Graham Bell ~ Global Change Agent

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Author: Karen Birch

Summer comes to Garden Cottage

Summer comes to Garden Cottage! We have had a couple of weeks of really fine weather here in Coldstream and the flowers and bees are loving it! Come and see the garden yourself on the Open Day – Saturday 9th June. Details via http://grahambell.org/permaculture‚Ķ/forest-garden-open-days/. Even if you have been before, […]

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Art in the Garden

Artist in Residence David Watson (http://www.foldyard.co.uk/), was back in the garden today creating more beautiful artwork. And what a glorious summers day he had in which to see, and paint, the garden in all it’s early season glory.

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International Permaculture Day 2017

A lovely group of visitors to Garden Cottage on Saturday. Visitors from across Scotland and over the border, to celebrate International Permaculture Day at our Open Day

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Visitors from Glasgow

We were delighted to welcome this lovely, enthusiastic group from Possil Park, Glasgow to the garden today. Garden Cottage is open to the public 3 times this year, the first being International Permaculture Day, 6th May. If you would like to come along then click here to book on-line. If […]

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First garden visit of the year

Spring is definitely on the way. How do I know? Well, the daffodils for a start and the bushes and trees starting to burst into life, but mainly it is the steady stream of visitors starting to arrive at Garden Cottage. The first group visit of the year was from […]

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Taking stock…

As winter draws to a close and spring starts to make a tentative appearance, it is a good time to take stock in all kinds of ways. Making plans for summer planting. Looking forward to what the year might bring. And, for the nursery, physically taking stock. The Red Shed […]

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you can solve all of the worlds problems in a garden

The sun shone, there was even a little warmth in the rays this afternoon. What a blessing to be able to spend time in the garden. I suppose that this should be titled “pruning” but it was really “pottering” and a perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of running […]

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Borders charity visit Garden Cottage

Abundant Borders are working to create small scale forest gardens across The Borders and came to Garden Cottage to see what can be achieved in a small space- and 25 years work!

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Beauty in Winter

Even in the heart of winter there is beauty to be found in the garden The fragile shells of the fruit of Physallis edulis – Cape Gooseberry…

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Winter pruning in the garden

With over a hundred trees in the garden, there are plenty of opportunities for winter pruning. Knowing how to prune trees and shrubs is an essential skill for any gardener. Pruning is the selective removal of parts of a plant, usually branches, but sometimes buds or roots. There are many […]

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