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Of Russian Giants and toasted tomatoes…

In 2013, you may recall that we grew a bed of sunflowers from a packet of pet shop bird seed. We got some excellent blooms but the plants were quite short – around 3-4 feet. This of course might have … Continue reading

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If I could stop time…

If I could stop time, it would be at the end of August. Late summer is my favourite time of year. All around abound the steady but somehow comforting whine of combine harvesters with the occasional beep, beep, beep of … Continue reading

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Midsummer makeover

This past week has seen a change in the weather, still warm but thundery downpours have appeared on the scene. Good news for the garden as no need now for supplementary watering. I’m waiting for a barrage of previously dormant … Continue reading

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The week the mercury touched 30

For the last 10 days, a period of high pressure has hung over south east Scotland. I don’t ever remember it being so warm, certainly not for the 10 years we’ve been here. The temperatures have been up in the … 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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In like a lamb and out like a lion, and that’s just the first week!

The battleship grey skies and cold temperatures have returned, with even a light covering of snow this morning, heralding (according to the long-range forecast) a rather more wintry March than we had last year. Still the Good Lady was able … Continue reading

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Winter has arrived!

A cold week in garden with flurries of snow, some lying for a while, and many sub-zero overnights herald the arrival of winter here in the garden. Daylight hours are fewer now with leisurely dawns and early dusks. Clear blue, cloudless … Continue reading

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