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Wildlife Wednesday – A slice of life at the Marjoram Cafe

I have Sweet Marjoram growing in several places in the garden and I am particularly fond of its golden form: Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’, which looks good for months on end. It glows cheerfully from the time it pushes out the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Bees love poppies

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Wordless Wednesday – Astronauts!

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Wordless Wednesday – Making a beeline for the poppies

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Fat bees and fragrant apple blossom

What a wonder our little crab apple tree (Malus ‘John Downie’) on the driveway is! It is covered in a thick snowy crust of pink and white blossom and is humming with the hypnotic sounds of bees and insects, hovering … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The Bee’s Knees*

* The Bee’s Knees is a phrase used to convey that something is of excellent quality. It is likely to have originated from the way that bees carry pollen in sacks on their ‘knees’ and alludes to this concentrated goodness.

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Wordless Wednesday – Colour-coordinated pollen baskets

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Wordless Wednesday: It feels like spring

  “Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”     ~ Rainer Maria Rilke    

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