The garden season has well and truly kicked off, and we literally cannot wait for you to see how much fabulous gardening content is inside this bumper issue with everything from tomato growing tips from our readers to herb planning from our newest columnist Karen Stewart-Russell, from choosing plants to help with hay fever, to Theresa Talbot's advice on sowing hardy annuals, and Katie Reynolds' recommendations for designing a garden for wildlife.
We get to look inside Nick Nairn's kitchen garden with Lynn Hill, Neil M. White chooses his top crops for beginners, and we are delighted to feature some wild garlic foraging and cooking tips from Janice Clyne, as well as advice for growing crops in pots if you are short on space.
As if that wasn't enough, inside this issue, we chat about brambles with Scott Galloway, get right up to date with Andy Peasgood's garden two years on, learn how to make support structures from pallets with Katrina and Clayton, whilst Eli Appleby-Donald offers support with those confusing gardening terms for beginners, and Jordan Trainer gives his pick of air purifying plants for your bedroom to help you get a good night's rest after all that gardening!
We get to celebrate Glendoick's 50th Anniversay with Ken Cox as he talks rhododendrons, and we've managed to fit in hostas, aquilegias, no mow May, a community, and a reader's garden, as well as Brian Cunningham's chat on Scone Palace Garden Fair!
We are also very privileged to bring you the exclusive first peek at the finalists in the Scottish Garden Design Competition as they prepare to build their gardens for Scone Palace Garden Fair on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd June, and we do hope you will offer them all your support.
Not only is this issue bursting with Scottish gardening joy but we are about to launch the Scotland Grows Show, a podcast to accompany the magazine where we'll dive deeper into the gardens and gardeners of Scotland so you can celebrate Scottish gardening in your ears as you spend time in the garden. It would be very much appreciated if you could hop over to your podcast streaming platform and download it so you are all set for the first episode.
From me, it's a heartfelt thank you for your support and encouragement for Scotland Grows, and I am delighted to have you with us as a reader!
Scotland Grows magazine features real Scottish gardeners, tending to Scottish gardens and allotments, and showing you what grows well in them - we hope you find Issue 17 informative and inspirational!
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