Top 7 foolproof allotment plants

It’s National Allotment Week! From 13th to 19th August, the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners will encourage allotments to open their gates, allowing more people to get involved in the wonderful world of growing-your-own. To celebrate, Kirsty of My Little Allotment is sharing her top seven foolproof allotment plants with us. Kirsty started…

From rural to urban I go

Transitioning from a rural garden to an urban garden may seem like a mammoth task, but with the right planning it can be executed without stress (or too much of it, anyway!) Guest blogger Ellen Mary has been a lover of plants from a young age, growing up in Norfolk surrounded by plants in her…

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…

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 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…

10 everyday Japanese plants

A trip to East Asia isn’t complete without wandering around stunning Japan. From spring’s picturesque cherry blossoms to tall bamboo forests, Japanese plants have a lot to offer in terms of beauty and spiritual significance. Today’s guest blogger, Sasha Ivanova, is a London gardener, blogger and martial artist. She is passionate about growing from seed…

5 tips for creating a coastal garden

There are many benefits of living by the coast: the opportunity to take a long, relaxing walk and breath in the clean air; the chance to get fresh sea produce on your doorstep; and the scope for creativity that comes with a coastal garden. Today’s guest blogger, Geoff Stonebanks, is the owner of Driftwood Garden,…

How to Spot Edible Weeds

Could weeding be the bane of any gardener’s life? Maybe – but what if you could eat them? Yes, I know we’ve talked about edible flowers on Mr Plant Geek before, but edible weeds are also a thing! Charlotte Petts is an organic gardener and all round biophile based in East Sussex. She pops up…

5 tips for awesome roses

Revered around the globe, the rose is undoubtedly the world’s most beloved flower. They have been depicted in history, art and architecture and most importantly grown in our own gardens. Growing roses can seem daunting, but there are simple tips you can follow to help get you started. Chris VanCleave’s rose growing journey began as a…

6 varieties of Snowdrops you should get to know

February is the pinnacle of the Snowdrop season in the UK. Galanthophiles, (collectors of Snowdrops), are busy adding new cultivars to their collections, of which there are now more than 2000 to choose from! Our guest blogger David Rowlinson runs Cornovium Snowdrops, a family business based in Shropshire, to feed his passion for this pretty…