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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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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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Consider the lilies…

Now, I’m no Claude Monet and this is certainly no Giverny, but you can dream, can’t you? My favourite flower is probably the water lily, probably because it’s the first ever plant I bought, for myself, with my own money … 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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Pond water gets Yellow Flag!

Despite the annual invasion of amorous frogs and toads, and the trio of Mallards which have decided to stay rather longer than they usually do, the water in the pond has returned to crystal clarity. Our web-footed friends have been … Continue reading

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