Countryside cocktails

We all know about that foraging for food can uncover some interesting finds, from elderflower to funghi. But what about foraging for cocktail ingredients? Producers are calling ‘countryside cocktails’ the new experience in the drink industry. Consumers are bored with the same old cocktails being placed under their seasoned noses – they want something new!…

Help Blue Cross Suffolk build a sensory garden

The Blue Cross do so much for animals in my native county of Suffolk – and they need help this summer to build a sensory garden! This is really exciting stuff for the dogs at the centre on Bourne Hill in Wherstead, as it will keep them stimulated while they wait for their forever homes….

Floral themed eateries to visit in summer 2019

If you’re after that perfect Insta-feed – or you just really love the look of floral decor – you’ll definitely want to visit one of these pretty eateries! Think Wisteria draped from ceiling beams, Cherry Trees in the middle of the room and Ivy EVERYWHERE. These restaurants and cafes have really amped up the plant…

See more of Mr Plant Geek on YouTube

I know that we might not all have time to sit down and read every day, which is why I’m dedicating some time to improving my YouTube channel, creating fun and informative videos for you to watch while you’re on your commute, out in the garden in between mowing and weeding, or before you go…

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,…

What’s happening at Flower Trials 2019?

The annual Flower Trials (11th-14th June 2019), held in Holland and Germany each year, is attended by buyers and retailers from all over the world, looking for what’s hot in plants. A little bit like Fashion Week, this event determines the big trends going forward – and it’s all rather exciting! At this year’s event,…

8 celebs who love gardening

You might get a little starstruck every now and then, but remember, celebrities are people – just like us! They have their likes and dislikes and their hobbies, and there are some celebrities who love gardening as much as we do. But just who is it that likes to get their hands dirty? These following…

A third birthday origins story

It was a late night in a 36th floor New York apartment. I had just handed my notice in at Thompson and Morgan- where I’d worked for 18 years- and wasn’t quite sure what to do next. I’d been going back and forth to my partner Rafal’s NYC apartment every few months to visit him….

Celebrate your outdoor space on Garden Day

Stop what you’re doing. Put your phone away, turn your TV off, write an ‘out of office’ message for your email account. It’s time to get outside for Garden Day. What is Garden Day? Garden Day is a nationwide community benefit project. It launches on 12th May 2019, in glorious gardening season and just ahead…

How to make a real flower crown for less than £10

The flower crown is a must-have festival or wedding accessory. We’ve seen many faux flower crowns on Instagram, and these can be bought from almost any old accessories shop – but what about wowing your friends with a real flower crown? One which you’ve customised yourself to match with the colours of your outfit (and it…

The best of the women’s World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photos

It’s time for a World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photo round-up! I’ve been following the #WorldNakedGardeningDay hashtag and I’m impressed at the standard this year – plant geeks and gardening enthusiasts all over the world are getting in on the action, and taking it one step further by spreading the word on social media. It…

The best of the men’s World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photos

Are you ready for another World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photo round-up? I’ve been on my phone all day, looking at the #WorldNakedGardeningDay hashtag. I’m super impressed at the standard of photos this year – plant geeks and gardening enthusiasts all over the world are getting in on the action, and taking it a step…