Tag Archives: Scottish autumn

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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All change

Autumn has finally bared her white, sparkling teeth. Last week finally saw the arrival of our first frosts. The cheerful Bishops’ Children (Dahlias) have bade their farewells, for the cold they cannot cope with. Many of the late-flowering perennials too have … Continue reading

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Two for tea!

The hedge trimming season has finally started at the Scottish Country Garden! These yews we call ‘the teacups’. Judging by their girth, these were probably several metres high at one stage, but we have continued to keep them short in order to … Continue reading

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The Last Attraction

As the water in the pond starts to cool and the daylight hours shorten, we don’t tend to see water lilies flowering here much beyond early September. Imagine my surprise, then, when on Sunday past, I spotted this beautiful bloom … Continue reading

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October morning

8.30 am, a two-jumper Saturday morning, not a breath of wind. The weekly sojourn to the Big Field where the buzzards wheel on invisible thermals. The sun’s rays beam horizontally through the trees, creating shafts of light through the lifting mist, illuminating … Continue reading

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Dynamic Autumn

Autumn has arrived at the Scottish Country Garden, a time of year when the weather titans battle it out for supremacy, as evidenced by the contrast of this and last weekends. The Autumnal equinox is here with its high winds … Continue reading

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