Tagged with Bombus pratorum

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

Spring in February?

Spring in February?

Nothing looks greatly different in the garden since the big chill.  However, we had the big wind next with winds over 100 km. an hour and the winds were higher in the coastal regions.   This left our area without electricity.  We were out for just over 24 hours but depending on where you lived others … Continue reading

Autumn discoveries

Autumn discoveries

Some plants just seem to work harder than others.  My Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’ is full of flowers and these tiny flowers emit a heady perfume. I wish it could be near a door but it sits in the shade of the wall to the back of the front garden, its glossy leaves providing a year long … Continue reading