Juggling space for plants and softwood cuttings

Managing space in polytunnels allocated for tender plants to keep them growing; softwood cuttings is a skill that can give confidence in choosing and increasing the number of plants Read more


Identifying peacocks and a little information on life cycle and foods Read more

Lesser Celandine

A small but invasive wildflower seen in many gardens Read more

Transplanting in a cold spring

Looking after the needs for shelter and watering and the differences for pot-grown and bare-rooted transplants can help the transition Read more


A common creature in our gardens, easy to see Read more

Crop protection and outwitting weeds

Protecting peas and brassicas from numerous pests, and methods for dealing with different weeds effectively Read more

Tortoiseshell butterfly

Look out for a mid-orange butterfly in the garden now Read more

Effects of the recent cold weather

Effects of frost on mature plants and seedlings; update on current work in my veg garden Read more

Plant ID-Hellebores

Great plants that flower early in the year Read more

First thoughts on your garden layout

Points to consider when mulling over your garden layout, including usage, site strengths and weaknesses, and where to start Read more

Looking after Seedlings

Helping seedlings move from warm shelter to outdoor Aberdeenshire is crucial Read more

Supplementary organic nutrition

Some issues with NPK fertilizers, effects on the soil food web interactions with plants, alternative feeding Read more