Monthly Archives: October 2016

Good day on the allotment

No midges today with a good west wind blowing, unlike last week. It was down on hands and knees today, getting the boards for the new raised beds into their final position and levelling them off,  taking into account the … Continue reading

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A mild, sunny and windless day at the allotment

Today we started on the new raised beds, marking out the beds and paths; putting the boards and stakes into position as well as doing a thorough weeding of the whole area. The runner beans are now over so they … Continue reading

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Awards for Scottish gentians

Two of Ian McNaughton’s  gentians have been recommended for the RHS Award of Garden  Merit by the Joint Rock Committee ( composed of reps. from RHS, Alpine Garden Society and Scottish Rock Garden Club). The Caley is already well known to … Continue reading

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A Beginners Guide to Exhibiting at the Caley Spring Show – Part One

Part One – The Bulb Planting Workshop At the Caley’s annual Spring Show in 2014, as I was wandering around admiring the beautiful exhibits, two questions kept popping into my head. How on earth does one get bulbs to bloom in peak condition on … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Spring!

A short burst of energy prepared the plunge bed at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh nursery for the Caley bulb planting workshop on Saturday. Sorry there isnt a picture – but they havent yet fitted cameras to spades! Some great … Continue reading

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Autumn Colour at Redcroft

    Some of the stars of the garden make their presence felt at this time. Foremost among them are the Nerines. From a small clump given to me thirty years ago by my parents-in-law from their Norfolk garden, this … Continue reading

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Rain and shine on the allotment

We all turned up last week but the rain was so heavy and the forecast not promising we fled home and then it turned into a beautiful sunny day. We did manage to pick a few runner beans though in … Continue reading

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