The sun is shining and the flowers are in bloom which means summer has arrived in John Stoa's garden
This week John Stoa is looking at pests, diseases and cures to keep plants healthy
Summer is almost here which means John Stoa is set to put another season to bed.
It seems the garden flowers from rock garden plants to trees are trying to make up for lost time.
Weather on Tayside has been perfect for gardening these last few weeks. We have had enough rainfall to moisten the soil, followed by some dry warm days to catch up on planting and sowing.
As cold winds continue to delay a decent spring day, plants grown under glass and now needing to harden off are having to be patient.
It’s that time of year again when all keen gardeners and allotment plot holders with a greenhouse get quite excited about this year’s challenge of growing better tomatoes than last year.
Spring is long overdue, and this feature on spring flowers had to be put back a couple of times as spring flowers were hard to find.
Gardening is no longer just about growing a few basic fruit and vegetables.
Rhubarb was always popular in childhood days as most folk with a garden had a wee patch.