Happy new year (I hope)

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Well, here we are in 2014 and I’m glad to see the back of 2013 to be honest. What started out as a promising year ground to a sudden halt at the beginning of May when a ladder fell from under me (I ... Read More

The Beechgrove Garden

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Sometime in 2011, I discovered a BBC Scotland TV programme called “The Beechgrove Garden”. At the time, I was becoming disenchanted with Gardeners’ World on national BBC and Alan Titchmarsh’s ... Read More

Veddw through the back gate

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Why this has taken me nine months to write I don’t know. Maybe I was worried about incurring the wrath of a certain garden maker. But I realised that the aforementioned garden maker (the famous ... Read More

Happy Easter

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Well that’s the site backend rebuilt. If you’re using a PC you won’t see much difference but the site will now display a lot better on mobile devices (phones, tablets and so on). One... Read More

Slug it to me

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When I was little, guys working on the roads in winter always started by setting up something called a brazier in which they lit a fire to keep warm. I also remember that my mother wore a brazier – ... Read More