Watch and win with Michael’s Garden World

There are so many exciting gardening and plant-related products on Michael’s Garden World this month – and I’m giving you all the opportunity for one lucky person to win one pack during each show! To enter, all you need to do is tune in to Michael’s Garden World on QVC (see the schedule here), and…

4 ways to help winter birds thrive

Winter is a key time to provide for the birds in your garden, and the team at Bernini Fountains have just released a pretty nifty invention for your garden or balcony. It’s a 4 in 1 bird guest house, for drinking, feeding, bathing and nesting! It’s the Bernini Bird Bathe and Water Feature. Designed at…

January highlights on QVC TV

I’ll soon be back on your screens with my gardening show on QVC TV! ‘Michael’s Garden World’ returns on Saturday 5th January at 9am, and we then have a whole month of gardening products and information for viewers new and old, and I hope you’ll join us! All the big brands will be back; from…

Exploring the heavenly world of the Hyacinth

What’s a Hyacinth? I think I recognise them, but aren’t they a bit old fashioned?? Stop that right now! Hyacinths are amazing, and a very rewarding spring bulb to grow. They are indeed mostly recognised for their strong fragrance, a fragrance which often sees them banished to the spare room after a week in the…

QVC Show Dates

Want to see me on your tellybox? See below for the dates of my future QVC Michael Perry’s Garden World shows, where I’ll be discussing the latest plants and gardening equipment on the QVC channel, along with demonstrations and tips on how to use everything! All times are Greenwich Mean Time. Show date Time Saturday, 5th…

5 Hidden Gardening Gems on QVC

Online shopping for gardening products can mean (almost) gardening from your armchair. The convenience of having hefty, messy items delivered right to your door, such as compost, can be really quite tempting. The quality of suppliers and curation of the range can also mean access to some of the best brands at prices more competitive…

A talk with QVC host Richard Jackson

I’ve got a Mr Plant Geek announcement to make, in the form of an introduction to the new ‘QVC Hub‘ on this site. There, you can read up on lots of the super exciting work I’m doing as a gardening expert with QVC. I’ve had a great few weeks settling into my role. I can’t…

Why buy mail order plants off the telly, huh?

Why would I buy something ‘unseen’ you may ask…? Surely I want to go to the retailer or DIY store, and choose my own plants..? But, are you sure they’re always the best quality, some of those plants outside supermarkets leave a lot to be desired! And, if we’re honest, aren’t the retail sections just filled with a…

I’m speaking Italian (or am I?)

Where’s my limo? Where’s my dressing room? Where’s my salami panini with all the fat removed? The demands of a low-key, QVC guest presenter on a foreign channel can be vast and varied, but seldom fulfilled! I’m now on my way back from a weekend of presenting some unique living gift products on the Italian…