Our neighbor’s buddleia is flourishing a lot to the delight of bees, butterflies, hoverflies and wasps, and offering a feast of bugs for the birds.
Our personal backyard has overgrown within the heatwave as preparations for a particular arrival (we do not know but whether or not we can have a queen bee or a king drone) have taken precedence this summer time.
However we’ve made some large modifications to the backyard. The fish have gone to a greater place – somebody my mom discovered was in a position to rehome our goldfish in an impressive pond simply ten occasions the scale of our tiny pool.
The frog ponds are teeming with tadpoles and the frogs have proven their appreciation over our lack of backyard upkeep by sitting on rocks sheltered by ivy.
The solitary bee nests hidden beneath the untamed clematis are filling up properly, so far as I can see. Ours actually is a secret backyard this 12 months.
On the apiary, mine and Emily’s hives had been very kindly sorted by Thomas Bickerdike till he discovered two wonderful beekeepers to take over Eternal’s and Angelica’s colonies. So like Emily, I’ve mentioned farewell to our beautiful Ealing bees however within the information that they’ve two new fantastic keepers, Jo and Dinesh, beneath whom they’ll thrive and make new queens and new tales.
It is a large week for John and I as our due date approaches, so it’s right here that I’ll go away the bee backyard for the summer time. I hope that your prayers and good needs might be with us, till I return to gardening and running a blog within the autumn.
UPDATE Our child lady Constance has arrived and is doing splendidly.