My interest in gardening started in childhood encouraged by keen gardeners in the family, so it was natural to choose it for a career as well as a hobby.
House & Home
Falside Smiddy is one of those houses I almost wish I’d visited in the winter.
We will always remember the summer of 2018 with its long hot and dry spell, but 2019 seems to be even hotter, but with plentiful thunderstorms so there was never any shortage of water.
The Round House, as it is known in Perth, at the junction of Tay Street and Marshall Place, is formally titled The Fergusson Gallery and is home to the largest collection of works in existence by the Scottish Colourist John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961).
The owners of a stunning five-bedroom home are offering you the chance to win their house – and help charity at the same time!
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Perched on a hillside in Perthshire, Ardlebank both fits into and complements the wooded landscape around it.
With most auction publicity and Antiques Roadshow items being big budget nowadays, often in multiples of thousands, I am sometimes asked to recommend what to collect when funds are limited. I hope this week’s piece suggests an answer.
Droplets from the morning’s heavy rain shower hang on the leaves of the trees surrounding Sealladh Na Beinn.
This will be a familiar scene to many of us – a train making landfall in Fife after crossing the Tay Bridge – though the backdrop of industrial Dundee in this magnificent Terence Cuneo poster from 1957 is scarcely recognisable in the modern city’s waterfront.
Fifty years ago orchids were rarely seen outside stately homes with large gardens and greenhouses. I don’t recall seeing them during my five year gardening apprenticeship training, though we were given notes on their culture.