Monthly Archives: September 2012

Autumn is on its way.

Popped into Dawyck Botanic Garden this afternoon while the sun was shining – such a rare sight lately.  The leaves of the Sorbus and a few of the Acers are beginning to turn but it will be a while yet … Continue reading

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27th September allotment update

There was no report from the last week as it was a day of drenching rain, so the bright clear skies yesterday were doubly welcome. Last Sunday was the day of the FEDAGA show for Edinburgh allotments and gardens and … Continue reading

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Seed heads as big as figs!

The fig-like seed heads of the Cardiocrinum giganteum at Cluny House Gardens near Aberfeldy still make a bold statement in September even though their lily like flowers have long gone.

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Two twin rooms available on a U3A gardening holiday – June 2013

There are currently two twin rooms available at £275/person, (DBB in 3* Holiday Inn in Warmsworth near Doncaster) for the U3A gardening holiday planned for June 2013. The cost includes entries to all gardens, 2 pub lunches and all coaching. … Continue reading

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A visit to Binny Plants

Not the picture you might expect from a visit to Binny Plants – but isn’t it great!

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A cloudy, windy day on the allotment

The summer raspberries had all this year’s fruiting canes taken out and the new canes which are this year’s growth and  which will fruit next year reduced to 4/5 per station.  The old canes were added to the pile for … Continue reading

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Dalkeith show

Why not pop along to the Dalkeith Horticultural Society Show today  (15th September) 1pm – 4:30pm or tomorrow 12 noon until 4:30. The Saturday show incorporates the South East Scotland Fuchsia Society Show.  So there will be lots of additional … Continue reading

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