Category: Gardening

Chilli Jam 0

Homemade Chilli Jam

Mmmm, Home made chilli jam from homegrown chillies! I think Anna wants to make some green chilli jam next. I think we should do red, orange and green and make traffic light chilli jam. That would make nice Christmas presents. So those of you who get Christmas presents from us, you have been warned! Don’t...

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Bumble Bee in Foxglove 0

More Bees Please

The Bee Hotel was a live with activity today – who’d have thought it could be so successful. I’m still working on my bee ID though. The larger bamboo canes seem to be filling up nicely with Red Mason Bees (Osmia bicornis), at least that’s what I thought they were, but I’m beginning to have...

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Bee Hotel 1

Red Mason Bees

I’m pleased to announce that our bee hotel has some new residents. Since installing it earlier in the year a few spiders have taken up residence in and around it, it’s roof has been used for sunbathing by fledgling sparrows, and the magpies stole a load of the bamboo canes and smaller sticks to add...

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Cute Hey! 0

Cute Hey!

Cute Hey! The new visitor to our garden.   He / She has been here for a few days and seems to like it. Trouble is I did see Robbie our cat heading off with one firmly in her jaws the other day so I don’t think it will last long in the garden. I...

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