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The Plant Based Podcast

Sep 6, 2020

In this episode, Chris Packham describes the informal but deliberate planting scheme in his garden, a haven for wildlife. His garden has no lawn and wildflowers flourish, despite Sid and Nancy’s attempts to destroy the lavender patch!

Chris gives listeners his top tips for attracting pollinators and birds to gardens...


Aug 30, 2020

Conservation hero of the year, Honorary Doctor of Science, CBE for services to wildlife and nature conservation, host of The Really Wild Show and Spring and Autumnwatch. The very special guest in this episode is, of course, Chris Packham!

Michael and Ellen chat to Chris in his garden, surrounded by birds and butterflies...


Aug 23, 2020

As we head towards the end of series 3, it’s time for a ‘best of’ episode covering your favourite guests across all three series so far. From wellbeing with Liz Earle to veganism with Hench Herbivore and plenty of plant talk inbetween, enjoy these clips with Ellen and Michaels behind the scenes gossip about...


Aug 16, 2020

There are so many reasons to love plants, from enjoying the fragrance of a sweet pea to watching a busy bee collecting pollen from an Echinacea. In this episode Michael and Ellen read through 50 reasons why we all love plants with suggestions from the podcast listeners to some of Michael and Ellens favourite reasons why...


Aug 9, 2020

In this episode, Michael and Ellen chat to Lee, AKA the Skinny Jean Gardener, about his love of sharing gardening with kids. Lee used to be an electrician but discovered a love of plants, becoming the ‘cool kid’ on the gardening scene!

He has set up a vegetable garden at Jimmy Doherty’s farm, worked with Jamie...