Today I'm encouraging you to widen your focus to consider how green your garden really is.
EVERYTHING is blooming in the rose garden this year, thanks to the mild winter and spring, with little in the way of frost, providing stress-free conditions for growing.
MY last home was a small attic apartment and for my next one I wanted a classic Edinburgh flat with high ceilings.
We ignore weeds at our peril.
British Flowers Week starts on Monday, celebrating the environmental and commercial benefits of growing and buying locally-produced flowers.
WE'VE lived for 25 years in the former village school in Butterstone, Perthshire.
The white rose of Scotland was on everyone's lips during the state opening of Parliament last month, when the 56 newly elected SNP MPs wore them in button holes, a timely reminder that the Scots rose has a long history.
As Father's Day looms, everything should be flourishing in the garden.
I USED to have a sign beside my desk which said "style is the perfection of a point of view".
I've always found that buying flowers is so much less rewarding than growing them myself.
Gooseberries play an important part in my fruitcage.
I suspect geums are often considered dull because they're easy to grow, being hardy and largely self-reliant.
LIVING in a frost pocket, as I do, it's inevitable that each year I lose plants which are on the tender side, leaving gaps in my beds and borders which need to be filled.