Posted in November 2013

A week of hard work

A week of hard work

It’s been a week of hard work in the garden. We have at last been able to burn the branches torn down from the trees during the storm on 26 July this year.  We need to get authorisation from the Mairie (our local authority) to burn the branches in the garden so we were all … Continue reading

Of bees and blogs

Of bees and blogs

It usually starts in February. The bees start sneaking into my posts. By April things are hotting up. They appear on Forget-me-nots. I show the solitary bees pollinating our blackcurrants. The bees are getting bigger. The more flowers that appear the more bees that arrive. Summer brings even more bees. The geraniums in my blog … Continue reading

Back to the garden

Back to the garden

I’ve never seen the grass so long.  We’ve been with the family in the U.K. for a month and it has rained a lot both in the U.K. and here. I managed to tidy the small vegetable plot before I left and it looks sadly empty.  In the bottom right hand corner there are rows … Continue reading

More on the Mason bees

More on the Mason bees

No surprises! I posted my first Mason bee update on  25 March and I was really satisfied that I had attracted Osmia to my new Mason bee houses and I hoped to gather a bit of data on what might be suitable spots to situate  Mason bee houses and what sized holes they preferred. Firstly, … Continue reading