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.
Everybody, at some point in their life will have a new garden to sort out or create.
Fifty years ago there was an armada of chemicals to use for every gardening problem.
There is always a place in most people’s garden for a few summer flowering annuals.
As the gardening year draws to an end, now is the perfect time to look back and compare our hopes and expectations of creating a great garden with this years choice of plants and seeds, but working with the weather which is not always in our favour.
Gardeners have always loved to rise to the challenge of getting the biggest plant possible.
Summer is almost here which means John Stoa is set to put another season to bed.
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.
Roses were at their most popular about 50 years ago.
There is an assumption that we all overindulge during the festive season, and that is hard to avoid as the boxes of delicious chocolates and biscuits appear in great quantity under the Christmas tree.