YOU WOULDN’T get away with today’s item as cabin baggage on Ryanair!
A lot has happened in the lives of Nicola and John King since they bought Lawmuir House 23 years ago.
As a keen gardener we do our best to make the garden look great all year round.
IN THE years of writing this column I have never come across a pattern book from a Dundee textile manufacturer. Perhaps they were not required for ‘out-of-sight’ jute products, such as sacking, bagging and carpet backing, and possibly the linen lords, like Baxter Brothers, who preceded the jute barons, felt their exports spoke for themselves.
It is the annual show that showcases the best in food, horticulture and live entertainment and offers a packed programme including free cookery and gardening demonstrations, children’s activities and a craft fair.
A traditional country house near Pitlochry has been artfully added to with an architect-designed extension that makes the most of a sloping site. On top of combining old and new, the location pairs country idyll with easy access to the A9.
A couple of weeks ago any surplus fruit and vegetables from the allotment plot found a good home at our City Road Allotments open day. We had a fantastic day, people turned up in droves and most of us had a complete sell out with visitors having a great time exploring our plots, along with plenty of activities to amuse the kids.
I LEFT a modest and ultimately successful bid for a Perth item in the July 26 sale at Spink’s in London. It would be repeating an earlier column if I showed it here, so illustrated from the same auction is an unusual survivor from the Boer War.
A run-down Victorian house on one of the west end of Dundee’s most historic streets has been comprehensively upgraded to beyond even its original glory.
I have had a fascination and love for lilies most of my gardening life.
ONE ROLE I proudly fulfil is helping with the Great War Dundee project, an umbrella group of organisations which includes archives, libraries, universities, historic groups, private companies and visitor attractions. You may recall some of our events, such as the Loos centenary concert in the Caird Hall in 2015.
A country home in Angus has echoes of Westminster and Holyrood, being the home to the late Lord Fraser. Lady Fraser tells its political tales and explains why it was the perfect home to raise her family.
With more than 5,000 square feet of space, including a tower, and well over three acres of land Chesterfield House is hugely impressive.
Growing fruit trees like apples, pears and plums today is quite normal in gardens, as there is a huge range of varieties available as well as different forms to suit restricted spaces.
Stone walls. Red pantile roofs. A large garden and a sunroom to enjoy the views from.
“When we first drove into the village we were so delighted the house barely had to do anything to sell itself,” Caroline Sedgwick smiles.
June berries are another name for the Saskatoon berry which is slowly becoming popular with gardeners all over UK.
SLIPWARE IS not something to be found in the unmentionables department of M&S.
It’s a beautiful day outside and the water looks inviting.