Instagram Plant Spy: the creative world of flower flat-lay

Have you heard of flat-lay? It’s all over Instagram right now, and it’s actually super simple to do. It’s just the action of laying out some materials neatly, and then taking the photo from above. The result is usually totally lovely, and attracts lots of likes! You do have to be a little creative though,…

Four salads and a muffin: some seasonal recipes by Stephanie Hafferty

Why not eat the rainbow and make the most of autumn harvests by transforming them into delicious vegetable-filled salads! Here are 4 brilliant recipes, plus a tasty muffin one using some unusual ingredients! Guest Blogger, Stephanie Hafferty is famed for creating the delicious lunches during Charles Dowding’s gardening courses with affordable, seasonal healthy food . She has…

Quench your thirst for botanical knowledge with gin!

Are you a bit of plant geek? Do you like the occasional tipple? Why not quench your thirst for botanical knowledge whilst you sip your gin! To celebrate World Gin Day on 9th June, Jo Farish of The Gin Garden explores five botanical flavours that influence the gin that we drink! Gin is a liquid…

The future of seed sowing: introducing the seedball

I am really excited to announce a partnership with the lovely ladies at Seedball! I really love their drive, enthusiasm and the whole concept and wide appeal of the Seedball. Even better, they seem to enjoy my plant geek moments, even though I realise that they’re much, much more clever than I (they are scientists, in fact!) A…

The true meaning of a sensory garden!

The show gardens at Volmary in Germany sure do stimulate the senses, in every single way! Just to prove that, I have selected 3 plants that tickled each of my 5 senses; smell, touch, taste, hear and sight: SMELL TOUCH TASTE HEAR SIGHT