Posted in May 2017

A hot end to May

A hot end to May

The left hand side of the back garden has shade in the afternoon.  Today the temperature in the shade went up to 34 degrees Centigrade but I was able to work in the shade as there was a light breeze too. Shady sitting places are needed in these temperatures. There were a lot of weeds … Continue reading

After the rain

After the rain

These past few days we have had rain.  I’m happy, the garden is happy. The garden smells so good too.  As I watch the bees on the Veilchenblau rose, I can smell an incredible mix of the rose, honeysuckle, Philadelphus and warm leaves. The rain has been in such short supply this year that the … Continue reading

The loss of a beehive.

The loss of a beehive.

On 7th May, we lost our brave Violette. For those of you that might be interested to know, in April I wrote that our favourite hive, Violette, swarmed.  The swarm arrived happily in a nuke that we had placed on the roof of the old chicken coop and subsequently we transferred her to the end of … Continue reading

We give Nature a home…usually

We give Nature a home…usually

We plant flowers that all the bees like – not just the honey bees. It is not too difficult finding the flowers for us and the bees. I love Wisteria and it was good to see that a female blackbird has chosen the Wisteria growing on the wall of our outbuilding to make a nest. … Continue reading