Our herbaceous borders are now at their best up and down the country, including dazzling displays at Crathes Castle and Leith Hall in Aberdeenshire, Culzean Castle in Ayrshire, Falkland Palace in Fife and Threave Estate in Dumfries & Galloway. Sweet smelling roses are also in bloom at Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire, Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse in Fife and Malleny Garden in Edinburgh.
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- Cut your lawn regularly and keep the edges tidy. A well-cut lawn and crisp edges can distract the eye from any weedy areas!
- Stake and support your plants early. They will grow really quickly at this time of year and if you get them in time they will stand proud and not flop over.
- If you're planting bedding out, be sure of the weather in your area. Don't get caught out by late frosts. Patience can be your friend, as there is nothing worse than all your hard efforts to raise plants being ruined by a frost.
- Keep earthing up tatties as they grow. This will help increase the crop size.
Join our expert gardening teams at Brodick Castle, Greenbank Garden, Castle Fraser and Pitmedden Garden for a guided walk around the magnificent gardens to see the seasonal highlights and learn about the diverse plant collections.
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