The whole Beechgrove team takes a break from the garden to be at Gardening Scotland, sometimes called the Chelsea of the north, the biggest gardening show north of the border.
Gardening Scotland 2010 bursts into bloom at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, just outside Edinburgh. With over 150 stands in the floral hall, the cream of British growers will be there including those showing off their gold medals straight from Chelsea. Beechgrove, as ever, concentrates on the Scottish talent and plants, and we join the crew for a sneak preview as well as sampling the atmosphere of the show itself.
Firm show favourites return alongside a host of new exhibitors, with everything from pansies to pelargoniums, and cacti to clematis in a floral frenzy.
Outside there are stunning show gardens to inspire everyone. With the smallest of budgets, first time entries to the show often start off creating a small but perfectly formed pallet garden. Last year there was a record number of these wee gems that are exactly what they sound like - gardens on pallets. Although the gardens are tiny the enthusiasm is massive.
Jim, Carole, Lesley and Carolyn are at Gardening Scotland all weekend.