Today, I should have been on the PDC course but I’ve decided to relinquish my place – at least for the rest of this year. So, instead I’ve been out in the garden and in the kitchen.
Currently, a large jar is being sterilised for pickling chive flowers. These look so glorious at the moment, it has been hard to pick them.
As it happens, I’ve hardly made a dent in the number of pretty purple flowers, there is such an abundance of them. Which is great for the red-tailed bumble bees which were busy collecting pollen while I snipped away next to them.
I was blissfully unaware that there were different varieties of bees until I noticed the red furry bottom of the bees. And I am ever so pleased they are able to have such a feast!