Charlie Dimmock launching exclusive range of gardening products in Poundland

Well this is certainly something to be looking out for, celebrity gardener, Charlie Dimmock is launching a range of exclusive gardening products at Poundland on the 29th February, and yes, these items will all be retailing at £1.

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The range of both practical and decorative items consists of over 130 lines and expected best sellers include:  4 assorted hand tools, hanging bird feeder, heavy duty gloves, pressure sprayer, cast iron key hook, a wooden sign and a mosaic post solar light. Continue reading Charlie Dimmock launching exclusive range of gardening products in Poundland

440 Gardens Across Scotland Opening to The Public For Charity

Winton House, East Lothian
Winton House, East Lothian

Snowdrops and star gazing, stunning views of the Highlands, inner city allotment veg patches, scenic Scottish burns and sensory flower borders are some of the horticultural highlights in 66 new gardens opening to the public for Scotland’s Gardens in 2016.
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Pretty Lights at The Botanics – opens 29th Oct

Experience Four Seasons in Just One Night

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The award-winning Botanic Lights is back with a month of magical nights at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

As night falls, follow a magical trail of light through the Garden.  New for 2015, the trail will lead you through the colours of the seasons and will use state-of-the-art technology, projections and lasers to highlight the Garden’s magnificent trees and landscape. Continue reading Pretty Lights at The Botanics – opens 29th Oct

Top Gardening Tips for Beginners

Origin Global recently asked me to contribute my top tips for beginner gardeners – here’s the finished article.

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Two years ago, Nadine Pierce and her partner, Sandy, moved from the city to the Pentland Hills in Scotland. It was here that they began learning the ins and outs of gardening from scratch, which Nadine has been documenting on her blog – A Pentland Garden Diary.

Like you, Nadine was a complete beginner when she started transforming her garden, so knows just what it takes to get the successful results you so desire from your gardening project.

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We love our garden so much we just got married in it!

You may have notice a wee break in posts recently and there’s a very good reason for it – we got ourselves hitched.

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In Scotland you’re allowed to get married anywhere and as we love our little house in the country, especially the garden, we couldn’t think of anywhere better to tie the knot.

The chickens, dog and cats were all present! (and yes, I did get married in my pyjamas).