Graham Bell ~ Global Change Agent

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Taking stock…

As winter draws to a close and spring starts to make a tentative appearance, it is a good time to take stock in all kinds of ways. Making plans for summer planting. Looking forward to what the year might bring. And, for the nursery, physically taking stock. The Red Shed […]

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you can solve all of the worlds problems in a garden

The sun shone, there was even a little warmth in the rays this afternoon. What a blessing to be able to spend time in the garden. I suppose that this should be titled “pruning” but it was really “pottering” and a perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of running […]

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Borders charity visit Garden Cottage

Abundant Borders are working to create small scale forest gardens across The Borders and came to Garden Cottage to see what can be achieved in a small space- and 25 years work!

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Beauty in Winter

Even in the heart of winter there is beauty to be found in the garden The fragile shells of the fruit of Physallis edulis – Cape Gooseberry…

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Winter pruning in the garden

With over a hundred trees in the garden, there are plenty of opportunities for winter pruning. Knowing how to prune trees and shrubs is an essential skill for any gardener. Pruning is the selective removal of parts of a plant, usually branches, but sometimes buds or roots. There are many […]

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Many hands…

.. make light work! As well as Annie and Karen helping out at Garden Cottage, we are really fortunate to have two strong, willing and capable young men helping out each weekend. Isaac and Musa, here ably assisted by Ben, have tackled some of the heavier jobs around the place, […]

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More Art in the Garden

Dave Watson, (http://www.foldyard.co.uk/) a local artist, and his wife Morag paid a visit to Garden Cottage and started by making studies from within the Red Shed. Graham and Morag will be visiting throughout the year so watch this space for artistic developments. Or better still, sign up to our newsletter […]

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Artist in Residence

We are delighted to introduce Sabina Sallis, Artist in Residence at Garden Cottage. Sabina, originally from Poland, is currently studying for her PhD at Newcastle University. Sabina will be a regular visitor to Garden Cottage over the coming months and we hope to be able to share her work with […]

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A welcome sight

I hope that I’m not speaking too soon, particularly as this is the frosty sight that met me as I travelled to Coldstream this morning ( temperature -4C!) ……. … but there are signs of life in the garden and it is wonderful to see the snowdrops. The frost meant […]

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It’s Burns Night

Not everyone understands this: Robert Burns is Scotland’s National Poet. Traditionally we eat Haggis and drink a wee bit of whisky and toast his memory. If you are really into it, it gets a bit more ritualistic than that. But I thought I’d just share with you a few of […]

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