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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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Hedging our bets

It all started with a visit to Greywalls Hotel, near the famous Muirfield Golf Course in East Lothian.  During a pre-luncheon amble around the Gertrude Jekyll-designed walled gardens, we discovered a series of ‘rooms’ enclosed by 6’ high dark green … Continue reading

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Good year for the hostas!

In between the rain showers, I’ve managed to take a walk around the garden and in our newish shade border, the hostas have turned a marvellous luminous shade of bright buttery yellow. In previous years, the hostas have run out … Continue reading

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