Blossom and bees

When the sun came out briefly yesterday morning, I took a photo of the apple tree which is blossoming for the first time this year. It is so exciting, waiting to see what happens – with every plant, in fact. It is still hard to believe that in just two more years, this tree could be giving us apples. Of course, that will depend on if there is another tree in the vicinity with which it can fertilise.

However, I was so pleased this morning to see bees taking nectar/pollen from the bluebells. This is the first time I have seen bees other than the bumble kind in my garden and I had been concerned that their population was so depleted that we might never see any. So, welcome bees and come back again and carry out your good work in my garden!

Since writing this post, the blossom on my apple tree has come out even more and it looks very pretty. I had netting on the tree last year to protect the leaves but today I have taken it off so that the bees can reach the pollen more easily. And there is a fabulous benefit for me, too: the tree looks so lovely now at the back of my garden.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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