Perthshire Horticulture News & Stories

Musings from the Blackwood of Rannoch Potato Patch by Anne Benson

 11 October - the start of the October school break – was known when I was wee as 'The Tattie Holidays'. Living on an arable Perthshire farm where...

 
05 September 2014

Shortly I have a long-haul trip to Australia for my sister’s big birthday, and in between annoying the living daylights out of the airline to assure myself of times, visas and the minutiae of on-line check-ins, I have been thinking about how best to cope with a. the...

 
05 September 2014


I wish I’d known it was going to be such a lovely summer, as I’d have planned a lot more barbeques to show off the wild-side in its prime in late June/early July!  As a result of the mild spring, most things got a good head start much earlier in the year and have done...

 

I have always had a soft spot for blackbirds. I dutifully feed them in winter, give them all the steadily rotting apples before they turn to compost, and look forward to their developing signature tunes in spring.
How it worked out this spring, though, was...

 
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