Tag Archives: snow

From snow to snowdrop…

While the snow has more or less gone here –  and we only got a light dusting here compared with much of Scotland, it’s been a cold week with temperatures sitting around 0 degrees C. And yet, despite the rock-hard ground, … Continue reading

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Easter Greetings!

 After a week of almost nightly snowfalls, the garden has been slow to shed its white mantle, very different from late March last year when we enjoyed temperatures in the low 20’s C. Much of the garden is still snow-covered, … Continue reading

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The miracle of the ice house

Well, the blizzards continue here at the Scottish Country Garden. The snow that arrived on Tuesday morning is still here, and the high winds tonight are blowing it and some new stuff off the fields across the roads in flowing … Continue reading

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It’s back!

The blizzards return…the lion has no intention of leaving us yet…taken this morning 7.30am.

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Preparing for spring

A calm, dry weekend allowed us to finish off the herbaceous border work for the winter. All stems have now been cut down to ground level, allowing the new growth to come through unimpeded. Some plants are already starting to … 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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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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