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330: Paul Cook, Cooks Garden Centre, RHS Tatton

By Peter Donegan,

Peter Donegan chats with Paul Cook of Cooks Garden Centre. Better known as Cookie or Cookie Boy, Peter and Paul met in the Floral Pavillion at RHS Tatton after former guest of The Sodhow Rob Hardy suggested we'd be a good partnership. He was not wrong. Over the course of the next 30 minutes the two plant lovers chat Cookies garden centre - one I should add that survives surprisingly so in this day and age; on plant sales. We chat Cookie who is very famed for his plant breeding specialising in hydrangeas and his wife who runs the floristry side of the business. We also talk getting your wife to arrange her own flowers and then (wait for it) deliver them to herself and a business that evolved from bedding plants to dwarf conifers and now is famed for hydrangea. We also talk plant failures, damping off, spider man pyjamas, bamboo, trends and changesm the great personalities of yesteryear and so much more. Peter and Paul met up at RHS Tatton Flower Show and my thanks to The Royal Horticultural Society for being absolutely brilliant. The Sodshow is available in iTunes, all good podcast stores and The Sodshow website. Thoughts or comments ? Twitter: @sodshow facebook: The Sodshow Show Links: web: facebook: cooksgardencentre

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