Scottish Field - - CRATHES CASTLE -

1. Don’t leave any plants stand­ing. This al­lows you to put the gar­den to bed and gives you ac­cess to prun­ing in the later months. 2. Pro­tect your gar­den with trees and in­ter­nal hedg­ing. This is how the walled gar­den at Crathes has its own mi­cro-cli­mate. It al­lows flow­ers to bloom later in the year than you might ex­pect. 3. Try adding a bit of con­trast in your gar­den – for­mal land­scap­ing mixed with ma­ture plants and trees is what makes Crathes Cas­tle’s gar­dens so charm­ing. It also keeps the wildlife happy.

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