Category Archives: gardens

How should you manage giant rhubarb in your garden?

Have you got giant rhubarb in your garden? A European-wide ban on the sale of this invasive non-native plant comes into force today. If you already have the plant, also known as Gunnera tinctoria, in your garden you can keep … Continue reading

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Our dear green spaces – let’s celebrate the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival

This year, RSPB Scotland is teaming up with partners and community gardens to celebrate Glasgow Garden Festival’s 30th Anniversary.  Scottish Natural Heritage are delighted to co-sponsor these celebrations.  Fiona Weir, RSPB Giving Nature a Home project manager, tells us why … Continue reading

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The fruit is out there

Autumn … we explore the ‘Season of mellow fruitfulness’ with our  Rambling Brambler, aka Jim Carruthers, Battleby’s gardener. The time of brambling is upon us. You and yours should take advantage of this fine autumn weather and get out there … Continue reading

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Species of the month – the narcissus bulb fly, a fly in bee’s clothing

In a few weeks your garden will be buzzing with bees, hoverflies and butterflies, all feverishly collecting pollen and nectar from your flowers. Bumble bees are some of the most conspicuous garden visitors, and easily recognisable by their coloration and … Continue reading

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