24 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

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

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

www.wildflowerhour.co.uk/

    4. Why don't we love dandelions?

    4. Why don't we love dandelions?

    In the latest episode of the #wildflowerhour podcast, Isabel Hardman talks to botanist Joshua Styles about his love of dandelions and the many different species you can find growing wild in Britain and Ireland. She also hears from author Jon Dunn about lockdown botany, and we're off on another wild flower hunt with Leif Bersweden.

    • 28 min
    3: Under Milkwort

    3: Under Milkwort

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    • 32 min
    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
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    • 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. 
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    • 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.

    • 28 min
    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.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 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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