Read my new Scot’s Magazine gardening blog

I’m very privileged to feature in Scot’s Magazine this month and to be writing a weekly blog on the magazine’s website throughout July. My first entry offers some top tips on how to grow lettuce leaves, and the second entry – up today – is about how to encourage wildlife into your garden to help it thrive…

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…

How to grow veg using just 1sq ft

I love the idea of square foot gardening. By following a simple and straightforward formula, anyone with even the smallest of outdoor spaces can grow their own fruit and veg, and it claims to be an idiot proof formula. In light of the fact that it’s National Gardening Week, I thought it would be a…

Scottish gardener – my first gardening article published

I’m absolutely thrilled to have my first gardening article published today in Scottish Gardener magazine.  It is distributed free with the Herald, and you can also subscribe to the quarterly magazine online here for just £6 for four issues.  You can also get a digital version of the magazine via that link. Hopefully there will be more…

Inspiration for your home-grown vegetables

On Saturday I was lucky enough to be taken for lunch at the Gardeners Cottage in Edinburgh – a tiny wee restaurant on Royal Terrance which is committed to serving food using the best seasonal and local produce while nurturing relationships with the local community and local producers. Before you reach the front door, you pass…