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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 14th, 2014

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Big City Blues

R and I are on site with a customer in Glasgow this week. Really sad to have to leave at dawn and not back until 7pm. Then by the time we have eaten and I have watered the poly tunnel – it is time to go to bed for a 5:30am start. So not seeing […]

May 10th, 2014

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Yesterday we acquired some gates for our garden. We’ve thought since we moved in that the driveway looked oddly incomplete without something as a demarcation between the garden and the track. Also there was the incident of the ‘Donich three’ (our repeat sheep visitors) and a large dog which we briefly saw on the shedcam […]

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 […]

May 4th, 2014

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Grandma’s Griddle

Last time my Dad was here I made some griddle scones for his birthday. I’d never made them before and they turned out ok – but got a bit burned because the best thing I could find to cook them on was my paella pan. Although it is large and flat – not being designed […]

May 1st, 2014

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Cat meets Badger

I caught this little encounter (click image above for video) on the webcam from last night. Obviously the badger is not phased out by its meeting with Schrodi, and Schrodi (whilst clearly not thrilled) is not terrified either.

May 1st, 2014

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I tawt I taw a puddy Tat

We have just seen a large orange cat calmly make its way out of the woods behind the house and saunter over to the front garden where it spent some time in the heather contemplating its next move before heading off through the fence towards the river. In the direction it came from there is […]

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 […]

Apr 1st, 2014

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April Fool

Our Doctor’s Surgery seemed to have converted itself to a Vet this morning.   I presume this is for an April Fool – but it would be even funnier to turn up with one of the cats in a box and say that he needed a worming tablet. I don’t think the cats would find […]