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……

Help Blue Cross Suffolk build a sensory garden

The Blue Cross do so much for animals in my native county of Suffolk – and they need help this summer to build a sensory garden! This is really exciting stuff for the dogs at the centre on Bourne Hill in Wherstead, as it will keep them stimulated while they wait for their forever homes….

The Plant Based Podcast series 2 launches today!

Have you heard? Series two of The Plant Based Podcast is going live today, 28th July 2019! Ellen and I have some unique interviews lined up for you this season, from advice on aquascaping from Scaped Nature, to learning about plant based drinks with Botanic Lab. As usual, we’ve scoured the country for people and…

July 2019 QVC highlights

Happy July! We’re mid-way through summer and although the longest day of the year has been and gone, there’s still lots of time to enjoy the sunny days and warm evenings, whether that’s with friends at a BBQ with your new bistro set or when you’re planting a beautifully fragrant climbing Jasmine – both can…

Floral themed eateries to visit in summer 2019

If you’re after that perfect Insta-feed – or you just really love the look of floral decor – you’ll definitely want to visit one of these pretty eateries! Think Wisteria draped from ceiling beams, Cherry Trees in the middle of the room and Ivy EVERYWHERE. These restaurants and cafes have really amped up the plant…

Fake news in the gardening world

Fake news is something we hear a lot lately, whether it’s the words themselves or the actual news. Although the internet can be a wonderful place where you can learn lots of new and interesting things, but it’s also a place where anyone can publish what they want without being an expert or checking their…

10 plants for beginners

Plant Geeks have to begin somewhere before we get to the level of Fiddle Leaf Fig whisperer. We’re not all born with green thumbs. So if you’re hoping to test out your plant care skills and want to purchase one of your first plants, there’s no time like the present!   I’ve put together a…

See more of Mr Plant Geek on YouTube

I know that we might not all have time to sit down and read every day, which is why I’m dedicating some time to improving my YouTube channel, creating fun and informative videos for you to watch while you’re on your commute, out in the garden in between mowing and weeding, or before you go…

Find out your perfect autumn garden style

I know it’s a little early to be talking about autumn garden style, but in gardening terms, we’re right on track! Autumn can be a really exciting season for gardening, which is why you should prepare yourself as soon as possible to cut down on rushing around in the weeks before the season begins. You…

10 things you didn’t know you could buy from QVC

QVC is filled to the brim with so many useful and unique products, whether you’re looking for beautiful jewellery for your other half or a new camera to feed your photography hobbie. It’s also the perfect platform for finding something fabulous for your garden! In QVC’s gardening section, you can peruse plants, tools, decor and…

June 2019 QVC highlights

Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy your garden. That’s why all of the offers we have during June give instant pleasure. From larger size plants to handy tools and pretty decorative items… Keep up to date with all my shows by clicking here. We are also introducing new elements to the gardening shows…

An Eks’kwizit fashion collaboration

I’ve got a new and exciting clothing collaboration for you! I’ve teamed up with fashion brand Eks’kwizit to bring you a colourful collection of sweatshirts which are sure to pique your plant geek interests! Eks’kwizit is an art-focussed clothing brand based in The Netherlands. In the past, they’ve collaborated with unique and creative international artists,…