Monthly Archives: March 2015

Spring bulbs on display at SRGC Show in Kincardine

Images of spring bulbs most from the Scottish Rock Garden Club show at Kincardine on 21st March. As 2015 is proving to be a relatively late season quite a few crocuses, reticulate iris and even snowdrops were on the benches. Although … Continue reading

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Good luck.

I wonder what this week will bring. I am away for a couple of days (Aberdeen and London) and then start the Show set up on Thursday so it is unlikely that there will be another post from the Bulb … Continue reading

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Eclipse time for George

Friday update from George: There has certainly been some movement on the flower front. The buds picked two days ago are coming out well. The pots of Caley Bulbs are all showing colour although the Tulips and Hyacinth might not … Continue reading

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Another productive day at the allotment in the warm sunshine

A splendid day meant the jackets came off and the temperature was positively warm by the time we left, though the cold has meant little signs of growth over the past week. The new growing season started today as we … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes

Cut yesterday, the buds were well out this morning so here is hoping that we will have lots of blooms for the Caley Show next weekend. In the glasshouse and outside there are lots of buds showing colour and so … Continue reading

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Sunshine at last!

At long last the sun is shining here in Joppa. How long it will continue to shine I am not sure but just to make sure I have something for Haddington Show on Sunday I have cut some Gooseneck buds … Continue reading

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There has been very little sunshine lately

There has been little sunshine over the past few days and a high pressure system over Russia is causing a cool Easterly air flow over the UK. It is not helping the bulbs come into flower but is stopping some … Continue reading

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Pam checks on her own pots!

Having read George’s blog I have just checked my own pots.  They are way behind, even though most have been inside the cold greenhouse.  I have now brought a few into the conservatory to encourage them to catch up but … Continue reading

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Just when you think all is going well.

If it happens when you are asleep there is little you can do. Last night the gutter overflowed during the heavy downpour we had and washed lots of soil out of the Hyacinth pot and battered the Tulips. Just when … Continue reading

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A cloudy and windy day at the allotment

A cloudy day, and of course the wind was blowing, but not enough to stop us putting up the netting on the fruit cage.  The netting is several years old now and each year we have to do more ‘darning’. … Continue reading

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