It’s been a busy day in the garden at Fraggle Towers. Phil has dug up some of our lawn for me to make a bee sanctuary, i.e a big patch of wild flowers, and I’ve been to the garden center to buy log roll and a couple of flowers and herbs. This year for some reason we have quite a few sparrows and blackbirds nesting in our leilandi hedge and our jasmine plant, so baby chicks all over the shop. Also a goldfinch brought one of her chicks to the niger feeder but I wasn’t quick enough to get the camera before she flew off lesson learned, leave it nearby at all times!
Beebombs are cool, don’t have to do much except stick them on top of cleared ground, there are wildflower seeds in each bomb, which are encased in nutrient-rich soil and then clay, you chuck them on the ground and hey presto, wildflowers specifically that bees love. Well not hey presto as they are slow growing, and I won’t see any results until next spring, but I can wait. I exhort you all to buy a pack. I read today that a huge survey of bees across Europe has just been analysed and the bees are declining way too fast.