Monday, 1 July 2013

Growing a Garden

There are still a million things to do before we have a 'proper' garden. Most of the land is still covered in rushes, brambles, thistles, nettles and fallen trees. But there is a tiny corner, this is it, that is more cultivated then the rest! I can't bring myself to cut all the grass as the bees, in protest, cling in desperation to the clover every time the flymo appears. They wrap their legs around the flower petals and look as fierce as possible. So in the interest of keeping bees happy and saving the planet the clover stays - and the buttercups and daisies too!

12 comments:

Noelle the dreamer said...

You have found a little Paradise! Thanks for sharing and I am so glad you keep the bees happy!

ADRIAN said...

It looks fantastic with just a mown path.
A bit of a pond and some reeds and dragonflies will join the midges and bees.

Linda said...

It looks as if you've planned a wildflower meadow on purpose! So many modern garden plants are useless to bees.

Mac n' Janet said...

Love the bumble bees, though I have to carry an EPI pen after an allergic reaction to a wasp sting, I have nothing but respect for bumbles, they're so hard working. I often find one asleep on a leaf after a hard day's work.

ju-north said...

Great to see wildflowers in a garden!
A haven for the bees!

old_black said...

What a lovely garden! Such a refreshing change from what is the current trend in Australia, which has been encouraged by TV home renovation shows, namely, highly ordered gardens with long rows of multiple copies of the same plant.

Bee Thain said...

Annie, it looks fantastic. It's a lovely idea to have small mown strips among the beautiful wild flowers. The bees and other insects will thrive. Can we look forward to Letters Honey in due course?

frayedattheedge said...

I love the photographs of the bee - they always buzz off before I snap!! We have had very few bees in the garden this year, and sadly our beautiful red bee balm hasn't appeared this year. However a quick internet search, and I have bought seeds from County Mayo to grow an equally beautiful lilac one.

Lucille said...

What are those amazing blue flowers called? It is all looking glorious. My bees hang on to the geraniums which I have to trim if I am to get down any of the paths. It does make me feel bad.

rachel said...

So glad you are looking after your bees! The unmown area looks beautiful.

christinelaennec said...

What a beautiful meadow you have! It's like looking at the machair in Harris! Good for you to look after the bees. They need all the help they can get.

S. Etole said...

Wildflowers have a special happy beauty.

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