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! Want to Watch & Win with QVC? Head to my post…

Transform your garden on Easter weekend 2019

Not only will this Easter provide a chance for us to indulge in some chocolate eggs – it also coincides with a huge  event on QVC all about transforming your garden for spring and summer! Now that the weather has picked up and we’re finally seeing temperatures into the twenties, it’s the perfect time to…

QVC April 2019 highlights

March has been a busy month at QVC, we’ve had the flower filled Garden Day and we launched some new themed shows, such as Grow Eat Love, full of yummy edibles! People are starting to realise that you can get much better flavour from the fruit and veg you grow at home, and it’s sooo…

101 things I’d rather be doing than weeding

Aside from cleaning the garden shed, weeding is probably at the top of every gardener’s list of jobs that they’d ditch if they could. It’s a super time-intensive job, and just when you think you’ve got all the weeds, five more pop up! There are plenty of weedkillers on the market, but many of them…

The luxury of Lilies

It’s not uncommon to lust after the luxury of Lilies. However, the LO hybrids are really quite special. They are hybridised between Longiflorum (a.k.a. trumpet lilies) and Oriental lilies, and the result is not only magical, but a jolly good garden plant too! With these Lilies, you really get the best of both worlds. You…

Answering your lawn care questions

While there are those that prefer a garden without a lawn, there are many who take pride in a lawn, and see them as an important part of the garden. Neither are wrong or right, but for those of you who have lawns and want to learn how to get the best out of them,…

QVC March 2019 highlights

It has been another very busy month for me at QVC, we’ve had some blockbusting shows full of innovative new plants and products. We are starting to come into the spring now, and have some interesting new shows to launch too, with themes such as “urban jungle” and “grow, eat, love”. Stay tuned for more…

Everything you need to know about growing strawberries

These little red fruits are a summer favourite. With their sweet flavour and bright colouring, strawberries can bring joy to any garden. But is there a secret to getting the perfect fruit? In this post I take a look at how to grow strawberries – and even unearth a weirdly cool variety. The history of…

The secret of ground cover plants

Ground cover plants do exactly as they say – they cover the ground. The main reason you would want these types of plants in your garden is to make it really hard for weeds to grow. Ground cover plants help to prevent weed germination, meaning one less job on your garden to-do list.   Ground…

How to up your kerb appeal in just 1 hour

We all know the drill when it comes to tidying up the inside of a house: a little vacuuming here, a little dusting there, and top it all off with a scented candle. But what about outside? Thanks to the many different types of weather we sustain in the UK, the exterior of our houses…

20 ways to make your house and garden look new

Whether you’ve lived in your home for a year or twenty years, unless you’ve applied a strict cleaning regimen, it’s unlikely you’re going to be able to maintain that brand new look and feel in your home and garden. Although many of us would love to have that new-home feel, we don’t have the time…

The Plant-Off: Roses vs Tree Peonies

Welcome to the first ever ‘Plant-Off’, where I pit two plants against each other and compare their traits, to see which one comes out on top! In the ring today are roses and peonies. Both are classic flowers which produce lovely, fat blooms and wonderful scents. However, each has pros and cons which will decide…

QVC February 2019 highlights

Want to watch the video before reading the post? Click here! Thank you so much for your support during the launch month on QVC, we have had an amazing month, with increased viewership and a real buzz around some of the changes we are making to the show. An added focus on editorial and gardening…