Society season under way
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.