Tom the gardener tells us what has been happening in the kitchen garden recently
There’s a bitterness to the air, the trees are looking bare and there’s a crunch to every footstep on the lawn; it’s beginning to look a lot like winter at the Torridon. The Garden and grounds are preparing for the colder weather and the shorter days. Growth has stalled and the fruit trees, plants and shrubs will stay dormant over the next few months. Preparation for the 2019 season has commenced, I have been busy pruning the trees, digging over vegetable plots and mulching the soil in pursuit of another successful growing year. Snowdrop, bluebell and daffodil bulbs have been planted and the borders at the hotel doors have been given a five-star facelift, ready to welcome our guests back in the spring!
There is still plenty of veg in the garden including a variety of kale, leeks and Jerusalem artichokes which will all appear on our 1887 menu over the winter months! And to top things off we have had three new additions to the team. Come and meet our three little piglets Boggis, Bunce and Bean! But be quick, they’re growing fast!