It’s always interesting to know the role that various insects in the garden play. Most of them do a good job although they do become troublesome when they are unable to curb their appetites and you lose some prized plants. … More Grow Your Own
How often I have sown seed thinking I will remember what they are or the label has been lost. It happens a lot with me and even when I try to make sure each little pot is named, there are always the little curiosities which leave me wondering until either flower or fruit appear. … More I Wonder… ?
There is nothing wrong with making mistakes in gardening, nor in fact making mistakes in anything as many useful inventions started life with a different intention. … More To Err Is Human
Some of the flowers on the magnolia tree are showing signs of being frosted but thankfully there are plenty of others which survived. … More The Last Gasp
Being an enthusiastic recycler, I am always looking for ways of using things which may not have been designed for the purpose I want them for, so when I received two disposable window box pouches, I knew just what to do with them – wicked! … More Well, It’s Wicked
Frost tender plants and trees are a bit of a challenge when typical Scottish weather, even in April can be cold, wet with hail and snow.
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The end result of a seed sown might produce a very large plant but even in a small garden, it’s possible to keep the plant within a reasonable size limit. Even if it does outgrow you, there maybe someone else can benefit from a kick start for it. … More Think Big
I defy anyone to be negative about their limited growing space. Even with just one pot, it’s what you make of it that counts. Even a dandelion looks pretty and attacks bees. … More Don’t Worry About Weeds
The photograph does not do the Chilean Guava justice. It’s a beautiful little shrub which produces lovely sweet berries. … More Sow A Little More
There’s nothing like a burst of spring flowers to inspire you to roll up your sleeves and if it’s anything like our area, you put on your wellies as well and get into the garden. … More Ready, Steady, Sow