One thing I have enjoyed about the lockdown is the extra time at home that’s allowed me to have a go at lots of creative and crafty things that I’ve always fancied or dabbled in but never really pursued. A recent birthday was the perfect time to get kitted up for some of them. Continue reading Flower Pressing (in the microwave)
I recently converted some of my Tesco Clubcard points into a Gardeners World magazine subscription and my first one arrived today, along with some free seeds – yay! Continue reading Every Little Helps…
This is NOT a euphemism for anything random as that headline sounds! Last week I was lucky enough to meet Odin, my friend’s 7-year old Golden Eagle (he breeds them). I’ve never been so close to one before and the experience completely blew me away. Continue reading I stroked a Golden Eagle!
Threave has been on my ‘to visit’ list for a few years, ever since one of my gardening club friends told me about it – it’s the National Trust’s Training Centre for future Professional Gardeners and is home to the School of Heritage Gardening. Continue reading Garden Bagging – Threave
Anyone know of any Scottish-based community groups who might benefit from a visit to one of our gardens…? Continue reading Looking for Community Groups who’d Like to Visit a Garden…
So, as part of my new job at Scotland’s Garden Scheme, I’ve decided that I’m going to try and ‘bag’ all the gardens – with over 500 open in any one year (some opening every other year), this could take me some time but at least I’ll now have plenty of opportunity. Continue reading 101 Greenbank Crescent
So, I’ve been a little quiet recently, but, I have some REALLY exciting news to share – I’ve got a new job and it couldn’t be more up my street! I’m the new marketing Manager for Scotland’s Garden Scheme (SGS), a charity that promotes health and well-being through opening gardens across Scotland to raise money for over 200 charities. Continue reading New (dream) Job – and it’s gardening-related!