Monthly Archives: October 2012

The last Thursday in October on the allotment

Thursday – a cloudy morning but breaking into warm sunshine after lunch. The felt on the hut roof was finally repaired so all is well for the winter. The netting was taken off the strawberries to allow the birds in … Continue reading

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SCOTLAND’S LOST GARDENS New book by Marilyn Brown

Details of a new book written for the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)   by Garden History Society (GHSS) member Marilyn Brown “Scotland’s Lost Gardens” From the Garden of Eden to the Stewart Palaces   Scotland’s Lost Gardens travels from abandoned … Continue reading

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Charles McKean Lecture Riddles Court 5th November 6.30pm

Please find attached a poster for a Garden History Society Scotland lecture to be held on Monday 5th November. Please feel free to forward it to contacts who may be interested. Autumn Lecture GHSS

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Bulb Planting for 2013

Members of the Caley were busy planting bulbs at a workshop this weekend.  See the link to the website for more information.  http://www.rchs.co.uk/shows/spring-show/bulb-planting-workshop Watch this space to see their progress next year.

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What a crowd!

Apple day at the Botanics (Saturday and Sunday) was great fun and extremely busy!  Lots of questions about the many different varieties, growing apples and pruning.   There is huge interest in apples and children love all of them  – … Continue reading

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The Caley will be at Apple Day at the Botanics in Edinburgh next weekend.

Come to the Royal Botanic Gardens on Saturday 20th October between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., (Sunday 21st  from 1 to 4) and talk with representatives of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society (The Caley). Examples of varieties of apples will … Continue reading

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Edible And Tasty Spaces (EATS) Seminar, Fife – Wednesday 5 December 2012

Want to inject life into your high street, show how easy it is to grow fruit and vegetables and reduce carbon? This seminar will explain the growing use of fruit and vegetables in unfenced public spaces, and hopefully inspire more … Continue reading

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Therapeutic and Community Garden Networking Event – 24 October 2012

Are you interested in therapeutic gardening and would like to meet with other like-minded people to exchange ideas and good practice? There are places available so please go along and join Trellis on the 24th October from 09.45 – 14:30 at Church Centre, … Continue reading

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Thursday – a day of two halves!

In the morning it was mild and bright with a buzzard circling overhead, but rain was anticipated in the afternoon so the team hurried on with the day’s tasks. There has now been frost on the plot so it was … Continue reading

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Caterpillars on parade!

Sunny and mild on the allotment on Thursday so a good day to give the grass its last cut of the season and tidy the hut. It was time to plant out the autumn onion sets. This will give a … Continue reading

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