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…

How would YOU style the Love Island villa?

Love Island is back on our screens, and although I’m not an avid follower of the programme, I’ve been dragged into it this year by a friend – and I admit, I’m kind of addicted. But when I’m not following the drama, I’m spotting the landscaping choices of the villa (this year it’s based in…

A deeper shade of blue

Blue is all around us. It’s what our eyes distinguish when we see the sky and sea. It’s in every smoothie-lover’s favourite superfood, the blueberry. It’s even found in our eyes themselves (or, at least, some of us). The fact that it’s Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020 is no surprise, as this calming, serene…

Weird & Wacky Plants raises over £1000 for Greenfingers Charity

For the duration of 2019, I pledged 20% of takings from every Weird & Wacky Plant Show to Greenfingers Charity, raising £1040 in total! Greenfingers create magical and inspiring gardens for children to use for play, relaxation and therapeutic rest. This donation will therefore go directly to benefit children all over the UK who spend…

9 inspiring gardening take-homes from Canada

Travel is one of the best ways to gain knowledge and inspiration. From cultures, to food, to people, there’s always something new waiting at the end of a plane journey – even new gardening styles!   I travelled to Canada earlier this month. In a country where the weather is so extreme, you wouldn’t think…

Can potatoes grow on the Moon?

What do you picture when you think about the Moon? A big chunk of rock, orbiting Earth, devoid of oxygen and therefore life? Well, that’s not exactly accurate, because life could flourish on that chunk of rock – and I don’t mean little green people running around with big, black eyes and bald, artichoke-shaped heads……

Fake news in the gardening world

Fake news is something we hear a lot lately, whether it’s the words themselves or the actual news. Although the internet can be a wonderful place where you can learn lots of new and interesting things, but it’s also a place where anyone can publish what they want without being an expert or checking their…

An Eks’kwizit fashion collaboration

I’ve got a new and exciting clothing collaboration for you! I’ve teamed up with fashion brand Eks’kwizit to bring you a colourful collection of sweatshirts which are sure to pique your plant geek interests! Eks’kwizit is an art-focussed clothing brand based in The Netherlands. In the past, they’ve collaborated with unique and creative international artists,…

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…