Tag Archives: November

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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A little piece of California

So there I was earlier on, transporting the leaves and the dead Dahlia stems round to the compost heap when I was distracted by the incredibly bright, day-glo orange, yellow and red flowers of the Californian Poppies (Escholtzia). Still flowering … 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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A November wander round the walled garden…

The beginning of November heralds the onset of the quieter winter period. We’ve finished the strimming of the longer grass areas of the policies and very likely witnessed the last lawn-mowing in the walled garden. The leaf raking is in … Continue reading

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