3 plants that look after themselves!

It’s super important to know you’re growing a plant that will perform. However, you can be utterly sure of that with Tesselaar Plants! I have never known a company run such extensive trials- worldwide- and put so much into their decision to sell a plant to you. This means the plants they release are suitable for…

Using the right plants to make gardening easier for yourself

Do you want to know the secret of good gardening? Choose the plants that work for YOU! Too many of us try to force our plants to grow in places that they just don’t enjoy. A fern will never grow in a cactus garden! Nowadays, there’s always a buzz about ‘hacks’ and everyone is trying…

Make your mark with colours in the garden

Colour is so important. We spend hours deliberating over the colour of our new car purchase. We enjoy the experience of being served- and devouring- colourful foods. We fill our gardens and window boxes with brightly coloured flowers and glossy foliage. We also spend a lot of time deciding on which colours to paint the…

Check out the new kids on the block by Tesselaar Plants

With so many plant breeders, hunters and enthusiasts in action around the world, it’s no wonder there are so many new plants introduced each year. Tesselaar Plants trial each of their potential new plants rigorously, and in many locations around the world, so any new plant from them can quickly become a worldwide sensation! Here are 3 of…

5 black things for you to try in the garden

‘Do black flowers really exist?’ It’s one of those recurring arguments in the gardening world, as people rightly exclaim that black does NOT exist. However, we have deep, deep purples and maroons to keep us satisfied. Many of us become obsessed with black flowers, in fact author Karen Platt has been able to hunt down thousands during…

My collaboration with Bloombox club- the plant subscription service!

Hands up if you’re guilty of leaving pots and containers empty, or full of decaying plants, as the seasons change in your outdoor space… Well, now there’s a quarterly subscription box service which can keep your outdoor space looking colourful, but with the very minimum of gardening knowhow, and Mr Plant Geek fans can get 30%…

Sharing my Top 10 Tulips with you all

I had such a great time at the Dutch bulb gardens of Keukenhof last week that you can expect many Tulip 🌷 posts! I hope you’re a Tulip fan like me…. (if you’re not, click here for a general roundup) But, right now, let’s have a look at 10 Tulip varieties that caught my eye!

Plant of the week: Daffodil ‘Replete Improved’

Everyone knows the unashamed brightness of the yellow daffodil, but there are also thousands of colourful hybrids out there vying for your attention too! Some are orange, some are peach. Sadly, none of them are in mythical red, but there are some that are PINK! Anyone that knows these ‘pink daffodils’ in real life will now be exclaiming ‘but,…

Why Begonias are back in fashion

You might look at Begonias and think they’re a bit of a ‘granny’ plant! Well, I urge you to stop and think again. They’ve been remixed and are pumped full of new juice, so now there’s something for everyone. Those shady corners need not feature any more sun-starved and unhappy Petunias, Begonias are back with a bang!…

Plant of the Week: Delphinium ‘Flamenco’

Delphiniums? What do you think of them? They can be lovely, yet so delicate! Their tall stature and gently arranged blossoms can often mean they succumb to any wind! Well, ‘Flamenco’ is 200% more sexy than any Delphinium you’ve seen before, and I’ll tell you why.. ‘Flamenco’ is part of the Highlander Series, and is…

Plant of the Week: Patio Penstemon ‘Pentastic’

Every so often, a plant comes along that changes the way us plant geeks think… Penstemon ‘Pentastic’ is one such plant. In fact, I have even dubbed it the ‘patio penstemon’. Plants are short, branching and flower for months on end. They aren’t just a plant for using in cottage garden borders anymore, something has changed!…

Fragrance so good you can bottle it: a guide to Tesselaar plants

The wonderful world of flowers! I love watching how people instinctively sniff a bouquet of flowers, as if they’re always expecting perfume. Well, if you choose the right specimens for your garden, you can always have the very best perfume, and it’s supplied in a bottomless atomiser! Call it an all-you-can-sniff deal if you like!…