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Sandy’s Garden ... Wandering Willie

Conversations sometimes trigger unexpected associations in the deep recesses of my mind.

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... Physalis

Casually browsing among the fruit and vegetable shelves in a local supermarket some time ago, I noticed that there was a modest quantity of physalis.

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... Skirret

One damp morning recently, I was casually browsing The GARDNER’S KALENDAR.

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... Memories

Every so often, I am cruelly reminded that I used to have a good memory.

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... The Great Elm Tree Mystery

Ophiostoma ulmi – and a gold star goes to any reader familiar with this name.

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... How Turnips Became Pumpkins

I was shopping in one of my local supermarkets on the penultimate Saturday in October when I caught sight of a family.

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... Gerbera

I was wondering what to take to friends as a small present in recognition of their invitation to join them for dinner.

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VIDEO: Don’t miss Halley’s Comet spectacle as fireballs light up night sky

VIDEO: Don’t miss Halley’s Comet spectacle as fireballs light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We’re in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley’s Comet.

Lifestyle
Gardeners’
crops make
a top show

Gardeners’ crops make a top show

This year’s Grangemouth Horticultural Society Flower Show at Grangemouth Town Hall was another well attended colourful occasion.

News
The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... Camellia Japonica

Regular followers of this column will know that I enjoy crossword puzzles.

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VIDEO: Take a virtual ride on Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25m rollercoaster

It’s a popular holiday destination for thousands of Scots and now Blackpool Pleasure Beach bosses have announced a new £16.25m rollercoaster for the park.

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... To Help a Bee or Not to Help a Bee

Bees like toadflax.

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WATCH: The world’s biggest bouncy castle ...

This is the world’s biggest bouncy castle - and it’s for adults!

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... The Madagascar Dragon Tree

I am a great picker-up of leaflets.

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Is this Nessie? Pic: Contributed

Most convincing picture of the Loch Ness monster ever taken?

A whisky warehouse worker has taken a picture of what could be one of the most convincing Loch Ness Monster sightings to date.

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Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

With the advancement in technology over the years the current generation is more interested in PlayStations and iPads these days than playing outdoors.

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... Peyote

Some months ago the speaker at a meeting of Polmont Horticultural Society chose “Cacti” as his subject.

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... An unwelcome guest

About to retire for the night recently, I went into the utility room at the back of our home to check the sliding door was locked.

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... Where have all the flowers gone?

“Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?”

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The corms of wild Cyclamen were, apparently, rooted up and eaten by pigs in England

Sandy’s Garden ... Pretty Petunias

It is proving to be another good year for petunias, those pretty, tubular flowers which are to be seen everywhere in hanging baskets, pots and flower beds.

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