10 reasons to love plants

As many of you will have already discovered on Mr Plant Geek, often, being a plant lover begins at a young age and continues to grow with you. For example, previous guest blogger Somnath Pal was just 16 when he fell in love with water lillies! Jermain Bonouvrie, a 17-year-old from The Netherlands, bought his first plant…

The secrets of good garden design

When it comes to your garden, it’s not just the ‘gardening’ part that forms the look of your outdoor paradise. Garden design is important – so get your planning done early to make things a lot easier for you down the line. Lee Burkhill of Garden Ninja Ltd is an RHS Feel Good Gardens Competition…

How you can grow your own beer

It’s a great time to be a craft beer lover in the UK, as we are home to over 2000 breweries. But while many of us have enjoyed a bottle in our lifetimes, it’s easy to overlook the sheer skill and precision that goes into creating a craft beer from scratch. If anyone knows anything…

Confessions of a plant geek

‘Geekiness’ might be considered cool now. But what about those of us who took a long time to come to terms with it? Known as ‘Phytonerd’ on his social media channels, Conrad McCormick is a fellow plant geek. He is a BBC radio contributer, as well as a designer, speaker and writer. He also loves…

An Oxford botanist’s top 10 most fascinating plants

There are unusual plants to be found the world over… And many of these unusual plants are hidden in the deepest reaches of the earth’s rich wilderness. Dr Chris Thorogood, Head of Science and Public Engagement at the University of Oxford’s Botanic Garden & Harcourt Arboretum, has a special interest in the speciation of parasitic…