Monthly Archives: February 2016

Ornamental brassicas

These can brighten up a dull corner at a time little else is showing colour. They work well in planters and even  baskets including indoors if there is enough light. However  they are prone to drop leaves and  even rot … Continue reading

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The workshop pots have been removed from the plunge.

The Caley Bulbs were lifted from the plunge on Saturday and have been sitting in the shade since then. I will keep them cool and shaded for a week or so just to allow them to green up a little. … Continue reading

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It does not take long!

On Monday George bought a bunch of daffodils in readiness for the demonstration element of the workshop on Saturday morning when we lift the pots of bulbs we plunged in October. Watch what happens

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First work day back on the Allotment this year

Amazingly the sun was shining for our first proper day back on the allotment for 2016.  That didn’t last of course, rain by lunchtime, but there was no wind and at least the fruit was dry enough to be finally … Continue reading

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Iris ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’

Iris ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’ is a very useful garden  plant.  The petals or falls are wider than the many forms of Iris reticulata showing it is  a selection  from Iris histrioides, which naturally grows at around 1500 metres on mountains … Continue reading

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Latest news from George

The weather still remains on the mild side and in the garden the Iris Lady Beatrix Stanley is doing its best to attract attention. Snowdrops aconites and the first of the Camellias are all showing colour.  In the glasshouse, the … Continue reading

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After Storm Henry at Dawyck Botanic Garden.

Storm Henry delayed Dawyck Botanic Garden (one of the Regional gardens of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) opening for the season. Safety had to come first, both for the visitors and the team members.  ‘Henry’ brought south-westerly gusts that measured over … Continue reading

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