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arranensis is here

The first Sorbus arranensis leaf I saw was a wet brown thing lifted from the mulch under the tree by the Ranger Centre. In my haste – amid preparing for the launch – I nearly missed re-visiting that tree now … Continue reading

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Non-native Species

The grounds of the estate host many exotics in amongst the natives. And for a few days this week, there were two more than usual to be spotted wandering paths, admiring views and sticking noses into mosses; basically turning up … Continue reading

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Moss Witch

“Moss Witches prefer oak woods and particularly those where over 20,000 years ago the great grinding glaciers pushed large chunks of rock into apparently casual heaps and small bright streams leap through the trees.” Sara Maitland describes the Moss Witch’s … Continue reading

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The long way round

The big idea was to use a site close to both castle and walled garden

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“The Great Lines”

Watching Countryfile with my mum last week was a revelation, who would have thought that in 1774 scientists using a mountain in Perthshire

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