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The Plant Based Podcast

Michael Perry & Ellen Mary

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The Plant Based Podcast
The Plant Based Podcast

The Plant Based Podcast

Michael Perry & Ellen Mary

21
Followers
16
Plays
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More people than ever are appreciating the importance of plants in our day to day lives. Whether it's a plant-based diet, clothes made from plants, the wellbeing qualities of plants, or simply a fun shelf of cacti and succulents!The Plant Based Podcast is about anything that can be traced back to plants… with subjects ranging from foraging for medicinal plants and baking with edible flowers, to plant-based body builders and clothes made from bamboo...This is not just another gardening podcast.. this is The Plant Based Podcast!

Latest Episodes

S2 E8 Foraging For Your Own Foods

Among chirping bird song, nestled in Highgate Woods in North London, the Plant Based Podcast meets Kim and Vicky from Handmade Apothecary to learn about foraging, and how to use plants to create healing remedies and recipes. Join them in this episode of the Plant Based Podcast to learn how to forage, what to pick (and what not to pick!), and then what to do (and when) to ensure that your hoard is safe for using as natural remedies.

58 MIN1 d ago
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S2 E8 Foraging For Your Own Foods

S2 E7 Inside "one of the Meccas of horticulture": Exploring RHS Wisley

RHS gardens are one of the most stunning displays and are a true dream for any horticultrual fan to explore. But just what does it take to look after one? With such variety and high standards expected it’s no mean feat. The star of this episode of The Plant Based Podcast is Peter Goodchild, leader of the Alpine team at RHS Wisley. Peter talks to Michael and Ellen about his journey from gardener at Legoland to being responsible for a stunning display of Alpines which attracts visitors from far and wide.

58 MIN2 w ago
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S2 E7 Inside "one of the Meccas of horticulture": Exploring RHS Wisley

S2 E6 The Beauty Of Cut Flowers

Gabriel Reid fell in love with flowers as a child. Over the years she evolved that passion into a cut flower business, and Gabriel’s Garden was soon formed. Michael and Ellen visit the stunning gardens to meet Gabriel and find out how she started selling salads and edibles at farmer’s markets, and how that grew into selling cut flowers. As an artisan florist and grower of fine flowers, Gabriel now sows, grows and delivers seasonal flowers fresh from her Norfolk gardens.

47 MINSEP 23
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S2 E6 The Beauty Of Cut Flowers

S2 E5 The Business Of Growing Plants

Howard Nurseries grow over two million plants a year and is one of the country’s largest, wholesale perennial specialists. Take a peek behind the scenes at Howard Nurseries to find out how the nursery business came about and grew to have a range of more than 1,500 varieties. David Howard, and his daughter Christine, chat to The Plant Based Podcast about how quality of plants has always been the number one force behind the business, and share their secrets on how to grow using bare root plants.

53 MINSEP 9
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S2 E5 The Business Of Growing Plants

S2 E4 Creating Underwater Gardens

Join the Plant Based Podcast to explore the world of aquascaping and creating stunning landscapes underwater. Ray McCune and George Farmer from Scaped Nature in Norwich speak to Michael and Ellen to discuss how creativity needn’t be limited to houseplants and how unusual spaces and scenery can be created within landscaped tanks and aquariums – without needing a snorkel! From moss art to terrariums and complete aquascaping kits, for novices and experts alike, Scaped Nature has it covered!

67 MINAUG 26
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S2 E4 Creating Underwater Gardens

S2 E3 Welcome to the world of functional drinks, all powered by plants!

Plant based drinks are a huge growth area and one company specialising in this is Botanic Lab. Michael and Ellen meet founder Rebekah who explains how, with eating and drinking becoming about so much more than just stopping thirst and hunger, Botanic Lab is expanding its range to create drinking experiences. Plant milks, juices, teas and cold presses are the drinks that are getting people talking. They also dissect the CBD taboo and delve in to find out what CBD is and how it is good for you.

42 MINAUG 12
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S2 E3 Welcome to the world of functional drinks, all powered by plants!

S2 E1 How 50,000 seedlings create the perfect rose

Nursery manager, Ian Limmer, reveals how breeding roses is a numbers game. Did you know that a single rose that you might see on the Peter Beales’ stand at the Chelsea Flower Show has been selected from 50,000 seedlings which have then been whittled down over 10 years to create perfection? Ian reveals that and much more about the world of roses. He then offers his top tips for growing roses at home and demystifies pruning, feeding and the varieties you can choose from, as well as wider uses for roses.

65 MINJUL 29
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S2 E1 How 50,000 seedlings create the perfect rose

S2 E2 Reconnecting with nature to conquer depression and anxiety

Embracing plants and nature can brighten the darkest of days, and taking time out of a busy day to step outside for a moment’s peace can have a huge impact on your wellbeing. Someone who knows this exceptionally well is Emma Mitchell, author of "The Wild Remedy: How Nature Mends Us”. In this episode, Emma chats to Michael and Ellen to discuss gardening, wellbeing and her passion for nature and they explore how nature can boost your mood and help fend off depression as a means of self-medicating.

65 MINJUL 29
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S2 E2 Reconnecting with nature to conquer depression and anxiety

S1 Special 5 RHS Hampton Court Preview

In a special bonus episode, Ellen and Michael have been to the Hampton Court Flower Show. Like the true plantspeople they are, they spent most of the time in the floral marquee, marvelling at how many retro plants seem to be back on trend. From previously disdained Heathers to mumsy Chrysanthemums, the tide has changed. New breeding, new innovation, and new attitudes mean that lots of plants are being re-invigorated for new and old gardeners alike.

64 MINJUL 3
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S1 Special 5 RHS Hampton Court Preview

S1 Special 4 Behind The Scenes At The Chelsea Flower Show 2019!

Ever wondered what goes into being an exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show? It’s the most prestigious gardening show in the world and unites plant lovers from every corner but just what goes into producing a Chelsea exhibit? In this special episode of the Plant Based Podcast recorded at the show, Michael Perry and Ellen Mary meet some of the people behind these show stopping displays, who are true plant experts dedicated to producing the very best plants in the world.

44 MINMAY 22
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S1 Special 4 Behind The Scenes At The Chelsea Flower Show 2019!

Latest Episodes

S2 E8 Foraging For Your Own Foods

Among chirping bird song, nestled in Highgate Woods in North London, the Plant Based Podcast meets Kim and Vicky from Handmade Apothecary to learn about foraging, and how to use plants to create healing remedies and recipes. Join them in this episode of the Plant Based Podcast to learn how to forage, what to pick (and what not to pick!), and then what to do (and when) to ensure that your hoard is safe for using as natural remedies.

58 MIN1 d ago
Comments
S2 E8 Foraging For Your Own Foods

S2 E7 Inside "one of the Meccas of horticulture": Exploring RHS Wisley

RHS gardens are one of the most stunning displays and are a true dream for any horticultrual fan to explore. But just what does it take to look after one? With such variety and high standards expected it’s no mean feat. The star of this episode of The Plant Based Podcast is Peter Goodchild, leader of the Alpine team at RHS Wisley. Peter talks to Michael and Ellen about his journey from gardener at Legoland to being responsible for a stunning display of Alpines which attracts visitors from far and wide.

58 MIN2 w ago
Comments
S2 E7 Inside "one of the Meccas of horticulture": Exploring RHS Wisley

S2 E6 The Beauty Of Cut Flowers

Gabriel Reid fell in love with flowers as a child. Over the years she evolved that passion into a cut flower business, and Gabriel’s Garden was soon formed. Michael and Ellen visit the stunning gardens to meet Gabriel and find out how she started selling salads and edibles at farmer’s markets, and how that grew into selling cut flowers. As an artisan florist and grower of fine flowers, Gabriel now sows, grows and delivers seasonal flowers fresh from her Norfolk gardens.

47 MINSEP 23
Comments
S2 E6 The Beauty Of Cut Flowers

S2 E5 The Business Of Growing Plants

Howard Nurseries grow over two million plants a year and is one of the country’s largest, wholesale perennial specialists. Take a peek behind the scenes at Howard Nurseries to find out how the nursery business came about and grew to have a range of more than 1,500 varieties. David Howard, and his daughter Christine, chat to The Plant Based Podcast about how quality of plants has always been the number one force behind the business, and share their secrets on how to grow using bare root plants.

53 MINSEP 9
Comments
S2 E5 The Business Of Growing Plants

S2 E4 Creating Underwater Gardens

Join the Plant Based Podcast to explore the world of aquascaping and creating stunning landscapes underwater. Ray McCune and George Farmer from Scaped Nature in Norwich speak to Michael and Ellen to discuss how creativity needn’t be limited to houseplants and how unusual spaces and scenery can be created within landscaped tanks and aquariums – without needing a snorkel! From moss art to terrariums and complete aquascaping kits, for novices and experts alike, Scaped Nature has it covered!

67 MINAUG 26
Comments
S2 E4 Creating Underwater Gardens

S2 E3 Welcome to the world of functional drinks, all powered by plants!

Plant based drinks are a huge growth area and one company specialising in this is Botanic Lab. Michael and Ellen meet founder Rebekah who explains how, with eating and drinking becoming about so much more than just stopping thirst and hunger, Botanic Lab is expanding its range to create drinking experiences. Plant milks, juices, teas and cold presses are the drinks that are getting people talking. They also dissect the CBD taboo and delve in to find out what CBD is and how it is good for you.

42 MINAUG 12
Comments
S2 E3 Welcome to the world of functional drinks, all powered by plants!

S2 E1 How 50,000 seedlings create the perfect rose

Nursery manager, Ian Limmer, reveals how breeding roses is a numbers game. Did you know that a single rose that you might see on the Peter Beales’ stand at the Chelsea Flower Show has been selected from 50,000 seedlings which have then been whittled down over 10 years to create perfection? Ian reveals that and much more about the world of roses. He then offers his top tips for growing roses at home and demystifies pruning, feeding and the varieties you can choose from, as well as wider uses for roses.

65 MINJUL 29
Comments
S2 E1 How 50,000 seedlings create the perfect rose

S2 E2 Reconnecting with nature to conquer depression and anxiety

Embracing plants and nature can brighten the darkest of days, and taking time out of a busy day to step outside for a moment’s peace can have a huge impact on your wellbeing. Someone who knows this exceptionally well is Emma Mitchell, author of "The Wild Remedy: How Nature Mends Us”. In this episode, Emma chats to Michael and Ellen to discuss gardening, wellbeing and her passion for nature and they explore how nature can boost your mood and help fend off depression as a means of self-medicating.

65 MINJUL 29
Comments
S2 E2 Reconnecting with nature to conquer depression and anxiety

S1 Special 5 RHS Hampton Court Preview

In a special bonus episode, Ellen and Michael have been to the Hampton Court Flower Show. Like the true plantspeople they are, they spent most of the time in the floral marquee, marvelling at how many retro plants seem to be back on trend. From previously disdained Heathers to mumsy Chrysanthemums, the tide has changed. New breeding, new innovation, and new attitudes mean that lots of plants are being re-invigorated for new and old gardeners alike.

64 MINJUL 3
Comments
S1 Special 5 RHS Hampton Court Preview

S1 Special 4 Behind The Scenes At The Chelsea Flower Show 2019!

Ever wondered what goes into being an exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show? It’s the most prestigious gardening show in the world and unites plant lovers from every corner but just what goes into producing a Chelsea exhibit? In this special episode of the Plant Based Podcast recorded at the show, Michael Perry and Ellen Mary meet some of the people behind these show stopping displays, who are true plant experts dedicated to producing the very best plants in the world.

44 MINMAY 22
Comments
S1 Special 4 Behind The Scenes At The Chelsea Flower Show 2019!