A third birthday origins story

It was a late night in a 36th floor New York apartment. I had just handed my notice in at Thompson and Morgan- where I’d worked for 18 years- and wasn’t quite sure what to do next. I’d been going back and forth to my partner Rafal’s NYC apartment every few months to visit him….

QVC May 2019 highlights

Hydrangea Rembrandt Named Rembrandt as, every three weeks, the colour-changing blooms begin to miraculously transform – just like an artists palette. Bred for their compact size and robust anti-snap stems, the flowers are small but they arrive en masse and smother the entire canopy throughout summer and into autumn. The new Hydrangea series has taken…

Big Begonias in little China

What’s the furthest you would travel to see a plant? Well, how about 4500 miles! Yes, that’s right, I flew all the way to China to see the largest plantation of Begonia BIG. And here’s the story behind my trip! I have admired the breeding company  Benary for a long time. They have brought some…

Join QVC for the Enjoy Your Garden event

If you’re in need of inspiration for your garden, QVC’s Enjoy Your Garden extravaganza is where to find it! Taking place on Saturday 11th May 2019, you can find everything you need to get your garden in gear for a relaxing early summer – from fetching new plants to beautiful decor and furniture. How the…

Celebrate your outdoor space on Garden Day

Stop what you’re doing. Put your phone away, turn your TV off, write an ‘out of office’ message for your email account. It’s time to get outside for Garden Day. What is Garden Day? Garden Day is a nationwide community benefit project. It launches on 12th May 2019, in glorious gardening season and just ahead…

How to make a real flower crown for less than £10

The flower crown is a must-have festival or wedding accessory. We’ve seen many faux flower crowns on Instagram, and these can be bought from almost any old accessories shop – but what about wowing your friends with a real flower crown? One which you’ve customised yourself to match with the colours of your outfit (and it…

The best of the women’s World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photos

It’s time for a World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photo round-up! I’ve been following the #WorldNakedGardeningDay hashtag and I’m impressed at the standard this year – plant geeks and gardening enthusiasts all over the world are getting in on the action, and taking it one step further by spreading the word on social media. It…

The best of the men’s World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photos

Are you ready for another World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photo round-up? I’ve been on my phone all day, looking at the #WorldNakedGardeningDay hashtag. I’m super impressed at the standard of photos this year – plant geeks and gardening enthusiasts all over the world are getting in on the action, and taking it a step…

A World Naked Gardening Day photo shoot with Caroline Horne

I’m not averse to taking it all off in the name of gardening, especially when it comes to World Naked Gardening Day 2019. To kick off the day, I’m sharing some special images with you, that I shot with the wonderful Caroline Horne, a friend and photographer who has a tasteful eye – much needed…

Get ready for World Naked Gardening Day 2019

Are you excited for World Naked Gardening Day 2019? Of course you are! I’m looking forward to seeing more people than ever taking part in this global movement combining freedom, nature and gardening! If you’ve been following the #WorldNakedGardeningDay hashtag, you’ll have likely seen the many photos of naked gardening enthusiasts sharing photos from their…

13 gothic flowers for your garden

What are gothic flowers? Well, since a lot of you have had your say on social media about whether flowers can be truly black, the term ‘gothic’ seems an apt replacement. Gothic flowers are flowers that appear black in a certain light. Or if you squint a bit. They have an allure that you probably…

Matching plants to popstars

Have you ever thought about which plants would go with certain popstars? Maybe it’s just me being a Plant Geek, but I often wonder what people would be like as plants. I think I would be a Delphinium ‘Princess Caroline’ because I’m tall, outgoing and familiar. Or at least that’s what I’m told. But enough…