QVC Show Dates

Want to see me on your tellybox? See below for the dates of my future QVC Michael Perry’s Garden World shows, where I’ll be discussing the latest plants and gardening equipment on the QVC channel, along with demonstrations and tips on how to use everything! All times are Greenwich Mean Time. Show date Time Saturday, 4th…

3 of the best stories you’ll read about birds

Birds are fascinating creatures, with many a story, painting and poem based around their ability to defy gravity. As a nation we’re a bit obsessed with birds, spending around £200-£300 million each year on bird feeding products. And it’s easy to see why; there are over 620 bird species in the UK, with 250 species…

Look out for these QVC gems in 2020

We are gearing up for a fresh and new 2020 season with QVC and hope you’ll be joining us! Throughout the year, I’ve been out and about with the buying team, hunting down some super cool new plants, and discussing new garden decorative items, handy tools and many other gardening solutions. Starting on Saturday 4th…

Make a wiser choice with your bird food this winter

Winter is a difficult time for birds. Not only do the harsher weather conditions make general life harder for our winged friends, but also, food is scarce, which is why it’s important to leave out bird food during this time of year. But not just any bird food. It’s easy to pick up the cheapest…

5 winter birds to spot in your garden

UK gardens are fantastic places for bird spotting, especially in winter! But if you really want to see the birds flocking to your garden all winter long, it’s handy to use your bird knowledge to turn it into a little safe haven where they can rest and refuel. If, however, you don’t have too much…

Aftercare for your 2019 QVC purchases

Thank you for joining me for ‘Michael’s Garden’ on QVC throughout the year, and I hope you’ve enjoyed the plants we tempted you with! In case you’ve mislaid your growing guides, I thought I’d refresh you with the aftercare for some of our hottest offers from 2019! Quite a few of them were perennial, so…

The origins of Father Christmas and snowmen

Father Christmas and snowmen are icons of the festive period. We know that Father Christmas delivers presents to well-behaved children, and we know that snowmen are made out of snow. But where did they come from? Where does Father Christmas come from? Father Christmas can be traced back to Saint Nicholas. A bishop from Myra,…

What to give a nature lover for Christmas

If you’re hard pressed for what to get a nature lover for Christmas in 2019, I’ve got the perfect gift idea! This bird feed and nest gift hamper, created in an exclusive collaboration with wildlife expert Simon King, ticks all the boxes when it comes to getting the most out of nature in the garden:…

The ultimate Christmas gardening gift guide 2019

When a Christmas giftee has a gardening hobby, you might think they’re easy to buy for – however, I can speak from experience when I say that they’ve probably been gifted more gardening gloves, tubes of hand cream and trowels than they can find a place for! Treat them to something really different this Christmas…

September 2019 QVC Highlights

Summer 2019 is finally coming to an end as autumn creeps in through the transition month of September. As the days get shorter, we look at different ways to light up our gardens and enjoy those mild autumn evenings. There’s also wildlife to think about, with many animals gearing up for winter by stashing food….

August 2019 QVC highlights

Are you excited for summer to come to an end? Probably not. But there’s still lots to look forward to this month. Whether you’re making the most of the school holidays with your kids, or you’re inviting your friends over for BBQs that extend well into the long August evenings, this month is all about…

5 different ways to weed your garden

Is there only one way of weeding a garden? Of course not. However, can you think of five methods of weeding? It’s not a chore that’s widely enjoyed, but there’s no reason your can’t get creative with weeding. I’ve listed five ways to weed your garden below. Why not try these and see which works best for…

The glamorous history of Tulips

What do you know about the history of Tulips? Perhaps you know that Tulip is the national flower of the Netherlands? Maybe the fact that there are THOUSANDS of registered varieties (including one that I named)? Well there’s even more to this amazing bulb, and a lot of the really interesting stuff happened centuries ago……