Monthly Archives: October 2012

Rosey hues

To mark a recent anniversary, the Good Lady has given me an Amelanchier shrub for the Kitchen Garden. The Snowy Mespilus (common name) has amazing bright red coloured foliage at this time of the year and it will really set … Continue reading

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Don’t leave the leaves!

Just finished the last mowing of the policies for the season, although the final mow is more about picking up the fallen leaves from the cherries, acers, rowans and limes. The grass in the walled garden continues to grow, although … Continue reading

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Fires in the Fall

While some trees have shed most of their leaves, some are absolutely at their best now, aided by some very cold nights and not too much wind. I was out with the dogs earlier this morning and noticed that our … Continue reading

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Day out in the Borders!

Enjoyed a break from my toils last weekend at the lovely Teviot Water Gardens, near Kelso. The place to go for water plants, fish and all things aquatic during the growing season, understandably stocks were now low in the plant … Continue reading

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Good year for the hostas!

In between the rain showers, I’ve managed to take a walk around the garden and in our newish shade border, the hostas have turned a marvellous luminous shade of bright buttery yellow. In previous years, the hostas have run out … Continue reading

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Autumn colours

Autumn has arrived here in the garden. Some of the trees just drop their leaves without any fanfare, others really go to town. The ash, for example, has turned a marvellous butter yellow, standing out in the gloom of a … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Scottish Country Garden!

Welcome to the Scottish Country Garden Blog Page. From here, we will aim to provide you with weekly updates on the upkeep of our walled garden, in the South East of Scotland.

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