The Weird and Wacky Plants Project

I have loved plants since I was just 5 years old, and I especially love unusual, odd, weird plants, and plants that do things you don’t expect them to…! My career has taken me all around the world in my quest to find and learn more about plants! I have now brought all this together…

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…

5 tips for awesome roses

Revered around the globe, the rose is undoubtedly the world’s most beloved flower. They have been depicted in history, art and architecture and most importantly grown in our own gardens. Growing roses can seem daunting, but there are simple tips you can follow to help get you started. Chris VanCleave’s rose growing journey began as a…

6 varieties of Snowdrops you should get to know

February is the pinnacle of the Snowdrop season in the UK. Galanthophiles, (collectors of Snowdrops), are busy adding new cultivars to their collections, of which there are now more than 2000 to choose from! Our guest blogger David Rowlinson runs Cornovium Snowdrops, a family business based in Shropshire, to feed his passion for this pretty…

5 benefits of having an allotment

Allotments are old. The arrangement of allotments we recognise today has its roots in the 19th Century, when land was provided to the poor for the provision of growing food. Despite this fact, they are incredibly valuable for our modern life. Luckily, we are not having to dig for victory as our grandparents did during…

10 reasons to love plants

As many of you will have already discovered on Mr Plant Geek, often, being a plant lover begins at a young age and continues to grow with you. For example, previous guest blogger Somnath Pal was just 16 when he fell in love with water lillies! Jermain Bonouvrie, a 17-year-old from The Netherlands, bought his first plant…

The best indoor plants for your office

Winter may be upon us, but house plants are a sure fire way to cheer up the decor in a room – especially an office. ConservatoryBlinds4Less offer a huge variety of blinds – including Roman, thermal and pleated – perfect for your conservatory. Below, they give advice on the best house plants to add life…