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...
THE BRUTALITY AND RUTHLESSNESS OF NATURE

THE BRUTALITY AND RUTHLESSNESS OF NATURE

Here’s the latest apiary blog from our head beekeeper Ilona Shilliday:   It’s now October and preparations for winter have been underway both inside and outside the hives.  Unfortunately one of our smaller colonies died of starvation. Despite reducing...
PAINTED LADIES SUNBATHING

PAINTED LADIES SUNBATHING

With the wetter and colder months approaching, we caught up with Margaret Pollock to find out what’s happening in the Bannockburn House garden:    We have been lucky with our butterfly population this summer. The hot and relatively dry months have...
SNIPPETS FROM HISTORY

SNIPPETS FROM HISTORY

Our History Tours are back up and running and our volunteers’ research into the rich history of Bannockburn House continues apace, as volunteer Helen explains: History volunteer Hugh McCusker discovered that Bannockburn House’s first resident, Sir Hugh...
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