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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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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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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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