Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gardening Scotland 2012 is here!

A glimpse of just one corner of the Macplants display at Gardening Scotland. 

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Ingliston today

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Gardening Scotland is nearly here.

I have been looking at the list of exhibitors in the Floral Hall and the outside Show Gardens.  Fingers crossed for fine weather. See you all there.

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Allotment update….

Last week the kale was removed and the bed dug over despite the rain! This week it was all systems go.  The demonstration bed this year holds different varieties of peas and 4 of the varieties were planted out today … Continue reading

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The sun is shining…..

What a strange weather pattern 2012 has brought us so far.  A relatively mild winter and what seemed to be an early spring.  But we were fooled and it turned cold, dull and wet for far too long.  A week ago it … Continue reading

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INCH NURSERY (Edinburgh) SUMMER PLANT SALE SATURDAY 12TH & 19TH MAY   9AM-1PM Good range of bedding plants, excellent quality and  reasonably priced.  The income helps to to support the Council nursery.  The entrance to the nursery is on the Old Dalkeith Road, … Continue reading

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The Caley auricula

The photo shows George Anderson’s plant of the auricula  bred by Derek Parsons for the society’s bicentenary in 2009. It was at the spring show but not fully out then.. It has also  been on the SRGC website where it … Continue reading

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Alchemilla mollis again!

As you will know by now I am not a fan of Alchemilla mollis.  I know it has it uses – but preferably not in my garden!  Clearly it has yet to become a nuisance in the Explorers Garden at … Continue reading

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Caley Allotment joins the blog

May is a very busy time on the allotment.The last of the potatoes have been planted: 3 rows of Lady Balfour in the willow patch, 1 row of Record in the 30 minute a week bed, single rows of Valor, … Continue reading

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Bargain plug plants

If you use a lot of bedding plants Pentland Plants have a cash and carry on Fridays starting at 9 am – early arrival recommended to get the best choice-some broken trays but also some full ones eg 350 Begonia semperflorens … Continue reading

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