My Blog Archive

I have written more than 461 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

Tall summer volunteers
24 Jan 21

These will provide colour and form in your garden every summer.


A neon rainbow revisited
17 Jan 21

Hot-coloured flowers still feature in my summer garden

The zucchini files
10 Jan 21

Zucchini can be a rewarding summer crop.

Random musings on a walk
03 Jan 21

Lots of plants caught my eye on a walk.

Christmas bouquets
13 Dec 20

Cut flowers for Christmas vases