The bees might be hibernating at the moment, but it won’t be long until they’ll be looking for food and places to stay. It’s time to get the garden bee-friendly.
Finally, summer has arrived with the opening of the cheery sunflowers, and nature decides to pay me a visit!
The garden has grown a lot thanks to rain and lots of sunshine – with Foxgloves and others coming into bloom… plus a surge of bees cause a problem!!
After some heavy April showers, the garden has leapt forwards with lush growth and flowers, but there’s still plenty more seeds to sow… including some for next year’s garden!
The Crocus ‘Giant Ruby’ bulbs have grown and are about to flower, and some of the veg are already growing.
The Crocus ‘Giant Ruby’ bulbs have begun to peep through the soil.
Andrew looks back at the successes and failures of 2011, and plans for 2012!
Bees play a crucial role in the garden and also in the food production industry. Crocuses make the perfect early food for them.
The garden is continuing to provide as the first strawberries are picked; the second courgette is picked; and new plants arrive.
A second wave of Rocket has been set; the first Courgette is almost ready for picking; the Aubergine’s patiently await planting out; and the Campanula begins seeding.