a GoLoud Original Podcast. Join the nation's favourite garden designer Diarmuid Gavin, along with horticultural hero Paul Smyth as they dish the dirt on everything you need to know about the gardening world. There's something for every green fingered flora fan be they a novice or a seasoned gardener, this podcast will inform and entertain.

Series Episodes

Ep 14: Cork, bai (Part Two)

Ep 14: Cork, bai (Part Two)

This episode is all about the real cost of fruit and veg and why we should be consuming more locally grown food. Diarmuid and Paul visit the Cork Rooftop Farm. Literally, a fully functioning farm growing vegetables, with hens and bees and everything! And all located on a roof in the middle of Cork city. This is a fascinating look at how you can grow almost anything anywhere, and how food production doesn't have to hurt the landscape or environment. That, and Diarmuid reminisces about his time on Strictly Come Dancing. Y'know. That whole dancing/gardening connection....

53 mins

27 September Finished

Ep 13: Cork, bai. (Part one)

Ep 13: Cork, bai. (Part one)

The lads head to Cork which prompts a discussion about gardening on challenging, sloping terrains. They also take a look at the controversial 'Robo-trees' installed on Grand Parade. Conclusion? Just plant real ones! Diarmuid is bingeing on every franchise there is of The Real Housewives, to alleviate the stress of organising Garden Fest. Paul's fine!

38 mins

20 September Finished

Ep 12: Bamboom!

Ep 12: Bamboom!

Diarmuid and Paul answer their most frequently asked question - 'how to prune hydrangeas.' In this episode they're also looking at how gardening can be seriously political. From Melania Trump's overhaul of the Kennedy's rose garden to farmers planting up the Champs Élysée. And did you know that bamboo comes with its own in-built countdown clock to its demise?

40 mins

13 September Finished

Ep 11: Wildflower meadows

Ep 11: Wildflower meadows

This is the big wildflower spesh! Diarmuid and Paul always get a huge reaction when they post photos of wildflower meadows on Instagram and there's a big move towards this type of gardening. They'll tell you how to choose the right seed mix, where to sow it, how you should go about doing it and at what time of year. Do you think summer begins in May or June? Well it turns out, it doesn't matter because you shouldn't be gardening according to the calendar.

43 mins

6 September Finished

Ep 10: How hard can it be?

Ep 10: How hard can it be?

This is the big houseplants spesh! Diarmuid and Paul have chosen some great entry level plants, as well as some slightly challenging ones for the more experienced plant mom/dad. Many of them are almost indestructible, so if you're prone to killing your plants, these are the species for you. Chances are you are over-watering, so there's advice on how to care for them. There are also tips on how to choose the right spot in your home and how to cut through the marketing jargon. Plants featured: Aspidistra (cast-iron plant), spider plant, Aloe vera, Schefflera (umbrella plant), Aglaonema (Chinese evergreen), Alocasia (Yucatan Princess), Tillandsia (airplants) and a Phlaenopsis orchid.

51 mins

30 August Finished

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