Sip & Sow

Tom Coleman

When we garden, we grow. But more than just plants and flowers, we sow inspiration and creativity. This podcast explores new perspectives on gardening, innovation, artistry and individuality.

Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.

This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout, which expires on 30th September. https://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/

Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!

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BONUS: The making of Sip & Sow
Nov 14 2023
BONUS: The making of Sip & Sow
In this final bonus episode, to end series one of the Sip & Sow podcast, the tables are turned and gardener and close friend Adam Kirtland interviews Tom Coleman about what it took to put this first season together, why he did it in the way that he did, his favourite guests, locations and will it return for a second series...A note from Tom - Thank you all so much for tuning in, I really wasn't sure anyone was going to... but to know that hundreds of you have had me in your ears every week has been an honour. I've loved all of your messages and shares with lovely feedback and kind words and I've just been blown away by the whole thing. I didn't think I'd be so emotional as the series comes to an end... but maybe that says a lot for this passion project. I hope you've loved it as much as I have... and hopefully you'll have me back in your ears again? Thanks so much, Tom xHosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube where you can see everything we talk about. Just search for 'Sip & Sow Podcast'.This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!Follow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.
The king of DIY with Adam Kirtland
Nov 7 2023
The king of DIY with Adam Kirtland
Gardening is for everyone, no grand estates required. Whether you've got a sprawling backyard, a modest balcony, or just a sunny windowsill, there's room for a little green in your life. It's less about space and more about passion and creativity.You don't need fancy tools or expensive pots. With a dash of imagination and some DIY flair, you can transform everyday items into plant havens. That old teapot, a forgotten boot, or a spare tin can? Perfect for planting! At its core, gardening is about hope and growth, not how much you spend or the size of your space.This final episode of series 1 of the Sip & Sow podcast is with Adam Kirtland (@Viewfromthepottingbench on Instagram) and in recent years he's become known as the king of DIY in the garden, upcycling pallets into planters and showing how easy it can be to plant spring bulbs and garden in all kinds of spaces. Tom and Adam met through the gardening Instagram community, which has lead them to work on projects together and attend every major gardening show in the calendar in 2023. So it was the perfect guest to have on to end the first season of the podcast... Except there's a bonus - Next week the tables are turned and Adam will interview Tom about what it's taken to put the Sip & Sow podcast together, get a behind the scenes insight and hear Tom's take on why he wanted to do it and what he's most loved about the series... and if there will be another... Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube where you can see everything we talk about. Just search for 'Sip & Sow Podcast'.This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!Follow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.
The power of plants with The Glasshouse
Oct 31 2023
The power of plants with The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse stands as an emblem of hope and transformation in the heart of London. This unique botanical project is not just about cultivating plants but also nurturing souls. Focused on supporting women in prison, The Glasshouse bridges the gap between confinement and reintegration into society.Amidst the city's hustle and bustle, this green haven provides a therapeutic space where imprisoned women can learn about horticulture, fostering skills that go beyond gardening. The act of planting, nurturing, and watching a seed grow mirrors their own journey of personal growth and rehabilitation. Through the simple yet profound acts of tending to plants, these women find solace, purpose, and a renewed sense of self-worth.But The Glasshouse does more than just plant seeds in the soil; it sows seeds of hope, empowerment, and change. By equipping these women with valuable skills and a renewed sense of purpose, it aids their transition back into the community. This botanical project underscores the belief that, like plants, with the right environment and care, individuals can thrive and blossom, irrespective of their past. In bridging nature with rehabilitation, The Glasshouse illuminates a path of resilience, growth, and second chances.Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube where you can see everything we talk about. Just search for 'Sip & Sow Podcast'.This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!Follow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.Mr Fothergills This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s seeds.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
A passion project with Niall McCauley
Oct 24 2023
A passion project with Niall McCauley
This week I'm recording the podcast inside one of the world's most famous department stores, Fortnum & Mason. I'm joined by Niall Gardens, who's flown over from Ireland to meet me. Niall is well known as a passionate gardener, tending to nature's wonders and teaching thousands on YouTube the art of planting, nurturing, and flourishing. He's also an airline pilot, following his childhood dream, touching down in corners of our world many only dream of.Niall's unique journey teaches us that there are no bounds to what we can achieve, whether it's cultivating a garden that breathes life or soaring above the clouds. He reminds us of the beauty in staying grounded, yet also chasing our dreams, however lofty they might be. This podcast is one for all of the dreamers and believers who believe in intertwining their passions, no matter how contrasting they might seem.We chat about how Niall's gardening journey has unfolded, how he ended up following his dreams and not compromising on any of them, why he's so passionate about making exceptionally good quality content, and lots more. Special thanks to Fortnum & Mason for hosting us, and for The glasshouse for inviting us along to their event, which you'll be able to find out even more about in next weeks episode.Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube where you can see everything we talk about. Just search for 'Sip & Sow Podcast'.This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!Follow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.
A push on plastic with Wool Pots
Oct 17 2023
A push on plastic with Wool Pots
In a world drowning under the weight of plastic, our gardens and green spaces have not been spared. Each year, millions of plant pots contribute to our ecological crisis, casting a shadow on the vibrant tapestry of our horticultural legacy. But what if we could redefine the way we nurture nature?Can the fleece of sheep truly pave the way to a greener tomorrow with wool pots?Join us, as we venture into a journey of discovery, diving deep into solutions, innovations, and the incredible minds propelling our industry into a sustainable future. This is not just a podcast; this is a call to action, an inspiration to all who believe in a world where gardens not only bloom but thrive sustainably. In this episode I'm joined by Graham from Wool Pots. They had an idea to ditch the mountain of plastic pots that plagues horticulture and knit their way into garden centres and nurseries on stitch at a time. Can wool pots be the sustainable answer for our plants of the future? They're already making huge strides with trials in some of the UK's biggest garden centre chains... No corner is left unturned as we discuss the challenges and hurdles that come with a drive for a more sustainable future. Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube where you can see everything we talk about. Just search for 'Sip & Sow Podcast'.This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!Follow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.Mr Fothergills This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s seeds.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Becoming the 'binfluencer' with Adam Marshall, Green Fingered City Boy
Oct 10 2023
Becoming the 'binfluencer' with Adam Marshall, Green Fingered City Boy
In a world where stunningly designed and curated gardens can steal the spotlight, I think there's something truly captivating and inspiring about the gardens that really resonate with our everyday lives. Especially on social media, Who can resist the charm of relatable, real gardening,  in homes just like ours - where we can discover the DIY hacks that make our lives easier and plant tips that anyone can manage. It’s the stuff that any of us can do, with accessible cheap materials, in small spaces, that takes just a few minutes - now we’re talking. This weeks guest is the king of just that - it’s Adam Marshall, or better known as Green Fingered City Boy. This year his account reached a whopping 100,000 followers after sharing real and relatable tips that have captured everyone’s attention. Now he’s famous for putting out his bins, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing… Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube where you can see everything we talk about. Just search for 'Sip & Sow Podcast'.This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!Follow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.Mr Fothergills This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s seeds.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Inspired by nature with 'Madaher'
Oct 3 2023
Inspired by nature with 'Madaher'
This weeks guest is a creative double act, Caroline & Davinder Madaher, who have become famous for their floral textile designs inspired by nature and flowers. They’ve had an extensive career, working all over the world from New York to Yorkshire, creating floral textile designs that have graced the highstreet in fashion, homeware and more. Now with their own business ‘We are Madaher’ they’re inspiring everyone to bring more nature indoors with their fabulous embroidery kits and one of a kind art. Join us from their new creative studio in Yorkshire, as we chat all about the journey, a creative mindset, being inspired by nature and how they’re embracing social media to charge their business forwards and connect even further with the community around them. Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube where you can see everything we talk about. Just search for 'Sip & Sow Podcast'.This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!Get the latest news from Tom, including FREE tips on social media & marketing, exclusive gardening discounts and loads more, sign up for Tom's email newsletter here.Follow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.
Sowing seeds for the future with Lee Connelly
Sep 26 2023
Sowing seeds for the future with Lee Connelly
Today’s guest is Lee Connelly, or you might know him as The Skinny Jean Gardener. Lee has been passionately plugging children’s gardening for years, as a BBC Blue Peter presenter, on stage, around the world, in his book, and recently lobbying here in the UK government to get gardening back on the curriculum. We sat down in his garden, on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year, and talked about all of that and why gardening should be more accessible to the younger generation and the multitude of benefits that will bring.Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube where you can see everything we talk about. Just search for 'Sip & Sow Podcast'. This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!Get the latest news from Tom, including FREE tips on social media & marketing, exclusive gardening discounts and loads more, sign up for Tom's email newsletter here.Follow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.Mr FothergillsThis podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s seeds.
Breaking boundaries with Daisy Payne
Sep 19 2023
Breaking boundaries with Daisy Payne
In this weeks episode Tom visits Daisy Payne, best known as the gardening presenter on ITV This Morning.  Daisy started her horticultural journey long before that though - documenting her ups and downs on instagram and making growing stuff accessible for everyone, before being spotted by an ITV producer, who wanted to help her to continue breaking down those barriers and make gardening easy for the masses. Join us as we sit down in her garden with a G&T to discuss all of that, her plans for the garden, plus some exciting news for the year ahead… This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube.Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!Get the latest news from Tom, including FREE tips on social media & marketing, exclusive gardening discounts and loads more, sign up for Tom's email newsletter here.Find out more about the Growth Club - A marketing & social media membership where Tom & Roz Chandler share their learnings, tips and tricks from a combined 45 years marketing experience. Visit www.imtomcoleman.com/growthclubFollow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.Mr Fothergills This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s seeds.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Laying foundations with Andy Peasgood
Sep 12 2023
Laying foundations with Andy Peasgood
This weeks podcast has taken me to Glasgow to meet Andy Peasgood. A gardener who’s passionate about new build homes coming with great foundations and garden spaces, to encourage those who buy them to grow and getting them off to the best start. We also chat about what it’s really like gardening ‘up north’, with delayed seasons and tougher conditions and if there really is a gap in the horticultural community in Scotland that’s just waiting to be closed… It was a pleasure to visit Andy and get to see his fantastic garden first hand and see just what can be done in a relatively small, new build space, some of the innovation and thinking is ingenious and I can’t wait for you to hear all about it! This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube. Just search for the Sip & Sow Podcast.Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!Get the latest news from Tom, including FREE tips on social media & marketing, exclusive gardening discounts and loads more, sign up for Tom's email newsletter here.Follow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.Mr Fothergills This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s seeds.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Make it flourish with Cara Thompson
Sep 5 2023
Make it flourish with Cara Thompson
This week Tom is chatting to Cara Thompson, or you’ll probably know her as ‘make it flourish’ - After years being creative as a TV art director, working on the likes of Eastenders, Cara found herself in the middle of lockdown as a new mum, struggling with not seeing friends and family. She focussed on transforming her garden that Summer… and in the process fell in love with gardening. She caught the bug, and since then she’s been passionate about encouraging others to get growing... With sow alongs and instagram lives, Make it Flourish has become a movement! Connecting people, giving hope, and inspiring people of all ages and abilities to give growing stuff a go. Now she finds herself with her biggest challenge yet as she creates a garden for BBC Gardeners’ world live, Audley End - listen on to find out how it all went... This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube.Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour!Get the latest news from Tom, including FREE tips on social media & marketing, exclusive gardening discounts and loads more, sign up for Tom's email newsletter here.Follow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.Mr FothergillsThis podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s seeds.
Growing up gardening with Chris Hull
Aug 29 2023
Growing up gardening with Chris Hull
Growing up surrounded by hard workers and a family passionate about gardening, Chris caught the bug from a young age, working through any job going and grafting hard, Chris eventually launched his own business Greenbook Landscape Design. In 2021 Chris answered a casting call to join BBC Garden Rescue, now on season 9, Chris stars alongside gardening legends like Charlie Dimmock, and Garden Ninja Lee Burkhill on the programme that sees the designers creating gardens for people in just two days. Tom was lucky to spend a couple of days finding out more about what Chris does both on and off screen, before sitting down to record this very first episode of the podcast! Listen on as they chat about how Chris got into gardening, how he landed the TV role, his passion for mental health, how handy Charlie Dimmock’s bag can be, the fun that can be had googling his name, the design process for his garden creations and so much more!This episode is also available to watch in full on Youtube.Hosted by Tom Coleman, self taught gardener, creator and social media expert. Tom chats to those who are making huge strides in our sector and leaves listeners with even more ideas and motivation blossoming in their minds.This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s. As a thank you for tuning in to Sip & Sow, we want to give you a 25% discount next time you buy your seeds from Mr. Fothergill’s. Simply use the code TOM25 at checkout.Ludlow Distillery is the official 'Sip' sponsor of the Sip & Sow podcast - Visit www.Ludlowdistillery.co.uk to shop their range of award winning spirits, or book a distillery tour! Get the latest news from Tom, including FREE tips on social media & marketing, exclusive gardening discounts and loads more, sign up for Tom's email newsletter here.Follow Tom on Instagram @Imtomcoleman for more gardening & social media tips, and to hear more about the episodes including behind the scenes content.Mr Fothergills This podcast is brought to you with the support of Mr. Fothergill’s seeds.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.