Each summer (see posts passim) the West of Scotland Dry Stone Walling Association build a show garden (prominently featuring dry stone work, unsurprisingly) for the Gardening Scotland show at Ingleston, near Edinburgh Airport. And, being the sociable lot they are, they invite the other Scottish branches to come along the weekend before the show to help with the build.
This year marks the centenary of the Erskine vererans' hospital organisation, and in celebration of that they've designed a garden based on their work. The main feature is a wall which will support the Erskine logo, flanked by two stone trees and four timber beams (representing the four regiments Erskine supports).
In front of the wall will be three raised beds, two shaped like hands which surround a heart-shaped one in the middle
The stone trees are made of slates inserted into the sandstone wall.
It's quite an ambitious project, so it didn't quite get finished over the weekend, but a few keen souls are giving up their bank holiday Monday to finish it off tomorrow - I should have photos of the finished garden after the show next weekend (or even better, why not go along to the show and see it for yourself - it's on from the 3rd to the 5th of June).
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).