On a lovely day at the end of February we had a guided walk through the snowdrops at Edinburgh Royal Botanical Gardens, marvelling at the variety.
So much passion is inspired by this delicate flower that large sums change hands for any new sport with a slightly different characteristic. It might be worth having a close look at your own snowdrops in case you are cultivating something special.
There will be a Grange Fair at Newington Library this year on 6th May. Please contribute plants to the plant stall if you can. As usual, we are looking for volunteers to set up the stall and sell the plants. Do get in touch with me if you can spare an hour to help.
Some other dates for your diary
The Scottish Rock Garden Club Show is on 8th April at Fairmilehead Parish Church. Doors open 10.30am. Show opens at noon.
One of the earliest local gardens to open to the public is 41 Hermitage Gardens on 22nd April from 2 to 5pm.
Our annual coach trip will be on Tuesday 27th June to Netherbyres Garden at Eyemouth and Stobshiel Garden in East Lothian. Although a lot of people have already signed up for this, I am still collecting notes of interest for the waiting list, as experience tells us that not everyone who has expressed interest is able to participate on the day.
I will soon be in touch with members on the garden exchange circulation list about more forthcoming events.