Episode 184: The Houseplant Expert by Dr David Hessayon - the book that launched my houseplant obsession
Dr David Hessayon’s book The Houseplant Expert has been inspired indoor gardeners for decades, including me! In this episode I talk to two fellow horticulturists who knew him well, and reflect on his legacy. Plus I answer a question about moving a 5ft cactus, and we hear from a ten-year-old houseplant fan in Meet The Listener.
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