The Bee Garden spring 2017
Posted on 14th March 2017 at 11:04
The winter is the time for ideas and deep thinking. The spring time is the time to try to make them happen. By the spring nature is bursting to get going so who am I to get in the way? Would you like to be part of the Bee Garden story?
The winter is the time for ideas and deep thinking. The spring time is the time to try to make them happen. By the spring nature is bursting to get going so who am I to get in the way? First a short resume of last year inthe Bee Garden. A farmer ploughed and harrowed the acres for me in May then it rained and rained. By the time the soil dried out it was too late to sow seeds as the weeds had got away. However it was useful to see what weeds grew. There was Thistles of three types, Coltsfoot, Butterbur, some Dock, grasses of different types. Dandelions and a host of other yellow and blue field flowers I did not recognise. Christmas provided a wild flower identification book so I can better report on what I see. I moved thirty hives in to the Bee Garden in June. As the spring gave way to summer and summer to autumn it was great to see the change in the sequence of flowers. Looking across the flower heads one could see many species of bees, butterflies, flies. As the seed heads developed the birds moved in to avail themselves of the bounty. There was some flooding in a corner of the garden in January. That was good really as it exposed a threat and the position of the hives has been adjusted according.
Here are a few of the characters involved in the Bee Garden.
Malcolm, the land owner, continues to let me have the acreage at a peppercorn rent.
Jayne & Ian, landscape designers and avid Basketball supporters, providing advice on the process.
Adam, an agricultral machine driver by day and vintage tractor collector in his spare time, is to plough, harrow and roll the acreage using his vintage tractors.
Ben, radio presenter, is hugely enthusiastic about the Bee Garden and reminds me why it is important.
Paul, Meadow in my Garden, a huge knowledge bank about seeds and like minded individual
Steve, chum who makes me drink beer and listens to my ravings
Hazel, my better half, for not rolling her eyes too much at my great ideas.
So spring 2017...............
The to do list:
Wait for weather to warm up and soil to dry.
Plough and harrow the soil.
Sow seeds and roll in
Unfortunately seed and diesel costs money and my personal funds will only go so far. If you would like to be part of the Bee Garden story would you be so good as to provide a donatation? Here is a link to enable you to help me help the bees CLICK HERE . I will devise some "rewards". As a start, how about a £20 donation gets a Bee Farmer pin badge?
Never forget...............It is all about the bees
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