Monthly Archives: February 2013

News flash – update on the latest report from George!

Sunday dawned with a fall of wet snow and while it is not likely to last it did remind me that it was time to panic.  So I have moved some of the bulbs inside the house to push them … Continue reading

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Check out the dates for this year’s visit programme.

The visit and study tour programmes are now on the web.  Check out the dates – put them in your diary and download the booking forms.  

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Week Four – George Anderson prepares for the Spring Show

While it has been cool this week, well actually very cold in some areas, there has been a fair bit of sunshine. As a consequence the foliage of the Caley Bulbs removed from the plunge two weeks ago have now … Continue reading

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Another good day on the allotment

  Another good working day on the allotment. There had been a ground frost but by mid-morning the soil was workable. We had a second bonfire, burning up all the accumulated prunings. Wood ash is high in potash – which … Continue reading

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Valentines day report from the allotment.

We had the first sunny and even mild day on the allotment this year. Good to see the growth starting on the pears with the flower buds fattening up. The pears are always the first to flower and it is … Continue reading

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Caledonian Master Gardener

The Caledonian Master Gardener Programme is an innovative training and accreditation programme for Scottish gardeners with an interest and commitment to the promotion of gardening skills and horticultural knowledge through volunteering. The programme is led by the Caley with the … Continue reading

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Glassford Sprunt receives a Certificate of Merit from the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society

Glassford Sprunt was nominated by the Scottish Rock Garden Club and is a very worthy recipient of the award . As President I had the pleasure of presenting the award at the Dunblane Early Bulb Show and was delighted to … Continue reading

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Week three – George Anderson prepares for the Spring Show

The snow last week did not come to much in sunny Joppa. We had some wet sleety stuff on Wednesday morning but not enough to cover the ground. The bulbs in the environmesh shelter have been given a touch of … Continue reading

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Week two – George Anderson prepares for the Spring Show

George’s bulb blog:   The Caley bulbs were taken out of the plunge on Saturday and have now been cleaned up. The surplus soil / plunge compost has been tickled off the top of the pots so that there is … Continue reading

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February 7th on the allotment

Thursday was a dry, still day today – much, much better than the drenching rain of last week. Grass paths look good but the time involved in cutting the grass and more especially, keeping the edges neat is time taken … Continue reading

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