The three acres of rough ground behind the house has had trees planted a few years ago . Mountain Ash , Beech , Sycamore etc. Unfortunately due to the big woolly things below they have been Bonzied . We are managing to keep them out now and even over the last few weeks the trees are recovering . With a variety of conditions on the land , dry areas (very few) , bog , old walls , ponds and very wet patches , we hope to be able to grow a range of plants . Water lillies , ferns
Amazingly sheep have little to do with crofting . Crofters were cleared off the land to make way for sheep . The amount of damage one sheep can do to trees and gardens is incredible .
The Outer Hebridese are just about visible on what was not the best of days . Below left is all that remains of an old stone wall now covered by heathers . This wall
© Terry Wilding