The Organic Gardening Podcast - April

We're offering a Cut Flower Special in this month's Organic Gardening Podcast as Sarah Brown chats with two organic flower farmers
Flowers in Ryton gardens
Cut flowers can add beauty and biodiversity to your garden

We meet Jo Wright from Flowers from the Farm and and Debbie Scott, from East Lothian Flower Farm, as they share their experience of growing cut flowers organically, offering valuable insights into the benefits of supporting local flower growers.

“Growing organic flowers made complete sense as we think about what we do very carefully," says Jo. "Cut flowers are a luxury, and we think the onus is much greater on the growers of a luxury crop, to protect the environment. We cannot be wasting resources on something that is primarily decorative."

Our CEO Fiona Taylor catches up with our Head of Horticulture, Chris Collins, and shares top tips for ensuring seedlings thrive and flourish. They also discuss getting the most out of your local garden centre, so you can make more informed choices.

“You do need to be wise about what you’re buying. It’s a question of walking around and seeing what’s native and getting the best out of your shop, getting your money’s worth and supporting biodiversity,” says Chris.

Listen now via Audioboom, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Debbie Scott from East Lothian Flower Farm shows how cut flowers can be grown organically