Having had what Ralph, Bunty’s boyfriend, thinks is a drout (and in Scotland that’s no far off it!) we had a down pour last weekend and then everything sprouted, not least these gorgeous seasonal wee flowers.
Axel Dohmann and his family have been visiting Lochend Chalets since 1975 and although during our halceon childhood summer holidays of the 70’s and 80’s, when we made great rafts, ran table tennis tournaments, sailed and danced at many a ceilidh, Axel has been harbouring this romantic image that one day he too would be […]
The lovely Amanda Clayden from Green Pea Studio and Garden who runs brilliant workshops, produces her own seasonal flowers for arrangedments and wedding flowers and sells some very chic gifts and all a gorgeous 2 mile hike from the chalets! She came to walk around our new nature trail as she will be helping the […]
The wood chip pile from the storm-felled Lime tree has been a huge scorce of interest! This week it has two different fungi. We will not be eating them!
These babies seem to have pushed up overnight! On the close up you can see a wee woodchip on top and just below, on the left, you can see the sawdust! Anyone know what they’re called?
Not only has Topher had Oyster catcher’s nesting on the rough ground aound his pond but discovered, when pulling up reeds, that a moor hen has built her floating nest in the reed patch, here’s how they looked yesterday – we think a couple of weeks to go – will keep you posted.
At last – enough snow to make it look pretty and not to be dibilitating. Hurrah! However I think the Edinburgh Zoo pandas, who have now been here a year I heard on the radio today, may turn up their noses up at our sad bamboo!
After the road was cleared… …and the new pole was ensconced, we noticed that there was one wee rose left poking it’s head out of the mush! See bottom of picture. Wonder how sturdy it is?
Now…unlike the nastrtium flowers I’m not even really going anywhere near these but aren’t they amazing. Since I took these photos I’ve been imagining weird wee spores all over my face, over active imagination!! Still going home to wash my face though!
A late burst of sun has given the nasturtiums a real boost and they’re liking their postion a the back of the Cedar cabins.