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…

Why should you listen to a podcast whilst you’re in the garden?

Social media can be noisy, with lots of chatter, and perhaps sometimes more talk than action.. That’s why it’s so important to get our hands INTO THE SOIL. This should be our time away from it all. It’s a time to switch off from the outside world and enjoy the peaceful, great outdoors during those…

Find out how the world of new plants works!

The FlowerTrials is an event you’ll have no doubt heard of, if you work anywhere along the plant sales chain. However, if you’re a home gardener, then you may not know what it is! The FlowerTrials is basically a 4 day event, spread across locations in The Netherlands and West Germany, with 59 plant companies…

Quench your thirst for botanical knowledge with gin!

Are you a bit of plant geek? Do you like the occasional tipple? Why not quench your thirst for botanical knowledge whilst you sip your gin! To celebrate World Gin Day on 9th June, Jo Farish of The Gin Garden explores five botanical flavours that influence the gin that we drink! Gin is a liquid…

World Naked Gardening Day 2017 review

Gosh! You guys aren’t shy, are you? I just can’t help wondering what the neighbours thought about your leafy antics! I bet there was many a curtain twitching on Saturday May 6th, 2017! The first weekend of May each year is designated as “drop-your-pants and dig day”, and keen gardeners worldwide let the breeze flow as they spread their fertiliser…

Are you getting naked in the garden this year?

I have no idea how the phenomenon started, but it seems that the first Saturday of May each year is the day you should get back to nature as you dib, weed and prune! It’s World Naked Gardening Day!! The Grubby Gardeners were early adopters of this practice, and happily de-clothed at the Kensington Roof Gardens…

Are you gardening outside of the box?

Gardening and social media expert, James Robbins guest blogs on whether gardening television is still as relevant, especially now we have many other medias to soak up our information from. In a world abundant with information, I often wonder what influences where we choose to get it? When everyone can become an instant expert via the tiny glass screen…

How to find private gardens to visit when you’re on holiday

Honoured to have guest blogger Alexander Campbell here advising us how to use social media to find hidden gardens: Would you like to see private gardens while you’re on holiday? Open gardens schemes all over the world – and social media – mean that you can! I recently went to Australia to visit family. Before I left…

5 brilliant and unusual Instagram accounts for plant lovers!

I lurrrrve Instagram, not just for the cats sleeping on shelves, but also for the wonderful world of plants! There are some incredibly innovative and creative accounts on Instagram, and I wanted to share my favourite 5 with you all. Enjoy! ONE. Paper houseplants by @corriebethmakes These paper creations are just amazing, and I love their…

Mr Plant Geek answers your questions!

For the first time ever, I threw down the gauntlet and you could ask me anything you wanted- it could be about plants or PANTS! Let’s see what happened..