Category: Gardening

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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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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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Mother’s Day Weekend and Spring is in the Air

The weekend turned out quite nice in the end. After a fairly damp camp with the Scouts up at Devil’s Bridge on Friday night, the sun came out on Saturday and temperatures reach 17.3ºC, the hottest day of the year so far. A First Time for Everything I spent the afternoon cleaning cars and working...

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A Day in the Garden

Following our walk along the beach in order to complete the Earth Cache at Ynyslas it was time for a day working in the garden. Winter has certainly taken its toll on the garden, the crazy storms, record breaking winds and flood have all had an impact and the garden has only just started to...

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