Michael Perry

Author bio:

Michael Perry

Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan. Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media - so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook.

There are 27 articles by Michael Perry:

Urban plant trends from Asia

Posted on in Blog

Michael Perry rounds up some new on-trend plants and ideas from his travels in Asia

Why I love Weird and Wacky Plants

Posted on in Plants

Ever since he was a kid, Michael Perry has been fascinated by plants, but in particular any plants that did weird and wacky things

Mixed up containers

Posted on in Plants

Michael Perry reveals the Japanese style of living floristry: planted containers that excel for a few weeks and not months.

What is wabi-sabi?

Posted on in Garden Inspiration

Micheal Perry reveals an ancient Japanese garden style called wabi-sabi, that allows you to garden less intensively.

Flower Trials in The Netherlands

Garden trends to watch

Posted on in Plants

Michael Perry pinpoints the latest trends in garden plants gleaned from plant trials and behind the scenes at plant breeder’s HQ’s.

RHS Urban Garden Show

Five fab flower shows

Posted on in Fab Five

Michael Perry suggests five fabulous, but lesser known flower shows for you to visit.

Patio cottage garden plants

Posted on in Plants

If you fancy the look and feel of a real cottage garden, but are a bit short on space, Michael Perry has some suggestions.


Hardy annuals simplified

Posted on in Plants, Uncategorised

Fancy some colour in the garden this season? Follow Michael Perry’s advice. Here he takes the pain out of growing plants from seed.


Five easy houseplants

Posted on in Plants

Here are five houseplants that are easy to grow and hard to kill, including African violet, begonia, coleus, alocasia and hydrangea.


Succulent love

Posted on in Plants

Succulents are easy to grow and can be grown outdoor in the garden or in pots, or bring them indoors as house plants. Here are 5 great succulents to try.