Category: Gardening

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Summer Garden

Shame a few more flowers weren’t out for our garden party last weekend, but now that the sun is out and summer is here, the garden seems to have entered a pink and purple mode along with LOADS of Marguerites along the fence. It’s looking nice out there today.

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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!

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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Garden Lighting

The garden is beginning to look nice ready for summer. I neglected it a little last year as there just wasn’t enough time to fit it in with all my training and everything else, but I’m determined to get it looking good again this year. This is especially true as it’s our 10th wedding anniversary...

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Building a Bee Hotel

I’m not really sure what brought it on but late on Sunday afternoon I suddenly had the urge to build a bee hotel. We’d already inspected our honey bees during which Moirgan was stung by one, but I persuaded him to come out into the garden again to help. It had warmed up a little now,...

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