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Autumn reflections

Not a lot of interest over at the pond now. The water is cooling and the water lilies have finally finished blooming. And yet, on a calm day, it provides a looking glass for the world above. This has been … Continue reading

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Consider the lilies…

Now, I’m no Claude Monet and this is certainly no Giverny, but you can dream, can’t you? My favourite flower is probably the water lily, probably because it’s the first ever plant I bought, for myself, with my own money … Continue reading

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Pond water gets Yellow Flag!

Despite the annual invasion of amorous frogs and toads, and the trio of Mallards which have decided to stay rather longer than they usually do, the water in the pond has returned to crystal clarity. Our web-footed friends have been … Continue reading

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End of the ice age?

It’s been a challenging week in this part of the world with blizzards on Monday and Friday nights and temperatures hanging around 0 Celsius. We’ve been very reliant on the Estate tractor ploughing its way through the 2-3 foot drifts … Continue reading

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Don’t leave the leaves!

Just finished the last mowing of the policies for the season, although the final mow is more about picking up the fallen leaves from the cherries, acers, rowans and limes. The grass in the walled garden continues to grow, although … Continue reading

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