Let's Grow, Girls

By Sarah + Nicole

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Join Flower Friends Nicole and Sarah on their journey to growing beautiful blooms! Interviewing experts, discussing their own successes and failures, and revealing the mysteries behind incredible cut flowers

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Making the Most of your Cut Flower Patch with Georgie Newbery
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We are SO excited to be joined by one of the UK's OG flower growers, Georgie Newbery - and boy did her wonderful interview not disappoint! She turned the confusion and overwhelm into simple solutions in minutes and we can't wait to take some of her advice into the 2021 growing season. 

In this episode Georgie walks us through the basic set up for a successful and productive cut flower garden, the basics for those wanting to grow their own wedding flowers and even spacing and natural wind protection methods for your beds. She answered some of the most asked questions we get on social media and our FB group and we are so grateful to her for sharing so much wisdom with us!

Georgie runs Common Farm Flowers, in Somerset and had two amazing books out; How To Grow Your Own Wedding flowers and The Flower Farmers year.

Check out her website here to see her courses, flowers for delivery (UK wide!) and books.

Let’s Grow, Girls is the cut flower podcast is a weekly dose of upbeat, friendly flower growing expertise! For those who grow a few flowers in their garden, to those who want to know how to start a flower farm.

Subscribe to be notified of our weekly episodes. If you have questions or want to see what other listeners are growing, join our Facebook group here!

Read the episode transcript here!




Jan 15, 2021
Growing Perennials for Cut Flowers with Kara from The Blooming Joy Flower Co
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For this first episode of 2020 we are joined by the amazing Kara to talk about her big move into perennials for cut flower production!

We’re learning about what prompted her move to perennials, what her favourites have been so far and what her most popular stems in her arrangements have been.

Let’s Grow, Girls is the cut flower podcast is a weekly dose of upbeat, friendly flower growing expertise! For those who grow a few flowers in their garden, to those who want to know how to start a flower farm.

Subscribe to be notified of our weekly episodes. If you have questions or want to see what other listeners are growing, join our Facebook group here!

Kara's links: Website | Instagram

Jan 08, 2021
Bonus Bits & Bloopers - Season 1
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Ta-da!! Season 1 is over, and so is 2020 (hasta la vista!!) so we thought we'd celebrate by sharing our bloopers and funny bits from season 1

We started this podcast to share our love of growing flowers and to offer out a flowery hand of friendship to all others who also love to grow their own flowers. We are SO, so grateful for how many of you have supported us on this journey, and been patient with us as we figured out how to do this whole podcast thing

We are so excited for a 2021 filled with flowery friendships and more interesting interviews with amazing guests. Let's just say we have some real stonkers in the line- up! And for season 3 we will be returning with a grow-a-long, where we will be guiding you on what jobs you should be doing each week, and sharing the comings and goings of our different cutting gardens.

Sarah's other half, who we refer to as "F" does not want his name shared so it is muted in these clips. We left the swearing in though, for fun, so this episode is perhaps not as child friends as the ones that came before it. 

And be sure to join our Facebook group for lots of flowery chit chat!


Jan 04, 2021
2020: Reflections and Positivity with LGG + Friends
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It's time to reflect on the year gone and look forward with hope to a year filled with flowers and joy! We're joined by a host of flowery friends to talk about what we've learned this year.

For those who embarked on growing their own cut flowers this year there is so much to be proud of. If you successfully started a single seed - what a star you are! 2020 has taken one final turn for the worst with the new UK Stay-At-Home order but we are glad to bring you all an opportunity to reflect on the brighter moments we all had this year.

Guests:

Kara - Blooming Joy Flower Co - Insta

Marianne - Wolves Lane Flower Co - Insta

Amy - Chicks and Veg

Elonor - ThePeonyFarmerUK - Insta

Sofie - Soil and Fleurs

Andrea - Dahlia Beach - Insta

Em - Emjorealdavies

Thank you SO much for listening to our first season! We are so grateful for everyone one of you, our Growers. We wish you all the happiest Christmas and the best year next year. See you after a few weeks of eating!!!!

Dec 20, 2020
Ranunculus, Anemones and Wisdom with Marryn Mathis
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Ranunculus fans, unite! This week we're joined by Marryn from The Farmhouse Flower Farm in Washington, USA and she's going through the basics of growing amazing ranunculus and anemones for cut flower production. 

So for anyone wondering how to grow ranunculus corms or how to improve their current ranunculus patch, this is the episode for you! Marryn covers everything from how to pre-sprout your ranunculus and anemone corms, spacing, light requirements, what kind of fertiliser they love and of course her all time favourite varieties!

(There was an error with the initial release of the episode, if your device automatically downloaded it ready to listen just delete the episode from your phone and try again for the updated version!)

Check out Marryn's incredible farm on her instagram


And be sure to join our Facebook group for lots of flowery chit chat!

Dec 11, 2020
Mastering Dried Flowers with Bex from Botanical Tales
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The episode lots of Growers have been waiting for! In this episode we’ve got dried flower expert, Bex Partridge, talking to us about modern everlasting blooms. She gives us all her tips on how to master some of the classics like hydrangeas and honesty, and also talks to us about her favourite cut flowers to grow which look gorgeous in your garden but also are great for the beginner who wants to get into growing for dried blooms.

So, if you've wondered how to start growing your own dried flowers, or you started growing your own cut flowers this summer and want to branch out (pun intended, ha!) next year - this episode is for you.

For more info from Bex, her book, or her online shop click here.

Here's how to join our Facebook group and see a list of Bex's favourites!

Dec 04, 2020
Growing English Garden Roses with Katya from London Blooms
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Do you stare at other peoples wonderful rose bushes in wonder?! Have no idea how to prune them or keep them healthy, or have you been too intimidated to grow them so far?

This is the episode for you! We're joined by Katya, whose glorious Instagram feed is always filled with the most incredible roses. She brings advice on how to grow your own roses for cutting, the best varieties, the best companion plants for roses and so much more.  She is a fascinating guest with a really interesting story and we are so grateful to have had an insight into her little slice of paradise. Enjoy this episode!

You can follow Katya here.

Let's Grow, Girls is a podcast for people who are keen to learn to grow their own beautiful cut flowers. Perhaps you just want some long lasting, fresh flowers for the house, or you want to know how to start a flower farm.  Join flower friends Sarah and Nicole for lots of laughs, expert interviews and flowery inspiration!

Join the LGG Facebook group here for top tips from guests and to make some flowery friends!

Nov 27, 2020
From Hobby To Business with Flowers From The Farm UK
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In this week’s episode we speak to Carole and Justine, co-chairs if Flowers From The Farm, an organisation dedicated to helping those of us with cut flower patches turn their dream into a reality - starting our very own flower farm that makes our hobby into an actual business! So if you ever wondered how to start a flower farm and how this wonderful group of flower growers can help you turn your dream into a reality, then hit play now!

Find your local flower farm or join FFTF here.

Join our Facebook group full of flowery friends!

Nov 20, 2020
No Dig Cut Flower Basics with Charles Dowding
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This week Charles Dowding gives us the step-by-step to achieving a weed free cut flower patch with his No-Dig method. It's simple, easy and Charles is totally fascinating. So if you haven't started digging your beds yet, put that spade down! Yeah you!

We're talking about how to go No-Dig, why you should, and the benefits of giving up the shovel.

Check out Charles' Website for more of his wisdom!

Let's Grow, Girls is a podcast for people who are keen to learn to grow their own beautiful cut flowers. Join flower friends Sarah and Nicole for lots of laughs, expert interviews and flowery inspiration.

Nov 13, 2020
How To Grow Super Sweet Peas with Roger Parsons
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Oh boy, do we have an absolute king of a guest today! The man, the myth, the legend Roger Parsons is joining us to talk all the things sweet peas. They are such a staple in the cutting garden, and if you want to add flounce and fragrance when growing your own cut flowers - you really have to get growing them now!

Roger reveals when to sow for optimum results based on where you are in the UK (sorry overseas listeners!), how to pinch, grow tidily, save seeds and so, so much more. This episode is a wealth of knowledge for those of you looking to up your sweet pea game!

Click here to join our Facebook group and access the notes on Roger's favourite varieties and how to purchase them!

Nov 06, 2020
Digging Up the Dahlias
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It's that dreaded time of the year - time to dig up the dahlia tubers! Well, get your waterproofs on, and take us along with you for the ride. Talking through the ins and outs of the process for complete beginners, and cracking some great jokes for those of you who've done it before and are just here for the company. 

If you're looking to start a cut flower garden, or grow your own cut flower bunches, then dahlias are definitely on your radar. Host Nicole is affectionately known as the Dahlia Queen over on Instagram so she will be sitting in as the guest this week to talk about how, when and why to dig yours up. And then there's also the debate of when, and how to divide - and then how and where to store them until we're ready to release them next spring!

Let's Grow, Girls is the flowery corner of the internet for everyone interested in growing their own flowers. Join Sarah and Nicole as they interview experts from across the world and discover the secret to beautiful, long lasting homegrown flowers (with some terrible Dad jokes along the way!)

Oct 30, 2020
Spring Bulbs with Fam Flower Farm
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Marlies and Linda from Fam Flower farm join us in our flowery corner of the internet to talk all things bulbs! If you're hoping to add tulips or daffodils to your cut flower garden this year then this is the episode for you.

Covering how, when, which varieties to plant and so much more it was truly a joy to have them as our guests today! They both make such incredible, long lasting cut flowers and come in such beautiful variations that they're a must if you're hoping to grow your own cut flowers. And hey, even if you don't need the sales pitch from us and you're already growing tulips - perhaps we can keep you company while you complete the back breaking labour!

 

Oct 23, 2020
Autumn Sowing + Introductions
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It's time to get growing, flowery girls and boys! Today's topic is autumn sowing, the process of sowing seeds and overwintering them for stronger plants the next year. What to autumn sow, what we're autumn sowing and general seed chat!

Oct 17, 2020