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Size The Walled Gar­den is about 1½ acres, within an es­tate of about 12 acres Al­ti­tude Some 100ft above sea level Soil Heavy clay Cli­mate The gar­den is only about one mile from the sea, right on the eastern tip of Fife and quite dry—‘it can be rain­ing in St An­drews, but not here,’ ad­vises Kather­ine. How­ever, for Scot­land, it’s fairly mild, with very few frosts Chal­lenges The wider poli­cies had been ne­glected, so ren­o­vat­ing the wood­land —re­mov­ing lots of dead elm, in par­tic­u­lar —has been a pri­or­ity and brought with it new chal­lenges of cop­ing with weeds in the newly cleared ground

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