With a let up in the relentless rain of late, we have managed to finally get on with a few things in the garden. A large section of ‘dead hedge’ was laid from the brash left over from the ongoing coppicing in the woodland, the larger branches and logs being set aside for charcoal and sale as firewood. Some of the vegetable garden beds benefited from their annual mulch of well rotted stable manure, and the old, bindweed infested raspberry beds that have been left fallow for 2 years are being dug over and realigned with the existing beds in the vegetable garden. These will be the new home for some of the cut flowers we grow here at Birtley.
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Another day for intergenerational learning to take place
A group coffee morning for all to enjoy
Well rested and returning home...
A family affair at our annual Carol concert
Helping those in need to put food on the table at Christmas time
A rare opportunity has arisen to explore three different apartments within our house, leaving you spoiled for choice
An afternoon spent getting to know each other