Plants & Flowers

May 22nd, 2014

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Bluebell Video

Back in March you may remember I did a video of our ‘back garden’ on one of the few days that it didn’t rain. Well to show the difference a few months can make – here is the same scene transformed in early summer. The colours of the bluebells and broom is fantastic – in […]

May 15th, 2014

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The first strawberries were ready today and very nice they were too. Coming back from Glasgow tonight and having a quick walk round the garden, I see that the whole wilderness area behind the cultivated garden is a mass of bluebells. It occurred to me looking at the pictures I had just taken of both, […]

May 7th, 2014

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Time for Reflection

Today I walked slowly round the garden (in the light rain) and just looked at everything that has come through, and all the changes since the depth of winter. I then took some photos to remind me come next year of what things should look like come May. The water lilies and irises are coming […]

May 6th, 2014

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What flowers…

I’ve never seen anything like the rhododendrons (I’m glad IE knew how to spell that because I didn’t) in Lochgoilhead. There is everything from enormous tree sized ones in the Arboretum to tiny delicate ones no bigger than a house plant. The colours of them are stupendous, from purple to pink to cerise to cream […]