Monthly Archives: February 2015

Memories of a Maiden Aunt

Many years ago my husband Sandy and I paid a visit to his Scottish aunt. ¬†Auntie Jenny was a large and formidable lady of trenchantly conservative opinions and a bit scary: it didn’t do to disagree. ¬†One of her favourite … Continue reading

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A Bit Too Friendly?

We are constantly urged to make our gardens “wildlife friendly”. I’ve come to the conclusion that mine is too friendly by half! I’m happy to be friends with the birds, bees and butterflies (though maybe not the Cabbage Whites) but, … Continue reading

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Transformed by Snow

The garden in Winter has its charms, but the garden covered is snow is magical: it even smells and sounds quite different. This is when the architecture – the ‘bones of the garden’ – stands out with clarity. There is … Continue reading

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