Back Garden Project Part 1: Tree fellers get to work

When we bought our Edinburgh ground-floor tenement flat in late 2014, both front and back gardens had been long neglected by the previous owners, who for decades had let the flat out to a succession of un-green-fingered tenants. The front garden was a terrible marriage of concrete slabs and miniature rhododendrons. (Why is it that…

End of Month View: February 2016

    For non-gardeners, the dark days of February have little to recommend them. But for the gardener, February can be as full of delights as any of the summer months. From our front window my spirits are lifted by clumps of nodding snowdrops, battalions of iris reticulata, a burst of native primroses and winter…