Monthly Archives: July 2016

Beautiful Scotland

Judging starts on Monday 1st August. As this is the fiftieth year of the campaign many communities have designed a floral feature to celebrate as in North Berwick.

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Conservation strips and headlands

These are often sown with annual flowers which are useful to birds and insects but may not be native British wild plants. An example is the American Phacelia tanacetifolia. Its blue flowers certainly add colour to field edges. Here it … Continue reading

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Annual Mixes to brighten up public spaces

Annual mixes can  brighten up public areas such as this East Lothian roundabout at relatively low cost. They are often referred to as wildflowers which is misleading as they often include non native plants to give more variety such as … Continue reading

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Warm sunny day on the allotment

A wonderful warm day though close and the heat and rain over the last week has made a noticeable difference to everything, but especially the sweetcorn now romping away. The redcurrants have been netted and we spent most of the … Continue reading

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hardy annuals

> Annual mixes can brighten up public areas such as this East Lothian roundabout at relatively low cost. They are often referred to as wildflowers which is misleading as they often include non native plants to give more variety such … Continue reading

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Grow & Learn Newsletter – Summer 2016

Here is the latest newletter GL Newsletter – Summer from our Grow & Learn team. For further information on our Grow & Learn project please check the Education section of our website.

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Allotment update – Thursday 14 July 2016

The blogger has been on holiday but the allotmenteers have been working away as usual doing the weeding and watering and getting the kale planted out. Today we concentrated on weeding the brassica and runner bean bed and the area … Continue reading

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