AUTUMN COLOURS

AUTUMN COLOURS

There’s still much beauty to be found in the October garden, as Bannockburn House gardener Margaret Pollock explains: Autumn is underway and shades of yellow, orange and red are claimed for this season’s colours. The pastel shades of the summer roses and the deep...
HIGH DAYS AND HOLIDAYS

HIGH DAYS AND HOLIDAYS

We may be having one of the wettest Augusts on record, but Bannockburn House gardener Margaret Pollock is back with another blog to brighten your day: Although it’s only August, we have had such intense rain recently that the Doocot Loch, normally only visible...
‘June is bustin’ out all over…’

‘June is bustin’ out all over…’

June is such a colourful month. Everywhere you look there are flowers and for us in the North, we have the extra daylight hours as well. Summer is upon us and in a couple of weeks it will be the Solstice – the turning point of the year when the sun stands still...
Where the Wildflowers Grow…

Where the Wildflowers Grow…

Usually May is a quiet and reliable month which gradually leads us into summer with longer days, warmer temperatures and blossom. The early leaves have sprung on most trees, butterflies are on the wing and if you look carefully, you will find wildflowers blooming in...
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