Perthshire Horticulture News & Stories
05 June 2016

By all accounts, pheasants are negligent parents.  Hence my utter delight at the recent arrival of a hen with 17 very young chicks and, apart from anything else, it has made it almost impossible to do anything other than enjoy their scampering outside the back door. 

 

Something strange is happening in my garden.  Various plants, which have never appeared before, have popped up – a random allium, a solitary yellow hyacinth. Other things, such as previously single white or purple chequerboard fritillary, have either not appeared...

 

Don’t get me wrong, I like lettuce. And rocket. I grow prodigious amounts of both, and eat most of it. It’s just that if there is none, I am never lost for salad ingredients. And when there is, I augment the tender crispness of lettuce and the bite of rocket with a...

 

Well, yes I do wonder about weeding. In our household there is considerable disagreement regarding the subjects, the method and the advisability of the task. And some forms of weeding (such as practised by the Other Partner in this household and business) only Make...

 
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