Tag Archives: Garden

Garden Progress

Down at the bottom of the garden there is an overgrown bank which has the potential to be quite a good site for some more decorative plants. It faces south and is reasonably sheltered. Here are a couple of pictures more »

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Beach Gate

Here’s a flashback to the storms in January 2014 when our steps to the beach and part of our lower garden wall were washed away. We have also had a few issues recently with cows trying to get into our more »

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Fruit and Veg

It’s been a great year for fruit and vegetables and we’re struggling to find ways to use some of the produce from the garden (especially the courgettes). Here’s the haul from last Thursday. The tomatoes are a mix of “Santonio” more »

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August 2014

The greenhouse is looking a lot more productive than in the last post. We have good crops of courgette, cucumber and tomatoes although the aubergines and peppers are coming along a bit more slowly.

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Rockery Bed

In the top section of the garden there is an outcrop of bedrock that seemed like a good starting point for a bed for rockery and alpine plants. We dug out around the rocks then had a tour around some more »

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Garden progress – May 2014

We are starting to make a bit more progress in the garden and have now cleared some more beds for planting vegetables and decorative plants. We stocked up with a few more plants at the Kirkcudbright Plant Fair in early more »

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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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