My Blog Archive

I have written more than 454 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

Perennial favourites
18 Oct 20

Although my garden is semi-tropical in nature now, I still have some vestiges from my cottage garden days!


Shrub trees
11 Oct 20

Consider training a shrub into a small tree.

Iris time
04 Oct 20

October is iris time in Sydney gardens: the best are the tall bearded irises and Louisiana irises.

One crowded hour
27 Sep 20

Much can be achieved in regular short stints in the garden.

Spring-flowering corms
20 Sep 20

We may not be able to grow massed displays of tulips in our climate, but try some of these South African corms instead.