Have you seen these beautiful botanical tarot cards?

Have you ever had a tarot card reading? There are some beautiful tarot cards out there, but I’ve never seen ones with such richly coloured, detailed botanical illustrations, like these! Kevin Jay Stanton is an artist living in London, whose love of plants influences his stunning illustrations. Here, he talks about his range of botanical…

Transform your garden on Easter weekend 2019

Not only will this Easter provide a chance for us to indulge in some chocolate eggs – it also coincides with a huge  event on QVC all about transforming your garden for spring and summer! Now that the weather has picked up and we’re finally seeing temperatures into the twenties, it’s the perfect time to…

6 reasons why gardening is good for the body and mind

Daniel Calvin is a writer at Healey Green, the home of DAKOTA garden machinery. Here, he writes about the benefits of gardening on your mental and physical health. Home gardens are often prized, their creative home owners taking great pride in their work. Those who work hard on their garden may be doing it to…

Mr Plant Geek wins in the UK Blog Awards 2019!

Not long ago, I blogged about my excitement at becoming a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2019 – and now I can happily announce that I’ve won! Thanks to all your votes, mrplantgeek.com won the Nature & Wildlife category. I’m very proud to have received the award, especially against such excellent competition within the…

How I got into gardening, by Simon Mitchell

Our love of plants has to begin somewhere. For gardener Simon Mitchell, it began at work. Here he tells us about his gardening journey and how it helps him de-stress and get away from the hustle and bustle. As everyone knows by now, modern life is stressful. I work 60 to sometimes 90 hours a…

QVC April 2019 highlights

March has been a busy month at QVC, we’ve had the flower filled Garden Day and we launched some new themed shows, such as Grow Eat Love, full of yummy edibles! People are starting to realise that you can get much better flavour from the fruit and veg you grow at home, and it’s sooo…

101 things I’d rather be doing than weeding

Aside from cleaning the garden shed, weeding is probably at the top of every gardener’s list of jobs that they’d ditch if they could. It’s a super time-intensive job, and just when you think you’ve got all the weeds, five more pop up! There are plenty of weedkillers on the market, but many of them…

Accessible gardening, what’s it all about?

Niki Preston is a garden writer and product tester who regularly discusses her disability and how it plays a part in her gardening activities on her blog, The Two Fingered Gardener. Here, Niki gives her opinion on accessibility in gardens, and the delusions around accessible raised beds. As a disabled gardener I have written about…

The best plant-related April Fools’ Day pranks

April Fools’ Day is upon us, and I’m personally hoping to see some lighthearted plant pranks! In my opinion there’s nothing wrong with a little joke, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone (plants included). To celebrate this day, let’s look back at some hilarious plant-related April Fools’ Day pranks – plus, one very exciting…

The luxury of Lilies

It’s not uncommon to lust after the luxury of Lilies. However, the LO hybrids are really quite special. They are hybridised between Longiflorum (a.k.a. trumpet lilies) and Oriental lilies, and the result is not only magical, but a jolly good garden plant too! With these Lilies, you really get the best of both worlds. You…

5 tips for ‘brown thumbs’

Tahío Avila is an Architect and Landscape Designer who spends her time transforming gardens using beautiful, low-maintenance plants through her company Fresh Lemonade Gardens. Here, she guests posts about plant care for beginners. We all have had troubles keeping our plants alive; this is a very common thing. Maybe your best friend has always told…

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…