Last weekend was the Gardening Scotland show. The West of Scotland Dry Stone Walling Association's Time Garden won a silver gilt medal.
There was a lot of interest, both in the walling (which I could - usually - answer questions on) and the planting (about which I knew nothing - were they dwarf hyacinths? I didn't even know they were hyacinths ...).
The reading-themed garden which Bruce and Richard had worked on looked great as well, despite the planting obscuring the stonework somewhat (tut!).
And then, after three days, we had to take it all down again ... seems a bit of a shame to build something that in theory can last for centuries, only to have to dismantle it almost immediately. Still, it gets seen by lots - thousands - of people (and was even on the telly, I believe) so it's definitely worth the effort.
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).