Monthly Archives: May 2012

How close is ‘too close’ to a wasps nest!!

Just a wee update on my progress….. Well since the weather has turned and it is raining again not much progress has been made. So that being the case I will just upload a few images of the flowers in … Continue reading

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Herb garden on a ‘hot tin roof with a view’

Well, after a week of high temperatures which were, according to the newspapers ‘on a par with Rio de Janerio’, the weather in Scotland has returned to normal.  It only took 10 minutes to normalize …..  it went from 24 … Continue reading

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Warm weather activity…. Name that flower?

Another day of blistering heat here on the East Coat of  Scotland …… temperature hovering just below 30 degrees C at midday.  So what is in flower in the garden today …. and more importantly try to find out what … Continue reading

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Potting up Irises and hanging baskets not….. reading in the shade

Forecast was for another sweltering day….. so I thought do not be too ambitious- so like no digging or heavy work….. something slower…. So thought some potting up would be about right….. needed some soil first but this wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Hot weather in Scotland I must be dreaming….

After all the moaning about the rain here I am in the middle of the afternoon hiding inside from the sun. It is 28 degrees centigrade outside, it was 32 degrees in the greenhouse, and the kitchen inside the house … Continue reading

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Underneath the cherry tree and unexpected gifts

The weather was sunny and warm again today so I thought I would burn some weeds so I got the bonfire going. Then once it was smouldering away I decided to do some digging under the cherry tree .  I … Continue reading

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Compost heaps and bluebell love

Several hours later……. a new compost area.  Just needs to be filled up with vegetation and weeds to make compost… but wait a minute I just pulled loads of weeds out.  Sigh……… Don’t you just love gardening. I never pulled … Continue reading

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