The Haphazard Gardener Does Houseplants

Contrary to how it seems, houseplants were not discovered by millenials! In fact, wind back 30 years and you’ll find that shelves were heaving with Spathiphyllum, Spider Plants and more. Katharine Crouch refers to herself as the ‘Haphazard Gardener’, but this does her an injustice. In 1999, she won BBC Gardener of the Year! Way…

Instagram Plant Spy: there’s a new trend in shower plants

Each week, I will be looking at the new trends with plants and gardening on Instagram! There’s so much going on with plant creations and innovation over on that mighty app that we’re all bound to learn a few things! Right now, lots of people are taking their plants into the shower with them! Whilst…

Is the current plant trend actually putting plants at risk?

Oh my gosh. I have spent the weekend feeling extremely upset after a day’s shopping. It’s not because I’d expired my credit card limit, it’s because all I witnessed were expired indoor plants. It was incredible to see this Sansevieria wilting on a shop shelf. Sansevieria are known as being remarkably drought resistant. Plants, and…

39 amazing new plants in the USA right now!

I have had an a.mazing few days at the Cultivate Show in Columbus, Ohio. This was my first USA trade show visit, and I was overwhelmed by how many people already recognised me, and would throw themselves at me as I walked the aisles. Thank you, America, I love you back. But, right now, let’s…

5 of the hottest houseplants right now! Plus, win an indoor plants box!

Houseplants are bang on trend right now! Check out the hashtags #urbanjunglebloggers or #jungalow on Instagram and you’ll see what I mean! Unlike wallpapers and furnishings, you can move them around easier and more often too, transforming your living interior at your every whim! Once treated with indifference in the home, houseplants are now cherished…

The ideal plants to keep in a motorhome!

Want to add some colour to your living space, or improve the air quality indoors? This handy infographic by Comfort Insurance highlights the best plants that can be kept indoors, or if you’re a motorhome/caravan owner; they can come on the road with you without the need for constant watering. These indoor plants are relatively…

Love coffee? Love plants? You’ll love these cafes!

This isn’t quite the article that you may expect. It isn’t about where to eat organic, green food, moreover it’s about where to eat and drink amongst GREENERY! I am super lucky to travel the world with my Plant Geek activities and always make a special effort to track down spots where I can indulge…

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…

Announcing representation of Fleurizon and their exotic plant lines

I have always loved the range of unique plants that Californian Fleurizon offer to the wholesale trade, so it makes me very pleased to announce my working relationship with Frank de Greef, President of the company, as first published in Floral Daily news. The stimulating range comprises 1000’s of plant lines from succulents to exotic bulbs, unique…

Finalist in Broadcast of the Year for orchid feature

Garden Media Guild Broadcast of the Year finalist place for ITV This Morning orchid feature Late last year, I was super excited to be named as a finalist in the Broadcast of the Year category at the prestigious Garden Media Guild awards! The TV segment entered was my ‘orchid hacks’ segment on the daily morning…

5 exciting, new and different plants spotted at IPM Essen trade show

Once a year, the very best plant breeders and developers from around the world congregate in Essen, Germany, as they join the very best horticultural trade show. IPM Essen is a show which sprawls itself across 12 large halls, and is a must for any well-respected plant hunter. But, of course, this is ‘indoor plant hunting’, and it’s an activity…