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!
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
The more astute of you may well have recognised the plant in yesterdays ‘Wordless Wdnesday’ post. It was Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara). Some of you may be wondering why I would intentionally keep a dangerous plant. Well, lets be honest, in nature many plants are deadly to some while completely palatable to others. Look at Ragwort…… Continue reading Keeping “Dangerous” Plants
If you follow any of the Bee people on twitter, facebook or carrier pidgeon you will know that there is a push to bring back meadows and areas for native wildflowers to naturalise. Well… I wanted to do my bit but I had a huge problem. We live in a rented house and our landlord…… Continue reading Setting A Little Aside For Others
So after a few days of well-waited-for rain I went outside for a bit of a looksee. The biggest problem with working long nights is that even though I CAN get some time in the garden in the morning I’m usually too knackered to actually DO anything! With that said I did get some time…… Continue reading …And While The Rain Paused
Not had a huge amount of time in the garden the past few days. A lot has been going on a work and that has left me shattered and with little energy to get outside and do things. Today was a day off and unfortunately I spent most of it sleeping. 10pm till 1pm the…… Continue reading Garden tour 2/6/16