My Garden

Just a wee note now and again on what’s going on in the garden!

September 6th 2019

The pond is in! Plants carefully placed at (hopefully) the correct depths and now fingers crossed.

May 23rd 2019

Ah, well, it’s been a wee while right enough!

Had a burst of enthusiasm and have lots on the go just now including cucalmelons! Going to give them a try anyway.

Have been harvesting lettuce already, started it with seeds in the propagator and then grown on in the greenhouse. Am I brave enough to put it outside in Aberdeen in May?

May 6th 2018

Well, according to my notes, my Magnolia Stellata flowered in April this year so we are definitely a month behind. I’m with Beechgrove garden on that!

The clematis I mentioned last time is at last coming to life with tiny, tiny leaves so far!

Lots of time spent in the garden tidying and sorting – love it!

April 20th 2018

Greenhouse washed and tidied!

Potatoes beginning to show a little growth.

Seeds planted: cornflowers, nasturtiums, sunflowers, sweet peas – you can tell I love flowers!

Buds on the fruit trees – it’s an exciting time!

Bit worried about my clematis, it didn’t flower last year and this year well, frankly, I think it might be a goner. Still, I’ll leave it for a bit and if no luck, then it’s a chance to change it to an evergreen climber.

March 23rd 2018


Well, I have to admit, I am a fair weather gardener and the weather has not been so great recently! So yesterday, the blue skies, welcome sunshine and temperatures of fifteen degrees found me desperate to be outside.

Now, every year I feel the first warmth in the air and rush to plant, plant, plant however, I am slowly learning to rein myself in and take it gradually. Yesterday was therefore tidy up the garden rather than rush to plant.

I do have a confession to make on this though, I had a wee trip to the garden centre the other day and now have trays of bedding plants, dahlia corms, seeds and a little cowslip which somehow managed to sneak into my trolley. Happy days are on their way, I just need a wee bit of sunshine!


January 15th 2018

After almost a week of dark days, the sun was shining and the pull of the garden calling was too strong. I couldn’t resist. With the intention of spending half an hour outside I wrapped up really warmly (thermals!) and headed out.

An hour later the garden was looking a lot tidier, dead plants removed, plants I should have cut down perhaps at the end of last year, finally tidied up and a quick tidy of the greenhouse.

The added bonus, a happy me!