Monthly Archives: August 2016

A tale of two baskets

..more accurately two pairs of baskets. These are identical 16 inch baskets with virtually the same plant mix. One has been watered daily with feed added once per week, the other less frequently. It has not been a particularly hot … Continue reading

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another weekend, another flower show

..or more precisely two. First over to the Kingdom of Fife to help judge the excellent pot plants at Leven- this show is also open tomorrow. then back to catch the East Linton show – a very popular event in … Continue reading

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The local show season

….has now started. Gifford HS have their long established show in a large marquee on the village green. Outside the tent here are a few entries into their new scarecrow competition. Many more exhibits inside and the show is open … Continue reading

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Another day at the allotment

The haar came in overnight after the last couple of warm and sunny days but it was gone by late morning and Arthur Seat came into full view again. Some of the second sowing of Japanese vegetables are now showing … Continue reading

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A rainy day on the allotment

There has been plenty of rain over the last few days and some this morning too but not enough to send us home! After the pruning workshop on the Open Day, we carried on with the job on the rest … Continue reading

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Judging for Beautiful Scotland

..can be hard work. Some of Uddingston Pride’s many volunteers had made all these cakes to celebrate the BS campaign’s 50th anniversary so I had to sample several.

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Vacancy for Horticultural Tutor – Green Routes

Green Routes is one of our long established Grow & Learn projects.  They currently have a vacancy they are looking to fill.  More details about the project and contact for application pack attached HORTICULTURE TUTOR advert. If you are interested or … Continue reading

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Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden

A very special exhibition is now underway at the Queen’s Gallery by Palace of Holyroodhouse.   The exhibition shows the very different ways which gardens and plants inspired artists and craftsmen – including  two sketches by Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibition … Continue reading

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Ayr flower show

Ayr Flower show takes place this weekend. Large double Begonias are one of the mainstays of the show- these large flowers are too fragile for outside but actually like the relatively cool summer conditions in Scottish greenhouses! To get flowers … Continue reading

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Results of our hard work are finally rewarded on Allotment

This is the best time of the year on the allotment as we see the results of all the hard work.  The new fruit planted earlier in the year has settled in and is growing well. The potatoes are now … Continue reading

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