Tag Archives: Woodland

And looking ahead…

Today was one of blue skies and blizzards, heralding the arrival of snow in this part of South East Scotland. We’ve had a very strange week with the temperature going up and down like a yoyo between 0 and 12 … 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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Of bees, blossom and barking deer!

Summer may have arrived! The garden has really moved on this week, particularly in the herbaceous borders which despite limited colour have a wonderful lushness to them. That said, the shrubs are performing well: the first of the tree paeonies are … Continue reading

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Happy Unbirthday!

Well, I’m another year older- not quite at the big 50, but getting perilously near, so a very Happy Unbirthday to all my fellow green-fingered bloggers! Each year, the Head Gardener’s birthday usually coincides with, firstly, dire weather (no exception … 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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Signs of spring…

Just a few pictures this weekend, as we have been spending all our time on drive-maintenance, filling the potholes after the ravages of winter! Finally the woodland snowdrops are starting to appear – late this year, after quite a lot … Continue reading

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Fifty shades of green

I’ve recently discovered the excellent Blotanical.com website – a global repository of gardening blogs from around the world. Bloggers can register their site and there is a manual validation procedure to ensure that each blog listed there is a bona … Continue reading

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