Lunchtime lectures with the Caley – the Royal Horticultural Caledonian Society

The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, or the ‘Caley’ as it’s better known these days, was set up in 1809 as a platform for gardeners, horticulturalists and plant enthusiasts to share learning and best practice throughout Scotland.  Today, the Caley aims to inspire, encourage and improve the science and practice of horticulture and to advance education…

Finding inspiration at the Chelsea Garden Show 2015

It would be fair to say my inaugural visit to the Chelsea Flower Show last Friday surpassed even my greatest expectations. Of all the fabulous show gardens, the L’Occitane’s perfumers garden was my favourite – and well worth the hunt to track it down (finally spotted at 3pm in the afternoon).  A quintessential French rustic…

The flowers of Fife and Cambo Estate

I spent this weekend in Fife, braced for a cool and wet blast of weather as per the forecast. We went for a trip to St Andrews to visit the museum and took a walk through the University grounds where there were colourful tulips and primulas in abundance. Contrary to expectations, the sun burnt through…