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Over the Hedge

As well as the Yew Hedge, featured in a recent post, we also have a beech hedge which runs along the south side of the Kitchen and Secret Gardens. The beech hedge is rather shorter than the Yew expanse – … 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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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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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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Happy Holly-days!

The Good Lady, with her penchant for all things recycling, has done it again! In the last few weeks, Herself, accompanied by a chainsaw-wielding Grandpa, has been reducing the beech hedge in the Secret Garden to more manageable proportions. Over … Continue reading

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It’s apple time…

Here at the Scottish Country Garden, there are two major jobs we need to do each year; one is the hedge-cutting, the other – the annual fruit tree pruning. Whereas the first is done by a petrol trimmer, the second … Continue reading

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