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Autumn is here

Autumn is here with the nights getting chilly but there is still plenty of sun around to ripen the apples and hopefully the sweetcorn.   We had the the first of the clearing up bonfires today and we shall need … Continue reading

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Scotland is blooming

2017 was the 51st year for Beautiful Scotland with a theme of birds, bees and trees. The top award – the Rosebowl –  the overall winner across all categories was won by North Berwick in Bloom, for the second year … Continue reading

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Allotment chores on a pleasant day.

A pleasant day to get on with the allotment chores. The strawberries are over so the netting was taken off and put over the area that had grown the shallots and has now been sown with buckwheat as a green … Continue reading

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Green over gravel 

Guest blog from Caley member John Gordon  With approaching forty years  in the horticultural industry I now give myself more time to appreciate and enjoy plants; the training I got at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh must have rubbed off. … Continue reading

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Still time to find out and see for your self

As you enter Gardening Scotland from the North Gate you cannot miss the garden designed for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) to mark 100 years of remembrance.  The garden was commissioned by Glen Art a Scottish charity which supports … 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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