Life in the Highlands

Hello and thank you for looking at my Blog...i hope you enjoy my site. I'm pretty new to this but hope to keep it all updated with the progress of my garden. I've really enjoyed being able to start everything from scratch and the hard work has been worthwhile. I hope you enjoy seeing my progress too! Feel free to leave comments it's always nice to get feedback.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Gardening the Highland Way


Blogger A wildlife gardener said...

Spent a little while catching up with your recent blogs. What a lot of progress with your nasturtium seeds. Mine are only that size now. Enjoyed seeing the humorous video of the spoof about the 'Beechgrove Garden' again. I'm sorry to say I have never enjoyed that programme...I know, as a Scot, I should be supporting it, but I don't like it. Geoff Hamilton was my favourite, then Titchie. But although the info on BG is ok, the presenters do nothing for me.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Ziggywigs said...

Thanks Wildlife Gardener. LOL i too wasn't a great fan of BG although i did meet Carol Baxter t'other year at a local garden centre.....turned around and there she was offering me free advice! My fav are AT and GH too....also like AT's books, read his memoirs Nobbut a lad and it had me laughing and crying at same time.

4:36 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

The YouTube Video "Gardening the Highland Way" was really funny! Wish we had that show in the US.

Love your blog!


8:00 PM  
Blogger Ziggywigs said...

The comedy sketch is a send up of a show called The Beechgrove Garden (a scottish gardening programme) and is from a series called 'Scotch and Wry' which was always aired at Hogmanay and was a must see TV in Scotland. It was very funny and ran until Rikki Fulton died....This clip was particularly amusing to me as i used to live in Dingwall which was mentioned! Glad you enjoyed the clip and the Blog!

8:42 PM  
Blogger ladyluz said...

Thanks for including that - we laughed our socks off. At times, gardening the Spanish way is a bit like that when our neighbour, Gonzalo, calls us into his shed where he keeps his many home-made wines from his grapes.

Great recipe too, if only we could get gooseberries here. I love 'em.

12:49 AM  
Blogger Ziggywigs said...

Thanks Ladylusz for your nice comments. Tee hee i think the wine sounds great. Shame you can't get gooseberries where you are.

2:32 AM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Hi Ziggy, I enjoyed the video alot although some of it was hard to understand - I had to listen quite closely. The recipe sounds wonderful. Seems like your gardening is coming along at quite a clip now. Things certainly move fast once the cold is gone. Your pot of nasturtiums reminded me to do the same. I just love them because they bring back memories of my childhood. I also enjoy the night garden - moon flowers are fantastic for show and fragrance. You see many different kinds of insects going about their business then too. Talk to you soon, Alyssa

11:14 AM  
Blogger Ziggywigs said...

Thanks Alyssa....glad you enjoyed the video. The East Coast of Scotland accent can be difficult to understand to even those that live close by so it can be difficult to understand. Not all accents are that bad Invernessian is a lovely sound and very clear supposed to be the closest thing to pure English!

5:56 PM  
Blogger RUTH said...

When my parents lived in Scotland I used to watch the real Beechrove garden this spoof.

1:56 AM  
Blogger Ziggywigs said...

Hi Ruth, well you'll be pleased to know that the BG hasn't changed at all. Time doesn't seem to affect it at all! Thanks for stopping by i loved your blog.

3:27 AM  
Blogger Petunia's Gardener said...

I've been known to plant a little Scotch in the garden so this was fun to see. Enjoyed a visit to Scotland in 2000 and I look forward to visiting again.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Ziggywigs said...

Thanks Petunia...i've been known to take several cuttings and plant quite a few too. Hope you enjoyed your visit and haste ye back.

9:10 PM  
Blogger ginger said...


Loved that video and I am still LOL! That is the kind of cutting and planting that, I too, enjoy! Thanks for visiting me in RI. I will check on you from now on! Layanee/ledge and gardens aka ginger

4:08 PM  
Blogger Ziggywigs said...

Thanks Ginger... pleased you enjoyed the video. I see from your profile you're a golfer too - my second passion!

Hope you manage to sink a few. Hope to catch up with you real soon.

12:32 AM  

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