Weird and Wacky goes to BBC Gardener’s World Live!

Haven’t been to an event on The Weird and Wacky Plants Tour yet? What have you been doing?! I’ll forgive you if you join me at BBC Gardener’s World Live… This summer, I will be attending the world-renowned BBC Gardener’s World Live exhibition on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June. Based at the Birmingham NEC,…

Summer Show-Off Agapanthus ‘Twister’: Plant of the Month

I perhaps shouldn’t be highlighting this month’s plant to you, because it will create a few headaches around the industry..  Agapanthus ‘Twister’ ‘AMBIC001’  is such a gardener’s favourite that plant producers are finding it difficult to keep up with demand. So when you see it, if you want it, you need to SNAP IT UP. The fancy blooms,…

Beard vs Brawn: The Big Challenge

You’ve see me back on your QVC screens recently, and may have also spotted Tommy, the guy with the power tools. We could not be more different, The Plant Geek and The Tool Nerd. After chatting with Tommy off air, it soon became clear that I’ve got something that he wants, and he’s got (two…

10 green blooms for St Patrick’s Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Ireland has had an association with the colour green since the 11th century, and it’s customary to wear a shamrock leaf, green clothing or green accessories on the famous festival day. But, I want to look at how can you celebrate with flowers! Here are 10 unique GREEN blooms! Gladioli ‘Green…

The Toughest Grass Carex ‘EverColor’: Plant of the Month

Some plants can be so fragile and need a lot of specialist care, and can put off beginner gardeners. That’s certainly not the case with the Carex EverColor® Series. Plants are evergreen, ‘tough as old boots’ and require very little maintenance; just a comb through once a year! Could this be the ultimate football-proof plant?…

The Weird and Wacky Plants Tour comes to London!

London plant geeks will soon have the unique opportunity to learn about the biggest, smallest, unluckiest, oldest, hungriest, rudest, shiniest, laziest plants… Come along and join me at Chelsea Physic Garden on Friday 6th July and find out just how amazing plants can be! Join my celebration of Weird and Wacky Plants! Share my enthusiasm and…

Foliage plant of the moment Nandina ‘Blush Pink’: Plant of the Month

Every so often, a plant comes along that makes you question whether it’s actually real or not! Nandina ‘Blush Pink’ seems like some mythical being with it’s unusual pink leaves, which later transform to pillar box red. It’s an incredible show off. Well, as the saying goes ‘if you’ve got it, flaunt it’… Nandina is…

10 unexpected edible flowers you need to try now

Edible flowers are not just pretty, but tasty! Some edible flowers have such robust flavours that they need to be paired with the right foods or drinks in order to let those flavours sing. Nurtured in Norfolk’s edible flowers Nurtured in Norfolk grow, nurture and supply the highest quality produce to many well known chefs,…

The Weird and Wacky Plants Project

I have loved plants since I was just 5 years old, and I especially love unusual, odd, weird plants, and plants that do things you don’t expect them to…! My career has taken me all around the world in my quest to find and learn more about plants! I have now brought all this together…

Winter garden star Sarcococca ‘Winter Gem’: Plant of the Month

The winter garden just isn’t complete without the lean mean perfume machine that is Sarcococca! Also known as Sweet Box (a name which is much easier on the tongue!) this fantastic evergreen shrub is easy to grow, versatile and one of very few winter fragrances for the garden. It’s a crime that most gardens don’t…

10 reasons this bird food will make your birds happy!

The choice of bird food on the shelf in the garden centre can be bewildering, and not to mention expensive. And, did you know that some mixes are stuffed with cheap filler ingredients which only keep the pigeons happy? Why not invest in a premium, balanced mix that will satisfy all our feathered friends through…

Reduce growing failure with this gardening invention!

Help to reduce global waste AND improve your success when growing from seed with ‘soil blockers’. This fresh invention offers an efficient and cost effective gift for the gardener in your life, and could help solve all their gardening problems in one! Transplanting seedlings can take great care and one wrong move can often result…