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‘The Daring Buds of May’

‘The Daring Buds of May’

May 14, 2024

In his sonnet ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day’ Shakespeare wrote:- ‘Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May!’ However, this year, months of cold wet weather … Read More

April Roundup – High Winds and Waters

April Roundup – High Winds and Waters

May 8, 2024

April would usually see the cold grip of winter break allowing some much needed heat to kickstart the spring growth… not this year we’ve had unseasonably cool weather with the … Read More

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

April 19, 2024

Strelitzia a tropical perennial plant native to South Africa is often referred to as ‘Bird of Paradise’ because its flower resembles the distinctive crest associated with the exotic bird of … Read More

March Fishing Round-Up

March Fishing Round-Up

March 27, 2024

Blog 2 – March 27th  March started off with the river levels continuing to drop off from the high water in February. With not many guests out on the river, … Read More

Gordon Castle Fishing

Gordon Castle Fishing

March 15, 2024

After a very destructive off season, with 5 significant storms, which caused considerable damage to our river banks and tracks, we did manage to get fishers on the river for … Read More

Winter Blog

Winter Blog

February 9, 2024

‘Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall, is missing the best part of the whole year: for gardening begins in January with the dream.’ … Read More

The earth is growing quiet

The earth is growing quiet

November 29, 2023

“The earth is growing quiet. It is making its bed, a winter bed for flowers and small creatures. The bed is white and silent, and much life can hide beneath … Read More

Glorious July

Glorious July

July 25, 2023

Glorious July, flowers bloom, fruit and vegetables ripen, the garden beckons! A giant hare statue, redolent of psychedelic art, stands on sentry duty. He is one of 40 exhibited throughout … Read More

June the gateway to summer when…

June the gateway to summer when…

June 21, 2023

June the gateway to summer when… ‘The sun shines for you, birds sing for you, flowers bloom for you so don’t forget to smile for you!’ (Marjory Pay Hinkley) We … Read More

Coronation Day Flowers

Coronation Day Flowers

May 1, 2023

A fanfare of colourful tulips and a beautiful floral crown welcomes visitors in celebration of a historic coronation day. However, a hand picked selection of Gordon Castle flowers travelled to … Read More

I love Spring anywhere..

I love Spring anywhere..

March 22, 2023

‘I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden!’ – Ruth Stout Snowdrops under foot, hidden under trees; crocuses emerging as buds … Read More

Christmas at The Walled Garden

Christmas at The Walled Garden

December 19, 2022

In the bleak midwinter, Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron. Water like a stone, Snow had fallen, Snow on snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long, … Read More

November in the Walled Garden

November in the Walled Garden

November 11, 2022

‘She stands in tattered gold Tossing bits of amber, and jade, jewels of a year grown old November!’ (Zephyr Ware Tarver (1886-1974) The gardeners are hard at work with a … Read More