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Sandy’s Garden ... Shetland Monkeyflower

Universities are sometimes regarded as academic institutions.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Shasta Daisy

In my world, Burbank is still the home of the Lockheed Aviation Company.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Eyebright

Earlier this year, Angus Smith described the Kinneil Local Nature Reserve – the Kinneil LNR – to the members of the Probus Club of Polmont.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Another Unwelcome Visitor

Earlier this year, I wrote about finding a slug ensconced in our utility room, speculating on how it might have found its way in.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Cydalima Perspectalis

“Sharing the best in gardening,” the masthead of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) proclaims.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Gardening in a Changing Climate

Towards the end of April this year (2017), the Royal Horticultural Society published an 87-page report entitled Gardening in a Changing Climate.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Lilium Candidum – The Madonna Lily

I return year after year to the town of Garda on the shores of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Spodoptera Exempta

The New English Bible uses these words to describe a rather nasty scenario in chapter 10 of the Book of Exodus.

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Sandy’s Garden ... The Root of the Problem

Years ago – I really forget how many, but it must be twenty or even more – it was possible to get a free compost bin simply for the asking.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Begonias

For the first time in I don’t know how many years, I have no overwintered tuberous begonias in my garden.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Drones

The Oxford English Dictionary offers six definitions for the word ‘drone’ as a noun.

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Revealed - Britain’s favourite flower

Revealed - Britain’s favourite flower

The humble garden rose has been revealed as Britain’s favourite flower.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Ubi Es, Ranunculus?

Ranunculus, Ranunculus, / Your absence is conspicuous; / Small wonder I am querulous; / So, “Ubi es, Ranunculus?” (‘Where are you, Ranunculus?’)

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Sandy’s Garden ... Landscaping

I returned home on a bus recently.

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Achieving the perfect summer lawn requires a methodical approach

Top tips: How to maintain your lawn this summer

Getting out into the garden and enjoying your lawn requires some hard work to keep it looking tip top.

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Owner says range deserves fighting chance

The owner of a new computer shooting range in Falkirk defended his decision to use deactivated firearms in his business.

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Win tickets to top comedy gig

Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK with his brand new show following a hugely successful year performing across Europe.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Turf Wares

Over the years, I have not infrequently mentioned the grass in front of and behind our home.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Passion Flower

Easter Monday is a national holiday throughout the UK and in many other countries and a day when, traditionally, Easter eggs are rolled.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Nutmeg

We are approaching the end of the season of Lent.

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