Today, 24th March 2017, is my first confirmed sighting of a bee in my garden. https://youtu.be/zxrgUOPAMW0 The vid is a bit blurry because the wind was blowing and so the camera wouldn’t focus on anything at all! For confirmation, the bee was a Tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) and she was visiting the narcissus tete-a-tete in…… Continue reading First Official Bee Sighting!
With yesterdays wind putting the breaks on my putting the seed down I went out this morning to have a have a second try. Luckily, while the wind was still breezy it wasn’t so bad. With that in mind I got on with it! I started with the carrots. The two lines were still in…… Continue reading More GYO Planting
This afternoon I was messing around in my outhouse and I noticed that my onions had already started to push. I was a little concerned that I had held off too long so I decided to get them into the beds. I started with marking out the runs. I am not too good at keeping…… Continue reading Settin’ The Sets
Hello everyone, and welcome to spring! Ok… To some spring has already sprung, probably in many ways if you look in your gardens! But today, the 20th March at 10:28am, the Vernal Equinox did happen. For those of you in the southern hemisphere this means the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. For…… Continue reading The First Day Of Spring
So I finally made the beds up. After a fair bit of floofing around over the past few weeks I got the beds positioned, filled and made ready for crops. Not only that but they all also got a fertilizing of blood, fish and bone to make sure the crops get a good start. The…… Continue reading Actually Moving Along
Sunday was another great day for getting out into the garden, so that was just what I did. Although I didn’t do a lot, per se. I did get to start a few things off. I started off my peas for a start. I know you generally need to start them in situ… But the…… Continue reading Sunday, Gentle Sunday