Category Archives: Landscaping

Scotland

At the beginning of June I traveled to the Highlands of Scotland with a family member who was attending a birding tour. After an overnight flight to Amsterdam, we arrived in Aberdeen and then drove down and over to Royal … Continue reading

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Dreams of Warmer Days..

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The groundhog problem

See the continuing battle at Sign of the Shovel So back to square one.  Well, today's New York Times piece  about a zoo-keeper who trains groundhogs for their February 2 media moment confirms that I was correct  first of all, … Continue reading

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Winter in other gardens !

Snow in January's garden This month we had our first snowfall in Toddington. It had been exceptionally mild and wet before this, but unexpectedly one morning, we woke up to a crisp white blanket covering everything. Gardens always look so … Continue reading

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Creating the Garden

And so we begin…. go to the photo album to see the whole story of today – Memorial Day 2006 in which I created beds where there were previously "who knows what" – ivy, vines, weeds, grass, you name it.  … Continue reading

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