Monthly Archives: August 2011

Let There Be Light

  Light is just as important in a garden as it is in a painting. It goes without saying that all plants need light to survive, flourish and thrive. Some need more. Some need less. But there is more to … Continue reading

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Midge, itch, scratch

Just when the rush of garden visitors is tailing off after the schools in Shetland have gone back, and you think you can now get on with all those unfinished jobs, they strike. And this year, probably due to an … Continue reading

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Better late than never

Better late than never This is not only my way of – sort of – apologizing for my delay, but also the theme of this week’s offering. “…walk and talk in gardens all wet with rain….” Dear old Van Morrison … Continue reading

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Wet, Wet, Wet

Few things in crofting life are more frustrating than watching hay slowly rot away. The last, and only time we had to dump a third of our crop was in 1979, during the wettest summer I can remember. This one, … Continue reading

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Bridal

Absence, as the late, great Christo Lloyd so rightly said, does indeed make the weeds grow faster, and the garden, already neglected for a week before my departure, looked decidedly shabby on my return from my parallel universe. The lawn … Continue reading

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