An exciting announcement

Our brand new podcast all about plants Me and my partner in plants, Ellen Mary, are very pleased to announce the imminent release of our new project, The Plant Based Podcast! This is a podcast devoted to the world of plants, in EVERY form. Plants you can grow, plants you can eat, plants you can wear, plants that make you feel good, even plants you can eat…

Siberian succulents: hot plants for cold weather

Everyone is spending a lot of time talking about succulents these days. Even teenagers are starting to install them in their bedrooms. Succulents are a good choice because they’re very easy to grow, needing hardly any water, because they store it all in their fleshy leaves. However, those succulents for indoors aren’t really suitable to…

I answer your questions about Keukenhof!

This week, I visited the breathtaking Keukenhof bulb gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands, with KLM UK. This sea of colour is a must-see for plant lovers – the photos really don’t do it justice! Keukenhof’s history dates back to the 15th century, but it wasn’t until 1949 when leading bulb growers suggested using the 200…

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…

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…

How to work the Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 into your garden

Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 is Living Coral. This happy-but-calming shade can be worked into your closet, home decor and even your food (yes really), but how do you work with it in your garden? Here are some ideas on how to incorporate the colour into your back yard to make it super trendy….

How is maple syrup made?

It’s 17th December, which is National Maple Syrup Day! If you love this rich, sweet, gooey plant product, you may wonder how it’s made and where it comes from. Read on to find out! Where does maple syrup come from? Maple syrup comes from, as the name suggests, maple trees. If you live in the…

Greenfingers charity to benefit from Weird & Wacky Plant tour in 2019!

I have had a great year sharing my lifelong plant obsession with enthralled audiences, giving 14 Weird & Wacky Plant Shows around the globe. Audiences from Canada to Japan have been wowed by some of the world’s wackiest plants, and they even got to try some weird tastes for themselves. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the…

10 amazing brown blooms in our natural world

I’ve been fascinated with the plant world for over 30 years, and love sharing my findings with you all. Now, we all know how popular black flowers are, but how about BROWN! Does this colour exist in the flower world? The answer is YES, and it’s a lot more appealing than you might imagine! Aristlochia littoralis…

Enjoy Lilies without the drama with this new invention!

Lilies are much loved, but also much feared, in the eyes of cat lovers. The pollen of real Lilies can be poisonous to cats. Rather than take the risk, most cat lovers have removed all traces of lovely Lilies from their gardens. Likewise, fashionistas often go to great lengths to avoid Lilies for fear of…

Adopt a plant at Morden Hall Park

Do you ever wonder what happens to all the plants after a flower show? Well, this summer, the beautiful plants at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show are being giving a lasting legacy at Morden Hall Park thanks to landscape architecture and art practice, Wayward, the National Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society. View…