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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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Rockets!

What a difference a week makes, we took the bulbs out of our own plunge bed on Friday following last week’s trip to the Botanics.  The results are quite pleasing (we only have one pot which seemingly contains nothing at … Continue reading

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Greenhouse debate, amongst other things…

The editor’s garden (and house) are finally, it seems, going to be sold.  Just before we get to the really cold stuff, we should be moving to a new and larger garden.  It’s not big, its still a town garden … Continue reading

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Ironically, about a Gent called Ian…

I see from the Caley website that Beryl and Ian McNaughton of Macplants have been awarded the George Forrest Medal for the Caley Gentian.  Gentiana ‘The Caley’ was developed by Ian McNaughton to celebrate the Caley’s bicentenary. I know what a Gentian is … Continue reading

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Oh what a tangled web…

Just when you think summer might have come at last; no, not a frost, just a dewy, sunny Sunday in Peebleshire.

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Butterflies, moths and caterpillars (oh my!)

For the last 2 weeks my children have been following the steady progress of a number of caterpillars on the Nasturtiums outside the back door of our house, eagerly expecting them to turn into Butterflies.  (We have seen some beauties … 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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More from Gardening Scotland

One of the attractions of this year’s gardening Scotland were the gardens and demonstrations from some of Scotland’s colleges. Oatridge College provided regular demonstrations of techniques… The Scottish Agricultural College produced a wonderful ‘breathing garden’, more about which can be … Continue reading

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Planting a fish tank…?

4 months ago I bought a new fish tank.  For those of you who know about such things it’s a reasonably big one at 125 litres.  So far I’m not hosting very many fish in the tank, and to a … Continue reading

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