Monthly Archives: July 2013

Midsummer makeover

This past week has seen a change in the weather, still warm but thundery downpours have appeared on the scene. Good news for the garden as no need now for supplementary watering. I’m waiting for a barrage of previously dormant … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Recorded as a Voice Memo (with one or two subsequent edits) on Thursday, 12.40pm, after a morning of rain: “It’s 12.40, it’s rained all morning and I’ve been strimming. Strimming the Glen, or rather the sinuous path that winds down … Continue reading

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The Roses of Success!

  The prolonged period of warm dry weather has brought on the roses and the Hybrid Teas are looking particularly good at the moment with their large bright blowsy blooms in all shades of purple,red, pink, orange, yellow and white. … Continue reading

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When the trees start to hum

We have three large, elderly lime trees that form the backbone of our woodland. In the last few days they have changed colour from, well, green, to a rather splendid livery of variegated buttermilk and green. And they have started … Continue reading

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Consider the lilies…

Now, I’m no Claude Monet and this is certainly no Giverny, but you can dream, can’t you? My favourite flower is probably the water lily, probably because it’s the first ever plant I bought, for myself, with my own money … Continue reading

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The week the mercury touched 30

For the last 10 days, a period of high pressure has hung over south east Scotland. I don’t ever remember it being so warm, certainly not for the 10 years we’ve been here. The temperatures have been up in the … Continue reading

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Preparing for the summer show

A break in the weather from a succession of warm, dry, sultry days to a breezy mixture of sunshine and showers is welcome. These past two weekends there has been much ferrying of watering cans to far-flung corners of the … Continue reading

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