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Seasonal shades

Well, it’s been quite a growing season here in South-East Scotland. A spring, albeit late, free of severe frosts. A summer, predominantly dry with plentiful sunshine and real warmth. And an autumn, still continuing (just!), warm with reasonable sunshine and … Continue reading

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When the swallows return…

Those masters of the sky, with their unparalleled aeronautical brilliance, the swallows have returned. How these tiny, light-as-a-feather birds make it all the way from Africa amazes me, but they do, and here they are, albeit a little later than … 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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A November wander round the walled garden…

The beginning of November heralds the onset of the quieter winter period. We’ve finished the strimming of the longer grass areas of the policies and very likely witnessed the last lawn-mowing in the walled garden. The leaf raking is in … Continue reading

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Autumn colours

Autumn has arrived here in the garden. Some of the trees just drop their leaves without any fanfare, others really go to town. The ash, for example, has turned a marvellous butter yellow, standing out in the gloom of a … Continue reading

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