Monthly Archives: November 2013

Giving the greenhouse a future

This past week, the joiners have been giving the Greenhouse a makeover. We have a timber-framed greenhouse here at the Scottish Country Garden which is quite old, and which, interestingly had a life somewhere else before it came here in … Continue reading

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Maple glow

Autumn colours can be so fleeting. These pictures, of an Acer in the policies, were taken just last week; this week, the leaves have gone. This week, the Good Lady has been digging out the end-product of last year’s leaf-raking – some … Continue reading

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St James Park, London – an autumn inspiration

My work took me to London on Thursday. One of the high points of a rather long day was a walk through St James’ Park around 8.30am. For those unfamiliar with London, St James’ is the park that Buckingham Palace looks … Continue reading

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All change

Autumn has finally bared her white, sparkling teeth. Last week finally saw the arrival of our first frosts. The cheerful Bishops’ Children (Dahlias) have bade their farewells, for the cold they cannot cope with. Many of the late-flowering perennials too have … Continue reading

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Over the Hedge

As well as the Yew Hedge, featured in a recent post, we also have a beech hedge which runs along the south side of the Kitchen and Secret Gardens. The beech hedge is rather shorter than the Yew expanse – … Continue reading

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Seasonal shades

Well, it’s been quite a growing season here in South-East Scotland. A spring, albeit late, free of severe frosts. A summer, predominantly dry with plentiful sunshine and real warmth. And an autumn, still continuing (just!), warm with reasonable sunshine and … Continue reading

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Autumn reflections

Not a lot of interest over at the pond now. The water is cooling and the water lilies have finally finished blooming. And yet, on a calm day, it provides a looking glass for the world above. This has been … Continue reading

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