Monthly Archives: March 2016

Flower Power

While the team have been preparing the show benches ready for people to bring in their entries for the Spring Show, Richard picked up some flower power that we will be selling over the weekend to raise funds.  Whilst these are not … Continue reading

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Nearly there….

With the recent windy and wet weather all the pots have been huddled in the glasshouse. The flowers have certainly come out over the time I was away in Spain.They now need to be protected from excessive sunshine and wind. The weather … Continue reading

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Tulip species

Some of the earlier tulips to flower are wild species  such as this group of Tulipa turkestanica. As the name suggest these are from central Asia where they grow quite high up in mountains like the the Pamirs and Tien Shan. As the … Continue reading

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Gordon Murdoch – a gardener at Logan Botanic Garden receives recognition

Gordon Murdoch started work on the Logan Estate just before the estate was split and Logan Botanic Garden established as part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. During the past 45 years he has worked under three Curators and has … Continue reading

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Don’t turn your back.

We returned yesterday from a short stay in Spain and although the weather has been dull and cold during our time away, many of the blooms have become fully open. Pots with lots of open blooms have been placed in … Continue reading

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Recognition for a National Trust for Scotland gardener.

Presenting Caley awards which recognise horticultural skills and  gardening expertise is always special.  Just occasionally there is an opportunity to do this on the recipients’ home turf.  Today at  NTS Broughton House in Kirkcudbright  was such an occasion.  Nick Hoskins had previously … Continue reading

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A chilly morning on the allotment

The haar made it a chilly morning so we kept on the move. Last week all the beds were dug over and the main task today was to plant out the shallots, variety ‘Hative di Niort’ and onions, variety ‘Centurion’ … Continue reading

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