Monthly Archives: February 2016

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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