My Blog Archive

I have written more than 471 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

A feast of berries
20 Jun 21

Berry-bearing plants can bring colour into our autumn and early winter gardens.


Gardening experiments
13 Jun 21

We can learn much about gardening by trying different methods.

Under the leaves
06 Jun 21

Raking autumn leaves from my garden beds, I discovered some nice surprises.

The art of layering
30 May 21

This is an intriguing way to make new plants!

Unexpected daisies
23 May 21

Here are some quite unusual 'daisy' plants!