May musings.

May musings.

Maia, the Roman Goddess May is possibly named after ‘Maia’, the Roman Goddess who supervised plant growth. It is the month when the garden changes the most. Beds that were empty have acquired an impossible amount of vegetation in a few weeks of relative warmth, light...
Bats

Bats

Bats and Bat boxes The two wooden bat boxes in the pictures were made by Eric Flemming, one of our volunteers at Bannockburn House, and were made using a design found on the Internet. These were made from untreated Larch which was sourced from a local timber yard....
Bats

Spring is Sprung

To be a successful gardener To be a successful gardener, it is important to be an optimist. You have to believe that every seed you plant will grow into the most stunningly beautiful cabbage or cornflower and when you plant spring bulbs, surely only an optimist would...
Apiary Blog March 2024

Apiary Blog March 2024

Like the rest of the garden, the apiary is coming to life after winter.  It has been warm enough during the day that the bees are no longer huddled in a cluster and instead are out foraging for pollen. The valuable early sources of pollen are giving way to the...
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