Photo Credit: Ryan Eddleston

It’s that time of year again, when a trip to the garden centre for a slice of homemade cake and some tomato plants feels like a really good idea. For those who like to think they have a green finger or three, Sweet Baboo has put together a playlist of songs to listen to while gardening, just ahead of the release of new album ‘Wild Imagination’ (pre-order here). Maybe it won’t be so wild after we’re done with the pruning shears, eh? Eh?

“It’s only in the last few years that I’ve taken up gardening. My great grandfather worked as a gardener and both my grandmother and my parents are green-fingered.

“I’ve spent so much of the last few years touring that I needed to do something a million miles away from music when I get home.

“Gardening helps me forget about being in a band, is the best possible procrastination, it clears all the cobwebs gets me out of the house and it’s like exercising too.

“If I’m being honest, listening to music is the last thing I want to do while in the garden but if it was this is what I might play.”

Wings – Love is Strange
I guess you want to ease yourself in, get your tools ready, say hello to your neighbours. I reckon my neighbours would be on board with this blasting from the stereo.

Jonathan Richman – My Baby Love Love Loves Me
This song would…