Based in South-West Scotland, Ayrshire is a historic county, meaning it was established by the Normans. One of the most agriculturally fertile regions in Scotland, the land is used for propagating potatoes and other root vegetables. Its principal towns include Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine.
Over millions of years, the geology in Ayrshire has seen massive change. For a long period during the Late Paleozoic Era, Ayrshire was in the middle of the great super-continent known a Pangea, and was desert for millennia. The region saw huge shifts, including much volcanic activity, meaning layers of sandstone, limestone, and coal have formed in the area, making it popular for coal mining and quarrying during the industrial revolution.
Ayrshire has a temperate maritime climate, providing warm rather than hot summers, and cool to cold winters. This means rainfall is pretty even throughout the year, and extreme whether is rare. However, the weather can be unpredictable. As a result, gardeners in Ayrshire can expect reliable propagation, including lush green lawns, as long as they keep tabs on the weather forecast!