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The Plant Based Podcast

Aug 29, 2021

Did you know that sand from the Sahara makes its way to the Amazon Basin to help it flourish? Did you know that forest gardening in Africa helps the environment across the world? Everything is connected.
In this episode of the podcast Ellen Mary talks with Lindsay Cobb from Trees for the Future about the importance of...

Aug 22, 2021

In this weeks plant geek special, Michael speaks to Wim van Marrewijk, a skilled breeder who is working on some very interesting plants. One that you might recognise, is the humble snapdragon, a.k.a. Antirrhinum.

There is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to this colourful plant. Wim is working hard behind...

Aug 15, 2021

In this special wellbeing episode, Ellen Mary chats with the RHS wellbeing fellow, Dr Lauriane Chalmin-Pui who leads a research programme on the influence of gardens and gardening on health and wellbeing. During this episode Lauriane explains what 'dose gardening' is, what the key findings were in the recent...

Aug 8, 2021

In this weeks special, Michael visits the Kerley family, just outside Cambridge, who are specialist in breeding Petunias. He learns all about how they are made, how the fragrances can be different, and what petunias need to grow well, and flower longer, EVEN when it rains!


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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...