Rumour has it that the entire population of Aberdeen took to the streets with an empty glass in their hands when the weather forecaster said there would be a nip in the air… well so the joke goes anyway.
Everyone knows the lily, with its glossy white trumpets, alluring scent and annoying habit of getting fluorescent orange pollen on your white shirt at weddings. But there are literally thousands of species and varieties in all manner of shapes, sizes and colours - and more are being added all the time - some of which come about in the most unlikely ways
The schools might have gone back and summer holidays may well be at an end, but we are a nation that loves to travel so it won’t be long before we are looking out our passport and charging up our Kindle once more. Travel trade body ABTA found that in 2014 80% of Brits enjoyed a holiday.
Obsessive gardener and plant collector, Chris Mackay gives his first gardening instalment for the P&J...
Whenever I tell people what I do for a job, I get a few odd looks. Make up artist, they understand. Beauty blogger? Not so much.
Feature column by Angus Robertson MP: