Upgrade your coffee choice – and try out some iced coffee too!

Right now, you probably just reach for whatever coffee brand is on the supermarket shelf or in the chiller, even though it’s not that great.. I know how it can be, you’re used to the brand, and don’t want to risk trying anything else.. However, why not think out of the box when it comes…

Nudity-friendly plants for World Naked Gardening Day

Celebrating World Naked Gardening Day on the first Saturday of May? You’ll want to know about these five nudity-friendly plants so that you can enjoy gardening in its most natural form, without worrying about stray pricks or stingers… World Naked Gardening Day: Be care-free with these nudity-friendly plants Stachys lanata Also known as Lambs Ears…

7 things to do on World Naked Gardening Day

World Naked Gardening Day is almost upon us, being the first Saturday of May each year. It’s a day for gardeners to celebrate gardening in the most natural form – that’s right, naked! Many enthusiastic gardeners take part in this day every year; just take a look at the best photos from this day last…

Can social media improve your gardening?

There’s no doubt that social media is the new way to communicate. And it may remain the preferred mode of communication for some years to come. But can you use it to improve your gardening? Our guest blogger for today’s post is Robbie Cave. Robbie has worked in retail horticulture for his entire adult life….

Beating the stigma around gender and gardening

Over the years we have seen a positive shift in the tolerance and perception of gender and sexuality. Now, in 2018 and especially in the UK, either gender are able to express their passions and carry out their hobbies without too much discrimination. This makes a stark contrast to the society we knew thirty, twenty…

5 benefits of having an allotment

Allotments are old. The arrangement of allotments we recognise today has its roots in the 19th Century, when land was provided to the poor for the provision of growing food. Despite this fact, they are incredibly valuable for our modern life. Luckily, we are not having to dig for victory as our grandparents did during…

Why everyone should grow Stapelia plants

How much do you know about Stapelias? Known as the ‘starfish flower’, there is much more to Stapelias than meets the eye – namely, that which meets the nose! Grant Meyer, tends to his fantastic garden in the warm climes of Arizona. He boasts an enviable collection of succulents, and is often spotted decorating his…

Instagram Plant Spy: the skill and art of botanical tattoos

As many of you will know, I have a fair few tattoos, most of them botanicla! Believe or not, I am only half-way in my tattoo journey and my sleeves still have a lot of development to be done, the plant geek that I am. In honour of the botanical tattoo, this week’s Instagram Plant…

Instagram Plant Spy: there’s a new trend in shower plants

Each week, I will be looking at the new trends with plants and gardening on Instagram! There’s so much going on with plant creations and innovation over on that mighty app that we’re all bound to learn a few things! Right now, lots of people are taking their plants into the shower with them! Whilst…

All about my stay in a capsule hotel in Tokyo

I’m on the road at the moment, well a little bit more than ‘on the road’. I’m actually in Japan, taking a couple of weeks to travel south, visit some places, check out some plants, and so on.. The first night of my touring was in Tokyo, in a capsule hotel. So, did I survive…

What shall we do about unhappy plants? #PlantSOS

With some shops and restaurants being unaware of the correct needs of indoor plants, it’s likely that this current trend could fade out once more. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of very amazing plant lovers who are doing well with their new green world, but those high street stores and restaurants are often…