It’s een o thon busy months again in the gairden – enjoying the Buds o May…bit huddin on tae oor cloots til the Mayfloor is oot. As weel as answerin yir gairden questions, Oor Heed Gairdener, Dave Mitchell, has advice on plantin aipples – faan an fit tae plant. Rhona Alcorn, Chief Executive o Scots Language Dictionaries, is remindin us o the Scots names for plants. An Dave tells us aboot the history o Rhubarb an the adventures o this plant fae Russia, that played its part at Culloden – an the darin smuggling that went on jist tae get it inta yir diet – enjoy yir crumbles.
Inspired by episode 2 o the programme, George T Watt sent us a recording o him reading Sheila Templeton’s poem ‘Aipple Valentine’, taen fae her CD, ‘A Richer Tocher’.