It might not have the same ring to it but this is the order that I spotted the first of each of my eagerly-awaited arrivals this Spring. Beyond daffodils and lambs, these are the sightings that really make my heart sing and a sure sign that Spring really is here and the weather might finally start to buck up. Continue reading Butterflies, Bees and Birds
The lovely folks at Grow Wild UK are again giving away thousands of FREE wildflower seed kits to the people of the UK.
There’s no catch (this campaign is funded by BIG Lottery Fund) and it just takes a minute to register and you will be sent wildflower seeds native to your country that will attract bees, butterflies and insects and of course be beautiful too.
Go get yours now!
#grewitmyselfie – You can also win a digital SLR camera by posting a pic of you and your plants on social media – more info here (awesome hashtag!)
A friend recently sent me a link to an article about the Flow Hive and all I can say is ‘WOW’ and when can I get my hands on one?!
I would love to keep bees however am a little wary, not least due to the fact I ended up in hospital after having a reaction to a wasp sting, albeit a good few years ago now.
This no-fuss hive pretty much looks after itself and to harvest the honey you literally do just turn on the tap.
We decided to take a cheeky long weekend and get stuck into the gardening we missed out on after last weekend’s return of Winter weather.
We had a ton of soil to move from the front of the cottage to the back garden, a job in itself. This year we ordered it from onlinesoil.co.uk – we certainly paid for the 20kg sack convenience and for the high quality (screened to 10mm) this time (last year we bought 3 x ton bags of standard top soil and the lorry couldn’t get close enough to deliver it where it was needed) but I think it’s well worth it, it feels, amazing and is a really rich dark brown – think our veggies will love it!