So­ci­ety sea­son un­der way

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

At the first of the au­tumn meet­ings of the Kirkcud­bright Gar­den­ers’So­ci­ety, Alec Black­ad­der, pres­i­dent, gave a talk en­ti­tled “Glen­livet – a gar­den in the mak­ing” de­scrib­ing the cre­ation of his gar­den from a boggy field over a pe­riod of 13 years.

His won­der­ful gar­den is now open dur­ing the sum­mer months un­der Scot­land’s Gar­den Scheme.

The first of many beds which he es­tab­lished was a heather bed and the first spec­i­men tree was a tulip tree. Since then he has made many more themed beds, wind­ing paths and planted a range of un­usual trees.

Within the gar­den there is a rill, ponds with aquatic plants, a Ja­panese gar­den and other gravel ar­eas. More re­cently he was able to ex­tend the gar­den which en­abled Alec to cre­ate an­other pond, build a fur­ther bridge, a fern­ery and a wildlife area while Doreen made a veg­etable and soft fruit area.

Un­for­tu­nately in De­cem­ber, 2014, the bot­tom of the gar­den was flooded which meant much ex­tra work.

Alec’s talk was il­lus­trated with won­der­ful pic­tures of the gar­den, the plants, wildlife and au­tumn colours.

The next meet­ing of the so­ci­ety will be on Sun­day, October 15, at 2.30pm in the Parish Church Hall when Ge­orge An­der­son of the Beech­grove Gar­den will talk about his trav­els in China. New mem­bers and vis­i­tors will be very wel­come.

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