Bannockburn House begins beekeeping journey

Bannockburn House begins beekeeping journey

Bannockburn House volunteers were buzzing with anticipation last weekend, eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first honey-bees. Head Gardener Kate White said: “The two bee colonies will help pollinate our newly planted orchard and hopefully they’ll produce some...
Spring: a time of hope and renewal

Spring: a time of hope and renewal

Here’s Margaret Pollock with the latest update from our gardens: So the clocks have sprung forward, the equinox is behind us and summer lies ahead. The bees are beginning to fly out and about and spring is definitely on its way. This is such an invigorating time...
THE WINTER GARDEN

THE WINTER GARDEN

Margaret Pollock shares her observations from the winter garden: Well this has certainly been a chilly start to 2021 with a hard frost, snow and ice.   WINTRY SCENE   The ‘Doocot Loch’ has been frozen solid and without the geese, it is unusually quiet. All...
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