Episode three: office plants

Photograph:  Proflowers.com , via  Flickr .

Photograph: Proflowers.com, via Flickr.

It's episode three of On The Ledge already! Don't podcasts grow up fast ... I hope you are enjoying the show, but don't keep it as a guilty pleasure - spread the word about On The Ledge via an iTunes review! If you want to support the show financially, you can buy me a coffee (yes really ... just click the link below to find out how).

This week's show is about the plants that keep us company in the workplace: the good, the bad and the seriously wilted. We've got a question on sowing herbs in the kitchen, and I find out why everyone needs a marimo ball in their office. 

Once you've had a listen, do venture over to my blog where you can read a Q&A with IKEA about their houseplant offering, and my pick of the top five IKEA plants.

Today's guests are...

  • Horticulturist and blogger Lou Nicholls, who tells me about her adventures in office landscaping;

  • Christopher Satch, plant scientist at The Sill in New York, an indoor plant design, delivery and maintenance firm, helps me find a suitable plant for my tricky office situation;

  • Dr Craig Knight, psychologist at Exeter University, explains how and why office plants raise the mood in offices.

Get in touch

If you'd like to share a picture of your office plants - to ask a question or tell me what you think of the show, you can comment below, email ontheledgepodcast@gmail.com or tweet @janeperrone. Do like the On The Ledge Facebook page, too. 

The best way to help this podcast spread the houseplant love is by giving a review on iTunes - you can do that here


On The Ledge's theme music is Government Funded Weed by Black Ant - the music you can hear halfway through the show is Hot Lips by Bill Brown and His Brownies.

Jane Perrone