Monthly Archives: November 2012

Wet and Windy with a hint of spring to come

A wet and very windy day so just a fleeting visit to the allotment to check all was well and put up the notice for the next Caley lecture on the notice board. The hazels were planted to give some … Continue reading

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Have you ever hankered after the seeds of a plant when visiting a garden?

Sometimes when I visit a garden I see something I really like so I make a note of it – and perhaps take a picture, all with the intention of trying to get hold of a plant or seed for … Continue reading

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The Flora of Nepal links with the Caley

Dr Francis Buchanan-Hamilton was the first collector of scientific natural history specimens in Nepal, and was an honorary member of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.  During his 14-month visit (1802-3) to Nepal Buchanan amassed a large collection of notes, specimens, … Continue reading

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The Caley meets the West – Monday 3 December 2012 at 18:45

Please note that the Caley will be hosting it’s very first lecture/talk in Glasgow and it would be fantastic if you could make it along and/or spread the word. Curator of RHS Wisley, Colin Crosbie, will be doing a talk … Continue reading

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The end of weeding is in sight!

A very pleasant sunny day and good to be out of doors even if the work was mainly doing weeding. It is good to see the end of the weeding is finally in sight, another week should see the whole … Continue reading

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‘The Caley’ wins another award!

It is really good to see that Caley members, Ian and Beryl McNaughton, who are both holders of the coveted Dr Patrick Neil Medal, have notched up another award for the Gentian bred by Ian to commemorate the Royal Caledonian … Continue reading

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Plants bred by Gertrude Jekyll

It is not always easy to tell what will be a good talk. Yesterday evening’s talk by Professor Tooley was really fascinating.  It wasn’t just the interesting snippets about the plants, her various gardens and the things that influenced her … Continue reading

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