Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pink – mostly

According to a fellow Shetland grower of perennial plants, red is the colour of choice for island gardeners, closely followed by orange and pink. Blue is sought after by some, and white sells reasonably well, especially if the plant bearing … Continue reading

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Slugs, Scents, and Soakings

The weather seems to be a month behind. We’re now in April. Cold. Wet. Windy. Now and again the clouds break and a bit of watery sunshine filters through. Moluscs have taken over the garden. A batch of brassica seedlings … Continue reading

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What’s the rush?

What a crazy spring this is turning out to be. I’ve never known a season quite like it. Plants that usually flower in early June, but have never, ever before opened a bud before the end of May are shedding … Continue reading

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Primroses

The wild primrose, Primula vulgaris, is known as Mayflooer in Shetland. While many primroses in my garden start their season in March or earlier, the majority are at their best in late April and early May. When I started out … Continue reading

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