Features / Reader photos brighten up our garden gallery

Shetland’s blooming marvellous

SHETLAND NEWS READERS have sent in photos of their gardens, flowers and vegetables, proving nothing is impossible with determination! Despite the poor Spring Shetland has had, there are, nonetheless, horticultural jewels to delight us.

Click the images to see a larger version, and to scroll through them. The gallery is now closed for Summer 2019, so please don’t send us any more. You could, however, start planning for next year…

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Garriock Bros. Ltd.


At Garriock Bros. Ltd’s Plant Hire shop (Gremista Industrial Estate, Lerwick) you can find plenty to help you maintain and enjoy your garden.


For maintenance of your grass we have mowers and strimmers (petrol, electric and cordless). For around the garden we have hedge trimmers, chainsaws, blowers, pressure washers and shredders.  All from trusted brands such as MAKITA, HUSQVARNA and STIHL.

We always stock the essential accessories such as replacement strimmer cable, chainsaw chains and 2 stroke oil.

In the hand tool range we stock:

FISKARS – pruners, hedge shear, loppers, trowels and cultivators
BULLDOG & ROUGHNECK – spades, shovels, lawn rakes and forks
HOZELOCK – full range of hoses and accessories
EINHELL – Garden spreader (lawn feed & seed)
Galvanised garden incinerators
Wheelbarrows – various brands to suit your budget! Also replacement puncture proof wheels.


Finally, to help you sit back, relax and enjoy your garden we have 4-grill barbecues and chimineas.


We designed, and are sole suppliers, of the Polycrub, a polytunnel/greenhouse hybrid designed to withstand our Shetland climate. Polycrub has structural accreditation, and our designs are subject to copyright.

We are a trading arm of Northmavine Community Development Company (NCDC), a charity that works alongside local people to regenerate Northmavine. Our profits are reinvested in Northmavine to support community-based projects.

Our ‘Peerie Polly’ range is 3m wide and the original Polycrub range is 4m wide. Each range is available in a variety of lengths. Peerie Polly is also available as a pre-assembled unit.

Polycrubs are perfect for individual growers and schools/community groups have also been able to access grant funding for growing projects. Crofters and farmers with plans for crofting diversification could be eligible for funding support through the agricultural grants system.

Visit our website at www.polycrub.co.uk or contact Maree or Cynthia on 01806 544222 for more information.


Walkonit.com was established in 2003 as a local business covering all of Shetland. A full range of landscaping services is offered including our well-known deck building, lawn renovation and construction using turf rolls, drystone walling, driveways in paver bricks or gravel, drainage, shed erection and we can carry out literally customers every wish for their plans for their gardens or grounds around new or old house sites.

See some of our finished work on Facebook (the website is offline just now) and contact us by messaging or texting. Mobile 07894 738714. We quote promptly and have a reasonable lead time to starting new works. We also hire diggers, dumpers and small plant via subsidiary Westside Plant Hire from our base at Weisdale.


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