“If a person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.” – Liberty Hyde Bailey I am one of the first people to admit that I have several problems when it comes to gardening. One is that sometimes I forget to…… Continue reading My Pruning Shame
So, today is Sunday. The day for relaxing and having fun, yes? At 8 am this morning I was tidying up my outhouse. Being done by 9 or so I wandered around the garden for a bit then decided to do a job I rarely do. Scarify the lawn! I rarely do it because I…… Continue reading A Relaxing Sunday Morning
So yesterday evening I did an hour in the garden doing nothing but wandering around looking for bees… and other insects/wildlife, I’m not going to lie here! B-) In the hour I spent in the garden, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, other than the Red mason bees that I have nesting, I only saw one bee.…… Continue reading Where are all the bees?
I just noticed that my lemon plants are growing thorns? WTF? O.o http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/thorns-on-citrus-trees.htm Yeah… Apparently most citrus plants have thorns. I had no idea this was a thing… I suppose I could be excused because I’m not really living in a climate ideal for citrus so I rarely see any citrus trees. Most of the ones…… Continue reading A Thorny Issue!
On the way home from work this morning I had a bit of a moment when I passed this wonderful Hawthorn tree. Because the breeze, gentle as it was, was coming from behind me I didn’t smell anything until I was right beside it and all of a sudden the smell hit me an I was…… Continue reading I had a moment
I just wanted to do my small part to helping a worthwhile cause. May 19th marks the start of the Great British Bee Count. I can’t help but encourage anyone in the UK to add their 2p worth into this if you can. This will be my third year adding in my observations. I hope that…… Continue reading The Great British Bee Count
I do seem to talk a lot for a quiet guy! Thank you all so much for reading! *Wonders off happily to get the kettle on and ponders the possibility of a biscuit*