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Solitary bees in the garden – June

We had a rather cold spring and June was not much better than May but the weather is improving. The Mason bees look somewhat faded and their time is nearly over, now the summer bees will emerge. Dasypoda hirtipes is … Continue reading

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Crab apples ~ Malus sylvestris ~ The wildlife garden

Malus sylvestris is a deciduous tree growing to 10 m and they are part of the┬áRosaceae family. They flower in April – May and provide nectar and pollen. ┬áThe flowers are popular with solitary bees such as Mining bees (Andrena … Continue reading

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Wildflowers in May

The nights are still cold and so far May has been quite wet while April was more like November!. Still the plants are thriving. As the month progresses more and more plants are flowering. Lungwort is almost finished and so … Continue reading

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Bees and food – an excellent combination

Permaculture – Graham Bell, The Permaculture Way : Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of the landscape with people providing … Continue reading

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