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Gardens, weeds and words

Oct 24, 2019

A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing.
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Garden soundtrack
Soggy October.
Knowing a place, season to season.
The idea of UNKNOWN GROUND (Terra Incognita)
Reading 04:48
from Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane
Read by Rachel Coldbreath.
Interview with Grant Simon Rogers 06:46
07:14 "Keep sharing the beauty”
10:46 An introduction to Grant’s work
13:16 The importance of walking through the landscape – immersion or escape? 
15:14 The process of taking (or making) a photograph
17:00 A cinematic quality
17:44 The representation of the human element 
18:19 The reaction of the public during photography
19:14 London: Brockwell Park – Daphne and the Bad Wildlife
20:00 Learning trees
20:39 Favourite plants to photograph – individuals, or types?
22:14 Berlin: Tempelhof – grasses and birds of prey in the city
23:26 Documenting the wildlife, or passing through?
24:24 ‘Terra Incognita’ – always new ground? How well do we know the ground under our feet?
The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the younger.
27:19 A subtle approach to storytelling 
I’m so grateful to Grant for making time to talk to us about how he works in and sees the landscape around him. You can find out more about Grant and see examples of his photographs on the following links: 
The Last Supper, 
42 Webb’s Road, SW11 6SF, London, +44 (0)742 763 6306 or +44 (0)207 223 8900
La Camera Chiara, Pestalozzistraße 13 / Berlin / 10625
With thanks to all my listeners for your continued support and reviews, I really do appreciate them. You can support the podcast by buying its producer a virtual cup of coffee for three quid, at Proceeds will go towards equipment, software and the monthly podcast hosting fees. 
I'm grateful, once again, to Rachel for helping me out with the reading. You can find Rachel here: 
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