There’s a bit of an agricultural theme to this week’s edition of the J&G what with allotments news, Kirkliston Flower Show, a Beautiful Scotland award for Linlithgow and Bo’ness Academy pupils doing their bit to grow produce for a food-share scheme.
Flower shows in general seem to have gone into a decline in recent years so it’s good to see the level of support shown to the organisers in Kirkliston. Gardening, is I confess, not my favourite pastime. In fact, it’s tempting to invest in some of that artificial turf that’s so popular these days and roll it out over my back yard. Add a couple of tubs of artifical flowers and, voila, an instant garden!