Tag Archives: rhododendron

A walk in the woods

It’s been a cold winter so far. Often, the weather is quite kind running up to December, but this year we’ve had more ringing frosts and more flurries of snow. And several more falls so far in January. Nothing of … Continue reading

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Of Golden rain and Granny’s bonnets

A week of high pressure, sunshine and warmth has really pushed the garden on. Indeed, this has been a weekend of watering to ensure that the sunflowers, new herbaceous, sweet peas and transplanted polyanthus don’t suffer a check. In previous … Continue reading

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Of bees, blossom and barking deer!

Summer may have arrived! The garden has really moved on this week, particularly in the herbaceous borders which despite limited colour have a wonderful lushness to them. That said, the shrubs are performing well: the first of the tree paeonies are … Continue reading

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Now that the snows have gone…

The last traces of snow finally left us this week, although I see that large swathes remain on the hills. The tractors round about have finally got going with their spring sowings, much later than usual, so hopefully the weather … Continue reading

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Happy Unbirthday!

Well, I’m another year older- not quite at the big 50, but getting perilously near, so a very Happy Unbirthday to all my fellow green-fingered bloggers! Each year, the Head Gardener’s birthday usually coincides with, firstly, dire weather (no exception … Continue reading

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Going Gothic

Before the snow came, the family and I had a winter outing to Dalkeith Palace, which is not so very far away. The younger members of the party had the adventure playground in their sights, but I had other ideas, finding … Continue reading

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Fifty shades of green

I’ve recently discovered the excellent Blotanical.com website – a global repository of gardening blogs from around the world. Bloggers can register their site and there is a manual validation procedure to ensure that each blog listed there is a bona … Continue reading

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