Tag Archives: Yew

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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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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Going Gothic

Before the snow came, the family and I had a winter outing to Dalkeith Palace, which is not so very far away. The younger members of the party had the adventure playground in their sights, but I had other ideas, finding … Continue reading

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A sense of place

 At this time of year, I spend quite a lot of time outside in the walled garden, usually on my own, with cold hands and cold feet, balancing precariously up a ladder, trying to reach the tallest stems of the … Continue reading

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Good year for the hostas!

In between the rain showers, I’ve managed to take a walk around the garden and in our newish shade border, the hostas have turned a marvellous luminous shade of bright buttery yellow. In previous years, the hostas have run out … Continue reading

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