On our way back from a night in town we stopped at The Range in Fort Kinnaird to have a look
A little something for Orchid lovers this weekend at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanical Gardens – if the picture below is anything to
I was quite surprised when I removed the lid to still see some of the slugs alive – hardy little wotsits – oh, and the smell….! (it didn’t seem to put Cosmo off though – he was definitely up for having a taste, thankfully this brew is only harmful to other slugs).
Plant-n-Grow sprouted to bring you a product that provided you with everything you needed to get starting growing your own and the knowledge to grow, harvest and cook. We collaborated with award winning cook school Edinburgh School of Food and Wine who created a range of easy to cook recipes designed around the contents of each box.
In fact it was rather an outdoorsy week – after gathering some elderflowers from a neighbour’s garden on Wednesday, Bees & I made some elderflower ‘champagne’ followed by a day at The Royal Highland Show. On Friday I was given the chance to do a Champagne sabrage in Drumsheugh Gardens as part of a lunch hosted by Piper Heidsieck at The Bonham Hotel.
It was also time to dig over our rockery area and plant an assortment of Heathers, Saxifrages and a Lavender, they don’t look much just now but once they’ve grown a bit, I think it’ll be a lovely part of the garden and a big attraction for bees and butterflies.
Now my first batch of seedlings have all been planted I did some more – some fancy ornamental grass (Pennisetum Cream Falls – needed to check the spelling on that one! 😉 that we bought at the weekend for our borders as well as some more Nicotiana and some Borage – hopefully with the warmer weather they’ll spring up quickly.