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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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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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Warm Winter

What an amazingly mild couple of weeks we’ve had here in Scotland. Temperatures of 14C in Inverness, 13C down here in South East Scotland with the last few nights not dropping lower than 10C! Many summer nights (and days for … Continue reading

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Christo’s influence

Now, I do like my hardy annuals! I know they’re a bit of work with all that pricking out, watering and whatever, but at this time of the year, up until the first frosts, these little fellows flower their heads … Continue reading

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The week the trees turned green…

(Well most of them!) The garden continues to come to life with many of our broadleaved trees now in leaf, or in the process of bud-break. The beeches on the drive take a little longer, but all around there has been … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas

This year has got to go down as the wettest we have had for a very long time. In the sheep field beside the house, we’ve had a large puddle that’s been there continuously since the summer, to the extent … Continue reading

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A sense of place

 At this time of year, I spend quite a lot of time outside in the walled garden, usually on my own, with cold hands and cold feet, balancing precariously up a ladder, trying to reach the tallest stems of the … Continue reading

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