Reap what you sow

Reap what you sow

What a difference a month can make! Now that we are well into September, the Autumn weather is certainly in full flow. Leaves are starting to fall, swirling across the lawns as the breezes catch them, and windfall apples are being devoured by hungry wasps and clouds...
Summer’s lease hath all too short a date

Summer’s lease hath all too short a date

  Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.   As August draws to an end I find myself wondering where the month has gone and what lies ahead. As Shakespeare says, “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date”. Schools are back, children have swapped toys and...
February garden update no more larch

February garden update no more larch

As months go, February sees quite a change. On the first day, here in Stirling, sunrise was at 8.12 a.m. and sunset was at 16.47, a day length of 8 hours and 35 minutes; now, on February 28th, sunrise is 7.11 a.m. and sunset is at 17.47 a day length of 10 hours and 36...
Waxcaps in Advent

Waxcaps in Advent

It has been rewarding to see the Enclosed Garden come to life this summer as our fruit and vegetables began to flourish and as a result we have been able to send a regular, weekly picking of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs to the local food bank, ‘Ladies of the...
‘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...
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