Thursday, 15 August 2013

More Gardening in Arthur's Hill

I was asked to take some more photos of gardens and street planters, as Arthur's Hill Time Exchange is having a stall at the Greening Wingrove Garden Festival on Sunday, and photos are needed for a display board. Here are a couple which I thought summarised the project's intent:



A fantastic tiered street planter which has been tended by people who live in nearby houses, in return for getting some of the veg when they are ripe and ready.

Some of the very tiny front yards have been made really lovely.

May in Dumfries & Galloway

A few photos from our visit to Dumfries & Galloway which I had not got around to posting until now:
First one is actually a wild otter in vegetation on a loch, which we would never have seen as it was so well camoflaged. Click the photo to enlarge then look for his or her head lifted up, shiny mud-brown. It was making quite a bit of noise, as described here.




Here the otter is, in the middle of the photo.




The most lovely lochs, with tranquil woods, are so beautiful in May. Last one shows Carlinwark Loch with Cherry blossom and Castle Douglas Toon in the background.

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