Taking shelter

Well, we’ve gone from impending drought to a bout of extended rain. Not that the garden is complaining.

For example, after a hiatus of a few weeks, the rhubarb is starting to poke its head above ground again. And I don’t have to get the watering can out to keep things going.

I wonder how the bees are liking the current conditions, though. This evening, I have caught a bumblebee sheltering under a foxglove flower

although it has since moved or decided to get on with business regardless, as I’ve just seen one going in and out of the flowers for food.

The bumblebees have also been flitting round the strawberry plants still in flower, while the fruit fattens up on the rest. It would be better is the sparrows, or whoever, didn’t put them off and scatter them around the garden, all the same.

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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9 Responses to Taking shelter

  1. Our bees haven’t been liking it much.

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I understand that the bees here were doing very well but Ted and Sue deliberately left all the honey since they expected rain and therefore poor foraging. My rhubarb was looking very sad but has perked up too.

  3. Lavinia Ross says:

    We are also in a cooler rainy period here. No, bees don’t like it much.

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