Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pond Project

We have installed a couple of ponds in the upper garden, hoping to attract more wildlife and provide facilities for the frogs, toads and newts. It’s a bit early in the season yet to find many good pond plants but more »

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Rabbit Trap

We had been having a few problems with rabbits digging up and eating some of our plants so it was time to get out the trap. Here’s the first victim: This rabbit has now been relocated to a new home more »

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Next Year’s Firewood

We harvested a couple of trunks each from an ash tree and a sycamore before the sap started to rise this year. It takes about 10 minutes to cut them down then a few days of harder work to process more »

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Delivery from the Sea

The Spring storms have delivered plenty of assorted rubbish onto our beach but occasionally something more useful turns up. Here’s a fish box just where the tide left it by our garden gate. They come in very handy for storing more »

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Merrick

One of the most popular walks in the Galloway Hills is the ascent of Merrick, the highest summit in the region. The first section of the walk follows the Buchan Burn up into the hills. There are a number of more »

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