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  • 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 hydration.

    If Sweet Peas are your gardening nemesis, now might be the time to try again!

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  • 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 plants and gardening. She also reveals some of her earliest gardening memories and why she chooses to make a note of her plants that have died. Katie also shares how her new illustrated memoir, ‘My Life in Plants’, was inspired by plants being at the forefront of so many memories with family and loved ones – imparting humorous yet poignant stories that have taken place throughout her life, from her childhood right up to her wedding day.

    Throughout the podcast, Michael and Ellen get listeners talking and gives them the chance to share some of their favourite plant memories! What’s yours?

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
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  • 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 shares some insight into his horticultural career – from starting out as an apprentice at just 16, to his 35-year (and counting) career at one of the National Trust’s biggest estates. He also shares some of the challenges he faced during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as all the ways the team supported the NHS during that time. Glynn also discusses some of the unusual trees they’ve planted at the estate in recent months and shares all of the exciting events that take place at Erddig Hall throughout the year.

    In part two, Glynn imparts some of his wisdom and shares all the tips and tricks to get your lawn looking its best. He also shares the best methods to revive dull, brown lawns and reveals how he really feels about people walking over his carefully tamed grass!

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • 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 have created the next best building materials.

    In part one, he talks about how Hempitecture came about and shares some staggering statistics surrounding building material waste, and how this spurred him to make a change. He also talks through Hempitecture’s plant-based alternatives to traditional materials - such as fibre glass – including Hempwool and Hempcrete and the benefits of each. He also urges us to think about the fact that many of the traditional materials we surround ourselves with can’t be touched without having to wear protection. With Hempitecture, however, even the kids can help install it!

    In part two, Matthew surprises us by revealing some of the buildings in the UK that were built using both Hempwool and Hempcrete. He also shares how he made his head board out of Hempwool, and also shares some of the funny requests he’s had about what Hempwool can be used to make – a Hempwool blanket anyone?

    We’re then joined by the fabulous Daisy Desire, also known on Instagram as @dragqueen_gardener on Instagram as her alter ego Gardener Tom. Joey and Katy also share a delicious recipe for making the most of summer harvests, and Forage and Folkore give us the latest foraging tips!

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • In this bonus podcast episode, Michael and Ellen talk through a photo tour of their day at the Royal Horticultural Society’s hotly anticipated Hampton Court Garden Festival! The show is open from 6th to 11th July but your podcast hosts got exclusive access on press day. From stunning Orchids to a house of Hostas, beautiful to the controversial show gardens and allotments for inspiration at home. It’s all here on the Plant Based Podcast.

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • In this weeks plant based podcast episode it's the news round up with Michael Perry and Ellen Mary. Find out what the latest horticultural news is from winners of the plant awards, new species, to the joy of flower shows plus mushrooms and microgreens in Chiswick. There's a news extra as well where Michael and Ellen discuss the news amongst many other plant related gossip including the dreary weather.

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • Lynn Ferguson brings some LA sunshine to the Plant Based Podcast this week as she sits down with Michael and Ellen to chat all things hay bales, chickens and the challenges of growing vegetables in the American climate.

    In part one, Lynn - a performer, comedy writer and actress – reflects on the highlights of her career, including her well-known role as Mac in Chicken Run. She also talks about how a spontaneous stand-up comedy gig with her brother landed her a job in LA, where she now lives – attributing her ‘go with the flow’ mentality to all of her success.

    In part two, Lynn shares her vegetable growing journey and how hay bale leftovers from a party became an aid for growing her cucumber, rocket, egg plants and more – which came to be from a little advice from none other than Shia LaBeouf! She also reflects on her experiences with gardening during her childhood and shares the lessons she’s learnt since living across the pond. Lynn also shares her tips for saving citrus trees, the struggles she’s faced growing fig and her trick for getting rid of pesky earwigs.

    To round things off we’ve got the latest from our very own Donna Hodds from Pretty Little Cactus chatting about houseplants!

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • In this weeks plant based podcast episode it's the news round up with Michael Perry and Ellen Mary. Find out what the latest horticultural news is from rare orchids thought extinct, to garden shows, royal roses and gardening for wellbeing. There's a news extra as well where Michael and Ellen discuss the news amongst many other plant related gossip!

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • Join Michael and Ellen for another episode of the Plant Based Podcast where they talk to TV presenter and fresh produce importer, Chris Bavin!

    In part one, Chris talks about his journey with fresh produce, from importing and selling flowers and plants at 16 to growing up with his gardening enthusiast Dad. He also talks about his past project, The Naked Grocer, and shares how his passion for sustainability inspired the idea – urging everyone to stand together to live a more sustainable life. Chris also reveals how the success of the Naked Grocer introduced him to the world of TV where he has since presented a range of shows, including Britain in Bloom, Britain’s Best Home Cook and Live Well for Less.

    In part two, Michael and Ellen quiz Chris on his plant-based diet where he talks all about the supposed barriers to the diet, the grey areas surrounding the subject and he even shares some tips on how to incorporate more plant-based meals to make eliminating meat products that bit easier. Chris also shares how easy it is to make delicious meals with plants that are versatile and full of flavour – strawberry ice-cream topped with basil anyone?

    After Chris, Joey and Katy from JoeyAndKatyCook.co.uk share another of their tasty recipes, and the fabulous Forage & Folklore reveal the things to be foraging right now!

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • In this weeks news round up Michael and Ellen have pulled together all the horticultural happenings to keep you updated. From a bra fitting shed to a whole lot of caterpillars and awards for Howard Nurseries and a discussion about brown lawns. Would you let yours burn? Not forgetting the news extra when Ellen tries to keep Michael on track but he's much more concerned about the state of his Tulip foliage.

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • With enough tomato trees to cover the length of over 11 football pitches, the team at Sterling Suffolk are putting Suffolk on the map as being a major producer of tomatoes. After experiencing so much success in just a few short years, Michael and Ellen sit down with Horticultural Director, Richard Lewis, to discuss Sterling Suffolk’s approach to tomato growing and so much more!

    In part one, Richard shares how the company first began and talks through the growing process of their tomato trees. He also reveals how the company were able to achieve 95% self-sufficiency last year, allowing them to grow flavoursome, British-grown tomatoes, whilst operating as sustainably as possible. Richard also shares how bumble bees help their tomato trees to self-pollinate and reveals the challenges they face in keeping their plants thriving – which involves watering them up to a staggering 75 times a day!

    In part two, Richard offers his wisdom and reveals his tips to help you grow tomato trees at home, including the best time to water and feed them, how to tackle blight and even how the shape of your plants can affect their growth. He also shares his dreams of a Sterling Suffolk tomato café and even converts Michael into a tomato lover!

    To round things off we’ve got Donna Hodds from Pretty Little Cactus chatting about houseplants!

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • It’s the news round up on this weeks plant based podcast with Michael Perry and Ellen Mary as hosts. Find out what has been happening in the world of horticulture from new gardening books to growing plants on Mars, plus a news 'extra' where Michael and Ellen discuss and give their own opinions about the news and a whole lot of other chat. In his episode, hear about Ellens new book 'The Joy of Gardening' and Michaels love for his new garden.

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • In this week’s episode of the Plant Based Podcast Michael and Ellen sit down with television presenter, Nicki Chapman, to discuss her career all the way up to presenting the Chelsea Flower Show!

    In part one, Nicki reflects on her incredibly successful career in the music industry, from landing her first job on Pop Stars to travelling the world with the likes of The Spice Girls and Take That. She also describes how her urban garden has been a welcome relief over the past couple of years - helping her to recuperate during a period of ill health and, of course, during lockdown and a cheeky question from Michael makes Nicki spill the beans on the Spice Girl most likely to be into gardening (spoiler - it's probably Geri).

    In part two, Nicki shares her love for presenting the coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show on BBC. She also shares her most memorable moments whilst filming, what it was like to be requested by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, for an interview and her favourite garden designers at the show in recent years. She even quizzes Michael and Ellen about their thoughts on the show and talks about her experiences at other garden festivals, such as Hampton Court and Chatsworth!

    After Nicki, Joey and Katy from JoeyAndKatyCook.co.uk share another of their tasty recipes, and the fabulous Forage & Folklore reveal the things to be foraging right now!

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • It’s the news round up on this weeks plant based podcast with Michael Perry and Ellen Mary as hosts. Find out what has been happening in the world of horticulture from Cherry Trees to plants stealing genes, plus a news 'extra' where Michael and Ellen discuss and give their own opinions about the news. In his episode, hear about Hydrangea tea and snobbish gardeners!

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • What do you think of bedding begonias? Old granny plants or funky and individual? In this weeks episode, Michael is sent off to Germany (by Skype) to speak to the begonia experts, Benary! They discuss what it takes to breed a new variety of Begonia, and we get a few tips on how to grow them too!

    Also in this episode, your vegetable problems solved with our Allotment Agony Uncle, houseplant chitchat with Donna from Pretty Cactus Plants, and a mega fun gossip with the boys from the Plant Daddy Podcast!

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • It’s the news round up on this weeks plant based podcast with Michael Perry and Ellen Mary as hosts. Find out what has been happening in the world of horticulture from Plymouth to Rome plus a news 'extra' where Michael and Ellen discuss and give their own opinions about the news. In his episode, hear about sea grass meadows, door mice and plant based podcast topping the charts!

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • From the wild depths of Nigeria to the freezing cold temperatures of the arctic, and now to the Plant Based Podcast! Nelufar Hadayat – an award-winning journalist and presenter - sits down with Michael and Ellen to discuss everything from the reality of investigative journalism to her personal houseplant collection.

    In part one, Nelufar reflects on her childhood in Afghanistan and how her experiences growing up helped to shape her career as a journalist highlighting environmental issues and cultural upheaval. Whilst talking about her series, The Traffickers, Nelufar shares her experience of discovering the black market of endangered trees and rare flowers – and her realisation of the true impact of this on other plants and their habitat. She also shares some of the dangers of investigative journalism, her experience visiting the Global Seed Vault and what it was like filming The Story of Gold with Morgan Freeman (yes, the Morgan Freeman!).

    In part two, Nelufar discusses her other TV series, Food Exposed, and reflects on how her perspective on food changed and what surprised her the most during filming. She also talks about what changes she’s noticed to food production as a result of climate change and the implications of animal agriculture.

    Then Lee from Garden Ninja pops in for a gossip, and we have the latest foraging tips from Forage & Folklore and a delicious recipe from Joey and Katy Cook.

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • In this weeks episode you can hear the first plant based podcast horticultural news round with Michael Perry and Ellen Mary as hosts. Every other week find out what has been happening in the world of horticulture plus a news 'extra' where Michael and Ellen discuss and give their own opinions about the news. In his episode, hear about bamboo with a warning, RHS closures due to the sad death of Prince Philip and the cancellation of some garden shows across the UK.

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • Join Michael and Ellen for another episode of the Plant Based Podcast where they chat to organic gardener, Tanya Anderson, who is also known as Lovely Greens!

    In part one, Tanya shares the story of how her gardening journey began, reflecting on how her upbringing in the capital of America fuelled her love for plants today. After working as a graphic designer, that landed her in different countries around the world, Tanya reveals how she built a business from her love of all things green - from sharing tips and tricks on her social media channels, to creating toiletries and beauty products from the plants she grows in her back garden! She also talks about the difficulties she faces growing plants in the Isle of Man – where she lives – and the limitations it has on her gardening overall.

    In part two, Tanya shares her advice for anyone wanting to start making their own beauty and health treatments at home and reveals the best plants to start growing if you’re a beginner! Tanya also tells Michael and Ellen all about her new book, ‘A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things’, that also gives a voice to other women gardeners. It’s available for pre-order now and out on May 4th.

    Don’t forget to catch the gossip at the end with Antonia from Norfolk Olive Tree Company!

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden
  • Surprise! Michael and Ellen are here with another episode of The Plant Based Podcast this week, taking a deep dive into all things Japanese gardening with garden designer, Makiko.

    In this episode, Makiko shares her journey, from working in the hotel industry in Japan, to studying horticulture in the UK – where she now spends half her time. She reflects on her time working at The Chelsea Flower show and a number of Japanese orchid festivals over the past couple of years – sharing her appreciation for the plant with fellow orchid lover, Michael!

    She also talks about her thoughts on wabi sabi gardening, her design inspiration, Gertrude Jekyll, and what she misses most about the UK when she’s in Japan. She also shares her tips with Ellen about how to harvest Japanese rice and shares, how the Sakura’s slow bloom reflects the Japanese mentality of being patient and present in the moment.

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    This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Cobra.
    Cobra has the UK’s largest range of lawnmowers with more than 100 models available, meaning that there is one for every size and type of lawn. The vast range of products from Cobra also includes hedge trimmers, grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders across petrol, battery and electric models. The range is constantly expanding with new products added on a regular basis. Throughout series 4, Cobra is giving a way a whole host of Plant Based Podcast prizes. Visit www.cobragarden.co.uk for more information or follow them on Instagram at @cobragardenmachinery. #cobragarden