Birdy it’s cold outside

The RSPB is urging people to feed the garden birds that have helped raise the public’s spirits over lockdown to help the birds pull through the cold weather snap.With many parts of the country braced for more snow and icy temperatures this week, wildlife charity the RSPB is appealing to the public to take some easy ways to help our…

New series takes viewers to some of Scotland’s most important gardens

Whether planting potatoes or cultivating herbaceous borders, the Scots have long been known as a nation of gardeners. Murdo Macdonald (63), from Edinburgh, makes his debut as a presenter of a new series called Gàrraidhean Mòra na h-Alba/ Gardens of Scotland on BBC ALBA this month which celebrates some of Scotland’s most important gardens due to their design, plant-life, setting…

Begin a green career at an RHS Garden

With 2020 seeing a gardening boom and many forced to consider their career options, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is giving 40 green-fingered applicants the chance to train at one of the charity’s five gardens from 2021. Up 8% on last year, the RHS is searching for new recruits across its apprenticeship, student and specialist placement programmes including, for the…