Fruit and Vegetable Harvest

Fruit and Vegetable Harvest

2016 has seen another good crop of both fruit and vegetables, although some have fared better than others.  The tomatoes weren’t so good, possible because we kept forgetting to water them, but the grapevines seemed to thrive on this neglect and we have a bumper...
Walking in The Ettrick Valley

Walking in The Ettrick Valley

The Green House is situated in some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland and is ideal for walking. Guests are able to set off on a variety of walks right from the doorstep, from short easy routes through to more challenging hill climbs. Clearly visible from...
Bees and Honey

Bees and Honey

Mark started beekeeping about 10 years ago. Over the years he’s had mixed fortunes – sadly in the harsh winters some hives were lost but after restocking with black bees from Colonsay in 2013 a fair amount of honey has been cropped. It is fascinating to look...
Chickens, Eggs & Cake

Chickens, Eggs & Cake

We first started keeping poultry back in 2009 with ten mixed pekin bantams. We wanted a breed that was easy to handle with a good nature and as child-friendly as possible, these girls fitted the bill perfectly. Only one small problem – their ping pong ball sized...
African visitors

African visitors

The first swallows arrived back in the first week of May.  It’s always such a heartening sight and sound reminding us that spring has well and truly sprung.  For the past couple of years we’ve had swallows nesting in the porch of The Green House.  Lovely you might...
Lambing Time

Lambing Time

April is a busy month all round.  Not only do the lambs start arriving but The Green House is always full with guests taking short breaks over the Easter holidays. The weather was not kind at the start of the month which has not made for an easy lambing.  Sadly this...