Gardens and gardeners change as time marches on.
As summer gives way to autumn, now is the time to skip thoughts of winter and start to plan for the spring garden displays.
Last year we got blest with a terrific display of tulips so we thought it would be a good idea to run with this theme by adding another big bulb plant in the autumn.
The spring rush is just round the corner. Last year it was in full flow at this time, but spring 2017 has been quite cool, so there has been no rush to start outdoor seed sowing and planting.
August has been a fantastic month for scented garden plants.
Even in the midst of winter there is always a wee job to do in the garden or involved in forward plans.
As winter progresses there has been quite a few decent days to crack on with a few gardening tasks so many of us are up to date with seasonal activities, and the spring rush is still a few weeks away.
Gardening is a year round activity with flowers, fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers for the house, winter landscaping and digging and trying out new plants and ideas.
June and July were the traditional times for soft fruit picking on the farms, but today we can grow our own berries in our gardens and allotments.
Summer has made a very welcome return to the Tayside region, and unusually the west of Scotland including Glasgow is properly tropical.