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Irises…Iris’s…Irae…Iris’…….Julia’s Flowers

Further to comments and posts previous regarding the early flowering of the pots of Iris excavated from the plunge bed at the Botanics I was sent the following pictures by Caley member Julia, to whom I must express both my … Continue reading

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Zoo?

Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens are a great place for communing with nature, especially if you like squirrels. (Who I might add are rather partial to chasing eggs down hills if you ever have the chance to experiment). The Festival has … Continue reading

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Snapshots from the Caley Study Tour to Cornwall ..

The grand (but exciting), the old, the unexpected,  the fascinating and the inspirational as well as practical: What a week! [ed.  I have added links to all of the above gardens to the links section on the right for those … Continue reading

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To weed or not to weed…

I have spent many hours on my hands and knees amongst the flower beds over the last few years dealing with what I considered to be ‘unwanted visitors’.  I have to admit to being a somewhat lazy weeder, I let … Continue reading

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Flowers, flowers everywhere!

Gardening Scotland was wonderful. Saturday and Sunday didn’t quite have the soaring temperatures of Friday but the Floral Hall and Craft Marquee provided a welcome shelter from the chill (for those of us who had forgotten to check the weather … Continue reading

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Gardening Scotland – Day 1

I hope all who went today had a wonderful time.  Having spoken to a few people who went along today I am certainly looking forward to tomorrow (fingers crossed for some nice weather). Here are some photos from day 1… … Continue reading

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Wake up and smell the Azaleas

Dawyck Botanic is well worth a visit for those who have not yet been.  For those who have, I don’t think I really need to promote it! The Azaleas and Mecanopsis never fail to stun with their vibrant colours (and with … Continue reading

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