Monthly Archives: October 2013

Green Sculpture

The hedge cutting continues. The main feature of our Walled Garden is a large T-shaped arbour made out of English Yew which effectively divides the garden into 3 sectors. It runs about half the length of Walled Garden and very … Continue reading

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Two for tea!

The hedge trimming season has finally started at the Scottish Country Garden! These yews we call ‘the teacups’. Judging by their girth, these were probably several metres high at one stage, but we have continued to keep them short in order to … Continue reading

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The Last Attraction

As the water in the pond starts to cool and the daylight hours shorten, we don’t tend to see water lilies flowering here much beyond early September. Imagine my surprise, then, when on Sunday past, I spotted this beautiful bloom … Continue reading

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October morning

8.30 am, a two-jumper Saturday morning, not a breath of wind. The weekly sojourn to the Big Field where the buzzards wheel on invisible thermals. The sun’s rays beam horizontally through the trees, creating shafts of light through the lifting mist, illuminating … Continue reading

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Autumn Gold

For this week’s autumn colour, the Ash (Fraxinus) takes centre-stage. They have transformed in the last 7 days or so from mid-green to bright yellow. We have a smallish tree in the garden but there is a large one on … Continue reading

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