Archive of July 2009 Articles

What sort of beetle is this?

28th July 2009 | Southlands Farm News | 2 Comments

Dee found this fellow by the pond, he is dark green and huge, does anyone know what he is? Read the full post

House Leeks

28th July 2009 | Southlands Farm News | 1 Comment

We have a very fine crop of House leeks on our pig sty wall this year, apart from the fact that they are an interesting curiosity, I was rather flummoxed as to what to say about them until I came across this  excerpt from by Mrs M. Grieve: Read the full post

Chesters Walled Garden, the end of an era……….

8th July 2009 | Events, places to go & things to do., Local News | No Comments

It is very sad news that Chesters Walled Garden (incorporating Hexham Herbs) is to close next May. Susie White has spent the last 23 years creating something very special, and a lot of our visitors have enjoyed the garden during their stays here. Here is a link to a local BBC report on the closure: Read the full post

The Art Tour

6th July 2009 | Charles' Rants, Local News | No Comments

The Art Tour is upon us again, it is a wonderful way to visit local artists in their studios and see their art in it’s original context. If you are interested the site is and a PDF brochure can be found here: Read the full post

North East Tourism Awards

5th July 2009 | Southlands Farm News | No Comments

We are entered in the “Best Self Catering Accommodation”  section of the awards this year which is being run by One North East and have been short listed, we are not sure what that means but we have been asked to attend the award ceremony at the Gateshead Hilton, all rather scary but we Read the full post

Lapwings at Southlands

2nd July 2009 | Southlands Farm News | No Comments

For the first time that I can recall we have a pair of Lapwings nesting which is encouraging and would seem to indicate that the things we are doing with the Natural England Higher Level Stewardship Scheme. Read the full post



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