Why should I replace my lawnmower? *PLUS Win a Lawnmower!*

Lawnmowers are trusty, handy, reliable things which we can often take for granted. Much of the time, they’re inherited – you might have held on to your dad’s old mower that he begrudgingly lent to you when you moved out, and never got back. And so your mower finally starts to look as if it’s…

Rock that festival look outdoors this summer

Don’t fancy risking the English weather at one of the summer festivals? Then why not create your own festival in your outdoor space? Accessorise and choose the right plants to create your own relaxing chill out zone.   Props and plants to create that festival garden look   For borders, choose open, airy plants such…

The infinite possibilities of balcony gardening

You can create a garden in the smallest of spaces these days, thanks to the latest technology and plant choices. From flowers to vegetables and herbs, which will be super useful in the kitchen.  What you need to optimise your small space garden The new VegTrug is the best way to jump right to…

Find out more about growing chillies!

Ever wondered about growing chillies? Horticultural ‘Obbit talks about the learning curve of growing this spicy fruit (yes, it’s a fruit!) and the joy of experimentation.  Growing chillies in Britain You can grow most things in Blighty. Even chillies. Hot ones, at that. The very first seeds that I had ever sown, were chili seeds. I…

6 small-space veg garden hacks

With more and more people, and less space every day, it can be difficult to build a space to nurture your passion for urban gardening. However, if you are restricted in terms of space, there are a few ways to make the most of what you have! Garden writer (and urban gardener) Alice Whitehead is…

7 flowers to give that Royal Wedding look in your gardens

The Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle wowed the world with a front entrance bedecked in white flowers and leafy green foliage, as Meghan and her bridesmaids grasped the most beautiful flower bouquets in pure white. With such a high profile event, watched by 18 million Britons, there are bound…

How your garden can add value to your property

Wondering if small changes to your garden can increase your property value? Read this article by Terra Verde. As a British expat currently residing in Dubai, I am getting completely engrossed by the culture, atmosphere and climate of this fascinating part of the world. Adjusting to the Dubai lifestyle I notice there are plenty of…

Eight ways to remix your outdoor space this summer

Container gardening is on the rise.  Not only does it look good, it can serve a practical purpose too. This simple and effective style of gardening can add drama to any outdoor area. It’s the ideal solution for those with little or no garden space.   There is no back breaking digging and no creepy…

Watch me grow

When you have children, teaching them to grow their own food is a wonderful thing, as we’ve seen previously in a post from from guest blogger Richard Chivers! Luckily, there are many suitable plants for kids to grow into delicious veg. Read on to find out more… Today’s guest blogger is Gemma Hall. Gemma writes as…

How expensive is gardening in the UK?

Although it’s a popular hobby for many, gardening can be expensive. The cost of gardening adds up as we keep up with new trends and keep our gardens looking their best. It’s estimated that over the course of a gardener’s lifetime, they’ll spend £30,000 on tending to their garden. A staggering amount by anyone’s standards,…

Why homegrown is best

Want to get fit? Grow your own! Homegrown vegetables are nutritious, healthy and surprisingly easy to produce yourself! Why choose homegrown vegetables? The arrival of brighter spring days often signals the end of our winter stew dependence, as our tastebuds suddenly crave lighter, healthier fare. There’s only so much bad food a body can take…

How to prepare your lawn for spring

We  talk about plants and transition seasons a lot on Mr Plant Geek, but what about lawns? After all, taking steps to maintain your lawn correctly at the end of winter can mean an even more beautiful garden in spring. David Hedges-Gower, today’s guest blogger, is a lawn expert with over 35 years’ experience. He…