See more of Mr Plant Geek on YouTube

I know that we might not all have time to sit down and read every day, which is why I’m dedicating some time to improving my YouTube channel, creating fun and informative videos for you to watch while you’re on your commute, out in the garden in between mowing and weeding, or before you go…

Mr Plant Geek’s 2019 shows and appearances

This year, you’ll see me popping up at your favourite flower shows and other places where plant geeks hangout. I’ll be talking all things horticulture and holding unique demonstrations, and you’ll even be able to catch some Weird and Wacky shows throughout the year. If you’re heading to a plant-themed event this year and want…

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…

July 2019 QVC highlights

Happy July! We’re mid-way through summer and although the longest day of the year has been and gone, there’s still lots of time to enjoy the sunny days and warm evenings, whether that’s with friends at a BBQ with your new bistro set or when you’re planting a beautifully fragrant climbing Jasmine – both can…

Floral themed eateries to visit in summer 2019

If you’re after that perfect Insta-feed – or you just really love the look of floral decor – you’ll definitely want to visit one of these pretty eateries! Think Wisteria draped from ceiling beams, Cherry Trees in the middle of the room and Ivy EVERYWHERE. These restaurants and cafes have really amped up the plant…

Fake news in the gardening world

Fake news is something we hear a lot lately, whether it’s the words themselves or the actual news. Although the internet can be a wonderful place where you can learn lots of new and interesting things, but it’s also a place where anyone can publish what they want without being an expert or checking their…

10 plants for beginners

Plant Geeks have to begin somewhere before we get to the level of Fiddle Leaf Fig whisperer. We’re not all born with green thumbs. So if you’re hoping to test out your plant care skills and want to purchase one of your first plants, there’s no time like the present!   I’ve put together a…

Find out your perfect autumn garden style

I know it’s a little early to be talking about autumn garden style, but in gardening terms, we’re right on track! Autumn can be a really exciting season for gardening, which is why you should prepare yourself as soon as possible to cut down on rushing around in the weeks before the season begins. You…

10 things you didn’t know you could buy from QVC

QVC is filled to the brim with so many useful and unique products, whether you’re looking for beautiful jewellery for your other half or a new camera to feed your photography hobbie. It’s also the perfect platform for finding something fabulous for your garden! In QVC’s gardening section, you can peruse plants, tools, decor and…

June 2019 QVC highlights

Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy your garden. That’s why all of the offers we have during June give instant pleasure. From larger size plants to handy tools and pretty decorative items… Keep up to date with all my shows by clicking here. We are also introducing new elements to the gardening shows…

An Eks’kwizit fashion collaboration

I’ve got a new and exciting clothing collaboration for you! I’ve teamed up with fashion brand Eks’kwizit to bring you a colourful collection of sweatshirts which are sure to pique your plant geek interests! Eks’kwizit is an art-focussed clothing brand based in The Netherlands. In the past, they’ve collaborated with unique and creative international artists,…

Five things we’ve learned from Flower Trials 2019

If I learned one thing at this year’s Flower Trials, it’s that I’ll never get tired of going to this wonderful, creative, colourful event! However, I fortunately learned far more than that! Flower Trials 2019, held across three regions in The Netherlands and Germany, uncovered lots of exciting trends that are about to take the…

Are you ready for a Rose Renaissance?

The rose could be one of the most popular flowers on earth. It’s romantic, artistic, pretty and… it smells really good! Roses have been featured in many films, books and pieces of art, and it’s the go-to flower for gifts. It has also been an emblem of dear old England since the War of the…

What’s happening at Flower Trials 2019?

The annual Flower Trials (11th-14th June 2019), held in Holland and Germany each year, is attended by buyers and retailers from all over the world, looking for what’s hot in plants. A little bit like Fashion Week, this event determines the big trends going forward – and it’s all rather exciting! At this year’s event,…