Iain’s Top Tips:

The Scots Magazine - - Scotland’s Best Gardens -

● When grow­ing ap­ples, re­move all the fruit from around half of the spurs in a process called thin­ning. This will en­sure the re­main­ing fruit is larger and health­ier. ● In your veg gar­den, grow the poached egg plant (Lim­nan­thes dou­glasii) as it is great for at­tract­ing bees and ben­e­fi­cial in­sects like hov­er­flies and la­dy­birds. ● In or­der to make an im­pact with plants, large groups of fewer types of plants can of­ten be more strik­ing than many dif­fer­ent types of plants in smaller groups. ● Al­low ar­eas in the gar­den for long grass. Wildlife will love it, es­pe­cially bees. ● Be pa­tient! Gar­den­ing is a slow process and it of­ten takes time to get the re­sults you want

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