Six On Saturday 25-01-20

Another mild week and we have still suffered very few frosts this winter. February can often be the cruelest month in the garden though so we are certainly not through the worst yet. There was a time not so long ago when a mild winter like this would be met with a sense of relief…

Six On Saturday 21-09-19

It is only mid September but the honeybees are well into their winter preparation by now. At this time of year there a few priorities for the beekeeper to maximise the chances of the colony surviving through the winter. The first is to ensure that they have built up enough stores of food. Not so…

Six on Saturday 29-06-19

Midsummers day may have passed but this week felt as though summer had only just started after a very long spring! As we move into July so the balance swings gently from ‘growing’ the garden to ‘maintaining’ the garden. It is as if we started off cycling up hill and could only focus on getting…

Six on Saturday 30-03-19

So March came charging at us like a lion and is now toddling off into the rear view mirror like a lamb after all. At the start of the month it took quite a bit of thought to capture the colour and change in the garden but now it is inescapable. ┬áThere is something new…

Six on Saturday 02-03-19 ‘The Bee Line’

At the start of the year I was writing that the bees would soon be emerging from their period of winter dormancy and beginning to explore the emerging spring. Someone kindly remarked that our bees seem to enjoy a particularly nice view from their hive. I agree. But then I started to think about how…