Gardening · General · wildlife

First Official Bee Sighting!

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!

Gardening · General · wildlife

Keeping “Dangerous” Plants

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