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Sandy’s Garden .. Scorzonera

I have, on occasion, referred to The Scots Gard’ner by John Reid, one of the most successful garden designers of his day.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Sedum Spectabile or should that be Hylotelephium Spectabile?

One of the popular varieties of a plant which I know as sedum spectabile is ‘Autumn Joy’.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Hypericum

A man spent three hard days digging a ten-metre trench in my garden to accept the foundations of a small extension we were having built.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Crowberry

At the beginning of August, we … Ailsa and I … spent a most enjoyable weekend with Italian friends in Stonehaven.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Portulaca Grandiflora

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column about a plant with the botanical name Portulaca gilliesii.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Myrtle

One might well describe myrtle … and it might be better to refer to this shrub by its proper botanical name of Myrtus … as ‘the vanishing genus’.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Portulaca Gilliesii

My word processor lives in a room which we call ‘the utility room’.

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Sandy’s Garden ... Hydrangeas

I am at the moment admiring a magnificent hydrangea which is in full bloom and in full view from where I am sitting at home.

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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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