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wildflower meadows

These come in great  variety depending on the soil, situation and whether things  have been sown or planted  or just allowed to develop naturally. All have a base of permanent grass and need at least one cut and lift in … 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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Making words with plants

Making words and designs  from plants fascinates  the public as it’s something few people do in their own gardens. The most famous  example  is  Edinburgh’s floral  clock which is known worldwide. In North Berwick  East Lothian council gardeners annually   commemorate a local … Continue reading

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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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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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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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