Monthly Archives: March 2017

Nearly time!

Just incase you have nothing to do this evening, here is the latest epistle from Joppa. Only one week to go until the show and if you are anything like me, you will be fussing over your pots and blooms … Continue reading

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Daffodil display

Many public parks have colourful  plantings of daffodils  now in bloom. This one in North Berwick  is different as it features examples of the  13 divisions that the Daffodil Society use to describe  these bulbs. The board is based on  the drawings … Continue reading

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after the show

After a flower show most daffodils  will move very happily into an open border. To the left of the photo are some of the North Berwick primary and nursery school Jetfire which wer at the Caley children’s show in RBGE … Continue reading

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Brinkmanship!

It is all about Brinksmanship, how close to the edge can we go without the blooms going over.  Just to mix the metaphors, Am I sailing too close to the wind? The pot of Hyacinths ( Delft Blue ) and … Continue reading

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Two top daffodils

Scottish Rock Garden shows award a George Forrest memorial medal to the best plant in  the  show. At Kincardine yesterday  two were awarded as a white triandrus type Narcissus on the RBGE display was given  a Professional Forrest while David Millward’s … Continue reading

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Cloudy Day on Allotment

A cloudy day and the promised rain didn’t arrive so we made good progress. We had the last bonfire of the winter to clear away all the prunings etc and the ash was spread around the fruit bushes. A further … Continue reading

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A weekend update from George

Saw my first Peacock Butterfly of the season today (Saturday)  basking in the bright sunshine.  A day of wall to wall sunshine with just a hint of frost in the morning. Another first for the season was the opening of … Continue reading

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