As well as articles on property and interiors, our Ace of Spades Joe MacIndoe from the Mill Garden Centre provides advice for the garden. Read our month by month guide to gardening or search our Pick a Plant series for advice on specific plants.

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Our First Garden – A Learning Curve

The second half of Monica Wylie’s journey to create the perfect garden in Craiglockhart, Edinburgh…

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Our First Garden: The Vision

Nearly three years ago we moved here, to Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, with great hopes for our first garden.

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Festive December

Here we are in the last month of the 2016 and what a year! I love this time of year, where we’re encouraged to bring a real tree inside or to put up an artificial tree to embellish our house.

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November Gardens

November sparks and signifies the end of autumn where the colour bonanza of falling leaves creates one of the last chores to be done in the Lothian garden.

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October Fest

We’re nearing the end of the growing season with a glorious burst of colour before most gardens will look tired and ready for hibernation.

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September Charms

Well, folks, as the daylight shortens, sadly it is almost the end of the growing season for us in the Lothians. I hope you have already planted any new acquisitions as they need these a couple of months to develop strong roots before winter sets in.

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