October 12, 2019

What can one say about Mr De Prato’s absorbing talk?  As promised, sex, violence and skulduggery abounded.  I for one have seen a view of a bird’s behind that cannot be unsee...

September 15, 2019

Our first talk of the new season was delivered by Dougie Boatman, who is Managing Director of Scotplants in Beith.

His presentation entitled: “Well-behaved plants: riotous col...

August 30, 2019

We have had a lot of weather this year: drought in May, Deluge in July and August, unseasonal cold, unseasonal heat…you remember, I’m sure.  That’s why the marvelous display...

April 17, 2019

Kate gave us a very interesting presentation which certainly whetted the appetite of those going on the outing later in the year. She told us how the young woman Ella Christi...

March 24, 2019

On the 14th of March, Rob and Jackie Potterton visited Helensburgh on a wild and windy day all the way from Lincolnshire, and shared the experience of building a nursery from...

March 17, 2019

Colin Crosbie came to us with impeccable horticultural credentials, and a love for Japanese culture, people and gardens that was absolutely evident from his first words of th...

February 10, 2019

Mark Paterson explores the differences between gardening with the Gulf Stream in the South West to gardening in the North East of Scotland. Right from the start it was clear...

January 25, 2019

This talk was a journey – I would like to take it again, and wish that those who missed it could have another opportunity, even though Sue and Mike did once decide to do no m...

October 22, 2018

Ed Bollom, our October speaker has been at Gordon Castle for over three years  where he is now Head Gardener. Ed gave us some of the interesting history of Gordon Castle Wall...

October 7, 2018

Every year, pupils in the local schools (13 local schools and just under 600 pupils) are given a bulb growing kit. The kit consists of a good quality plant pot, compost, inst...

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