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Granton’s Secret Garden

It may be a tangle of flowers, fruit trees and crumbling glasshouses at present, but this well-hidden secret, locked up now for eight years, just could be one of the ‘Lost Gardens of Scotland’.

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Words With Robyn

Local horticulturist, Robyn Marwick, has recently launched her own business Plantipots.  Here, she talks to fellow gardening expert Coreen Connell about her life and work so far:

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Haunted by Haddington

The town of Haddington is the inspiration behind the fictional setting of Black Wood, debut crime novel from SJI Holliday.  Here, the author speaks to Kendra Olson about the book:

He places the trap on the ground, at the base of a dark, rotting oak. Its drooping, diseased branches hang like tentacles. Ready to grab…

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Summer Fruits

Summer may be something of a hit and miss experience in Scotland, but summer fruits are never in short supply.  Here, Rebecca Hornsby and Anne Rowell extol the joys of peaches and apricots.  Both stone fruits, they are very similar in the way they grow and flower and offer at least a taste of the sun…

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