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How does your garden grow?


By Chris Saunderson

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WE COULD all do with some silver bells and cockle shells in our lives right now after a tough 12 months!

A spring primrose adds some colour to Chris' garden.
A spring primrose adds some colour to Chris' garden.

However, the vaccine rollout in Moray is going well and lockdown is starting to ease.

From Monday, April 5 garden centres were allowed to reopen.

The weather didn't play ball unfortunately with freezing temperatures, snowfall and gale-force winds at the start of this week.

You can't beat daffodils at this time of year.
You can't beat daffodils at this time of year.

After months in cold storage, the garden centres will be hoping the warmer spring weather returns quickly so they can make up for lost time.

When the sun shines there is nothing better than getting out on the garden and getting your hands dirty, or going for a walk in your local park, enjoying the flowers and the wildlife.

Share your garden photos.
Share your garden photos.

To celebrate the start of better weather, The Northern Scot and its sister papers across the Moray and Grampian area are asking the question: How does your garden grow?

Tulips from....Lossie.
Tulips from....Lossie.

And the good news is your name doesn't have to be Mary to take part.

Between now and September we are asking you to share the emerging and changing colour in your life and your gardens with our readers - just to spread the joy and give everyone a boost.

And for a little extra incentive, our friends at Threaplands garden centre at Lhanbryde have kindly agreed to put up a £20 voucher each month for the best photo (in the opinion of our in-house, green-fingered judges).

Threaplands - your local garden centre.
Threaplands - your local garden centre.

We will share as many of your photos online and in print as we can, so keep them coming. You can email them to newsdesk@northern-scot.co.uk or newsdesk@grampianonline.co.uk

Content editor Chris Saunderson went to great lengths to protect his fuschia bush after it got badly frosted.
Content editor Chris Saunderson went to great lengths to protect his fuschia bush after it got badly frosted.

And look out for Highland News and Media's Garden of the Year competition this summer too.

This rhododenron bush is getting ready to burst back into colour.
This rhododenron bush is getting ready to burst back into colour.

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