The whole Beechgrove team are taking a break from the garden to be at Gardening Scotland. Sometimes called the Chelsea of the north, it is certainly the biggest gardening show north of the border.
Gardening Scotland 2012 will burst into bloom at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, just outside Edinburgh on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of June. 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 last week's Chelsea, but Beechgrove will be as ever concentrating on the Scottish talent and Scottish plants.
Firm show favourites return, alongside a host of new exhibitors, with everything from pansies to pelargoniums, and cacti to clematis in a stunning floral frenzy. Outside there will be stunning show gardens with inspiration for everyone no matter what their budget. First time entries to the show often start off creating small but perfectly formed 'pallet gardens' for a tiny budget.
Last year there was a record number of these inspirational wee gems of gardens, that do exactly what they say on the tin and create a garden on a pallet. Although the gardens are tiny, the enthusiasm is massive.