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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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Of shady characters and rabbits with idiosyncratic tastes

A very Happy New Year to you from the Scottish Country Garden! I hope that 2015 presents an even better gardening year for you than 2014! Continuing our review of how things have gone here… This year, we put in … 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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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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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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Daft about daffs

The continuation of a relatively cool airstream has meant an outstanding spring bulbs season so far. We still have a few snowdrops, even now, although the spotlight is now firmly on the daffodils, with most of them in bloom. If … Continue reading

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Preparing for spring

A calm, dry weekend allowed us to finish off the herbaceous border work for the winter. All stems have now been cut down to ground level, allowing the new growth to come through unimpeded. Some plants are already starting to … Continue reading

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