In the Spring of 2013, we left the city behind and moved to a lovely little cottage on the edge of the Scottish Pentland Hills, just South of Edinburgh.
After a glorious Summer of enjoying simply having a garden, the first time since being ‘grown-up’, it was time to start again, without going to the expense of ripping the whole lot out and starting again from scratch. Neither of us have much experience of gardening, or are particularly practical for that matter, so we’re pretty much just winging it as we go.
We’re situated just shy of 1000ft and have a short growing season. The first frosts can appear anytime from late August and often lasting into June – challenging to say the least!
We like to grow edibles and are keen on trying unusual or heirloom varieties, things that you can’t easily get in the shops. We have some successes and many (many) failures too. Every day is indeed a school day on our little patch.
This is the journey of our Pentland garden.
Written by Nadine Pierce
The Rest of the Family:
Sandy, my ‘partner in garden grime’
Cosmo, our eldest cocker spaniel pup
Blue, the pup
Max, the mouser
Poppy, the wee cutie