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Summer rewards in the garden

July 2 2016

A two week spell of summer weather with quite dry conditions followed by a very wet week, was great for plant growth, but not so great for flowers. However this is summer in Scotland so we are in the garden on every dry day unless it is too hot when we then relax on the patio. When the rain comes I am back in the studio to crack on with my latest painting project.


Bedding down for summer

August 13 2016

Every year has a different story to tell in the garden as no two years are alike, and one year’s climate can affect plants over several years.


Storming into winter colour

December 16 2017

Winter has arrived as Caroline sweeps over the land and many of us wake up to a covering of snow plus a few trees, fences and sheds blown about.


Spring sowing and planting

April 30 2016

Sunny days are arriving so now we can get down to some serious sowing and planting on the vegetable patch. A lot of plants have been ready to plant, but it was necessary to wait till the soil had warmed up as cold north winds continue to dominate our spring weather.