Gardening Tips

Making a terraced garden

Jul 06

Making a terraced garden

Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2017

Gardens all have their challenges, as well as charm and horticultural appeal. One of the more challenging issues relates to uneven ground and steep slopes whereby maintaining a lawn or border becomes dangerous as well as difficult. Read More >

Creating a water feature

Jun 26

Creating a water feature

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017

Many people enjoy the tranquillity of a water feature in their garden and there is no doubt that the sound of running water has an enchanting appeal. So read on if you are considering adding such a feature. Read More >

Winding up this year and preparing for next

Sep 26

Winding up this year and preparing for next

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016

Well Braemar night and all the end of summer events and flower shows are behind us, as the days shorten so we should cheer ourselves up and look ahead to 2017 in the garden. It is to be hoped that you took lots of nice photographs of your and others garden highlights, offering some winter cheer and optimism. We can all rise to the challenge of making our gardens even more attractive next year, whether a novice first time gardener or someone who strives for the holy grail in gardening. Read More >

Summer garden judging

Aug 09

Summer garden judging

Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2016

It seems hardly any time since I was judging the communities of Perth & Kinross Take a Pride in the 2015 Perthshire competition when we scrutinise towns and villages for their horticultural impact, environmental responsibility and community involvement. Read More >

People grow better in gardens

May 03

People grow better in gardens

Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2016

We are approaching a time of the gardening year when you can take things a bit easier, as you will have tidied up your garden, prepared the ground for vegetable and fruits and when the last of the frosts have passed, you will be finishing your summer bedding schemes and containers. Read More >

Preparing for summer

Apr 01

Preparing for summer

Posted on Friday, April 01, 2016

With the days lengthening at last, you may be looking ahead and considering what to grow in your garden this growing season. As you work the soil and remove any weeds and debris; you will find that the ground will begin to dry out, as it has been awfully wet since last autumn. Gardening is not all hard work and best if you take your time in order to get your garden in good condition and that for most means little and often, which is the old adage. Read More >

The Spring Garden

Feb 15

The Spring Garden

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2016

The great British obsession with the weather is extremely relevant when it comes to gardening and the various difficulties it presents. Many communities have suffered flooding in recent months, while severe gales have also taken their toll.   Read More >

Gardening reflection - successes and failures

Aug 26

Gardening reflection - successes and failures

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

As we approach the end of summer in the garden, we can reflect on our successes and failures. Some will have issues with the wet season resulting in rots and a multitude of failures, but apart from the hanging baskets, less watering has been one of the positives in the flower garden and vegetable patch. Read More >