A Happy New Year to all our Readers

A Happy New Year to all our Readers

A Happy New Year to all our Readers!    On the Bonfire It’s always a good feeling after the Christmas and New Year excess to get back out into the garden and begin a new growing season. January is a good time to clear out dead and diseased branches from...
Highlights of 2023

Highlights of 2023

Highlights of 2023 Now that we have reached the Winter Solstice, the turning point of the year, it is good to look back on the past twelve months from the comfort of a warm, cosy armchair. We had six weeks of drought in May and June, weeks of rain in February, August...
Tales of Autumn

Tales of Autumn

Tales of Autumn Drummond, our rescue cat has started to follow us about when we are working in different parts of the garden. Last week he actually followed us into the polytunnels for the first time.  Almost immediately, he began to run this way and that,...
Reap what you sow

Reap what you sow

What a difference a month can make! Now that we are well into September, the Autumn weather is certainly in full flow. Leaves are starting to fall, swirling across the lawns as the breezes catch them, and windfall apples are being devoured by hungry wasps and clouds...
Tales of Autumn

Summer’s lease hath all too short a date

  Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.   As August draws to an end I find myself wondering where the month has gone and what lies ahead. As Shakespeare says, “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date”. Schools are back, children have swapped toys and...

Cats and Commas

Cats and Commas Scotland’s year of climate anomalies seems to be continuing with each successive month breaking another record as the hottest, wettest or the windiest since records began. June 2023 was the hottest ever on record for the UK, it was drier than average...
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