It’s Michael

I think I’m comfortable with referring to myself as the ultimate plant geek- as 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, most notably novelties such as the Egg and Chips plant and the Fuchsia Berry! Despite…

Instagram Plant Spy: Amazing art with autumn leaves

With autumn on the way, I thought our Instagram Plant Spy this week should focus on autumn leaves and their absolutely awesome colours. I’ve chosen 10 Instagram users who’ve been influenced by the autumn art of Andy Goldsworthy, the famed environmentalist and land art sculptor. Why not go for an autumn walk and create some…

Instagram Plant Spy: there’s a new trend in shower plants

Each week, I will be looking at the new trends with plants and gardening on Instagram! There’s so much going on with plant creations and innovation over on that mighty app that we’re all bound to learn a few things! Right now, lots of people are taking their plants into the shower with them! Whilst…

You’re invited to watch our new gardening show- either online or offline!

For the first time ever, Ellen Mary’s ground-breaking new gardening club No Fear Gardening will be broadcasting LIVE from Epic Studios in Norwich. This will be a gardening show with a difference! Compered by Presenter Chris Bailey and with gardening chat and advice, studio games and fun, live music, drinks, stalls, and plenty of WONDERFUL PLANTS! This…

Here’s proof of the power of plants and enthusiasm

With Bressingham Gardens, you can really witness the power of plants and enthusiasm, and how they can transform a blank space. The Bloom family’s iconic garden creation in Norfolk still enchants and influences visitors 50 years on. The gardens at Bressingham Hall have been described by Piet Oudolf (the designer of the High Line in…

Exploring the emerging Plumeria trend in Japan

Some of you may have seen my recent trip around Japan for 3 weeks, where I indulged in and learnt so many new plants. One must-see on my visit list was the Insta-famous @plumeriaclub, an account I’d been following for many months. Owner Shirakawa-san had initially piqued by interest with his BLUE Plumeria (Frangipani) So,…