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:

garden on a plate

Five gardening trends

Posted on in Garden Inspiration

Michael Perry predicts the 5 big trends for gardens in the UK during 2017. Take his advice and get ahead of the gardening curve.

Blogs for gardeners

Posted on in Garden Inspiration

Reading gardening blogs can be a lot of fun, it’s a bit like having a virtual chat with gardening friends. You can pick up a lot of tips and inspiration from a blog.

fuchsia berry

Grow the edible fuchsia berry

Posted on in Plants

Be one of the first to grow and taste a new fruiting, garden plant. The incredible, edible Fuchsia ‘Berry’ is now available in limited supplies.

Gardening app

Five great gardening apps

Posted on in Garden Inspiration

From plant identification to glossy digital magazines, the gardening and plant world has really embraced mobile apps. Michael Perry picks out his favourite five apps.


Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’

Posted on in Plants

Treat yourself to a QVC exclusive – the stunning Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’. Tune in to Richard Jackson’s Garden for your chance to buy this garden wonder.


Fuchsia ‘Mr Blue Sky’

Posted on in Plants

Grow the new trailing blue fuchsia ‘Mr Blue Sky’. It’s easy to grow and makes the perfect plant for hanging baskets.

Pinterest for gardeners

Posted on in Garden Inspiration

Pinterest can be a great source of inspiration for gardeners – from design ideas to finding the right plant for the right place.


Growing begonias

Posted on in Plants

The new Majestic begonias from QVC are 20-30% larger than any other large-flowered begonia. Read more tips for growing begonias in your garden.


Grow patio lilies

Posted on in Plants

Top tips and advice on growing lilies in containers, particularly the Romance series of lilies from QVC – perfect for patios.

Twitter on smartphone

Five great Twitter accounts

Posted on in Fab Five

Twitter is a great social media platform for gardeners. From top tips to plant identification and garden gossip to beautiful photos; it’s all there.