Gardening Scotland 2016 – Tickets are now on Sale!

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We had the best day at Gardening Scotland last year – you can read my blog post here, so have been keeping my eye out for this year’s tickets – which are now, at last, on Sale.

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The show is Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June and I’ll have (hopefully) just completed the West Highland Way (in 5 days) that week – fingers crossed I’ll be back on my feet again by the weekend! 

Tickets and further info can be found here

There were also some really good Gardening Tips for March on the email – see below

Here’s our top ten tips from the Gardening Scotland team for what to be getting on with this month:
  1. Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as aliums, gladiolus and crocosmia to ensure your garden is full of colour come June
  2. Buy seed potatoes and put them in an open egg box, then sit them in a sunny windowsill to encourage shoots to develop before planting out at the start of April
  3. Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials and plant them around the garden
  4. Cut back dogwood shrubs such as Cornus Alba and willow which are grown for colourful winter stems to around 25cm – this will ensure they grow fully again for next winter
  5. Get a head start on weeding and lift any perennial weeds before they get out of hand
  6. Open the greenhouse or conservatory doors and vents on warm days
  7. Sow seeds such as sweet peas and broad beans indoors or under glass to get them off to an early start
  8. Prune apple or pear trees that weren’t done during winter. Leave plum trees until early summer
  9. Clear space in compost bins for new garden waste
  10. Continue to feed and water indoor pot plants with a well balanced fertiliser.  Any flowering plants should receive a potassium-rich fertiliser to extend the flowering season.

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