Countryside cocktails

We all know about that foraging for food can uncover some interesting finds, from elderflower to funghi. But what about foraging for cocktail ingredients? Producers are calling ‘countryside cocktails’ the new experience in the drink industry. Consumers are bored with the same old cocktails being placed under their seasoned noses – they want something new!…

Behind the scenes of a Chinese flower shop

Whilst I’ve been spending time in Shenzhen, China, I’ve been buying lots of house plants for our apartment. One of the spots that I’ve been coming back to time and time again is a small shop in the expat area called iFlower. I was very lucky to get the chance to interview Julie, who set…

The glamorous history of Tulips

What do you know about the history of Tulips? Perhaps you know that Tulip is the national flower of the Netherlands? Maybe the fact that there are THOUSANDS of registered varieties (including one that I named)? Well there’s even more to this amazing bulb, and a lot of the really interesting stuff happened centuries ago……

Help Blue Cross Suffolk build a sensory garden

The Blue Cross do so much for animals in my native county of Suffolk – and they need help this summer to build a sensory garden! This is really exciting stuff for the dogs at the centre on Bourne Hill in Wherstead, as it will keep them stimulated while they wait for their forever homes….

The Plant Based Podcast series 2 launches today!

Have you heard? Series two of The Plant Based Podcast is going live today, 28th July 2019! Ellen and I have some unique interviews lined up for you this season, from advice on aquascaping from Scaped Nature, to learning about plant based drinks with Botanic Lab. As usual, we’ve scoured the country for people and…

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…

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…