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Are you allergic to watering your ailing plants? Do you spend a lot of your time admiring other people’s perfect gardens? Do you own an untouched gardening journal?

Join the club. In our podcast ‘Trowel and Error’, we share our gardening fiascos and horticulture horror stories and try to take the perfectionism out of gardening and enjoy it for what it is: a series of mistakes and lessons that help us get better as green-fingered folk.

Episode 13: If Eucalyptus then I’ll calyptus too – Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew Trowel and Error – Gardening podcast

After a well-earned break, Laurence and Lili are back and still as burnt out as ever! This week, they're walking around Lili's favourite garden in the world: Kew. They chat about the history of the ever-changing, successional Broad Walk. Lili explains exactly why she abandoned her little garden in favour of a flat with no outdoor space (hint: this is a terrible housemate story). Hear them forget everything they have ever learnt about Latin and botch every single botanical name they encounter. Lastly, listen for their pitch for a new reality TV show for young, beautiful bugs: Larvae Island. Happy listening and remember – wear suncream! Hello, fellow imperfect gardeners! Welcome to the #trowelanderrorpodcast, where horticulturalists Laurence and Lili share their gardening fiascos, hear other gardeners' hilarious horticultural blunders and try to take the perfectionism out of gardening. Send us any questions, garden fail stories and gardening victories to trowelanderrorpodcast@gmail.com or @trowelanderrorpod on Instagram. You can also check out our website at http://www.trowelanderrorpodcast.com. Please share, rate and subscribe!
  1. Episode 13: If Eucalyptus then I’ll calyptus too – Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
  2. Episode 12: Root fruit ft. Martyna and Kyle – Lloyd(s) Park
  3. Episode 11: When the tool uses you – West Ham Park
  4. Episode 10: They dug up my Iris and s*** on it (feat. Harvst) – St. James’s Park
  5. Episode 9: I’m very concerned about the pointy hat – Haggerston Park