My Blog Archive

I have written more than 465 articles since I first created this website in 2008 which I've set out by month in the first table below so that you can quickly locate items relevent to the time of year. Or, you can use the search facility to look for items of interest.

Monthly Blog Index

Blog Keyword/Phrase Search

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This search will display up to 25 items. You can search for an occurrence of single or multiple words. For example (salvia rutilans) will return all articles which have either word in the text. If a required word appears in more than half of the articles you will not get any result for that word. To better refine your search you can use some simple additional techniques. If you want to find an exact phrase enclose the phrase in inverted commas: e.g. ("salvia rutilans"). You can also ensure that specific words must appear in the search results by appending a plus sign e.g. (+pink). To ensure that a word is not in the search results use a minus sign e.g. (-green). A trailing asterisk acts as a "wildcard" to match any words beginning with the search word e.g. (green*) will return articles that may have words like "greenish" and so on.

Latest blogs

Sassy Sasanquas
11 Apr 21

Sasanqua camellias are in full bloom everywhere, to the delight of gardeners and birds alike.


My epiphytic stump
04 Apr 21

A stump has been planted with epiphytes.

Winsome windflowers
28 Mar 21

One of the stars of the early autumn garden is the Japanese windflower.

Mistaken identities
21 Mar 21

There are several plants in bloom at the moment that are often thought to be Salvias.

Journey to Hillandale
14 Mar 21

I visit a beautiful garden at Yetholme.