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Trimming the raspberries

The raspberries grew fairly well in 2016. Here are the new stems tied up to protect them from thrashing around in the winter winds. The pile in front is this year’s fruiting stems that have been cut out. At the more »

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Frosty

We had a few frosty days in late November. Not enough to do any serious damage to the garden plants but hopefully enough to kill off some of the bugs ready for next year. We used this picture of a more »

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August in the Garden

After a couple of years, some of the plants are getting quite well established. The Inula hookeri is turning into a bit of a thug and is taking over the end of one of the beds. Here are a couple more »

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July in the Garden

The fruit patch started to produce in July. Here’s a selection of some of the goodies. We had good crops of gooseberries, blackcurrants and raspberries. The freezer will be busy for the rest of the year! Unfortunately we did not more »

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Another Dry Stone Wall

The latest stonework project in the garden is the creation of a retaining wall at the top of the cliff in the lower section of the garden. This will hopefully avoid the soil from higher up washing down the cliff more »

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October Sunshine

September and October have been the best weather months of this year. September was mostly warmer than July and August and the sunshine has continued on into October along with generally light winds. Here’s Gabrielle under cloudless skies out around more »

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Welcome to the Wining Wall

The wall feature is now finished and the grass is growing up around it. Our friend Mark from Magnolia, Texas had helped to build the wall while he was visiting in August and when he got home he made us more »

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Wall Feature

At the Scottish Garden Show near Edinburgh in June we were impressed by a dry stone wall garden seat installation created by Nigel Bialy. We still have a large pile of assorted stone and rubble left over from our house more »

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Borgue Flower Show

This year was the 150th anniversary of the Borgue Flower Show. There were over 200 classes for prizes this year for flowers, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, preserves and various arts and crafts. As usual, we left our preparations until the more »

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June Blooms

After a cold month of May, things are finally starting to get going in the garden and many plants are coming into flower. Here’s a selection of pictures: The bed along the edge of the upper garden Raindrops on Hosta more »

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