A dram fit for a Prince

A dram fit for a Prince

HRH Charles Edward Stuart arrived at Bannockburn House on the 6th January 1746. He remained at Bannockburn House for the rest of the month, chosen for its strategic location for the Siege of Stirling Castle and considered a place of safety as the Prince had a natural...
WINTER WONDERLAND

WINTER WONDERLAND

A rest for the gardener Now, at last, the gardener can rest a while in the dark days of winter as the year’s end approaches and the New Year lies on the horizon. Gardens that months ago were brimming with a heavy crop of fruit and vegetables long since harvested, now...
Christmas is Coming

Christmas is Coming

  Path progress At last we have begun the arduous task of installing the permanent paths into our ‘Enclosed Garden’. The blousy, overgrown holly hedges have been ‘pollarded’. To do this, we have cut them down to approximately one metre in height and hope that in...
Spring Forward, Fall Back

Spring Forward, Fall Back

October will soon be over and the leaves on our deciduous trees are changing colour. This is such a brief but special time. As the days shorten the trees don’t have enough sunlight to make food so they begin to shut down for the Winter. They break down the green...
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