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The Plant Based Podcast

Aug 1, 2021

In the second of eight special episodes of the podcast between series 4 and 5, Ellen Mary chats with Ashley Edwards, Head Gardener at Horatios Garden, a charity that creates and cares for therapeutic gardens in NHS spinal injury centres.

With gardens based around the UK, Ashley tells us why they are so important and...


Jul 25, 2021

In the first of our summer specials, Michael visits Sweet Pea aficionado Phil, and comes away feeling confident enough to grow the best Sweet Peas of his life!

Together, they discuss the history, the breeding, the complexity of the fragrance, and give plenty of growing tips. It’s all about feed, deep pots, and tons of...


Jul 18, 2021

The fourth series of the Plant Based Podcast is coming to an end (boo!), so for the final episode, Michael and Ellen are joined by author and illustrator, Katie Vaz, to reflect on their best and worst plant memories!

Katie talks about her upbringing, from growing up surrounded by nature to her long-lasting love of...


Jul 16, 2021

With a 250-year heritage, Erddig Hall offers a beautiful 1,200 acres of garden, lawns and greenery – all of which is looked after by one man, Glynn Smith! With such a rich history and stunning surroundings, Michael and Ellen sit down with Glynn, the Head Gardener at Erddig, to talk all things lawns!

In part one, Glynn...


Jul 11, 2021

What first began as a growing mountain of landfill, that could be seen from Matthew Mead’s classroom, has since transformed into a passion to change the construction industry. Matthew Mead, founder and CEO of Hempitecture, sits down with Michael and Ellen - all the way from Sun Valley, Idaho - to discuss how plants...