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…

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…

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…

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…

Coffee-quenched mushrooms on your kitchen counter

Did you know that you can grow your own mushrooms? Yes, these tasty funghi are a satisfying addition to your homegrown produce list. They require only a little bit of maintenance and reach full growth after four to six weeks. Great for those with waning patience! However, if you still find that you can’t wait…

Horti Mile High Club

We can find plants wherever we go. Whether it’s underwater, in a forest or even while trekking across a dessert, there’s a likelihood that you’ll spot some form of plant life along the way. But what about up a mountain, where the air is thinner, the temperatures colder, and it seems almost impossible for any…

5 family-friendly public gardens to visit in 2019

If you’re a plant parent, it may seem like a struggle to get your kids excited about your interests. After all, neat, manicured gardens that sprawl on for acres is probably the last thing a child wants to traipse around. However, there are actually plenty of fun public gardens for families around the UK. Some…

Low-maintenance houseplants for beginners

Quite often, houseplants are the first route many people take to looking after plants – and you either end up loving it or hating it. Lee Cross guest posts about his experience being a first time plant owner, after a friend introduced him to Jade plants.  “Being cabin crew, I spend a lot of time…

The secret of ground cover plants

Ground cover plants do exactly as they say – they cover the ground. The main reason you would want these types of plants in your garden is to make it really hard for weeds to grow. Ground cover plants help to prevent weed germination, meaning one less job on your garden to-do list.   Ground…