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…

5 garden pursuits to beat the Blue Monday blues

Blue Monday 2019 is upon us, but there’s no need to let it get you down. If you feel like the most depressing day of the year is hacking away at your happiness, try some of these garden-related activities to boost your mood. What is Blue Monday? Blue Monday usually falls on the third Monday…

Watch and win with Michael’s Garden World

There are so many exciting gardening and plant-related products on Michael’s Garden World this month – and I’m giving you all the opportunity for one lucky person to win one product during each show! To enter, all you need to do is tune in to Michael’s Garden World on QVC (see the schedule here), and…

4 ways to help winter birds thrive

Winter is a key time to provide for the birds in your garden, and the team at Bernini Fountains have just released a pretty nifty invention for your garden or balcony. It’s a 4 in 1 bird guest house, for drinking, feeding, bathing and nesting! It’s the Bernini Bird Bathe and Water Feature. Designed at…

January highlights on QVC TV

I’ll soon be back on your screens with my gardening show on QVC TV! ‘Michael’s Garden World’ returns on Saturday 5th January at 9am, and we then have a whole month of gardening products and information for viewers new and old, and I hope you’ll join us! All the big brands will be back; from…