As part of our bee friendly yard, we are attempting to build a living roof on our garden shed/bee equipment house. The shed has been in place for 20 years and needed to be re-shingled. I was inspired by something I saw on one of Monty Don's gardening shows and decided we'd build a living … Continue reading Living roof!
I know all insects are beneficial but honestly I don't seem able to embrace Wasps. Last fall, a calamity hit my bee hives although I didn't know it at the time. The weather was beginning to get cooler and I was in the process of preparing my hives for winter. I'd made a batch of … Continue reading Wasp Wars!
Any day I can be outdoors watching the bees is truly marvellous. I could watch my honey bee hives all day long, the comings and goings, bees zipping off in search of pollen and nectar, bees returning with their legs fat with fluffy pollen! But the last few days, they've had a rival. The mason … Continue reading Mason bees!
Having lost my domain name of several decades and everything attached to it, I am starting over. Not happily! But nothing to be done about it. I’ve just retired - well 2 years ago really but it hardly seems possible - after 21 years in politics, raising a family, travelling a bit, working hard every … Continue reading Ok, lets give this a go!
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton