Coreen Connell

Articles by Coreen Connell:

An Autumn Forage

Being well into autumn in the Lothians, it is now a great time to ensure you have some of nature’s seasonal supplies in the cupboard.

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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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Kevock Goes To Chelsea…

Kevock Garden Plants,  a specialist nursery in Lasswade, is celebrating a Gold Medal (with full points) at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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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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August Reigns

What can I say? Lots of rain interspersed with the occasional days of blue skies and hot temperatures, guess this is summer. The plants love it, and if they have good soil with nutrients, then they’re onto a winner. If your soil is mostly clay, and the water is not draining away, then you need to do something about it for your plants – unless you’re growing bog plants, that is.

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July In The Garden

July, post summer solstice, is – dare I say it – on the downward spiral to winter but, not all is doom and gloom. This is the best month for the greatest variety of flowering plants in Scotland.

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