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In like a lion…

So there I was, last weekend, spurred on by Scotland’s rugby success, thinking spring is here. Time to do some shrub pruning. I had finally got to the end of the apples and pears, and it was time to get … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution?

“So, Dad, when are you going to bring back your blog?”, my youngest asks me every so often. I find myself reaching for the usual book of excuses. “Too busy” or “Well, I did it for a whole year, so … Continue reading

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Green Sculpture

The hedge cutting continues. The main feature of our Walled Garden is a large T-shaped arbour made out of English Yew which effectively divides the garden into 3 sectors. It runs about half the length of Walled Garden and very … Continue reading

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Two for tea!

The hedge trimming season has finally started at the Scottish Country Garden! These yews we call ‘the teacups’. Judging by their girth, these were probably several metres high at one stage, but we have continued to keep them short in order to … Continue reading

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Easter Greetings!

 After a week of almost nightly snowfalls, the garden has been slow to shed its white mantle, very different from late March last year when we enjoyed temperatures in the low 20’s C. Much of the garden is still snow-covered, … Continue reading

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