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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 23rd, 2015

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Hard work in the Garden

The garden has been looking a bit run down (certainly not up to the standard of the previous owners) as I was tremendously busy and didn’t have a lot of time for it towards the end of last year. So over the last few days I have been having a major clean up and am […]

Jul 21st, 2014

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Artists Town

Today is nice and sunny and R and I have been having an explore of the area. First we went to the Galloway Wildlife Park. We’ve been many times and how many actual animals you see is variable. Today was not a good day for them because a) there is loads and loads of vegetation […]

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 […]

Jun 2nd, 2014

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How does your garden grow?

Well not badly actually…. On the positive side… Every morning for the last week I have had enough strawberries for a bowl with yoghurt for breakfast. The peas are doing quite well and I tried the first pod today – a bit small but very sweet and lovely. The first tomatoes are set (only on […]

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 […]

Apr 30th, 2014

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Everything in the Garden….

The garden is really coming on in force now. We’ve been away for under 48 hours on a trip to London and there have been so many changes in that time I can hardly believe it. In the cultivated formal garden to the front of the house, the two magnolia trees are out. The pieris […]

Feb 14th, 2014

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In which we have visitors

Two unexpected (though not necessarily unwelcome) visitors today. Firstly, a heron which we used to see down at the bridge over the river just outside our garden seems to have decided to take over our pond. It stood motionless by the edge of the pool for over an hour this morning – it is out […]