Blogs come and go for a variety of reasons. Sometimes those who grab at statistics realise that their efforts have not attracted thousands of visitors. Sometimes people just give up and move on. Maybe illness gets in the way. Or a new addition to the family.

Some blogs go quiet and then spring back to life.

That’s the nature of blogging.

In an effort to keep the blog list current, if I notice that a blog has gone quiet for more than six months I’ll move it’s listing here so that you are able, if you want to, to get at its historic content. If I discover that a blog has reactivated, I’ll move it back into the active listing. Though I won’t check often so if you’re the owner of a resurrected blog, please use the “get in touch” link above to let me know.

NB. Blogs which disappear completely are not archived but deleted (as there’s nothing left to link to). I also delete any “former” blog that has changed in such a way that it would no longer meet my criteria for including it in this listing (eg blog content has been deleted and replaced with something like advertising/sales content or the address now points to a website, not a blog).

By Nature: notes from a besotted gardener

This blog hasn’t been updated since January 2017.


This blog hasn’t been updated since January 2017

Jardins A L’Anglaise

This blog hasn’t been updated since 2016.

Kids in the Garden

This blog hasn’t been updated since January 2017.

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, however small, it will probably be the first place where your children connect and interact with the natural environment.  I hope this site will give you some ideas about how to make the most of those experiences.

[NOTE: I’ve often had difficulty getting this site to load first time. If nothing happens, try hitting the refresh button (usually F5). This almost always works for me.]

Bristol Seed Swap

This blog has not been updated since January 2017.

The Bristol Seed Swap is community event – offering a fantastic opportunity to :
– Share & take away diverse & interesting seeds
– Learn about seed saving, green issues, growing & local projects
– Get expert advice from knowledgable & friendly gardeners!
– Learn about seed and land issues, local projects and ideas for making the most of your allotment or garden.

Reflections on the Dew Pond

Hi I am James and I am a gardener. I work in a large private family garden in Hertfordshire called Dew Pond House. As a teenager, I took a degree in Landscape Management at The University of Reading, and I have worked as a gardener ever since. I have had a wide range of jobs, varying from landscaping new-build properties, taking care of stately home estates, running my own garden maintenance business and working for a gardening magazine. In Winter 2015 I started as the sole gardener at Dew Pond House and as I now have plenty of time ruminating with my thoughts while I work in the garden, I felt this was the ideal time to start this blog.

Wooly Green

We are slightly confused gardening FRIENDS that can connect in MYSTERIOUS ways through our shared love of GREENish things and a bit of COUNTRY stuff even if we’re in a town!

We do this without seeing each other that much and sometimes without even speaking.  This is because we have AMAZING, MAGICAL POWERS and broadband access.

Half a Garden

This square of green is all that’s left of a much larger plot. For years its sunnier other half, now owned by neighbours, has sat tantalizingly beyond a broken fence and a tangle of unkempt shrubs and climbers. Its lack of scale has limited my ambition and I have cared for it with a shameful lack of real commitment, one eye on the promised land beyond the fence. Now, scarred by a recent unsuccessful bid to buy it back, I am forced to readjust my own ambitions for the portion I am left with. I am making my peace with it.

It is half a garden…


I’m a freelance writer and editor in my everyday working life, specializing in non-fiction (especially food). I’m also addicted to a) gardening, often in the face of repeated disasters not unconnected to being on a windy Welsh hillside not far from the sea,* and b) almost any yarn-based craft known to man, woman or sheep. I have a knitting and spinning blog as well – which covers all sorts of related witerings, from archaeology to colour – at woolwinding.wordpress. All visitors welcome!

* But I can grow beans. Lots of beans. It’s just as well I like them.

The Beets Generation

I’m Esmé and this is my allotments journal that will hopefully be stuffed full of interesting and inspirational bits and bobs, tips that I have picked up, unusual vegetables, recipes, allotment musings and who knows what else, lets see how it goes.

I have two allotments, one full size and the other a half plot which as you can imagine keeps me extremely busy. I have a terribly dull job and so I plough all my creative energy into my allotments and absolutely love spending as much time there as possible. I’m not a fair weather gardener and can be found down at my plots come rain, shine or whatever our crazy British climate throws at us.


I am a 26 year old human interested in sustainable food and farming. I will be writing blogposts based on my own experiences growing food and my thoughts on various food issues in general. Warning: there may be some poems.

The Field

Our little adventure into Permaculture and Organic Vegetable growing, starting with a small blank field that floods and making it into a Wildlife haven for birds, insects, amphibians and wild flowers, and at the same time providing our food. Learning as we go, leaning towards Permaculture methods, but not exclusively and adopting any ideas that seems helpful.

Garden 4 Dinner

I intend to garden organically, frugally and as self-sufficiently as possible. I am working to reduce my gardening costs as I go. I plan to automate some of the gardening work. Not everything can be automated, but I like to be able to go on vacation or take a break. I have a little experience in gardening, but not a lot. Through this blog, I plan to share my successes and failures in hope to inspire and help others. I hope to learn from others and create a community of fellow gardeners. I live in the Puget Sound area, in Washington State. Our USDA climate zone is 8.

The Guardian Gardening Blog

The Guardian newspaper’s gardening blog.


Hillwards is the diary of our hilltop garden in rural South Wales, UK.

We are both novice gardeners, keen to learn and develop alongside our garden, enjoying the rural location (when the neighbouring cows aren’t eating our newly planted hedge whips) and breathtaking views, as well as the harvests from the garden. Besides gardening, we both share a passion for seasonal cooking and preserving.

This is a diary of our garden as it develops, along with seasonal recipes for our produce, tales of foraging, garden visits and other points of interest. We’re learning as we go, in the garden and on this blog.

Hoe hoe grow

My garden and I  have been in a serious relationship for over 30 years now … It consists of about half an acre in deepest Lincolnshire, UK. and it is divided into several different areas. Starting at the bottom, we have a wildlife pond, wildflower area and ‘orchard’ (half a dozen baby fruit trees!), then through a gate to the veg and soft fruit garden. An arch leads into an exotic garden with summerhouse  and mainly hardy exotics. And ……