Tag Archives: Orchard

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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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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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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The Greenhoose is full

I cannot get on with growing my cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs and salad this year as there are over 200 grafted pear trees in the green house!!!! More evidence in close up!! The Grey Benvie is a Scottish Heritage pear and … Continue reading

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The Orchard

The Orchard Most of the trees in our orchard are probably about 100 years old. As they are coming to the end of their lifespan they will soon need to be replaced. So my significant other has embarked on a … Continue reading

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