On The Ledge is a podcast all about indoor gardening - helping you to grow everything from Aloe vera to the ZZ plant. Presenter Jane Perrone has been nuts about houseplants since she was knee high to a Swiss cheese plant. She quizzes the experts, helps you find cool new stuff to grow and figures out how to fix your plant problems. For more information, email email@example.com or visit janeperrone.com.
Episode 195: bringing houseplants into prisons with The Glasshouse - plus a look at lucky bamboo
I find out more about a scheme helping women in prison to get growing houseplants, and I discuss the delights of lucky bamboo, aka Dracaena sanderiana. Plus I answer a question about cork for supporting aroids. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/prison-glasshouse-lucky-bamboo
Episode 194: clear pots - the pros and cons
Clear plastic pots are common in the world of orchid growing, but can they work for other houseplants? I share my experiences growing in transparent pots and delve into a bit of root botany in this episode, plus I answer a question about millipedes in a Monstera.
For full show notes visit www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/transparent-plant-pots
Episode 193: aroids with Peter Boyce
Aroid expert Peter Boyce joins me to discuss the newly-formed European Aroid Society, exciting new developments in the world of aroids and why you should never cut the roots off your Monstera! Plus I answer a question about potting plants with no drainage hole.
For the full show notes, visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/aroids-peter-boyce
Episode 192: houseplants and mental health
Plants can boost your mental health - but it’s easy to let your leafy obsession tip over into a damaging habit that impacts your wellbeing. I chat to Mental health nurse Amy March about how to deal with houseplant overwhelm, whether plant bans are a good thing, and how to develop healthy houseplant buying habits. Plus we hear from listener Ana Cristina and I answer a question about a bird’s nest fern. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/houseplants-mental-health
Episode 191: A visit to aroid addict Tony Le-Britton, aka @notanotherjungle
I meet Tony Le-Britton, the aroid grower extraordinaire known for his Insta account @notanotherjungle, at his home in Northamptonshire. Plus I answer a question about a wayward Hoya. For full show notes visit www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/aroids-notanotherjungle
Episode 190: Jane's five rules for houseplant care, plus the lowdown on aphids
Hear my talk on houseplant care from the Leaf Houseplant Festival and I answer a question about aphids.
For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/houseplant-rules-aphids
My Favorite Podcast
I love listening to this podcast! It has given me the confidence to try new plants and brought back some plants from the brink of death! If you have 1 or a hundred plants you will find this beneficial. Thanks so much Jane!
Jane, you’ve kept me sane.
My respite in toddler parenting is my time spent on my work commutes listening to On the Ledge, and fiddling with my ever-growing plant collection. The breadth of knowledge you and the carefully curated guests you bring on is perfect for those new to the hobby and those looking to expand their horizons. I sincerely hope you are enjoying writing your book, wishing you a happy summer and a successful finale to this year’s sow along.
All the best,
On the Ledge has such a good breadth and depth of information. Jane Perrone is knowledgeable, has a good sense of humor, is a good interviewer and always gives credit where credit is due. Highly recommended whether you are a beginner with houseplants or an experienced plant parent!