Six on Saturday 12th May 2018

Good morning and welcome to this weeks six on Saturday. it is a work weekend this week so as always this will be a quick one. We actually had rain fleetingly on Wednesday night and it has given the Gardens  bit of a boost to say the least. I have managed at least an hour…

Six on Saturday 5th May 2018

Good morning and welcome to SOS. I need water! Yes you heard me right. I realise it has been a tad inclement darn sarf but it has been pretty dry up here for a good 3 – 4 weeks. I have exhausted the water in my 2 water butts and have watered the garden with…

Six on Saturday 28th April 2018

Good morning and welcome to this weeks SOS. I have been on holiday this week so popped up to Argyll and Bute for a few days.  I went on a bit of a bus men’s holiday and visited 4 gardens when I was up there.  All individual in their own ways and all fantastic gardens. …

Linn Gardens, Cove nr Helensburgh

Today I went to what might be one of the best gardens on Scotland if not Britain. That is a bold statement I know but this place is magical. A families love affair which at times has seen tragedy but this is a place has been built on one mans passion and fascination of plants…

Benmore Gardens, Argyll

I first visited this garden 2 years ago and have always wanted to go back. I went back today and I had it confirmed that this garden is a gem. Benmore is a mountainside garden and is owned by the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh. The planting was started by James Duncan in the 1860’s and…

Six on Saturday 21st April 2018

Welcome to this weeks six on Saturday.  Pleased to say the good weather has arrived!.  My first tulips are just about to flower and I am sure more will follow soon.  I must admit I have been a little jealous of all the pictures of the Tulips on Twitter over the last week but I…

Edrom Nurseries

I have been driving past the sign on the A1 for Edrom Nurseries for years and finally went there today and boy what a place. The Nursery is in Coldingham, Berwickshire on the Coldingham Moor road. The nursery is in a hollow on the road and has buildings on both sides of the road. They…

Six on Saturday 14th April 2018

Morning and welcome to SOS Another rubbish week weather wise but the forecast for the next week does look promising.   Being oop north things seem to be a couple of weeks behind the south and progress is slow.   Work is picking up pace and it looks like I am in for a busy 12 weeks. …

Six on Saturday 7th April 2018

Welcome to this weeks SOS.   Been a busy day at work this week so garden action has been limited but as always with this time of year there is always new things in the garden bursting through. We had 3 days of constant rain at the beginning of the week but the garden seems…

Six on Saturday 31st March 2018

Happy Easter! Hope the Easter Bunny is kind to you and does not eat your plants. I am working this weekend so this is going to be a quick one. As you may have guessed all photo’s were taking in the sun during the week. Enjoy 1, New Potting Bench\Compost Bin I have a relatively…