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About lejardineduroyaume

The property has a walled garden and an orchard containing 50 fruit trees which date back to the 15th Century. These fairly mature trees need to be replaced by grafting scions onto root stock to create young trees. I would also like to get more from my garden by growing my own vegetables, salads and herbs. I would also like help my significant other to re-establish a physic garden on this site.

Rhubarb, Rhubarb everywhere I look but can you harvest and eat it after midsummer?

Debate: Can rhubarb be pulled and eaten after Midsummers Eve … Yes or No Here in the walled garden there are several patches of rhubarb.  It grows so well I am easily able to supply neighbours and friends with as … Continue reading

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The pond and Rockery aka The rain garden

The Forecast is rain solid for the next three days so I can say with some certainty that the Annual Monsoon Season has arrived here in Scotland. (Well we must be allowed to call the rainy season from June till … Continue reading

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A riot has broken out in the Orchard …. The Flowers are winning

After yesterdays update on weed and pest control in the garden I thought today a wee show of what is in flower in the garden this week was in order.  I have some really big borders in the garden and I … Continue reading

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Green recycling – does burning weeds count or not….

I am now making progress in the garden as the weather has been dry but cooler for the last couple of days.  Our new compost pile has being seeing some use, but I have a dilemma about just quite what … Continue reading

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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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