Borders firms bloom at expo

Borders gardening and landscaping firms are well represnted at this year’s Gardening Scotland show at The Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh on May 31.

More than 40,000 visitors and 400 exhibitors are due to part.

Representing the Borders are K Plants, from Reston; Woolfish of St Abbs; Hobbycutz from Grantshouse; Peelham Farm Produce of Foulden; and Berwick’s Dickson Trailers.

Gardening Scotland is the biggest show of its kind in the country. At its heart is a huge plant fair where top nurseries from across the UK come to sell top quality plants, but there is also an RHS Gardening Theatre, the Barratt Homes Show Gardens Avenue, a food fayre, as well as a cookery and workshop theatre.

Jim Jermyn, the former owner of Edrom Nurseries at Eyemouth and one of the UK’s leading experts on alpine plants, is the show manager of Gardening Scotland as the industry attempts to regain losses incurred during the cold and difficult spring.