Annie's Blog

Following our successful openings of Annie's Place garden in June as part of the Orkney Garden Trail, we "popped up" our garden on three occasions to show off its July and August blooms.  We were delighted by the number of passers-by who popped in and generously left donations for our chosen charity Music in Hospitals Scotland. As the logo of that charity includes the phrase "communicating through live music", Robin delighted

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August comes to an end as we look back over three months of garden glory at The Old Manse/  Annie's Place.   Having planted out our bedding flowers and staked every herbaceous plant in the previous month, June arrived and we were ready for visitors: Annie's Place garden was to be part of the 2017 Orkney Garden Trail.   Our small garden faces out to Canada across the broad Atlantic ocean, so we experiment

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Good news for all visitors to Orkney this summer;  Historic Environment Scotland (HES)  have been given permission to convert premises in nearby Stenness into a new visitor centre for Maeshowe, including improved car parking arrangements and on-site signage. This will be a relief for those visitors who come to view the UNESCO World Heritage monuments known as Heart of Neolithic Orkney: Maeshowe is one of the central attractions, along with Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of

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