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Prolonging the pallets

The two North Berwick pallets re-erected  in the town’s High Street after Gardening Scotland closed. They will stay there until the end of the summer and be part of the town’s presentation to the Britain in Bloom judges  in August.  It … Continue reading

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An auricula theatre

Once very popular these plants and this special way of displaying them  are making a comeback. This example was set up by Graeme and Hilary Butler from Rumbling Bridge nursery  at the Highland Rock Garden  show last Saturday. For more info … Continue reading

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Tidying spring planters

Spring bulbs do not last through the whole season so as they fade and their foliage becomes untidy cutting it out allows  the rest of the bedding to make a  better show. Cutting the old foliage to compost  level is less likely … Continue reading

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Frost damage to rhododendron flowers

Most dwarf rhododendrons are hardy but the flowers vary in how resistant they are to frost. Compare Swift at the top with Cream Crest in the middle and Dora Amateis after a recent very cold night in East Lothian . … 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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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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