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Welcome to the Plants and Me podcast hosted by grower and horticulturist Alan Lodge. On this podcast you will get to learn about the people behind the plants as well as some fantastic tips from growers, gardeners, designers, product makers and everything in between. Want to learn more use #plantsandme

The Plants and Me podcast Newlands Nursery

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Welcome to the Plants and Me podcast hosted by grower and horticulturist Alan Lodge. On this podcast you will get to learn about the people behind the plants as well as some fantastic tips from growers, gardeners, designers, product makers and everything in between. Want to learn more use #plantsandme

    EP45 Prep for Chelsea 2020 and cutting back plants

    EP45 Prep for Chelsea 2020 and cutting back plants

    Today on the podcast we take you through some of the prep we are currently doing for Chelsea Flower Show. It's this time of year we get into the "real" growing for the flowers shows and we start cutting back some of the herb plants.

    In this episode, you will hear Alan and Ray talking over why the plants are cut back and what cutting back is. It's a wonderful insight into the world of Flower Shows and some of what goes into making these stunning displays.

    If you grow herb plants this is going to be a great listen for you as we also go over why it is relevant for your garden plants too.

    • 21 min
    EP44 - Sowing & growing: How we do it and some tips for how you can too

    EP44 - Sowing & growing: How we do it and some tips for how you can too

    In this episode of the podcast, we take you out onto the nursery and talk all things sowing.

    Over the years Newlands Nursery has sown millions of seed and you can't help but learn a thing or two about how best to grow plants from seeds over that time.

    Join Alan and Ray on the Nursery as they talk over how to sow seeds with some examples of seeds that you may want to try at home.

    Also in this episode, you can hear how the seeds are sown on a commercial scale (the machinery is a bit loud, sorry!) and listen to our explanation of some horticulture terms you may have come across.

    • 42 min
    EP43 - Seeds, Water and Patience: How the plants we sell you start their lives.

    EP43 - Seeds, Water and Patience: How the plants we sell you start their lives.

    Join Antony, Alan and Ray in the Newlands Nursery as they discuss the process involved in accepting 15,000 cuttings from Israel. Within the next six-to-eight weeks, those cuttings will grow into the herbs and houseplants that you can buy from our website. In today's podcast, you'll learn how we propagate those cuttings and turn them into viable plants.

    • 29 min
    EP42 The Heritage of Newlands Nursery with Ray Lodge..

    EP42 The Heritage of Newlands Nursery with Ray Lodge..

    This week's episode I have wanted to bring to you for some time.

    As many of you regulars to the podcast will know Newlands Nursery is coming close to its 70th year. (The actual age is of some contention as you will hear in the episode)

    So this week we are joined by Ray Lodge (Alans Dad). Together we chat about how the Nursery started and the changes it has been through over the years. Including how Newlands Nursery came to exhibit at the RHS shows and specialize in Chilli and Herb plants.

    At the top of the episode I mention our Jumbo Scented geraniums. If you want to check them out you can find them here.
    https://plants-uk.co.uk/collections/scented-geraniums/products/jumbo-scented-geranium-mixed-pack-three-jumbo-1-litre-plants

    • 45 min
    EP41. Something a bit different: Amazing tips from out guests

    EP41. Something a bit different: Amazing tips from out guests

    We have a slightly different episode for you this week which we’re very excited about. Since the launch of The Plants and Me Podcast we’ve spoken to a huge number of knowledgeable gardening experts who have shared their fantastic tips and have discussed about the people who have inspired them. As we get to the start of the growing season in the UK it’s well worth repeating some of the tips our guests have shared with us to help inspire you. In this episode we look back at some of our most memorable guests who’ve joined us on the podcast and reflect on the brilliant tips they’ve shared and their stories about the people who have inspired them.

    • 33 min
    EP41. Something a bit different and some tips you may not have expected....

    EP41. Something a bit different and some tips you may not have expected....

    We have a slightly different episode for you this week which we’re very excited about. Since the launch of The Plants and Me Podcast we’ve spoken to a huge number of knowledgeable gardening experts who have shared their fantastic tips and have discussed about the people who have inspired them. As we get to the start of the growing season in the UK it’s well worth repeating some of the tips our guests have shared with us to help inspire you. In this episode we look back at some of our most memorable guests who’ve joined us on the podcast and reflect on the brilliant tips they’ve shared and their stories about the people who have inspired them.

    • 33 min

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