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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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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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Roses, polyanthus …and more leaves!

Dislodged by this past week’s Atlantic westerlies, the trees in the Scottish Country Garden have now shed most of their leaves and we have been raking them up as best we can and storing them in large open-slatted crates to make next … Continue reading

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Black magic

Definitely a sign of autumn when  the Good Lady without warning but with much gusto launches herself on the compost heap. Twelve months have passed since last autumn’s fallen leaves were cast into an open-slatted box and in that time, … Continue reading

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