As seen on Gardener’s World

Ellicar Gardens opens for the National Garden Scheme
25th Feb 12noon-4pm

explore our 5 acre gardens with grasses and seed heads left standing around our Natural Pool for winter.
Our Winter Garden is full of fragrant flowering shrubs, snowdrops and hellebores
Enjoy swathes of fiery Cornus and coloured willows and specimen trees with winter bark.
adults £4.50 children free.
combined entry with Holmes Villa, Walkeringham
Plant sales, teas at Holmes Villa.

Ebony's Calf

Giles and boys cb11th April 2013

Ebony finally gave birth tonight to a strong little boy calf- Giles. He has a white face and one black eye patch. Giles is suckling already and less than an hour old.

Gloria is watching him curiously from the pen next door- she has been waiting for a little friend to play with for ages. Gloria plays hide and seek in piles of hay, sucks water from the hose pipe and has a riot every evening with William when he cleans them out. She is such a bright little calf. Such a relief Ebony has finally calved- we were beginning to wonder if she was just really fat. 

Now we can put the cows out in the field for summer. Agnes the pig is going to need a new friend though- she has enjoyed being in the barn all winter next door to Ebony, sharing hay. I have got an idea to make a pen for her in a patch of woodland next to the cow field and adjacent to the Winter Garden -then she will get to see us all, and can root up the wood for me and clear up the weeds and brambles.