Gardeners have always loved to rise to the challenge of getting the biggest plant possible.
My first experience of fresh raspberries goes back to the early fifties as this wee scruffy lad joined a band of other kids from the new housing estate St. Mary’s and headed into the countryside to pick some berries for which we would get paid a hefty price of a half penny for every pound picked.
April flowers are dominated by daffodils in gardens, local authorities’ parks and open spaces and as cut flower in the home.
This must be the driest April for a long time. Scotland gets rain in the west, and the north, but seems to miss the Tayside region.
At some point we all experience the trials and tribulations of moving house, usually in connection with going for a new job, or as we get older we no longer need a large home so we down size to a smaller house.
Roses were at their most popular about 50 years ago.
In my early training years to become a gardener we were taught how to garden by the book. There was a good practise guide for all crops and if you followed it precisely you would get exhibition standard results.
It may only be mid May, but summer has arrived.
John Stoa’s summer flowers are continuing to enjoy the remarkably warm season.
It is always easy to find a wee job in the garden, even after all the main tasks have been completed.