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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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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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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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February Dawns

Always good to get to the end of January –  a long, cold, damp, dark month in Scotland, but as we turn the corner into February, we see the days start to lengthen, certainly at the end of the day … Continue reading

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Stretching Summer…

Beautiful day today, clear blue sky, 4 degrees C. Prompted me to wander round the garden with trusty smartphone to see whether anything was still in flower. Much to my surprise, there was quite a lot! Come with me on … 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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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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