Category: Gardens

pear tree

WANTED: Partridge for a Pear Tree

September is the ninth month of the year and is usually called the harvest month. Accordingly, we have been harvesting some of our fruit and vegetables but not always at the time of our...

The Last of the Summer Wine

It was only as I switched on the kitchen light the other night, about 10pm, that I realised the long summer evenings are coming to a close as the year turns onwards through the...

cherry blossom

May ‘Blossom Time’

One of the abiding joys of Spring is the fact that many deciduous trees waken up from their winter dormancy and burst into flower. They are festooned in fragile blossom and look absolutely stunning...

Espilaer

“Voices of Spring”

We have been pruning apple trees this week. Not just any old apple trees but the old, gnarled, overgrown, Victorian trees planted in the Walled Garden and at other places on the Estate. Mature...

December mushrooms

December!!!

Suddenly it is December – and the year is rushing to a close. On the 17th of the month, we shall have been the legal owners of Bannockburn House for the first of what we hope...