Tag Archives: Bees

The delights of pollen-studded artichokes

I love eating globe artichokes and they are a firm favourite with the family too. They are a classic holiday dish which we usually eat hot from the pan, unwrapping the hearts, leaf by delicious leaf. So it’s not too … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Contortions

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Wordless Wednesday – Two Bee Flowers

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Wordless Wednesday – My hunger for Rem’s Favourite

 

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Wordless Wednesday – Incandencence and the bees

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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

I go through phases of enjoying poetry, with very long gaps between, and that is how I’ve only just got round to reading the full poem ‘Ode to Autumn’ by John Keats. It seems to me to take us through … Continue reading

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Top of the Pops …. or I love poppies

Yes, I love poppies: Flanders poppies, opium poppies, oriental poppies, Shirley poppies. I also stare longingly at the acid loving varieties, but make do with the varieties I can grow here in Alkali Land. Luckily, with the Shirley poppies providing … Continue reading

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Bumbling towards summer

Yesterday I was planting out some of the flowers and vegetables bursting from their modules in the greenhouse. So I was head down in the borders and beds for much of the day. There was a lot of humming going … Continue reading

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I love crocuses

Unfortunately, so do the mice and voles! This vole bit through the stem and then dropped the beautiful goblet. Presumably it was going for the nectar. Happily, the bees love the nectar they provide too and their goblet-shaped flowers trap … Continue reading

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Stumperies and Stickeries

Deep in the Pleasure Grounds at Wimpole, in a neglected corner of the shrubbery, there are some interesting architectural structures being developed to encourage the local fauna and improve insect diversity. One of these is a Victorian stumpery and at … Continue reading

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