growing in Scotland is a very traditional activity where John
lives in Dundee at the edge of the Carse of Gowrie. This long
and wide area of land running from Dundee to Perth and bounded
by the River Tay to the south and the Sidlaw Hills to the north,
is an alluvial plain of very rich free draining soil, just perfect
for soft fruit growing. It was always noted for fruit growing,
with apples and plums in the past but now strawberries and raspberries
are the main crops.
John grows almost every fruit possible for this area including
strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, redcurrants,
blueberries, apples, plums, pears, grapes and a fig brown turkey.
He is now experimenting with Saskatoons, Amelanchier alnifolia.
He is growing Smoky and Thiessen which are very commercial varieties
of Saskatoons in Canada, and is hoping that the favourable Dundee
climate will allow them to crop. The saskatoon fruit looks like
a large blueberry, and the small tree is perfect for the "pick
your own" trade.
Other garden pictures may be visited at the following links,
Scottish Garden Pictures, Outdoor
Plants, Hanging Baskets
and Tubs, Flowering Bulbs,
Rose Bushes , Winter
Garden , Garden Trees.