May musings.

May musings.

Maia, the Roman Goddess May is possibly named after ‘Maia’, the Roman Goddess who supervised plant growth. It is the month when the garden changes the most. Beds that were empty have acquired an impossible amount of vegetation in a few weeks of relative warmth, light...
Bats

Bats

Bats and Bat boxes The two wooden bat boxes in the pictures were made by Eric Flemming, one of our volunteers at Bannockburn House, and were made using a design found on the Internet. These were made from untreated Larch which was sourced from a local timber yard....
Bats

Spring is Sprung

To be a successful gardener To be a successful gardener, it is important to be an optimist. You have to believe that every seed you plant will grow into the most stunningly beautiful cabbage or cornflower and when you plant spring bulbs, surely only an optimist would...
Bats

Chase away the Winter Blues!

Peach Tree Greenhouse Week in, week out, the garden team can be found, working on the various areas of the surrounding garden. Often, we are digging or weeding, cutting back overgrown shrubs or decaying trees and sometimes we tackle a new section of the neglected...
Snowdrops

Snowdrops

February Fair Maids Snowdrops are not native to Britain but originate from mainland Europe and the common variety, Galanthus nivalis  (Galanthus -‘milkflower’, nivalis – ‘of the snow’) is believed to have been introduced around the beginning of the 16th...
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