My hot shots for the 2017 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition!

Here’s my guide to some of the most exciting and innovative new plants that will be vying for the coveted title of Plant of the Year’ at next week’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show! Over the weekend, provided they look good enough, around 35 shiny new plants will be delivered to a closed room at the…

5 black things for you to try in the garden

‘Do black flowers really exist?’ It’s one of those recurring arguments in the gardening world, as people rightly exclaim that black does NOT exist. However, we have deep, deep purples and maroons to keep us satisfied. Many of us become obsessed with black flowers, in fact author Karen Platt has been able to hunt down thousands during…

My collaboration with Bloombox club- the plant subscription service!

Hands up if you’re guilty of leaving pots and containers empty, or full of decaying plants, as the seasons change in your outdoor space… Well, now there’s a quarterly subscription box service which can keep your outdoor space looking colourful, but with the very minimum of gardening knowhow, and Mr Plant Geek fans can get 30%…

World Naked Gardening Day 2017 review

Gosh! You guys aren’t shy, are you? I just can’t help wondering what the neighbours thought about your leafy antics! I bet there was many a curtain twitching on Saturday May 6th, 2017! The first weekend of May each year is designated as “drop-your-pants and dig day”, and keen gardeners worldwide let the breeze flow as they spread their fertiliser…

Dreams can come true at the Keukenhof bulb garden!

I have to keep reminding myself of how lucky I am to do the job that I do. When my social media followers heard that I was visiting the Keukenhof bulb gardens in Holland, many people said it was on their bucket list, or they had always dreamt of visiting! So, I really hope that my articles and…