Maggie’s Boot Room

Cornwall’s flora, fauna and furry, fluffy and aquatic friends

10 October 2016:Maggie's Boot Room

Discover the amazing range of wildlife at Mother Ivey’s Bay: Cornwall is famous for its stunning coastline, pasties, cream teas and breath-taking beaches – but it’s also home to a huge variety of plants and animals. From bumblebees and butterflies to basking sharks and dolphins,... Read more

Butterflies, Bumblebees and Beach Cleans

28 September 2016:Maggie's Boot Room
Picture of some Beachwatch participants at Mother Iveys Bay

This summer, we encouraged all of our guests and staff to take part in the Big Butterfly Count. Set up by the Butterfly Conservation Society, the big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping assess the health of our environment. It was launched in... Read more

The RSPB and 19 Five-Year-Olds

02 August 2016:Maggie's Boot Room

July has been a very busy month for us here at Mother Ivey’s Bay. Everything is growing at pace and we have lots flowering. The Erigeron Agapanthus Salvia, Geranium, Nepita (cat mint) Lavender, Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker) are bursting with colour and we have seen... Read more

Bees, Plants & ORKS – Come Again?

02 July 2016:Maggie's Boot Room
A photograph of Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park Reception Wildlife Information Board

The past two months have been planting time! We have started planting up our ‘Martha’s Orchard‘ site and replanted our front entrance beds. We are also on the brink of keep bees on the site with the help a local bee keeper. Here’s our Gardener... Read more

Challenging, Horticulturally Speaking

04 May 2016:Maggie's Boot Room

Mother Ivey’s Bay Head Gardener, Alison has been busy battling the quirky south west springtime weather conditions, trying to juggle unusually cold months with the need to recognise that Spring has infact sprung.  Here’s what she’s been up to: “The year is moving on at... Read more

Happy New Year and Welcome!

15 January 2016:Maggie's Boot Room
a picture fo our tool hanging in our tool shed

Happy New Year from all of us at Mother Ivey’s Bay and welcome to ‘Maggie’s Boot Room’ our new gardening and wildlife blog. Here we plan to take off our wellies, have a cup of tea and talk about the gardens, our plans and the wildlife on... Read more

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