Monthly Archives: September 2011

Season of Mud, Mould and Misanthropy

It is official. Autumn is here. And it is here to stay. Better get used to it. There was a time when I used to wax lyrically about the months from September to December, especially if autumn wasn’t really autumn, … Continue reading

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.Water

The herons have returned from their northern breeding grounds to spend the winter in Shetland. The other day I found a tell-tale rounded grey feather floating in the pond. In the absence of sufficient quantities of fishing line to be … Continue reading

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In and Out of Season

In and out of Season It is not at all unusual for spring-flowering perennials to have a second go at the tail end of summer. Primroses tend to oblige and so do most Trollius cultivars, except for the wonderful and … Continue reading

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Succulent

Succulent There was a time when I used to be the proud owner of a handsome collections of cacti and tender succulents. As long as they’re kept bone-dry during the winter, they are capable of surviving surprisingly low temperatures. Damp … Continue reading

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