Episodes

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

Episode 13: If Eucalyptus then I’ll calyptus too – Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

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!

Episode 12: Root fruit ft. Martyna and Kyle – Lloyd(s) Park

In this episode, you’ll have the honour of meeting Laurence and Lili’s partners: Martyna and Kyle. This week, follow this giggly foursome around Lloyd(s) Park in Walthamstow. They talk about plants and how Euphorbia characias looks a little like Shrek and Stachys byzantina really do feel like furry little lamb ears! This week there are no fails (apart from some of our jokes). Instead we answer a tonne of questions from listeners, including what to do with a weedy patch of ‘lawn’ in a new flat as well as what it’s like to have a partner start an apprenticeship ‘later on in life’. Check out Martyna’s work around body acceptance, gut health and her amazing Squish Sunday campaign on Instagram at @martynatabat. Kyle and his Linkedin skills can be found on Twitter at @Kylio_Leaver. 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!

Episode 11: When the tool uses you – West Ham Park

In this episode, Laurence and Lili walk around West Ham Park, a lovely community-focussed park in East London. They talk about the planting choices, including some stunning magnolias and alpine specimens. Laurence shares some of the history of this interesting and varied site, which was once second only to Kew! Laurence shares his tips on combatting hay fever as a gardener. Keep listening to hear Laurence and Lili’s terrible attempt at edging a lawn, as well as some inspirational people in horticulture for the Top of the Pots segment. Happy gardening and happy listening!

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!

Episode 10: They dug up my Iris and s*** on it (feat. Harvst) – St. James’s Park

Welcome to episode ten, or as we like to call it: The Windy Episode! This week, we were blown away by St. James’s Park (almost literally) and its beautiful display of daffodils.

In this episode, you will hear an interview with Rik from Harvst, as we talk about Harvst’s brilliant and innovative smart greenhouse. You can reach Harvst through their website at http://www.harvst.co.uk and on Instagram (@harvst_uk) and Facebook, by searching ‘Harvst’.

Lili shares a painful fail story, and you’ll hear a listener story too! To celebrate International Women’s Day at the beginning of this week and Mother’s Day, we chat about the influence our mums have had on us and our love of gardening. Finally, we speak about the horrific news of a young woman’s disappearance and how it left us, and the rest of the country, reeling.

(TRIGGER WARNING: the last six minutes of this episode discuss upsetting topics for some listeners such as gender-based v*olence, s*xual a*sault and r*pe.)

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!

Episode 9: I’m very concerned about the pointy hat – Haggerston Park

Join us this week to find out more about Haggerston Park, near Shoreditch. In this episode, we talk about wildlife gardening, aquatic plants and mulch. Lili explains how best to start composting and shares some helpful tips when designing a garden. Hear about a listener’s painful period story while working in a park, as well as Lili’s failed (and very leggy) broccoli seedlings.

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!

Episode 8: A little bird incident – Arlington Square

Second time lucky! This week we returned to Arlington Square, to record this garden tour episode – AGAIN. In this episode, we explain why you didn’t hear from us for so long, how we’ve been coping gardening in the snow, as well as who our dream sponsor would be. Find out how Lili deals with painful periods while working a labour-heavy job and hear some stories from listeners as well as Laurence’s parents. Happy gardening!

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

Episode 7: Look at those suckers! – Victoria Park

This episode is going to be a little different – and that’s Tier 5’s fault! So welcome to our new format for the next few months, until it’s safe to get back in the studio. This week, Laurence and Lili take a wander around Victoria Park in Hackney, London. Squelch through the mud, listen to the twitterings of parakeets and share the shock of the sheer number of suckers they encountered. Oh, and stay tuned for some listener questions about staying motivated in winter. Enjoy!

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

Episode 6: AirBee&Bee with Dylan Green

Laurence and Lili are kicking off 2021 with a mega episode full of funny gardening stories, tips for keeping warm in winter and our first podcast guest: Dylan Green (IG: @greenbug_dc). Tune in to hear how Dylan discovered his love of horticulture in his parents’ garden in South Africa. There are snails, there are brilliant uses for bricks and (of course) there are pet poos in the rock garden. Happy listening and happy new year!

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

Episode 5: I’m only yaksking

In this final (and extra long) episode of the year, Laurence and Lili share a stretching guide for gardeners and anyone who needs it! Find out what some of their biggest challenges have been on their course and hear them share your hilarious stories of destroyed lawns and kinky forks.

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

The 12 Fails of Christmas

It’s finally here – the gardening-themed Christmas carol you’ve been waiting for. Maybe. Hoe hoe hoe and Merry Christmas!

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

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