Pumpkins galore

Pumpkins galore

At the start of September our own swallows upped and left for their long journey south. But as compensation, for at least the next ten days or so, we had mixed groups of swallows passing through the gardens and feeding around ‘The Broccoli Tree’. ‘The Broccoli Tree’...
Autumn Gleanings

Autumn Gleanings

Twice this week we have had geese flying low across the orchard, so close that we can almost feel the ‘whoosh’ of air through their feathers as they pass by and even though it has been several months since we last heard them, their approaching sound is unmistakable....
BANNOCKBURN HOUSE RETURNS TO ITS TARTAN ROOTS

BANNOCKBURN HOUSE RETURNS TO ITS TARTAN ROOTS

  A month-long celebration of all things tartan will take place in Stirling this August, marking 200 years since a ‘ban’ on traditional Highland dress was lifted by King George IV.   Tartan Fest celebrations will kick off on Saturday 6 August with a two-day...
And then the Rains Came

And then the Rains Came

  How lovely it was to finally have some rain last weekend. Because we have been creating the new growing beds in the Enclosed Garden it has been a very difficult time for the new planting trying to get established . The soil is very dry and with the strong...
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