- Sep 23, 2010
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Another book to buy.Treasure! Good copy for a tenner of an essential forage book: Plants and Beekeeping by F. N. Howes (Hardback, 1979) | eBay
Got a first edition (1945) for two and a half quid in a bookshop closing down sale ten years agoTreasure! Good copy for a tenner of an essential forage book: Plants and Beekeeping by F. N. Howes (Hardback, 1979) | eBay
What a lovely landlord
Yes I am lucky. I saw the contractors sowing this and the Bee mix this time last year but didn't appreciate that this was within the bird mix as it obviously didn't flower last year. I don't think it's rape, probably some kind of mustard but the girls don't seam to mind!What a lovely landlord
The dandelions are having a right show this year and the blackthorn, noticed alot of maple pollen on the inspection boards yesterday.Driving home today, I noticed the entire hill behind our bees on the farm was glowing yellow. A couple of acres plastered with Dandelions, what a lovely sight.
Edit: Walked up there today and took some photos, I'll post some later, never seen so many Dandelions.
Our sycamore not in flower yet eitherSaw some bird cherry and sycamore coming in to flower about a mile away down where its lower and sheltered, no sign of my own sycamore flowering. The blackthorn can't have long left looking at them over the weekend. Still have to wait for the bramble before we can think about any kind of flow.
The younger sycamore in my garden are in leaf, the older (wiser?) Have no leaves yet, they are used to the cold snap we get first few weeks of may, perhaps giving themselves a greater chance of not getting burned by the return of wintery weather heralded by the arriving cuckoo. Most years either the leaves or the flowers are burned away, even the hawthorn can take an awful battering.Our sycamore not in flower yet either