Aberdeen in Bloom Competition

Application forms for the 2017 competition are now available and entries have to be returned got to be returned to Aberdeen City Council by 14 July.  We have always been big supporters of the City’s, Britain in Bloom efforts and I hope we will see the usual big entry from…

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Gardening Scotland Pallet Gardens

Our visit to Gardening Scotland gave us all sorts of good ideas for Primary visit activities next year. Lots of imagination and talent on show.  

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Welcome Mr Toad

I spotted this toad near my manure pile this week.         It would be great to build up a record of the wildlife that we see on our site.  If you spot something interesting, please let Norman know.  Better still, if you can catch a photo or…

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The Big Garthdee Green Adventure

We enjoyed two visits from the Kaimhill Kids this week.  Mrs Rennie’s Class 4/5 were with us on Wednesday for a work session including veggie sowing and planting out, creating flower baskets for the Octagon and building nesting boxes and bug boxes.  Thanks to Stuart, Gill, Jacqui and Graeme. Then…

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Elephant Hawk-Moth – It’s a stunner!

    Thanks to David for pointing out this beautiful Elephant Hawk-Moth visiting on his plot recently.   What a stunner! Otherwise known as Deilephila Elpenor (that’s easy for you to say!) Read more on Wikipedia. We are keen to build up photos and information about all the wildlife our site…

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It’s a Polytunnel Scorcher!

Things have been doing great in the Polytunnel this season, but the plants can easily scorch in the heat if the doors are not opened for ventilation. If you notice the doors are closed on arrival on site please open them up if you can.  

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