Hedge cutting and pruning

I pruned these conifers at Farley near Beauly this morning, along with the beech hedge. They’ve been well shaped and only need a cut once a year now, these conifers have kept that tight round shape even through heavy snow falls. One spring after the snow melted a round hole appeared half way up at

Flame of the Highlands

Tropaeolum speciosum, Glory of the Highlands. This hardy nasturtium is a perennial climber that has an exotic red flower. They are often grown to great effect through an evergreen conifer hedge, where they thrive and can easily reach a height of 3 metres in a season. This is a great way of adding summer colour