With great sadness we note the passing of Sandy Inkster, Garthdee Field’s oldest and most knowledgeable horticulturalist. Sandy was an exceptionally skilled plotter and a top prizewinner in local garden competitions for both his allotment and home garden.
Many of our plotters will be grateful to Sandy for that special red rhubarb from the Queen’s estate at Balmoral, the crowns of which he generously distributed. Of course he was always generous and many’s the time if you went to his plot to ask a question you would come away with some vegetable or other.
He was the go-to person to get answers to all our gardening queries as his knowledge was encyclopaedic and his growing techniques tried and tested. Not surprisingly, the Beechgrove Garden team chose to feature Sandy in a number of their broadcasts in recent years. They could spot a star when they saw one.
He was an enthusiastic supporter of GFAA and helped on many occasions with community activities.
Many plotters have enquired with real concern about his health over recent weeks and months and this surely demonstrates the high regard so many plotters had for him. He will be deeply and sorely missed.