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Garden sanctuary

Suzanne McIntyre is missing the nature reserves she manages in the south of Scotland. But she’s discovered there’s a lot more life in her own back yard than she had realised, and that tuning in to nature in your garden can … Continue reading

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The scunner of another ripped manicure

Pruning away the dead wood of a champion crab apple causes huge amounts of pain and grief to Jim Carruthers, Battleby’s gardener, but every year he, and all of Battleby’s staff and visitors, are rewarded with the most spectacular froth … Continue reading

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Biodiverse Brighter Bothwell

Iain Macdonald is a Biodiversity Officer with Scottish Natural Heritage and recently attended an award ceremony on behalf of SNH where a community gardening group collected one of the awards.  Impressed by the wonderful effort and enthusiasm he encountered he … Continue reading

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