A garden in close up

So often we take a step back to enjoy our gardens, viewing them from the distant point of a patio chair or even from inside. But how often do we take a closer look to appreciate the beauty of nature? Macro plant photography changes our perspective, and takes us into the fine details of a…

The plants we kill along the way

Some of us are plant serial killers, some of us haven’t killed a plant in over five years – but we’ve all killed one. Jane Perrone is the host of houseplant podcast On The Ledge and a freelance garden writer. In this guest blog post, she talks about killing off plants, learning from mistakes and…

The Plant-Off: Roses vs Tree Peonies

Welcome to the first ever ‘Plant-Off’, where I pit two plants against each other and compare their traits, to see which one comes out on top! In the ring today are roses and peonies. Both are classic flowers which produce lovely, fat blooms and wonderful scents. However, each has pros and cons which will decide…

Is xeric landscaping the answer to your dry garden woes?

If you find it hard to maintain your dry garden, xeric landscaping, or ‘xeriscaping’, could be the gardening concept for you. But what exactly is it? What is xeriscaping? Xeriscaping comes from the Greek xeros meaning ‘dry’, merged with the word ‘landscaping’. It’s a style of garden landscaping which is tailored to dry areas – whether…

5 lucky plants to invite health and prosperity

People buy plants for many reasons and it’s not just because they bring a certain aesthetic to a room. Plants can bring a lot of meaning to people. Certain species are said to be lucky and attract positive energy, improve health and wealth. Of course, there’s no harm in cultivating plants that are thought to…

An exciting announcement

Our brand new podcast all about plants Me and my partner in plants, Ellen Mary, are very pleased to announce the imminent release of our new project, The Plant Based Podcast! This is a podcast devoted to the world of plants, in EVERY form. Plants you can grow, plants you can eat, plants you can wear, plants that make you feel good, even plants you can eat…

Plant-based foods to eat for Veganuary 2019

Going vegan is easier than you think – it just requires making a few conscious decisions about the way you eat and live. If you’re going vegan for Veganuary, you might be wondering what kinds of food you’re able to eat. I’m going to start you off with five delicious and highly nutritious plant-based foods…

How to work the Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 into your garden

Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 is Living Coral. This happy-but-calming shade can be worked into your closet, home decor and even your food (yes really), but how do you work with it in your garden? Here are some ideas on how to incorporate the colour into your back yard to make it super trendy….

How is maple syrup made?

It’s 17th December, which is National Maple Syrup Day! If you love this rich, sweet, gooey plant product, you may wonder how it’s made and where it comes from. Read on to find out! Where does maple syrup come from? Maple syrup comes from, as the name suggests, maple trees. If you live in the…

5 ways plants will help you get a better night’s sleep

Sleep is something many of us can admit that we don’t get enough of. But did you know that there are plants to help you sleep? Guest poster Sarah Cummings is a sleep expert. She writes regularly for Sleep Advisor, which is a website geared towards helping you achieve the best shut eye possible. Here,…

Your December Plant Geek magazine is here!

WELCOME to the first new look Plant Geek magazine, featuring new colours in Poinsettia, winter flowers for bees, plastic-free gardening, our Plant of the Month, and lots more!   The centre button can make the magazine full screen and larger for you to read. Use the arrows to turn the pages forwards or backwards. On…