The best plant-related April Fools’ Day pranks

April Fools’ Day is upon us, and I’m personally hoping to see some lighthearted plant pranks! In my opinion there’s nothing wrong with a little joke, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone (plants included). To celebrate this day, let’s look back at some hilarious plant-related April Fools’ Day pranks – plus, one very exciting…

5 family-friendly public gardens to visit in 2019

If you’re a plant parent, it may seem like a struggle to get your kids excited about your interests. After all, neat, manicured gardens that sprawl on for acres is probably the last thing a child wants to traipse around. However, there are actually plenty of fun public gardens for families around the UK. Some…

Plant-based pancake alternatives

It’s Pancake Day! Although these starchy round cakes are loved by many, pancakes can seem a little problematic for those with allergies or dietary requirements. However, there are many plant-based pancake alternatives which are sure to suit a special diet! Traditionally, pancakes are made with eggs, milk, flour and sometimes butter, depending on your recipe….

Finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2019

You might have seen me asking you to vote for mrplantgeek.com in the UK Blog Awards 2019 – well, I’m pleased to say that I’m a finalist! Thanks to the fabulous readers of this blog, I’m one of the top 8 in the Nature & Wildlife category. This means that I’ll go through to the…

Plant-based foods to eat for Veganuary 2019

Going vegan is easier than you think – it just requires making a few conscious decisions about the way you eat and live. If you’re going vegan for Veganuary, you might be wondering what kinds of food you’re able to eat. I’m going to start you off with five delicious and highly nutritious plant-based foods…

Mr Plant Geek recognised in the Garden Media Guild Awards

It’s always a wonderful thing to be recognised for your work, and this week I found out that I was a finalist in the Garden Media Guild (GMG) Awards!  Founded in 1991, the Garden Media Guild is the national organisation of professional communicators associated with the garden industry. The Garden Media Guild Awards celebrate the best…

5 ways plants will help you get a better night’s sleep

Sleep is something many of us can admit that we don’t get enough of. But did you know that there are plants to help you sleep? Guest poster Sarah Cummings is a sleep expert. She writes regularly for Sleep Advisor, which is a website geared towards helping you achieve the best shut eye possible. Here,…

10 awesome Christmas gifts for gardeners (from the experts)

These days, with so many gift ideas available at the click of a button, we’re often overwhelmed when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for gardeners. Therefore, I decided to make it easier for you by reaching out to my network of Plant Geeks, and asking them what they would love for Christmas 2018! Here…

The story behind my tattoos

I was having tattoos done before it was even trendy you know. My first tattoo was chosen from one of those giant albums you find in old skool tattoo parlours. I was 18, and fixated on getting a tattoo with my first pay packet from my first job. I still don’t know how uber shy,…

These life-like paper flowers will blow your mind

We all know that, no matter how many techniques we try, cut flowers will only last so long. And if it’s longevity you’re after, paper flowers could be one of your options. Artificial flowers are becoming increasingly popular as a beautiful long lasting alternative to fresh flowers, either for your home decor, wedding or any…

An easy way to get kids into gardening

There are those of us who like to appreciate plants from afar, and some who like to get our hands dirty. When it comes to kids, I think it’s safe to say that most of them prefer the latter. Hands up if you ever made mud pies when you were younger! While it’s easy to…

Your top 10 favourite floral paintings

We all have our definitions of what art is. For some, it’s Tracey Emin’s ‘My Bed’ or Damien Hirst’s ‘Mother and Child (Divided)’. For others it might be Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’. But whatever your preference, I think most of us can agree that a plant geek’s favourite art has to include floral paintings…