6 episodes

Welcome to the Horticulture Week Podcast where we bring you news and views on the most important topics of the day for UK horticulture professionals. For more visit https://www.horticultureweek.co.uk

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Welcome to the Horticulture Week Podcast where we bring you news and views on the most important topics of the day for UK horticulture professionals. For more visit https://www.horticultureweek.co.uk

    Horticulture Week Podcast #5 - Matthew Appleby visits Peter Seabrook at RHS Hyde Hall

    Horticulture Week Podcast #5 - Matthew Appleby visits Peter Seabrook at RHS Hyde Hall

    Matt speaks to gardening writer Peter Seabrook about the Fleuroselect Rudbeckia trials, his Floral Fantasia display at RHS Hyde Hall and plans for 2021.

    • 7 min
    Horticulture Week Podcast #4: Matthew Appleby interviews Fargro's Richard Hopkins

    Horticulture Week Podcast #4: Matthew Appleby interviews Fargro's Richard Hopkins

    The centre is being transformed into a contemporary and eco-friendly garden retail village with a food hall, farm shop, cafe-restaurant, courtyard garden and lighting and furniture showroom. It will be renamed the Berkshire Gardener when it reopens in March 2021. 
    Burke discusses the challenges of redeveloping the site during the coronavirus crisis and how he sees the opportunities in the garden retail sector as he looks to develop an independent garden centre group with new acquisitions in the pipeline.

    • 12 min
    Spirit of Four Oaks Podcast #1: Matthew Appleby interviews Fargro MD Richard Hopkins

    Spirit of Four Oaks Podcast #1: Matthew Appleby interviews Fargro MD Richard Hopkins

    As part of the Spirit of Four Oaks 2020, Fargro MD and West Sussex Growers Growers Association chairman Richard Hopkins speaks to Horticulture Week editor Matthew Appleby about his role in the industry's recovery from the coronavirus crisis, the future of trade shows, the role of AHDB, supermarkets' interest in growers, new product development, Brexit and his hopes and fears for 2021 after a rollercoaster year.

    • 23 min
    Horticulture Week Podcast #3: Visiting Ball Colegrave post-lockdown

    Horticulture Week Podcast #3: Visiting Ball Colegrave post-lockdown

    After almost four months Matthew Appleby conducts his first face-to-face interview with Ball Colegrave's perennial business unit manager Steve Austin and marketing manager Stuart Lowen to discuss the nursery's current trials, how it tackled the coronavirus crisis and how it has informed the firm's plans for the future.

    • 14 min
    Horticulture Week Podcast#1: horticulture industry and coronavirus roundup

    Horticulture Week Podcast#1: horticulture industry and coronavirus roundup

    Matthew Appleby and Christina Taylor discuss the big issues affecting the professional garden retail, ornamentals, fresh produce and parks and gardens sectors.

    • 17 min
    Horticulture Week Podcast#2: Peter Seabrook and Matt Appleby

    Horticulture Week Podcast#2: Peter Seabrook and Matt Appleby

    Horticulture Week editor Matthew Appleby interviews Peter Seabrook about the construction of the Floral Fantasia Display created to celebrate the Sun's 50th Anniversary which was to have featured at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and how he helped reconstruct it at RHS Hyde Hall. He speaks in depth about the plants, the joy of bedding and his latest tips and discoveries.

    • 27 min

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