22 episodes

The #wildflowerhour podcast: tales from the botanists bringing the internet into bloom every Sunday night between 8-9pm.

www.wildflowerhour.co.uk/

Wild Flower (Half) Hou‪r‬ Isabel Bryony Hardman

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

The #wildflowerhour podcast: tales from the botanists bringing the internet into bloom every Sunday night between 8-9pm.

www.wildflowerhour.co.uk/

    2: Get to know wild orchids

    2: Get to know wild orchids

    The #wildflowerhour podcast finds out how you can identify orchids even when they're not in flower, hears more about your favourite plants, learns about a proper wild flower lawn, and goes on another one of those walks with Leif Bersweden. Presented by Isabel Hardman.
     
    Britain's Orchids: https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691177618/britains-orchids
    For more information on #wildflowerhour, visit our website.

    • 34 min
    1: The flowers on our streets

    1: The flowers on our streets

    Isabel Hardman presents the first in a new series of the Wild Flower (Half) Hour podcast. She meets Sophie Leguil, who runs the More Than Weeds campaign, and hears from BBC presenters Chris Packham and Martha Kearney about their favourite wild flowers. Rebecca Wheeler introduces the challenges for the next two weeks of #wildflowerhour and Leif Bersweden takes us on a wild flower walk. 
    To find out more about #wildflowerhour, visit our website. 

    • 29 min
    20: Men who stare at orchids

    20: Men who stare at orchids

    The latest episode of the #wildflowerhour podcast includes an interview with a man who has created a wild orchid haven in his back garden, a look at Orchid Hunter Leif Bersweden's adventures studying orchids for his PhD, and another one of those lovely readings from Zoe Devlin's book, Blooming Marvellous.

    19: Hutton Roof

    19: Hutton Roof

    Isabel Hardman visits Hutton Roof, a massive limestone pavement in Cumbria, with Bryan Yorke, who studies the rare orchids that grow there.

    18: Plants ARE cool

    18: Plants ARE cool

    In the latest #wildflowerhour podcast, Isabel Hardman challenges Dr Jonathan Mitchley of the University of Reading to explain why plants are important and even cool. We also hear a reading from Zoe Devlin's lovely book, Blooming Marvellous, and find out about why Dom Price from the Species Recovery Trust likes to lie down in fields and stare at ants.

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    17: A violet obsession

    17: A violet obsession

    In the latest episode of the #wildflowerhour podcast, we find out about Moira O’Donnell’s love of violets, discover one of your favourite nature reserves, and learn about the fight to save Oxfordshire’s endangered plants.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Bastille Keeper ,

A floral delight

A lovely listen that's now an integral part of the wildflowerhour chat. I am learning loads!

AKA Lancs ,

Wild Flower (Half) Hour

Presented as a selection of relaxed interviews with enthusiastic speakers. The questions asked allow responses that are delightful & enlightening, from people who wish to imbue others with a love of botany. Thanks to Issy for combining day-job skills with a passion for flowers to create a podcast that inspires & cheers the listener.

Jake Cooke ,

Charming

This podcast is full of the kind of facts you want to tell anyone that will listen. Issy and her guests clearly love this subject and that enthusiasm is infectious. Can’t wait for more!

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