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…

Vegetables you can grow yourself from kitchen scraps

Do you use your kitchen scraps in your garden? Guest blogger Mari tells us how to grow plants using discarded foodstuffs. Originally from The Netherlands but currently living in sunny Spain, Mari has made it a mission to cover her balcony with succulents. When she’s not tending to her houseplants she writes for You Had Me…

8 celebs who love gardening

You might get a little starstruck every now and then, but remember, celebrities are people – just like us! They have their likes and dislikes and their hobbies, and there are some celebrities who love gardening as much as we do. But just who is it that likes to get their hands dirty? These following…

What makes Sedum Atlantis so awesome?

You might have heard of Sedum Atlantis – after all, it won Plant of the Year at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (listen to the CFS Plant Based Podcast special here)! But what exactly makes it an awesome, prize-winning plant? Its looks Sedum Atlantis is a pretty attractive plant, with a fascinating combination of colours….

A crash course on growing Phalaenopsis

Have you ever tried to grow Phalaenopsis? Kevin Wigley gives us the low down on what to do and what not to do. When the word ‘orchid’ gets mentioned by most people, the Phalaenopsis or ‘Moth Orchid’ is the one that springs to mind. They are available from almost anywhere – supermarkets, garden centres, motorway…

Siberian succulents: hot plants for cold weather

Everyone is spending a lot of time talking about succulents these days. Even teenagers are starting to install them in their bedrooms. Succulents are a good choice because they’re very easy to grow, needing hardly any water, because they store it all in their fleshy leaves. However, those succulents for indoors aren’t really suitable to…

Celebrate your outdoor space on Garden Day

Stop what you’re doing. Put your phone away, turn your TV off, write an ‘out of office’ message for your email account. It’s time to get outside for Garden Day. What is Garden Day? Garden Day is a nationwide community benefit project. It launches on 12th May 2019, in glorious gardening season and just ahead…

The best of the men’s World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photos

Are you ready for another World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photo round-up? I’ve been on my phone all day, looking at the #WorldNakedGardeningDay hashtag. I’m super impressed at the standard of photos this year – plant geeks and gardening enthusiasts all over the world are getting in on the action, and taking it a step…

A World Naked Gardening Day photo shoot with Caroline Horne

I’m not averse to taking it all off in the name of gardening, especially when it comes to World Naked Gardening Day 2019. To kick off the day, I’m sharing some special images with you, that I shot with the wonderful Caroline Horne, a friend and photographer who has a tasteful eye – much needed…

Get ready for World Naked Gardening Day 2019

Are you excited for World Naked Gardening Day 2019? Of course you are! I’m looking forward to seeing more people than ever taking part in this global movement combining freedom, nature and gardening! If you’ve been following the #WorldNakedGardeningDay hashtag, you’ll have likely seen the many photos of naked gardening enthusiasts sharing photos from their…

13 gothic flowers for your garden

What are gothic flowers? Well, since a lot of you have had your say on social media about whether flowers can be truly black, the term ‘gothic’ seems an apt replacement. Gothic flowers are flowers that appear black in a certain light. Or if you squint a bit. They have an allure that you probably…