Gardening in the UK with Jane Perrone

06.29.2015 - By Back To My Garden - Discover Your Passion For Gardening

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Jane Perrone loves being outside, experiencing first hand the infinite intricacies and fascinations.  She loves growing her own delicious, fresh food.  She blogs about gardening at www.Perone.blogs.com  Jane is a journalist and gardening editor at The Guardian, one of the biggest newspapers in England.
 

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Resources & Books
The Well-Tempered Garden by Christopher Lloyd
Plants for a Future  —  PFAF.org
Royal Horticultural Society
Tropical Britain
 
 
Watch the Podcast Interview Here:

 

 
 
Transcript:
 
Dave:  Well good morning, good afternoon, or good evening depending on where you are in the world when you listen to this.  I’m Dave Ledoux, and welcome to another episode of Back To My Garden.  Today we get to go across the pond over to England and we’re talking with Jane.  Jane loves being outside, experiencing first-hand the infinite intricacies and fascinations with nature.  She loves growing her own delicious, fresh food.  She blogs about gardening at Perrone.blogs.com and we’re going to talk about that.  And she’s also a journalist, and a gardening editor at The Guardian, one of the biggest newspapers in England.  Joining us from London, England, please welcome to the show Jane Perrone.  Hi Jane!
Jane: Hi!
Dave:  How was my introduction?  Did I get it mostly right?
Jane:  You got it completely spot on.
Dave:  Fantastic!  I want to hear your stories, and the listeners want to get to know you better.  Take a minute or two and share with us a little bit about your background, and how did you fall in love with gardening.
Jane:  Okay, as you said I’m the gardening editor at The Guardian newspaper, and I always say to people who say “how did you get your job or how did you get into gardening?”  I always say I used to be a “real” journalist, which is a bit of a joke really.  My professional training is in journalism, so I did an English literature degree which was fun, but not very much practical use for journalism.  Then I went to the States and I studied a masters of mass communication at Louisiana State University, then I came back to the UK and I did a year doing research into the internet and journalism.  And then I did a journalism course to do local newspaper in the UK, and then I finally got my job at The Guardian, so I’ve come from a very traditional journalism background.  The flip side of that is that I’ve always been fascinated by plants, and from a very young age been growing stuff.  Started off really with houseplants,

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