Monthly Archives: January 2013

End of the ice age?

It’s been a challenging week in this part of the world with blizzards on Monday and Friday nights and temperatures hanging around 0 Celsius. We’ve been very reliant on the Estate tractor ploughing its way through the 2-3 foot drifts … Continue reading

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Going Gothic

Before the snow came, the family and I had a winter outing to Dalkeith Palace, which is not so very far away. The younger members of the party had the adventure playground in their sights, but I had other ideas, finding … Continue reading

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Icing on the cake

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So there I was last week, quite content. Content because I was actually up to date with things in the garden. This is very rare as the Good Lady will tell you. The ‘to do’ list stuck to the fridge always … Continue reading

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Seasonal notes…

Having finished all the winter work on the fruit trees and bushes, this last couple of weekends we’ve been pushing on with tidying the herbaceous borders in the Walled Garden. I’ve been removing the fallen leaves that have wedged themselves in … Continue reading

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Fifty shades of green

I’ve recently discovered the excellent Blotanical.com website – a global repository of gardening blogs from around the world. Bloggers can register their site and there is a manual validation procedure to ensure that each blog listed there is a bona … Continue reading

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View from the top

Aided by the birds, a nursery of baby beech, rowan, blackcurrants, gooseberries, ivy and cotoneasters not to mention willow-herb, nettles, grass and other weeds has been quietly establishing itself 10 feet up on the top of the walls, so I … Continue reading

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