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Author: Roz Chandler

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If you love cut flowers you are in the right place. The host Roz Chandler has been a cut flower farmer for nearly ten years and is passionate about helping others to have their own cutting patches. This podcast is for you if:-. You currently grow or want to grow cut flowers for pleasure or profit and be part of a growing community. Your host is passionate about reducing the number of cut flowers travelling many thousands of miles from across the globe and therefore helping to reduce the carbon footprint on our planet for our children and their children. Cut flower guests will join us on this journey. We look forward to welcoming you to our community. We would love you to subscribe to this podcast and join our communities online. We do have two Facebook groups:-For Beginners and those looking to grow for pleasure - https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnwiththecutflowercollective

For those wanting to start flower farming or indeed are flower farmers:-https://www.facebook.com/groups/cutflowerfarming

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Send us a Text Message.In this friendly and informative episode, Roz welcomes Adam Marshall, known as Green fingered city boy on Instagram. Adam shares his gardening journey and how he has amassed nearly 70,000 followers on instagram.Adam's gardening journey began in 2020, just before covid lockdowns, as a way to take control of his physical health and increase his physical capacity. Previously, he hadn't been involved in gardening, despite his mum's interest and memories of watching gardenin...
Send us a Text Message.Joining Roz in the studio today is Dr Olivia Chapple MRCGP.Olivia is the co-founder and chair of the trustees of Horatio’s Garden charity. Horatio was her eldest son.Horatios garden is a national charity now, and our mission is to bring beautiful, vibrant gardens to all the UK, NHS spinal injury centres. So we build gardens, designed by incredible designers, and then once we've built them, we run them, we look after them, but we also run all sorts of different creative ...
Send us a Text Message.In today's episode of the Cutflower Podcast, we have a special guest joining us in the studio. Nicola Hill, the talented founder of Gentle Blooms from Leamington Spa, shares her passion for flowers and the story behind her blossoming business.Key Points:Nicola Hill runs Gentle Blooms, a local flower business that offers a range of beautiful bouquets, posies, and bunches for delivery and collection.Alongside providing flowers for weddings, events, and funerals, Nicola al...
Send us a Text Message.Today, we're shaking things up as we dive into the depths of your burning questions. In our thriving Facebook group, "Cut Flower Farming: Growth and Profit in Your Business," we asked about your biggest struggles, and now it's time to provide you with the answers you've been eagerly awaiting.Join me as we embark on a journey to address the challenges and hurdles faced by cut flower farmers like yourself. In this unique episode, we'll explore the diverse range of questio...
Send us a Text Message.This week on the show, Roz is joined by a very special guest - Mike Palmer, also known as Mike The Gardener. Mike's passion for gardening led him to study RHS 1,2,3 at Horticulture College as a mature student and start his own business in gardening and garden design. Unfortunately, the lockdowns put a halt to a lot of his work, but that's where Mike's journey with podcasting began. In this episode, Mike shares his experiences and insights on gardening, as well as his jo...
Send us a Text Message.Hey everyone, welcome to the Cutflower podcast! Roz Chandler is back with another episode and this week, she's joined by Katie Colella. They're going to be talking about some really interesting topics related to flower farming and business ownership. If you're a flower farmer or business owner, this is definitely an episode you don't want to miss. Roz and Katie will be discussing business strategy, visibility, and social media - all of the things that can be a bit daunt...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome to this week's episode of the Cut Flower Podcast with your expert host, Roz Chandler. Joining Roz in the studio is Peony Farmer and Expert, Elonor Tivey. Elonor is renowned in the world of flowers as a passionate peony farmer. She specializes in growing different varieties of peonies in her two-acre field, including early, mid-season, and late varieties, which she supplies to florists and also does pop-ups. After being a teacher for some time, Elonor pivoted to ...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome to this weeks episode of the Cutflower Podcast with your host Roz Chandler. This week Roz is joined in the studio by the incredibly inspiring Cissy Bullock from the Sustainable School of Floristry. Roz explore's Cissy's path to floristry and cut flowers and discusses what needs to be done to improve the whole;e supply chain to get the flowers from field to vase in a much more efficient, cost effective and sustainable way. Listen in and don't forget to give...
Send us a Text Message.Roz caught up with Tessa Dooley from Ladybird Plantcare this week. Tessa, mum to young twins, bought Ladybird Plantcare in November 2018. Prior to owning Ladybird, Tessa worked in marketing, she has worked on lots of different brands across a long periods of time. A definite career shift from marketing to plantcare. Listen in to this fascinating episode all about natural predators for plantcare.This weeks key discussion points included: About your business -...
Send us a Text Message.Joining Roz in the studio today is Bethany Harries. Bethany was originally a personal trainer, and decided she needed a career change, suffering mental and physical burnt out and exhaustion. She was always interested in public health and health promotion. So after doing a bit of Career Research Bethany decided that she wanted to become a health psychologist. So she enrolled on to a psychology degree with the Open University, and then after that, went and did her m...
Send us a Text Message.This week Roz is joined in the studio by Dr David Bek, who is a reader in sustainable economics based at the Research Centre for Business in society at Coventry University, which is in the UK. David has extensive experience undertaking research into sustainability within horticultural supply chains, especially cut flowers. Key points we discuss in today's episode include:David’s journey into cut flowers. How to be open to whatever your journey takes you. ...
Send us a Text Message.This week Roz caught up with Amber Partner from Howe Farm Flowers. Amber bought her farm in 2012, and the rest as they say is history. Howe Farm Flowers is located on the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire border, in the pretty village of Dorton. The farm is within easy reach of Thame, Bicester, Aylesbury and Waddesdon, and is a half hour’s drive from Oxford. Theylove to grow beautiful, seasonal cut flowers with a proclivity for scent and sustainability.Key discussion...
Send us a Text Message.Roz is joined in the studio this week by the incredible husband and wife team Steve and Paula from Floral Media, who describe their business as 'More Than Just Flowers'.Floral Media's heart is in horticulture, they also do events, where garden groups come on visits, and they take them on tours. They run about 15 acres in total now, so part of its garden, and part of its for growing. Included in the garden tours are workshops, and they also do lots of competitive s...
Send us a Text Message.Roz is joined in the studio this week by Joanna Game a British flower Florist. You can follow Joanna on Instagram here > @joannagame_flowers Key points for discussion this week:Introduction to Joanna GameWhat’s the biggest issue with the British flower industry? Ex-nurses vs. current florists. When is Beltane coming up? What inspires you to do what you do? Don’t be envious of others’ success. If you weren’t growing and producing these amazing...
Send us a Text Message.Roz is joined in the studio this week by Michael Kennard. Michael is the founder of Compost Club just outside Brighton. Compost Club is a social enterprise, to regenerate soil with really good living, biologically abundant and diverse compost, using food waste from residents and businesses. Key discussions points for today: Introducing Michael Kennard founder of Compost Club The Women’s European Championship. What is the future of the garden? ...
Send us a Text Message.Roz is joined in the studio this week by Alice Vicent. Alice is a writer, ostensibly, who happens to garden. She has spent the last 15 years mostly as an arts journalist, She has spent a long time as a music journalist. The bulk of Alice's career was spent in house at the telegraph. In the last few years, Alice has been working all over the place, and she's written about gardening as well. Listen in to this weeks really interesting discussion 'Why Women Grow'. Key point...
Send us a Text Message.In this weeks episode Roz is joined in the studio by Bex Partridge. Bex dried flower business really took off during covid lockdowns, she joins Roz to discuss the journey from corporate marketing and project management to dried flower entrepreneur. She is the author of: Everlastings comes Flowers Forever – a book that will inspire you to create beautiful floral displays with long lasting, dried flowers.Flowers Forever: Celebrate the Beauty of Dried Flowers w...
Send us a Text Message.Today Roz is joined in the studio by Tom Simpson from Woolmans. Tom has been in the horticultural industry really, from a work point of view ever since he left school. Tom's first interest in gardening stems right back from when he was a very young child through his parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Key discussion points in todays episode:Tom’s background in gardening. What’s the current trend towards Dahlia? When do you plant out your allium...
Send us a Text Message.In todays episode of The Cut Flower Podcast, Roz is joined in the studio by James Sinclair. Roz came across James via Instagram as one of the most influential people in the gardening world. James started off as a landscaper, and a sort of jobbing gardener, he designs gardens, talks about gardens, and broadcasts very occasionally about gardens. James also write about them, and judges things and all that kind of stuff. Tune in to hear James fascinat...
Send us a Text Message.Today Roz is joined in the Studio by Helen Cross, whom she met on instagram. Helen is in Glasgow. shes a mum of three. During lockdown, Helen became really, really passionate about gardening, but actually, she thinks possibly the seed was sown was before as she grew up on a farm on the southwest coast of Scotland, which her family still farm there as well.Today's podcast discussion covers: Helen’s Introduction. We are in a crisis in mental hea...
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