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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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If I could stop time…

If I could stop time, it would be at the end of August. Late summer is my favourite time of year. All around abound the steady but somehow comforting whine of combine harvesters with the occasional beep, beep, beep of … 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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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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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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Of Golden rain and Granny’s bonnets

A week of high pressure, sunshine and warmth has really pushed the garden on. Indeed, this has been a weekend of watering to ensure that the sunflowers, new herbaceous, sweet peas and transplanted polyanthus don’t suffer a check. In previous … Continue reading

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