Monthly Archives: September 2016

Truly inspiring

Today was a double celebration.  It was an opportunity to celebrate 10 incredible years of Grow and Learn, the Caley’s horticultural award that recognises individual achievement through experiential learning and personal development for people with a learning disability or complex … Continue reading

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A very hardy fuchsia

Fuchsia Riccartonii Probably the best known and toughest of  the hardy Fuchsias which are now at their best. The name  originated from the garden at Riccarton, nowadays the site of Heriot-Watt University  near Edinburgh.  It is thought to be   a … Continue reading

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A plant named after a lizard

Chameleons  are well known for being  able to change their skin colours. Houttuynia cordata grows  in the Far East but  it is this  variegated  form Chameleon that is readily  available  in garden centres.  The plant  likes   moist soil  and will happily … Continue reading

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A warm sunny autumn day at the allotment

Today is the Autumn equinox and another warm and sunny day.  Long may it continue. Each week another of the apple varieties ripens and today ‘Charles Ross‘, good for cooking and eating, was ready for picking. We had a bonfire … Continue reading

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Sowing for next year

The reason groups like North Berwick in Bloom  do so well in Beautiful  Scotland is they plan ahead and have regular  work sessions to keep all the various tasks  under control. On the Monday after success at the Aberdeen award … Continue reading

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Fife show

This very good show has been held courtesy of Dobbie’s Dunfermline for several years but this time the organisers had to find a new venue at rather short notice and after the schedule had been printed and distributed as  Dobbies … Continue reading

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A misty muggy morning on the allotment

A misty muggy morning with the sun coming out as we were clearing up to leave. Today we were still working on clearing the posts from the old raspberry bed, the last one was finally dug out. They were all … Continue reading

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