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Richard Fishbourne

Podcast 0174

By Heather 10 years ago


You'll love this week's show!

Richard's pond finally has its frogs back, and so the show is introduced from the pond's edge. There are two reports: first up Rachel Harries goes to the Hereford Seed Swop and talks to Suzanne and Keith, its organisers; then Richard talks to Vicky Kindemba from Buglife about Worm Week. But the pond has one final surprise up its sleeve.


If you are not sure whether you will enjoy it - thanks to Phil for writing in as follows:
To Heather & the Podcast Team,

My name is Phil from Preston-On-Ribble (also known as Preston in Lancashire to us locals), 150 miles north of Preston-On-Wye.
I just wanted to send you all a note explaining my Wiggly Wigglers story.
Whilst searching for wildlife related Podcasts on iTunes several months ago, I found the Wiggly Podcast and downloaded about 15 episodes.
Immediately after listening to these Podcasts, I developed a weekly craving for the most compelling, entertaining, and unpredictable Podcast available on iTunes.
Although initially interested in the wildlife and gardening aspect of your Podcast, I am now an avid listener of the wider farming and environmental features, discussions, and heated debates.
After listening to my initial downloads, I subsequently found the archive section of your website and downloaded all 150 previous Podcast episodes, which as you may have guessed, took some time!!
Over the past 6 weeks, starting at episode 1, I have listened intently to each Podcast in turn at every opportunity.
After listening to 88 Hours, 2 Minutes, and 41 Seconds of all 173 podcasts and video-casts, I am now finally up-to-date!!

Your cunning plan of obtaining a new Wiggly Wigglers customer has also worked as I recently felt obliged to make a few purchases.
The ‘Wiggly’ Bringing A Garden To Life book was an extremely informative read, and my local Robins, Dunnocks, Blackbirds, and Magpies all say thanks for the mealworms.
All other items purchased were of great quality, well packaged, and the free chocolate and special offer Robin nest-box were greatly appreciated.

Keep up the great work and a massive thanks to you all - Hilarious Heather for your humour and tactful authority; Farmer Phil for your calm, knowledgeable, and interesting farming insights; Frugal Fishbourne for your excellent interviews and reports; Monty for your fascinating facts; and not forgetting Michael and the rest of the team for your often unnoticed hard work.

Terry's next podcast is available

By Heather 10 years ago



Pop on to iTunes and search on Terry Walton and you will find Terry and Richard's latest podcast, or pop to Gardeners Click. Full of timely advice for your veggies, and in this podcast old Ricardo can hardly get a word in edgeways.... unlike the Wiggly Podcast

Here is Terry and Rich at Preston on Wye Village Hall at an evening of wigglyness.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

By Heather 10 years ago


It’s a celebration of the humble apple today from the Wiggly sofa. Rachel Harries reports for this week’s show from a Herefordshire orchard where she has been learning about (and sampling) old varieties of apple, some of which are very rare. You can read up about all sorts of orchard news on the England in Particular web site.

Richard confesses to Farmer Phil that he has allowed a visiting group to scrump all the apples from the Wiggly garden and Rachel demonstrates the amazing apple peeler and corer.

Richard also tells us all about the little grown vegetable salsify and what you can do with it.

To listen to the whole of the Wiggly podcast click here.


Below is a taster of what’s on this week’s show:

00:23 Welcome to the apple shopping channel from Rich, Farmer Phil & “the not so young” Rachel H
06:19 Rachel talks to Frank Hemming about some amazing old varieties of apple.
14:35 Local apples are good, especially those from the Wiggly garden and ones used to make cider!
18:56 Richard gives us the low down on sensational salsify.
23:07 The team discusses the merits of heritage varieties of potatoes and why they are so important.

The Wiggly Wigglers podcast team is Heather Gorringe, Phil Gorringe (akaFarmer Phil) and Richard Fishbourne (aka Ricardo).

The Wiggly Wigglers Podcast

By Heather 10 years ago


Welcome to the 3rd anniversary edition of the Wiggly podcast. Richard is outside his house, enjoying one of the only balmy evenings of the year, watching house martins preparing to return to Africa.

Farmer Phil explains that harvest time this year is proving to be a bit of a challenge and not helped by his chums at DEFRA!

We are pleased to welcome back Rachel Harries who will be with us until Christmas and has been assigned several tasks, including coming up with interesting facts about products and tweaking the Wiggly web site.

And last, but not least, don’t forget the Terry and Ricardo special, “Definitely not Gardeners’ Question Time” at Preston-on-Wye Village Hall at 7.30 pm on 10 October 2008. The ticket price is £10, which includes a glass of mulled cider and a light supper. The profits from this event will be shared between St. Michael's Hospice and the Bobath Centre (for children with Cerebral Palsy).

To listen to the whole of the Wiggly podcast click here.


Below is a taster of what’s on this week’s show:

Time: 00:00:02 Richard is watching clouds of house martins feasting on winged ants. Time: 00:02:41 It's the 3rd anniversary of the Wiggly podcast. Heather's at the dentist, but hello to Rachel H
Time: 00:04:48 Time for a harvesting update from Farmer Phil incl news from his favourite organisation, DEFRA.
Time: 00:09:00 Richard is visiting Mark Ecclestone in Telford to see how his green space project is developing.
Time: 00:23:44 Rachel H is off to see the hop grower & the team learn that hops are related to cannabis.
Time: 00:30:09 Montycast: A quick bat fact.
Time: 00:30:25 All is not gloom and doom in the farming community.
Time: 00:31:52 A quick reminder about the evening with Terry Walton and sidekick Richard on 10/10/2008.

The Wiggly Wigglers podcast team is Heather Gorringe,
Phil Gorringe (aka Farmer Phil) and Richard Fishbourne (aka Ricardo).