Melsetter House overlooks Longhope, Hoy, and was built in 1890 designed by the Arts & Crafts architect William Richard Letharby.
The Lost Gardens of Orkney (7) Fertilisers
With the growth in popularity in gardening, especially after people saw the importance of home grown food during the shortages of World War 1, gardening advice columns appeared in newspapers and magazines.
Banning The Sale Of Peat: Share Your Views
“The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is dedicated to plant conservation and stopped using peat more than 20 years ago, with no negative impacts on our world-class horticulture. ” Director of Horticulture at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Raoul Curtis-Machin
The Lost Gardens of Orkney (6) – Seeds
By the middle of the 19th Century seeds could be bought in small packets. This meant that no matter where you lived you could purchase packets of seeds and have them delivered to you.
Orkney Zerowaste Yard & Marilyn Monroe Too
No one comes away from Orkney’s Zerowaste Yard in Stromness without either purchasing something or being inspired to recycling that old bit of wood or container you’ve had lying at the back of the shed for years.
The Lost Gardens of Orkney, 3: Allotments
Allotments are rented strips of land mainly for growing vegetable and fruit. They are excellent for those who have no gardens or need more space. During both World Wars the growing of fresh vegetables was an important part of the war effort.
What’s in your garden? Scarecrows & wildflowers
‘My face is one age, and my feet are another, and my arms are the oldest of all.‘” Worzel Gummidge, Barbara Euphan Todd
Create a Pit Stop for Pollinators
“By providing a pit stop for pollinators, you will be doing your bit for the insects that allow us to survive. Without them, we are gone. ” Alan Titchmarsh
One of the easiest ways anyone with a garden, or a balcony, can support wildlife is to sow a mixture of wildflowers.
Gardening – Helps
“I’ve got into a bad state recently and today have decided that, unless it’s actually raining, I will do some gardening.”