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Dalkeith show

Young helpers  relax  after helping erect the staging  now covered  in the customary black fabric. By tomorrow it will be covered with entries. The show is open on  Saturday afternoon and Sunday though the associated SE Scotland fuchsia show is only on Saturday. … Continue reading

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Watering

Community groups use various ways  to provide water to keep their displays  looking  good until the first frosts. This  Haddington  volunteer uses a water cart small enough to use in confined  spaces. Daily watering  and weekly feeding  has lead to very healthy … Continue reading

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Dundee flower show

Dundee Flower Show opens to the public tomorrow in Camperdown Park for three days. Today exhibitors were busy getting their displays and plants ready.

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A tale of two baskets

..more accurately two pairs of baskets. These are identical 16 inch baskets with virtually the same plant mix. One has been watered daily with feed added once per week, the other less frequently. It has not been a particularly hot … Continue reading

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another weekend, another flower show

..or more precisely two. First over to the Kingdom of Fife to help judge the excellent pot plants at Leven- this show is also open tomorrow. then back to catch the East Linton show – a very popular event in … Continue reading

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The local show season

….has now started. Gifford HS have their long established show in a large marquee on the village green. Outside the tent here are a few entries into their new scarecrow competition. Many more exhibits inside and the show is open … Continue reading

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Judging for Beautiful Scotland

..can be hard work. Some of Uddingston Pride’s many volunteers had made all these cakes to celebrate the BS campaign’s 50th anniversary so I had to sample several.

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Ayr flower show

Ayr Flower show takes place this weekend. Large double Begonias are one of the mainstays of the show- these large flowers are too fragile for outside but actually like the relatively cool summer conditions in Scottish greenhouses! To get flowers … Continue reading

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Beautiful Scotland

Judging starts on Monday 1st August. As this is the fiftieth year of the campaign many communities have designed a floral feature to celebrate as in North Berwick.

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Conservation strips and headlands

These are often sown with annual flowers which are useful to birds and insects but may not be native British wild plants. An example is the American Phacelia tanacetifolia. Its blue flowers certainly add colour to field edges. Here it … Continue reading

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