We had a wonderful treat this afternoon … first Daddy, then Mummy … then baby woodpecker.
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Posted in Life in a Country B&B, Visit SWScotland, tagged Ayrshire, B&B, country house, environment, flowers, garden, guest house, guests, Photography, photos, Scotland, SWScotland, Tourism, travel, visit Scotland on May 29, 2016| 3 Comments »
I’ve been doing some gardening today. The lawns are cut and the flower beds nearest to the guest areas are weeded.
Cordelia 2016 (c)
Ayrshire often feels like the forgotten corner of Scotland but it has a huge amount of wildlife and scenery to offer guests and Balkissock Lodge B&B is a proud supporter of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Reserve.
If you want to find out more, why not visit their website.
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Posted in Life in a Country B&B, tagged B&B, environment, garden, Photography, photos, Scotland, scotspirit, South West Scotland, SWScotland, Tourism, travel, weather on April 12, 2016| Leave a Comment »
My elderly mother is staying with us for a while and today I took her to visit Logan Botanic Gardens.
At 80 years of age, she’s a little unsteady on her feet and uses a walking stick so I was surprised at how well she was able to get around the gardens. This was accomplished by the hard work of the staff who have really made an effort at levelling paths and making gradients and steps as easy to navigate as possible.
It’s rather too early in the year for the huge flower displays that garden attractions are famed for but there was still loads to see from succulents in the hot house to bud bursting huge azaleas and rhododenderons in the walled garden.
The one hundred year old magnolia tree in full bloom was worth the £6.95 entrance fee alone!
The weather was kind, the scones in the cafe were absolutely delicious and I spent way too much on seeds in the shop again too!!
Logan is part of the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens and contains many southern hemisphere exotics that grow well in it’s microclimate in the South Rhinns of Galloway, near Ardwell, a 50 minute drive away from Balkissock Lodge B&B.
Cordelia @ Balkissock Lodge 2016 (c)
My little girl is a year old now so I though that I’d share a few pics of her…
Maisy is available for cuddles by request!!
Cordelia @ Balkissock Lodge 2015 (c)
Posted in Life, Life in a Country B&B, Maisy the Border Collie, tagged Ayrshire, B&B, country house, environment, garden, Photography, photos, Scotland, SWScotland, travel, weather on May 21, 2015| Leave a Comment »
The garden is really looking colourful now …
… and Maisy has been taking time off from her role as “Head of the Welcome Committee” to come and ‘help’ with the weeding…!
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