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.
NOW, I don't want to be a killjoy about people's pets, but when I see a neighbour's feline stray into my garden, I just want to get my claws out.
Like football teams, many commonly grown vegetables are on a hiding to nothing without decent support.
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.
The cabbage family is vital for every veg grower.