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Gardenista 2022

Discutafel podcast in English

Gardenista 2022 is a 5-day festival about sustainable and excellent gardening. Discutafel is proud to be one of the sponsors. You can enjoy the 2022 edition of this garden spectacle on May 25 through 29 on an estate near Zwolle, The Netherlands.

Tuinontwerp Tweede natuur Arjan Boekel
Garden design ‘Second nature’ by Arjan Boekel at Gardenista 2019.

Second edition

Gardenista is a Groei & Bloei initiative. This Dutch association celebrates its 150th birthday this year!
Discutafel was also sponsor of the very first edition in 2019. Listen to our English coverage!

Discutafel podcast 112: a visit to Pinetum Blijdenstein

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Listen to episode 112 below.
Publication date: 11-2-22.
Duration: 11:09.
Host: Ivonne Smit.
Illustration: beautiful needles in Pinetum Blijdenstein.

Episode 112: a visit to Pinetum Blijdenstein

Content

Hidden in a residential aera in Hilversum is Pinetum Blijdenstein. Ivonne wanders among the big pine strees. She finds out about the adventures of a Mr. Wilson. By the way, what’s that noise near the stumpery?

Pinetum Blijdenstein in January 2022

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Wood mouse noctarnal shot

Nocturnal activities in tree

As the night falls in your podcaster’s garden, cute little friends come to steal bird food!

Nocturnal activities in tree

Wood mouse

We think this is a wood mouse or Apodemus sylvaticus. The species is native to Europe and northwestern Africa. In our own garden in The Netherlands he’s a rather common resident.

Food

Wood mice are primarily seed eaters. But hey, gardeners, later in the season they might eat a snail or two, as there are less seed available. Or they eat berries and roots. This winter, they discovered the peanut butter jar in our birch!

Furry enemies

Wood mice are most active at night. We keep our cats in during darkness. Somehow they manage to catch a wood mouse now and then during the day.

Zaailingen in de serre

Discutafel podcast 106: seed sowing plans and results 2021

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Listen to episode 106 below.
Publication date: 30-9-21.
Duration: 17:07.
Host: Ivonne Smit.
Illustration: seedlings in the conservatory, early May 2021.

Episode 106: seed sowing plans and results 2021

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Content

While walking in the garden, Ivonne reflects on her seed sowing activities and results in 2021. Get ideas for your own seed sowing calendar! And by the way, what about her discovery in the living room?

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Podcast host Ivonne Smit blows away topsoil

Discutafel podcast 99: Kiss the ground part II

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Listen to episode 99 below.
Publication date: 22-4-21.
Duration: 13:02.
Host: Ivonne Smit.
Illustration: your host blows away the topsoil

Episode 99: Kiss the ground part II

Content

In part II of our talk about ‘Kiss the Ground‘ we are inspired by people who appear in this film. They have ideas on how to heal the soil. Let’s listen to their message!
Part I of this talk was released earlier this year:

Watch Kiss the ground trailer

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