On our way back from a night in town we stopped at The Range in Fort Kinnaird to have a look at the gardening section, we can’t seem to go past a garden centre or shop at present and we definitely need to get a few things (a hose pipe is top of the list as all this dry weather is proving that a watering can (& one outdoor tap) isn’t the most viable way of keeping things watered! ).
A little something for Orchid lovers this weekend at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanical Gardens – if the picture below is anything to go by – it’ll be stunning!
Fri 27 June to Sun 20 July
Come and see a stunning display of colourful and elegant orchids by the Taiwan Floriculture Exports Association. Weekend activities will include Chinese flower painting and orchid culture tips.
After 2 weeks of my slugs ‘brewing’ away it was time to finish the process and protect our plants!
For those who missed Stage 1 – click here
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 repellent is only harmful to other slugs).
I really admire anyone who follows their dreams, take the plunge & start their own business doing something they’re passionate about. That’s exactly what Mandy did – not only is she doing what she loves but she’s also finding new ways to take that passion to others.
What a gorgeous warm week, right up until the weekend that is! Many post-work sunny evenings were spent in the garden, ‘testing’ out the new sun lounger! (I’m pleased to say it passes muster).
A warm, if somewhat cloudy day sees in the weekend. We’re off in to town later to enjoy a bbq in someone else’s garden but this morning we made time to do a few more things in our own.
I suddenly realised that the peas should probably be staked, especially as they’re all in a tangle and starting to blossom so cut down some bamboo canes and sorted that – a 2 minute job and they look so much better already. Continue reading We Have a Rockery – Sat 14th June
A gorgeous warm, sunny day here in the Pentlands – it’s days like this that really make me appreciate just how lucky I am to work at home from our garden shed!
After the weekend’s prep we had another planter to fill so in went spinach, mizuna and spring onions. I also planted my broccoli and brussel sprout seedlings. Continue reading Broccoli, Brussels & Borage – Weds 11th June