Attracting bees

July 10, 2011

I must begin this with a confession… I have never chosen to grow a plant for the sole purpose of attracting bees!   I select the plants in my own garden for a myriad of reasons: generally their aesthetic merits whether it be beauty of flower or interesting foliage, their scent or structure or because […]

The Bumblebees Return

June 10, 2011
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It was with mixed feelings, a few weeks ago, that I realised that the bees had returned to the bird nesting box.   Their first arrival in Spring 2009 delighted me. I was pleased that our garden, with all it’s varied planting (including weeds), was such a nectar rich habitat for the bees to set […]