This weekend (as you'll know if you've read the 'News' page of this website recently) the Gardening Scotland show is being held at the Royal Highland Showground, near Edinburgh Airport. Our sister organisation, the West of Scotland Dry Stone Walling Association (www.wsdswa.org.uk) usually enter a show garden, and this year their entry not only won a sliver gilt medal but also the 'I dig it' award for publicly-voted best show garden - here they are with Jayne Whitehead (of garden design company Ivy Maud), the garden's designer, and the award.
The garden was designed to commemorate the centenary of the first world war, and is imagined as the corner of a walled garden, abandoned when the gardener goes off to fight, with wild flowers starting to grow amongst the original planting.
This year they also had a small demonstration of dry stone walling using some of the left over stone from the garden, which generated quite a lot of interest, with several people enquiring about courses (see our training page) or getting work done (see our professional services page).
The show's on tomorrow as well, so (providing your reading this very soon after I've posted it) you've not missed you chance to go along and see it for yourself.
This blog, and the rest of the site, are produced by Donald McInnes, treasurer of the SES DSWA (I'm the baldy one, sometimes in a saltire hat).