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Living the High Life

Since August, I think I’ve spent more time in the garden above the ground than on it. Perched atop ladders of varying heights and invariably encased in a cloud of 2-stroke exhaust, it’s hedge-cutting and fruit tree-pruning time. The south … Continue reading

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Of bulb magic and luminous trees…

Now, I’ve got to admit that I’ve never been a big fan of bulbs. Well that’s not strictly true – I like the bit where they flower but planting them, well, that’s another matter, particularly if you’re planting them into … Continue reading

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Of shady characters and rabbits with idiosyncratic tastes

A very Happy New Year to you from the Scottish Country Garden! I hope that 2015 presents an even better gardening year for you than 2014! Continuing our review of how things have gone here… This year, we put in … Continue reading

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Snowdrops and stillness

  For the first time for months, the wind dropped, the sun came out, the sky was blue and the birds sang. It certainly felt like the first day of spring, although in reality I fear we may have more … Continue reading

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The long month ends…

While we’ve had a lot of rain and a fair amount of wind since Christmas, one thing we haven’t had during January is excessive cold. Very few frosty nights and no snow (so far) have meant that the early bulbs … Continue reading

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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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