My name is Mike A. I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.
The family (wife, 14 year old daughter and myself), along with my niece, made our first trip to Scotland last year. You have a beautiful country and everyone we met was very friendly and welcoming.
One of our highlights (and there were many) was visiting the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and seeing the Meconopsis in bloom. I decided I had to give this a plant a try in my garden in Portland this year. So tomorrow, I will construct my new cold frame (2'x12') and start my planting on Feb. 14th.
I'll keep you posted on my progress here in the Northwest and will pass on my successes and struggles.