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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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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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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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