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Country Life Every Week - - Property Comment -

● Size Two and a half acres of for­mal and in­for­mal gar­dens about a mile from the coast at North Ber­wick, East Loth­ian

● Al­ti­tude 300ft

● Soil ‘Heavy, heavy clay, which takes a long time to warm up in the spring.’ Dry in some places, but drainage has be­come an in­creas­ing prob­lem in oth­ers

● Cli­mate His­tor­i­cally dry, but, lately, ex­tremely wet win­ters and early sum­mers. Bit­ter pre­vail­ing east winds. Haars or cold sea mists can swamp the gar­den in May and June. Frost not a prob­lem

● Chal­lenges The cold and the wind, the late­ness of spring/warm­ing of soil, deer

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