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…

Greenfingers charity to benefit from Weird & Wacky Plant tour in 2019!

I have had a great year sharing my lifelong plant obsession with enthralled audiences, giving 14 Weird & Wacky Plant Shows around the globe. Audiences from Canada to Japan have been wowed by some of the world’s wackiest plants, and they even got to try some weird tastes for themselves. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the…

Could a white Poinsettia be the must-have plant this Christmas?

There has been a definite shift within the last few years, and houseplants are totally on trend right now, something my 10 year old self would be so pleased to see! However, where does that leave ‘gifting plants’, which are usually flowering indoor plants, and sometimes presented in a wicker basket with a bow… Furthermore,…

The story behind my tattoos

I was having tattoos done before it was even trendy you know. My first tattoo was chosen from one of those giant albums you find in old skool tattoo parlours. I was 18, and fixated on getting a tattoo with my first pay packet from my first job. I still don’t know how uber shy,…

How to live off your own garden

November is World Vegan Month, and if you’re already vegan, on your way to becoming vegan or trying out a vegan diet, growing your own produce makes veganism so much easier. There are so many other benefits to growing your own produce, including: Saving money Engaging in a new hobby Understanding more about how food…

10 Gardeners Gifts for Christmas 2018

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts for gardeners, you’re in the right place. I would say that gardeners are one of the easiest groups of people to buy for at Christmas. There’s so much to choose from: accessories, plants, fashion – the list goes on! So whether you’ve got a family member, friend or work…

Plants to trigger your trypophobia

Trypophobia is a weird fear (or morbid curiosity) we never knew we had until the internet came along. And, luckily or unluckily for us Plant Geeks, there are lots of chances for us to get our fill of trypophobia in the natural world. But first… What is trypophobia? Trypophobia is a fear of clusters of…

These life-like paper flowers will blow your mind

We all know that, no matter how many techniques we try, cut flowers will only last so long. And if it’s longevity you’re after, paper flowers could be one of your options. Artificial flowers are becoming increasingly popular as a beautiful long lasting alternative to fresh flowers, either for your home decor, wedding or any…

10 amazing brown blooms in our natural world

I’ve been fascinated with the plant world for over 30 years, and love sharing my findings with you all. Now, we all know how popular black flowers are, but how about BROWN! Does this colour exist in the flower world? The answer is YES, and it’s a lot more appealing than you might imagine! Aristlochia littoralis…

Exploring the heavenly world of the Hyacinth

What’s a Hyacinth? I think I recognise them, but aren’t they a bit old fashioned?? Stop that right now! Hyacinths are amazing, and a very rewarding spring bulb to grow. They are indeed mostly recognised for their strong fragrance, a fragrance which often sees them banished to the spare room after a week in the…

5 things to consider before designing your garden

Your outdoor space is an extension of your house, and it can become a relaxing haven for outdoor cooking or a space to have fun with your loved ones. It can be daunting to start a green space from nothing, and even worse if you are feeling uninspired. However, irrespective of the size of your…

A Mr Plant Geek guide to houseplants

Did you know that there’s a revolution going in the gardening world right now? And it’s all about houseplants! The Instagram and social media generation have discovered the joy and beauty of growing indoor plants, and uploaded 1.1million images of them to date! Of course, keen gardeners and plants-people already knew that houseplants were cool,…