49 uses for pull cord lighting in the garden and home

Lighting has both decorative and practical uses in the garden and home, whether it’s jazzing up  a summer garden party or navigating a dark loft space. It can look great by day or by night! These new contemporary pull cord light bulbs turn on easily by gently pulling the bulb downwards. There’s also a nifty…

Plants in Focus: The garland Hydrangea ‘Runaway Bride’

The Plant of the Year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is now in it’s 9th year, and the contest has seen some amazing introductions- from tropical hardy Foxgloves to patio Mulberry trees. However, 2018 was the year of the Hydrangea, as ‘Runaway Bride’ clinched the title of Plant of the Year. This new breakthrough…

7 flowers to give that Royal Wedding look in your gardens

The Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle wowed the world with a front entrance bedecked in white flowers and leafy green foliage, as Meghan and her bridesmaids grasped the most beautiful flower bouquets in pure white. With such a high profile event, watched by 18 million Britons, there are bound…

9 reasons why your outdoor space needs a water feature

Are you all set for summer in your garden this year? I’m sure you’ve got all your plants potted on, your hanging baskets filled, your lawn trimmed and looking sharp, but how about that finishing touch..? Well, I wonder if you’ve ever considered a water feature? Here are 9 reasons why I think a water…

5 Hidden Gardening Gems on QVC

Online shopping for gardening products can mean (almost) gardening from your armchair. The convenience of having hefty, messy items delivered right to your door, such as compost, can be really quite tempting. The quality of suppliers and curation of the range can also mean access to some of the best brands at prices more competitive…

The fountain for anyone, anywhere

There’s a new product reaching QVC during April and it has the ability to transform almost anything into a garden fountain. How amazing does that sound?? From a grand garden to a bijoux balcony, the Bernini self-contained tower fountain enables anyone with a watertight container to create an instant fountain, indoors or outdoors! All you…

A talk with QVC host Richard Jackson

I’ve got a Mr Plant Geek announcement to make, in the form of an introduction to the new ‘QVC Hub‘ on this site. There, you can read up on lots of the super exciting work I’m doing as a gardening expert with QVC. I’ve had a great few weeks settling into my role. I can’t…

Beard vs Brawn: The Big Challenge

You’ve see me back on your QVC screens recently, and may have also spotted Tommy, the guy with the power tools. We could not be more different, The Plant Geek and The Tool Nerd. After chatting with Tommy off air, it soon became clear that I’ve got something that he wants, and he’s got (two…