Who’s your favourite hot fictional gardener?

From Jon Snow to Harvey Specter, we’ve all had a little bit of a crush on a TV or film character. But what about the gardeners of the silver screen? It’s safe to say there are a few who would send a shiver up one’s Rubus cockburnianus. In this post, I talk about who’s on my…

The top 5 floral book covers

Thanks to the popularity of my floral album covers post, I’ve decided to put together a post dedicated to floral book covers. This is my homage to the literary world and the designers who use flowers as their inspiration. Some of these covers are special editions, some are originals, but all are really striking in…

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…

What’s going on at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018?

BBC Gardeners’ World Live has it’s finger on the pulse of gardening. Here, you can get inspiration, advice and tips to get your gardening off to a great start this summer. Yours truly will be there on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June too – what’s not to love! Book tickets with my special discount code MPG1 to save…

The top 10 most iconic floral album covers

Album covers are like a form of art which make a statement about the musician(s) who made it, or the specific musical work within. Some artists may choose to display an image of themselves on the cover, whilst some choose to take a more symbolic route – or they might even opt for both. There…

What will Meghan Markle’s wedding bouquet look like?

With the royal wedding taking place tomorrow, many people have been speculating what kind of flower arrangements we’ll be seeing. Meghan’s bridal bouquet is a particular source of excitement, as previous royal wedding bouquets have vastly differed from bride to bride. With this in mind, I take a look at previous royal wedding bouquet arrangements,…

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…

4-day Bali holiday: the perfect pick me up!

After a few weeks working in China, we made the most of hanging out in the Indo-Pacific by booking a short Bali holiday. We were fortunate to leave just a day before the volcano decided to spew, so we thank ourselves lucky, but our thoughts remain with those on the island. Sadly, our schedules meant…

What’s it really like being a digital nomad?

How come I travel so much? And, is it all the fun it seems to be? My life is all quite wonderful, but it’s also quite full on. I tend to be in work mode most of the time to some degree, whether that’s working on projects, answering emails or managing social media posts! Despite…

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…