CHRISTMAS CRACKERS (YULE LOVE ‘EM)

Thought I might sneak in a little festive blog seeing as how it is the season of goodwill and all, so I had a dander round in the interval between our Christmas Caroling at the north front portico and went to check up on the formal gardens. The gardeners have been doing their own version of wrapping with most of the tender stuff being sheltered from any possibility of harm.

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With the mildish conditions we have had so far this winter there are still plants in bloom and plenty of colour to be found.

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Our lovely myrtle tree has black berries which look great against the terracotta red bark.

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Dried flower heads have a star-like charm.

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Don’t miss these magnificent Mahonias in the Shamrock Garden with flowers like corn on the cob, bright yellow and plenty of them.

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The birds were enjoying seasonal red berries in the Mairi Garden.

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Is our framework Formorian playing “Joy to the World?”

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to all our visitors.

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Ellen

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