The Head Gardener at Trinity College with Dennis Footman

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Dennis FootmanDennis Footman is the former head gardener at Trinity College in Cambridge England.  An immense 500 year old property, the grounds at Trinity boast some famous former alumni including Lord Byron and Sir Isaac Newton!   Now retired, Dennis has planted new seeds of his own, starting his gardening entrepreneurial adventure.  He writes a tremendous blog called The Tattooed Gardener.

 

In This Episode You Will Discover:

  • Fellow’s Garden secrets – where they shot Chariots of Fire!
  • Dennis’s grandfather was head gardener for Lady Lucy Boston
  • the battle between hostas and pests – slugs, aphids and flies
  • why Forget-Me-Nots are so wonderful
  • what its like managing 39 acres of history and tradition
  • England’s changing climate and the impact on important gardens

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Resources Mentioned

Royal Horticultural Society – https://www.rhs.org.uk/

Brian Clough – Nottingham Forest

Heavy Metal – Panicum Virgatum

This is the book Dennis mentioned on the show! 

Our Guest’s Links

Follow Dennis Footman on Twitter – http://twitter.com/denmetal69

Visit Dennis online and read his garden blog – http://thetattoedgardener.wordpress.com

 

Watch the Podcast Interview Here:

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

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Listen To Dennis tell us about estate gardening Here:

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