Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Bees Taking Over

The fine spell of weather continued on Monday with plenty of sunshine and the temperature reaching 21.8°C in the afternoon.

On the plot we got some more planting out done. Our sweet peas are planted out using more of our coppiced hazel branches for support. I'm hoping these will be strong enough in any gale force winds. 

Whilst Sue was planting out some cabbages and Brussels sprouts I decided to do a bit of tidying up around the greenhouse. Under the plum tree in front of the greenhouse had become a bit of a dumping ground for old bits of timber and the like. 
No sooner had I started before lots of bees were buzzing around. I think they've a nest under the old tree ring in the centre of the picture. I carefully removed some rubbish from around the rotting wood and decided to leave the bees to settle down a bit. I think a bit of careful strimming around the tree ring will leave the area looking tidy and hopefully won't disturb the bees too much.

The moral of the story is - “If you want to encourage wildlife then don’t be too tidy!”

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary http://ossettweather.blogspot.co.uk/ author M Garrett

1 comment:

  1. "If you want to encourage wildlife then don't be too tidy"

    I couldn't agree more!

    Mind you when I repotted some Gypsophila and found a nest of ants tonight I was not at all happy!


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