Introducing people-proof plants (Part One)

Hmm, a few of my Facebook fans got me thinking the other day. There are lots of listings and advice for slug-proof plants, rabbit-proof plants, and so on. But, how about PEOPLE-proof plants. Plants that don’t fail, even when you and your garden do.. I have used my experience and knowledge to choose 10 plants that I…

How to find private gardens to visit when you’re on holiday

Honoured to have guest blogger Alexander Campbell here advising us how to use social media to find hidden gardens: Would you like to see private gardens while you’re on holiday? Open gardens schemes all over the world – and social media – mean that you can! I recently went to Australia to visit family. Before I left…

‘Life at no. 27’ tells us why she began ‘growing her own’

Mr Plant Geek recently asked me ‘What is it that gets you going?’ Don’t worry, I thought the same thing, then quickly realised he meant about gardening… my smut-free answer was: “It has to be the magic of growing my own produce from a tiny inconspicuous seed, it gets me ridiculously excited every time I…

Is Iris-mania about to sweep the nation? Here are 5 of the best!

If anyone ever asks me my favourite flower (which is my least favourite question..), I usually mumble Iris. But, I think it actually IS my favourite. I have fond memories of painting an Iris on a stone for my Nana when I was at school. I also used to marvel over her Bearded Iris patch,…

5 very different Fuchsias you need to try in your garden

If you’re struggling to find a summer-flowering plant for a shady corner, then let me remind you about the dangling beauty of Fuchsias! Everyone knows someone that has grown a Fuchsia, such is their popularity up and down the UK. However they’re usually just pink and bushy. But, perhaps you’ll allow me to blow your flowery…