Adopt a plant at Morden Hall Park

Do you ever wonder what happens to all the plants after a flower show? Well, this summer, the beautiful plants at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show are being giving a lasting legacy at Morden Hall Park thanks to landscape architecture and art practice, Wayward, the National Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society. View…

Plants in Focus: The garland Hydrangea ‘Runaway Bride’

The Plant of the Year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is now in it’s 9th year, and the contest has seen some amazing introductions- from tropical hardy Foxgloves to patio Mulberry trees. However, 2018 was the year of the Hydrangea, as ‘Runaway Bride’ clinched the title of Plant of the Year. This new breakthrough…

10 green blooms for St Patrick’s Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Ireland has had an association with the colour green since the 11th century, and it’s customary to wear a shamrock leaf, green clothing or green accessories on the famous festival day. But, I want to look at how can you celebrate with flowers! Here are 10 unique GREEN blooms! Gladioli ‘Green…

Story of the most photographed creations of Chelsea Flower Show

Grass lions and tigers, and bears, oh my! Anyone who was following the social media updates on this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show will recognise these rather fun grass animals! Easigrass leads the way in innovation and design in the artificial grass market, and continues to fashion some of the most unique and creative products…

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%…

Is Iris-mania about to sweep the nation? Here are 5 of the best!

If anyone ever asks me my favourite flower (which is my least favourite question..), I usually mumble Iris. But, I think it actually IS my favourite. I have fond memories of painting an Iris on a stone for my Nana when I was at school. I also used to marvel over her Bearded Iris patch,…

The RHS Urban Garden Show: the plant show for everyone

From the moment I entered the Lindley Hall today, I knew something was different. This was an RHS London Show, but it wasn’t just any show. The display stalls were set at jaunty angles, there were no trestle tables- just chipboard on rock cages, some plants hung upside down, moss was dripping from shelves, and cacti and succulents were…

Hidden horticulture: the plant centre down an alleyway

Next time you’re in London, get yourself onto the Bakerloo line and alight at Warwick Avenue, because I’ve got a surprise for you.. and it’s the most special example of ‘hidden horticulture’!             Welcome to Clifton Nurseries. This plant-soaked paradise has been nestling behind the Victorian homes of Little Venice since 1851. We…

All white everything. The new trend for your garden.

Can’t decide which colour scheme to have in your garden? Well, perhaps you should just opt for a WHITEWASH! White-flowered plants have been quietly gaining pace in the sales charts over recent years. They can prove to be the perfect base for the garden, after all you’d always start a painting on a white canvas, wouldn’t you? (click…

Slug-proof plants for your garden

There is nothing worse than stepping outside and seeing your prized plants lacerated by the dinky teeth of some delinquent slug. Run rings around them with these range of plants with pretty damn good slug armour! ONE. Physostegia virginiana (The Obedient Plant). Gosh, I have always adored this plant, ever since my Nana was growing it…

Top Ten star plants at RHS Wisley right now!

RHS Wisley is hands down one of my favourite gardens in the UK, purely for the fact that it offers something for everyone- whether your interest is alpines, cacti, bedding, conifers, roses or carnivorous plants! With so much to choose from, I’ve picked out my favourite TEN for you guys! ONE. Tropaeolum speciosum. The ‘Flame…