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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North Berwick in Bloom does it in style!

Wednesday 14th was a very special day as 2016 celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Beautiful Scotland campaign to Keep Scotland Beautiful.  An evening of celebration when North Berwick in Bloom’s success was much in evidence. The North Berwick in Bloom group … Continue reading

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Keep Scotland Beautiful Award Ceremony

Community groups, local authorities and businesses from across Scotland gathered on Wednesday 14 September at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom to celebrate the 50th annual Beautiful Scotland Awards, organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful. A ceremony which celebrated 50 years of Beautiful … Continue reading

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it’s not just flowers and vegetables

……….as this snap of today’s show in in Dunbar demonstrates. Local shows always have a fine selection of craftwork  and baking. I was asked to help dispose  of these plates of  home made tablet and readily obliged.         … Continue reading

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