Category Archives: The Walled Garden

Living the High Life

Since August, I think I’ve spent more time in the garden above the ground than on it. Perched atop ladders of varying heights and invariably encased in a cloud of 2-stroke exhaust, it’s hedge-cutting and fruit tree-pruning time. The south … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution?

“So, Dad, when are you going to bring back your blog?”, my youngest asks me every so often. I find myself reaching for the usual book of excuses. “Too busy” or “Well, I did it for a whole year, so … Continue reading

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From snow to snowdrop…

While the snow has more or less gone here –  and we only got a light dusting here compared with much of Scotland, it’s been a cold week with temperatures sitting around 0 degrees C. And yet, despite the rock-hard ground, … Continue reading

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A quiet month

Not too much happening in the Garden this past couple of weeks. While the weather was quite good last weekend, it was very cold with a layer of snow and rock-hard ground, so little scope to accomplish much. A trip … Continue reading

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And looking ahead…

Today was one of blue skies and blizzards, heralding the arrival of snow in this part of South East Scotland. We’ve had a very strange week with the temperature going up and down like a yoyo between 0 and 12 … Continue reading

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Of bulb magic and luminous trees…

Now, I’ve got to admit that I’ve never been a big fan of bulbs. Well that’s not strictly true – I like the bit where they flower but planting them, well, that’s another matter, particularly if you’re planting them into … Continue reading

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Of shady characters and rabbits with idiosyncratic tastes

A very Happy New Year to you from the Scottish Country Garden! I hope that 2015 presents an even better gardening year for you than 2014! Continuing our review of how things have gone here… This year, we put in … Continue reading

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