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Mar 9th, 2017

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Spring Flowers

The spring flowers are finally in bloom. Narcissi everywhere in the garden. One solitary snowdrop which has suddenly appeared by the fence – I’ve never seen one in our garden before and actually there aren’t that many in this area. Some pretty flowers which grow in the drive every year and which someone told me were […]

Jun 6th, 2016

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Mowing the lawn

I don’t like mowing the lawn here. There are two reasons for that (well three if you count the midgies). Firstly I have to say I’m just not that keen on mowing the lawn (never have been), but secondly, it seems like a crime here because of the hundreds of wild flowers that are being […]

Mar 7th, 2016

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I don’t know what this flower is but they are just coming out growing through the stones on our patio – very pretty. Unfortunately I also notice that a holly bush we have in the garden has set out a lot of seedlings which are also sprouting on the patio. I’ll definitely have to get […]

Feb 16th, 2016

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Snowdrops and Crocuses

Saw some lovely snowdrops on our walk this morning near the loch. They were all covered in frost, but they are tough little things and I am sure they’ll survive. Not so sure about the crocuses coming up at our front door however. Last year they were just opening up when some creature ate half […]

Jun 26th, 2015

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As though from nowhere, a giant clematis has appeared growing through the bush next to the bird feeder. It has one huge flower the size of a soup plate so far – but loads of buds… I’m pleased to see it because there are some fantastic clematis in the village but ours haven’t done much […]

Jul 18th, 2014

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Midsummer Flowers

The garden isn’t quite as colourful now as it was back in May/June. In particular it is missing the wow factor of the primulas which were out in force for more than three months but are past now. We still have some nice ones in July though – the hydrangeas are looking lovely, as is […]