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The long month ends…

While we’ve had a lot of rain and a fair amount of wind since Christmas, one thing we haven’t had during January is excessive cold. Very few frosty nights and no snow (so far) have meant that the early bulbs … Continue reading

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Warm Winter

What an amazingly mild couple of weeks we’ve had here in Scotland. Temperatures of 14C in Inverness, 13C down here in South East Scotland with the last few nights not dropping lower than 10C! Many summer nights (and days for … Continue reading

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The Roses of Success!

  The prolonged period of warm dry weather has brought on the roses and the Hybrid Teas are looking particularly good at the moment with their large bright blowsy blooms in all shades of purple,red, pink, orange, yellow and white. … 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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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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A weekend of contrast

Saturday proved the ideal day to get on with the final phase of cutting back the borders and the herb garden – cold, dry, no wind with a bit of sun thrown in. We’ve been cutting back the borders in phases … Continue reading

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