A lasting legacy

A lasting legacy

As I harvest the produce from my raised beds and watch the tomatoes ripen in my lean-to greenhouse I am fondly reminded of my maternal grandfather, his allotment, greenhouse and flower garden, filled each summer with the heady scent of sweet peas –a riot of colour, his favourite flower.

20 years of a community polytunnel

20 years of a community polytunnel

Grow Skye Project: Grower Stories 20 years of a community polytunnel in Ardvasar Mary, Ardvasar The Polytunnel Project started in 2001 with a small grant to Sandra and myself for research from the then community fund ‘Awards for All’. Sandra was coming at...
Garlic, cucumbers and basil in Portree

Garlic, cucumbers and basil in Portree

Grow Skye Project: Grower Stories Garlic, cucumbers and basil in Portree Harriet, Portree The garlic is grown from two heads of garlic that I was given many years ago. I call it Donald’s garlic. My broad beans grown from saved seed is doing better than the...
Luscious fruits and a haiku in Broadford

Luscious fruits and a haiku in Broadford

Grow Skye Project: Grower Stories Luscious fruits & a haiku in Broadford Pat, Broadford Enjoying harvesting these luscious fruits daily from the best crop in the last couple of years.  (And a little Haiku.) Nature’s offering a perennial replenishment for...
Camustianavaig tattie patch

Camustianavaig tattie patch

Grow Skye Project: Grower Stories Camustianavaig tattie patch Shirley, Braes A chance remark in an early lockdown conversation sowed the seeds of an idea that grew into the Camustianavaig tattie patch.Thanks to Roger’s generous offer to plough a flat piece of...