Yesterday my neighbour finished off replacing the fence. He wasn’t happy with how it was. In all honesty neither was I but the house is council owned and there is no way on this planet the council would have done anything to fix it and we simply couldn’t afford it. The reason, simply put, was…… Continue reading Causing a-fence
This is all about the stinky smell of success. You may well be thinking that it’s a sweet smell of success? Normally you would be right… But this time the smell you get is NOT sweet by ANY stretch of the imagination! At Paignton Zoo in the UK, they have a wonderful (I use that word…… Continue reading Ready, Stinky…. Go!
I bet you can’t guess what this blog post is going to be about? B-) Over the past couple of years I have been taking an interest in the plight of the Bee. It’s a fact that they are one of the biggest pollinators in the country, without them our agricultural economy would likely collapse. They…… Continue reading Bees, bees! BEES!
So far this year I have yet to have seen a SINGLE ladybird. So many of my plants have been infested with greenfly, blackfly and aphids. Where are all my knights in dotty, shiny armour? I need my noble Paladins! Help me, Coccinellidae. You’re my only hope! (Yes, I managed to get a Star Wars…… Continue reading Where have all the Ladybugs gone?
OMG… Its been two weeks since my last blog. Sheesh! The early summer rush has now finished and I now find myself in the lull between now and when the hedging season starts at the start of August. Normally this time is spent making up lost time on things like Rose beds and neatening up…… Continue reading The Hiatus explained
I have always liked Lupins. I’m not sure why… maybe its the simple contrast of colours, maybe its the way they attract bees and other insects. It matters not… I like them. The pic above is this years show of my Lupins. A mix of colours including Pink, Blue, purple and, amazingly, White! This is…… Continue reading The Story of Lupins