Monthly Archives: May 2017

Watering, watering, watering……

The weather is finally warming up but still no rain so out with the hose again today watering all the fruit and the growing vegetables. The first flowers are out on the runner beans now and all the peas planted … Continue reading

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Fruit blossom….and winter veg.

Today was one of those typical May days, with hats and scarves on in the morning but by lunchtime the jackets are off, though the east wind was still making itself felt. The plot is full of fruit blossom and … Continue reading

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Do you have apples trees but don’t know what they are?

Many people with an apple tree in their garden come to Apple Days wanting to know what variety their apple is. ¬†(Note: Caley Apple Days are held in conjunction with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh at the beginning of October) . … Continue reading

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The new Alpine House is officially open!

Thursday evening saw the official opening of the refurbished traditional Alpine House and frames at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.   The Regius Keeper, Simon Milne, welcomes guests.       Late spring bulbs prominent in the alpine display and many … Continue reading

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Wildlife friendly plants

Want to encourage more bees and butterflies into your garden? The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has produced a list of Spring and Summer bedding which are rich in pollen for our bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. The list is available … Continue reading

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