Next Sunday (24 July), we will be hosting a plant stall at the Balcaskie and Kellie Castle open day as part of Scotland’s Gardens scheme.
These two gardens are right on the doorstep of the East Neuk Perennials nursery and they are well worth a visit! Kellie Castle boasts beautiful displays of old-fashioned roses and herbaceous plants, as well as 75 varieties of apple and 30 types of rhubarb. From Kellie Castle, there will be a free minibus to Balcaskie, which has been coined “one of the best and most satisfying gardens in the British Isles.”
At our plant stall we will be offering top tips and advice for how to make the most of your garden this year and also, of course, selling a range of hardy herbaceous perennials. To find out what we have on sale and what is in season, please look at our 2016 catalogue.
And don’t forget, you can visit us at our Colinsburgh nursery by appointment – please contact us in advance to arrange a suitable time.
July is a vibrant and colourful month in the garden. Ensure you make the most of it by regularly dead-heading bedding plants and cutting back repeat flowering perennials such as geranium and delphinium after the first flush of flowers to encourage a second flowering period. Prop up tall perennials such as lupins, delphiniums and gladioli if staking was neglected earlier in the season so that your garden can look at its best.
If you are planting anything this month, the key to success is to water in well. We advise that you soak the rootball in a bucket until no air bubbles come to the surface, dig the planting hole, fill with water and allow to drain away. Place the plant in the hole, fill with soil, firm gently and water well with a watering can - this will give the plant a huge advantage over one planted with a dry rootball in a dry hole and watered only on the surface.
While plants thrive at this time of year, weeds do too. Ensure you hoe beds and borders regularly to get r...
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who visited our stand at this year’s Gardening Scotland. This was our first year taking part in the national outdoor living show at Ingliston, and while it involved a lot of hard work and some very long hours, we were absolutely thrilled to be awarded a Silver medal for our efforts!
The lucky winner of our Gardening Scotland prize draw is Mr George Harvey of Elie in Fife. Mr Harvey will receive a £50 plant voucher to spend at the East Neuk Perennials nursery and a bottle of champagne. Congratulations!
For those of you who made it along, we hope you enjoyed your visit on what was a truly glorious and sunny weekend. We also hope to see you there again, with our plants, next year...
With Gardening Scotland over for this year, we’d like to tell you a little about what’s on the agenda for East Neuk Perennials for the rest of the summer, and where you can find us. As always, you can visit us at our Colinsburgh nursery by appointment...