It’s Michael

I think I’m comfortable withย referring toย myself as the ultimate plant geek-ย asย my obsession with plants has been persisting for over 30 years now, and shows no sign of letting up! I have been responsible for introducing hundreds of new plants into the UK,ย most notablyย novelties such as the Egg and Chips plant and the Fuchsia Berry! Despite…

10 of the most exciting plants from this week’s National Plant Show

The National Plant Showย has rapidly become the essential visit that should be in every plant growers diary, thanks to it’s laid back atmosphere, spacious layout and excellent portfolio of suppliers and plants. The Midlands location in the UK is also rather handy too! Here are the 10 most exciting plants from the day! The 2018…

June flower hunting journey: the best bits

Every year, 59 plant companies open their greenhouse doors to a thirsty throng of plant buyers, retailers, product developers and growers. The ‘Flower Trials’ stretch from the The Netherlands to Germany, and offer the platform to showcase new plants, new marketing concepts and ideas, and to entertain guests and offer a meeting space for plants…

What is a mulching mower? Reduce your lawn care time by up to 30%!

Gardens are not made by singing โ€˜oh, how beautiful!โ€™ and sitting in the shade.โ€ Rudyard Kipling could not have been more on target when it comes to the labour involved with any patch of green, especially big lawns. Long hours of mowing, collecting and fertilizing are part and parcel of your backyardโ€™s upkeep. Enter grasscycling:…

Quench your thirst for botanical knowledge with gin!

Are you a bit of plant geek? Do you like the occasional tipple? Why not quench your thirst for botanical knowledge whilst you sip your gin! To celebrate World Gin Day on 9th June, Jo Farish of The Gin Garden explores five botanical flavours that influence the gin that we drink! Gin is a liquid…

Love coffee? Love plants? You’ll love these cafes!

This isnโ€™t quite the article that you may expect. It isnโ€™t about where to eat organic, green food, moreover itโ€™s about where to eat and drink amongst GREENERY! I am super lucky to travel the world with my Plant Geek activities and always make a special effort to track down spots where I can indulge…